15 Feb , 2015

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Woman shoots man, a sex offender, who broke into her home at 4:30 AM

From KLTV in Tyler, Texas about a home invasion in Van Zandt County (just east of Dallas):

. . . According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a 911 call from a homeowner on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton, in rural Van Zandt County.

15 Feb , 2015

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Why have a concealed handgun at a restaurant?: 23-year-old National Guard member stops three armed robbers at a Sonic restaurant

From WXIA TV (Channel 11) in Atlanta:

A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.

It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.

. . . the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.

5 Feb , 2015

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67-year-old concealed handgun permit holder fatally shoots one of the two men who tried to rob him

An attempted robbery of a 67-year-old black man by two other men occurred in Cobbs Creek Park, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 4th  (click on the above picture to enlarge).  The park is a little west of the Philadelphia Zoo.  The police chief says in a video to NBC 10 News: “to be quite frank with you, [the permit holder] did what he had to do.”  From the Delaware County Daily Times:

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2 Feb , 2015

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11-year-old girl protects herself with a shotgun from two adults who broke into her home

Mlive.com reports on an 11-year-old in Lapeer County, Michigan who was able to protect herself against two home invaders.

An 11-year-old girl used the shotgun she normally keeps to go hunting with her father to scare off a robber in her home, police said.

The girl was alone at her North Branch Township home on Five Lakes Road about 3:45 p.m.

1 Feb , 2015

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Two burglars were thwarted by a University of Central Florida student with a gun

Students also benefit from the option to protect themselves.  In the video available here, the male student describes how one of the burglars pointed a gun (what turned out to be a pellet gun) at point blank range right at the student’s head.  From WESH.com in Orlando, Florida:

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19 Jan , 2015

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CPRC on Canada’s Sun News Network: “Shoot an intruder in Idaho & the intruder goes to jail. In Canada the shooter might.”

CPRC’s John Lott discussed the Michael Woodard defensive gun use case in Canada with Brian Lilley.  The Idaho case that Brian mentions is available here.

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15 Jan , 2015

Papa John’s lets pizza delivery woman who shot armed robber keep her job, Police: “She had no other choice”

As the police say, the pizza delivery woman “had no other choice” and she would have been in real danger if she hadn’t had her concealed handgun permit.  From Fox News:

The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department.

15 Jan , 2015

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Man Puts Gun to Pizza Delivery Woman’s Head, She Uses Permitted Concealed Handgun to Defend Herself

There were two men who tried to rob a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver on Sunday evening in DeKalb County Georgia.  DeKalb County Police Department Capt. Stephen Fore told WSB-TV said: “She arrived at the location and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza.…

6 Jan , 2015

Dramatic video of a passerby with a concealed handgun permit saving a woman who was being attacked in her car

From CBS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth about a case in Southlake, Texas:

A North Texas man is being heralded a hero after police said he held a man at gunpoint who was assaulting a woman.
The tense standoff broke out on Friday near the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard.
Witnesses reported seeing a man standing in the middle of the street pointing a gun straight at the passenger of a red vehicle with the door open.

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6 Dec , 2014

Two cases within a couple days where concealed handgun permit holders stopped robberies

One customer was killed here, but without the permit holder in this case, multiple customers might have been killed.  St. Louis (occurred on Tuesday night, December 2, 2014):

. . . Police said three gunmen entered the bar about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday — one of them shooting into the ceiling as they came in — and ordered everyone to the floor.

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