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April 30, 2015: Police say the store employee was about to enter into the store with a bag under his arm when a man approached him from behind and pointed a gun at him, demanding the bag, possibly thinking there was cash inside.
The employee, who also had a concealed handgun license was able to turn to his own gun, pull it out and fire four shots at the man. Two or three of those shots hit the man in the chest area.
May 2, 2015: A shopper with a concealed weapons permit shot and killed a man who was trying to carjack a woman Saturday outside a Utah grocery store, officers said.
The man told police he went to assist the woman, and the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.
The suspect allegedly assaulted a woman earlier Saturday and drove to the Macey's parking lot in a stolen pickup. Once there, he exited the truck and tried to carjack the woman at about 11:20 a.m., police said.
"That may be a reason he escalated a fight to the degree that it's gone on today, and stealing cars to try to get away, because he has some felony warrants,"
April 22, 2015: A Fort Worth grandmother thwarted her would-be robber Monday when she pulled a pistol from her purse and scared her assailant away.
Turner said she rolled down the window when the man said he needed directions.
“He stood there and we talked for a while, [him] just asking for directions and me giving them to him,” Turner recalled. “Never thought that when I turned my head that that young man would stick a knife to my throat.”
April 2, 2015: A woman's ex-boyfriend was shot to death after he showed up at her house attempting to attack her and her new boyfriend with a brick, according to Harris County Sheriff's office.
The ex-boyfriend showed up to his ex-girlfriend's house in the 11000 block of Canyon Star in northwest Harris County with a brick in hand attempting to attack the new couple early Wednesday morning, according to HCSO.
Officers say the woman's new beau had a gun and shot the man to death.
April 1, 2015: HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies in northeast Harris County say a father opened fire on three men who smashed in the front door to his family's home.
The home invasion happened before 5 a.m. Tuesday in the 14000 block of Merry Meadow.
Precinct 3 Deputy Constables said the man's wife and child were asleep in another room. The father was in the living room on the couch when three men busted in.
The dad grabbed his gun and started shooting, and the suspects reportedly fired back as they headed back outside. There were no reports of injuries, but the home invaders got away in a dark blue vehicle.
April 7, 2015: A homeowner shot and killed an intruder who broke into their East Knox County residence on Wednesday morning.
According to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner living at 1001 Randles Road woke up to the sound of broken glass from the front window.
Deputies say the he fired one round from a gun, from the bedroom to the living room.
The intruder, later identified as James Melvin Vinson, 40, was struck and fell backward onto the porch, according to preliminary reports from deputies. Vinson died as a result of his injuries.
Deputies say Vinson had an extensive criminal history with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department and had two outstanding warrants in Knox County, related to a theft charge and a violation of probation. His criminal history includes theft and drug charges.
April 25, 2015: A woman is not facing charges after police say she shot her alleged abusive ex-boyfriend during an attack.
The ex-boyfriend is in critical condition.
“He beat me twice. Three times, it’s a wrap. I don’t want to go through that no more,” said Moody.
Police say the 23-year-old was walking out her apartment early Saturday morning when her ex-boyfriend rushed into the home and assaulted her. Moody grabbed her gun and shot him in self-defense.
April 20, 2015: Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.
The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State's Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.
April 14, 2015: Gadsden police say a home invasion led to a teenager being shot dead by a homeowner.
Police say a 17-year-old boy was one of three suspects who broke into a woman's home at about 3 a.m. Monday, April 13.
The woman told police the teenager held a gun to her head and raped her while the others ransacked her home.
She said two of the men eventually left her home, but the teen stayed behind, beat her in the head with his gun and demanded money from her.
The victim told police they ended up at a neighbor's home after she told the attacker her neighbor had her money.
Police say the neighbor called 911 when the woman and her attacker arrived outside his front door.
The attacker reportedly demanded the neighbor get off the phone, fired two shots into the air, and pointed the gun at the neighbor.
The neighbor, who was armed, fired a bullet into the teenager's chest, killing him.
April 15, 2015: A man was shot and killed after he attacked three people early Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Trent Crump with the Phoenix Police Department.
They said Hitchins approached them and without provocation pulled out a handgun. They said the man struck one of them in the head, possibly with the gun.
Once that occurred, the victim who was assaulted pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the man, striking Hitchins at least once.
April 6, 2015: Witnesses told police that three men and three women were inside the affected apartment. One of the women left the unit and encountered Quintavious Reed in a breezeway. Reed forced the woman back inside the apartment.
Investigators said Reed got into a struggle with one of the men inside the unit. The victim, who had a gun, fatally shot Reed. A second man inside the apartment was grazed by a bullet. Two guns, including one Reed was carrying, were confiscated by investigators.
March 27, 2015: Police say two men in their twenties got off the trolley at 56th and Lansdowne Avenue and headed toward Media and Conestoga when two other men approached and announced a robbery.
One of the victims then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot those two robbers.
“Unbeknownst to the robbers, the 27-year-old victim has a permit to carry…has his handgun with him,” Police Lieutenant John Walker says. “He’s able to draw his handgun, firing multiple times, striking both robbery suspects.”
One of the robbers then returned fire and shot the friend of the armed robbery victim.
March 22, 2015: Police say a man likely saved the lives of several people when he shot and killed a gunman inside a West Philadelphia barbershop.
A 40-year-old man was inside Falah Barber Shop Inc. on the 600 block of Preston Street shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday when police say he began fighting with another person inside.
The fight quickly escalated and the 40-year-old man took out his gun and opened fire on customers and barbers, police said.
"The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier," said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn. "He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there."
March 18, 2015: An 84-year-old man was able to turn the tables on a robber who hit him in the face and took his wallet.
He pulled his gun out of his left pocket, and that's when the tables were turned, and the robber was the one afraid.
originally posted by: Jefferton
Cultural brain-washing along with tiny-penis-syndrome, mostly.
GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE 2015 TOLL OF GUN VIOLENCE ( So far )
Total Number of Incidents: 15,600
Number of Deaths1: 4,087
Number of Injuries1: 7,542
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured1: 201
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured1: 737
Mass Shooting2: 80
Officer Involved Shooting2: 1,431
Home Invasion2: 702
Defensive Use2: 403
Accidental Shooting2: 669
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Answer
Thank you for this thread. I get sick and tired of hearing anti gun people saying all of the things you've listed, all the while depending on guys with guns to protect them. I also like that you've given valid reasons why people should be armed. Guns in the right hands save lives.
Here is another reason: If you're out in the woods, they are necessary. I live in the mountains and there are snakes here. I'm not talking garter snakes. I'm talking copperheads and rattle snakes. Also, there are coyotes. They will attack if they think they have an advantage. There are also bears. You can't outrun them and climbing trees won't work. They can climb, too.
originally posted by: Answer
I hear it a lot from folks who aren't "gun knowledgeable": why do people think they need a gun?
Carrying a gun won't make you safer.
You're more likely to be shot with your own gun.
If you're living in a place so dangerous that you think you need to carry, you should move.
People who carry guns are just paranoid.
People who carry guns are compensating for something.
People who carry guns just have a secret desire to kill someone.
why do people think they need a gun?
Cultural brain-washing along with tiny-penis-syndrome, mostly.