In a time in which more anti-gun politicians are calling for more gun control laws, sheriffs across the country are calling for more concealed carry permit holders to carry more regularly in order to stop crime and terrorist attacks.
In a span of just 5 days we have examples of at least 4 cases in which violent crimes were stopped because of a good guy with a gun.
The first instance was on December 22nd when a couple used a Craigslist ad to lure unsuspecting buyers and then rob them at gunpoint. The only problem was that these would-be-buyers were armed.
According to the Washington Times,
Brandon Johnson, 22, was shot several times about a block from his home in Gary, Indiana, after he pulled a gun on the would-be buyers and tried to rob them, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A northern Indiana man was killed and his girlfriend shot after trying to rob two Illinois men looking to buy a vehicle from a Craigslist ad, police said.
The would-be car buyers — a 55-year-old man from Olympia Fields and a 65-year-old from Chicago Heights — called police around 7 p.m. Sunday to report a shooting on Gary’s west side. They told officers that they made arrangements to make a purchase from Craigslist, when the man and woman they planned to meet with tried to rob them . . . .
Then on December 23rd a thief was shot and killed after trying to carry out an armed robbery at a restaurant in Miami.
According to NBCMiami.com,
The incident happened at Captain Max Seafood on State Road 7 around 5:30 p.m., Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues said.
According to Rues, the suspect entered the eatery wearing a ski mask and gloves. The employee fired several shots, killing the suspect, Rues said.
At least one customer and other employees were in the restaurant at the time but no other injuries were reported. . .
The third occurrence that was reported happened on December 24th when a man stopped a large ferocious dog from killing his own dog. Apparently pepper spray didn’t even phase the dog so other means were necessary.
According to freep.com,
“The big dog came charging at my dog, I thought he had her by the throat, but it turned out he had her shoulder,” the 65-year-old Port Huron man said.
Kessler was walking with Daisy on North Boulevard about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when the attack occurred.
Kessler said he was on the sidewalk when the large dog charged.
“Before he got to me I got my pepper spray out and sprayed him but that didn’t stop him,” he said. “After the pepper spray the dog started attacking mine, I tried kicking it, but it was so aggressive I took out my gun and shot it.” . . .
Then on December 26th a violent thief was stopped by a good guy with a gun after trying to rob him.
According to 13wmaz.com,
According to police, it happened around 8:10 p.m. on Christmas night on the 100 block of Oakridge Drive.
. . . Antonio Bagley, 29, told [police] Jerrell Walker tried to rob him so he fired his pistol at him. Walker later died from a gunshot wound to the torso.
Bagley has not been charged, and the case is still under investigation. . .
So here we have 4 cases in which a good guy with a gun stopped something very bad from happening. These defensive gun uses happen much more than we even read about in the news since the news is dominated by bad news, but see if President Obama or Hillary Clinton ever mention ANY of these common occurrences.