Defensive Gun Use

Concealed Handgun Permit Holder Stops Mass Public Shooting in Brownsburg, Indiana

17 Jul , 2020  

Here is another example where police have said that if it wasn’t for the presence of a legal concealed handgun permit holder many others could have been killed. Fortunately, one of the people wounded in the shooting had a permitted concealed handgun and was able to then get out of his car and shoot the attacker.…

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Concealed handgun permit holder saves lives: Man killed by CPL holder after firing gun at vehicles on Saginaw Hwy

17 Jun , 2020  

While one would think that the most important part of this story was that a man who was standing in the road was firing a gun at vehicles, many news articles on this event focused on the shooter just pointing his gun at people or firing his gun into the air.…

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UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks

25 May , 2020  

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes).  …

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Possible Mass Public Shooting stopped by permit holder in Tulsa shopping center

28 Mar , 2020  

A dramatic shooting was stopped on Friday night, March 27th, 2020 at a shopping center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This attack fits definition of what could have been a mass public shooting: a shooting in pubic that did not involve some other type of crime. Without the permit holder there to stop the attack, it could have resulted in multiple deaths.…

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Mass Public Shooting in German town of Hanau: Nine murdered in two public

21 Feb , 2020  

On February 19, 2020 at about 10 PM, at a town near Frankfurt, Germany, a man fatally shot nine people at two hookah lounges.

A gunman killed nine people in two apparently racially motivated shootings at [two] shisha bars in the German town of Hanau, police said. The suspect then killed himself, according to officers, after also killing his mother at his home.

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UPDATED: Mass public shooting in Thailand mall and military base, at least 26 murdered, 57 wounded, six in intensive care

8 Feb , 2020  

This is the second mass shooting in less than a month in Thailand. In the previous attack, a school director used a handgun to kill three people, including a two-year-old boy, and wound four others. Regarding the latest attack, Skynews reports that at least 26 people were murdered and 57 wounded by a soldier in Korat, Thailand.…

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Person legally carrying gun stops Walmart shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

18 Nov , 2019  

Finally, when one of these attacks are stopped by someone legally carrying a gun, the media is giving it some notice.

From USA Today (though it is buried in the story): “Aaron Helton, an Army veteran, said he was at the Walmart around 9:45 a.m. when he heard nine shots and saw the gunman, weapon in hand.

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German Synagogue Shooter shows futility of gun control, uses homemade guns in attacks

15 Oct , 2019   Video

The number one goal of the 27-year-old man, Stephan Balliet, who attacked a synagogue in Karlsruhe, southern Germany, was simple: “1. Prove the viability of improvised weapons.” While he killed two people outside the synagogue, his plans were thwarted when he couldn’t get inside. His guns also jammed, apparently he failed to test out his guns before his attack.…

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What does the El Paso WalMart killer’s manifesto show?

4 Aug , 2019  

The killer’s manifesto made a couple of things clear.

  1. He is a racist who identifies with the Christchurch shooter. The New Zealand killer was a socialist/environmentalist.
  2. The El Paso killer is also an environmentalist. His environmentalism is also the basis for his racism and anti-immigrant views: “Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country.

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Another mass public shooting at another gun-free zone: the Gilroy Garlic Festival attack

29 Jul , 2019  

UPDATE: Governor Newsom: “This is insane. Only in America, only in America, here we go again.” Yet, few seem to realize how much more common mass public shootings are in the rest of the world, including parts of Europe. An earlier similar study was published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Original Post: Santa Clara County where the attack occurred at the Gilroy Garlic Festival provides an all too typical example.…

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