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Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:59 am

It seems that a lot of people are of the opinion that guns aren't really used for legitimate self-defense very often. It might be interesting to keep tabs for a while on any cases that make the news.

Here's one to get us started:

SALT LAKE CITY — A man stabbed two people at the Smith's Marketplace grocery store in downtown Salt Lake City before being subdued by a bystander... Police say a bystander with a concealed carry permit witnessed the attack and stepped in to keep it from escalating.

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=20161608
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:00 am

Another:

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -Metro police said a resident will not face charges after he shot and killed an armed home invader late Wednesday night in Antioch.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/17551512/shoo ... -nashville
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:05 am

And another....

BEDFORD HEIGHTS -- Bedford Heights police continue to investigate the circumstances around a shooting where a homeowner shot an intruder on Mardale Avenue just after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

http://www.wkyc.com/rss/article/242954/ ... e-invasion
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:09 am

MACON, Ga. — A Warner Robins, Ga., grandmother shot and wounded one of two armed men who tried to rob her outside of her daughter’s house on Saturday morning.

http://cmsstage.greenvilleonline.com/ar ... going-die-
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:35 am

Here's a good one:

"Bar robber shot with his own gun"

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/ ... 505628.php
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:38 am

And the hits keep coming.

MOBILE, Alabama -- A robber shot by his would-be victim remains under police guard at Mobile Infirmary and faces charges upon his release, officials said today in a news release.

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/mobile_ ... _shot.html
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:44 am

Bakersfield police: Robber shot, killed in self-defense

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/loca ... 25585.html
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:48 am

Ooooh... a Taser. (something that was a felony to possess in Wisconsin prior to Wisconsin's concealed carry law)

"Restaurant worker tases would-be robber"

http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news ... -be-robber
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:53 am

Fair is fair, the good guys can't win them all...

"Suspected robber, store clerk die in shootout"

http://www.news-journalonline.com/break ... otout.html

... but there is one less bad guy on the loose to kill again.
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:57 am

"A robber was shot earlier Saturday evening when he held up a barber at gunpoint in Jackson."

http://www.wlbt.com/story/17304051/susp ... obber-shot
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:02 am

"They said two men wearing hoods over their heads jumped out of a car and tried to rob another man. That's when officials said the man pulled a gun and shot one of the hooded men multiple times."

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/pol ... hos/nMbMJ/
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Mad Howler » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:12 am

Damn! I wish I could find that hunters safety card I got when I was 15. I would be all set for my concealed carry permit without having to go through all the rig a ma roll. I wonder if if it's in a box at mom's house, I should ask her.

I'm good with open carry as it should be my right to choose what armed character's I wish to be around, in general those that clamour to secretly carry firearms are not. Sadly, I feel compelled to enter this secret "arms race".

Keep an eye out for the pistol duel falling back in fashion.
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:12 am

In Canada, where the average citizen person is less able to provide for self-defense, this robber thoughtfully shoots himself...

"Alleged phone robber shoots himself in foot"

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/13/al ... lf-in-foot
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:16 am

"OAKLAND, Calif. -- The daughter of an East Oakland storeowner today recounted an attempted robbery on Monday night in which the would-be robber fired a gun at her mother's head and was then shot at by her father."

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sectio ... le-8625059
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Re: Armed Citizens Defending With Guns

Postby Dangerousman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:26 am

Ok, this one doesn't count, because I am omitting shootings by cops, retired cops, and security guards... and there are many such stories to be found within the past couple of weeks. But I had to include this one under the "ooops, wrong victims" category:

"And it's even a far riskier proposition when the armed robber unwittingly tries to ambush police officers."

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas ... 493676.php

Kind of reminded me of the guy who tried to hold up the credit union used by FBI agents a few years back...
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