In St. Paul, Minnesota, 16-year-old Lavauntai Broadbent was with three accomplices when — while wearing a mask and gloves — he approached two adults in Shadow Falls Park at around 10:30 p.m. on July 31 and attempted to rob them at gunpoint. Unfortunately for Broadbent, one of his would-be victims was carrying a concealed handgun. The man drew his gun and opened fire on Broadbent, shooting him. Police said the unidentified victim called the police, took off his shirt, and rendered first aid to Broadbent while his three accomplices promptly fled. Broadbent died at the scene. The shooter had a valid concealed carry permit and is not facing charges.
In Cincinnati last month, 62-year-old Thomas McCary was arguing with a woman when her brother Patrick Ewing intervened. Mccary proceeded to pull out a .38-caliber handgun and fire three shots at him. Ewing was not hit. He is also a concealed carrier. He drew his legal handgun and fired at McCary three times, shooting him once in the leg. Mccary ran off to his house nearby, but came back out and fired off more rounds at the woman, her son and another man. Ewing used his CCW to fire off rounds to distract the suspect while the bystanders ran inside the house.
Dietta Gueye is a 34-year-old cancer survivor from Detroit. In June, she was asleep at her home when she heard a tap on her bedroom window just before 3 a.m. She pulled back the curtain and saw a man with a gun standing there. As he was coming through the window, Gueye managed to grab a GLOCK and fire off four shots. The suspects fled, but not before shooting Gueye once in the thigh. Had she not had her concealed carry gun, things could have ended much worse.
In South Carolina, a concealed carrier shot a man attempting to rob him last month. The would-be victim was walking down the street when he was approached by 18-year-old Shyheem Gallishaw. Gallishaw attempted to rob the unidentified victim, who proceeded to draw his concealed handgun and open fire, hitting the suspect once in the upper body. Police said no charges would be filed against the shooter, as they determined he was acting in self-defense.
In Aurora, Colorado, two men were helping their friend move into a three-story condo when they were approached by three juveniles, one of whom had a gun. The three suspects demanded money. As two of the victims began to take their money out, the third man pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire on the armed robbers, shooting all three. One suspect was killed, the other ended up at the hospital in critical condition, and the third was arrested after walking into an area hospital for treatment. The would-be victim reportedly had a valid concealed carry permit and placed his gun on the ground as soon as the police arrived. He was not charged in the shooting.
In March, a 40-year-old man entered Falah Barbershop and began fighting with another customer. The fight escalated and the suspect pulled out a gun and began opening fire on both customers and barbers. As NBC 10 Philadelphia reports, another man happened to be walking by the barbershop and heard the gunfire. He ran into the store, pulled out his own handgun, and shot the suspect in the chest, killing him. No other injuries were reported. The shooter was licensed to carry his firearm and was not charged.
A 47-year-old Uber driver in Chicago had just dropped off a passenger and was parked in his car in Logan Square when 22-year-old Everardo Custodio — suddenly appeared and began firing into a crowd of people walking near the vehicle. The quick-thinking driver pulled out his own handgun and shot at Custodio six times, hitting him in the shin, knee and lower back. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and survived the shooting. The Uber driver was not charged, as he was “acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said. Ironically, Uber banned guns in all of its vehicles shortly after this incident.
This incident began when Officer Adam Eller and Sgt. Michael Lambert of the Oklahoma City Police Department responded to a burglary call. The two suspects involved are brothers Tremaine and Jermaine Williams. Tremaine had already taken off by the time the officers arrived, but Jermaine was still there and fled the scene when he spotted the officers. Eller and Lambert gave chase and became separated. Eller caught up to Jermaine in a driveway of a nearby home, but when he tried to arrest him, Jermaine managed to grab Eller’s baton and started hitting him over the head with it between six and 12 times. That’s when a nearby armed citizen witnessing the fracas approached with his gun drawn and told Jermaine he would open fire if he did not stop hitting Eller. Both suspects were arrested and the officer recovered from his injuries.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana last month, a concealed carrier shot and killed a man attempting to rob him last month. The incident started when 22-year-old Greg Frazier walked up to a random stranger and asked for a lighter. While the man reached into his pocket, Frazier drew a gun and demanded the man’s money and possessions. The victim pulled out a concealed carry handgun and opened fire, shooting and killing Frazier. Police said the would-be victim was justified in using lethal force, and he was not be charged for the shooting.
Former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell was traveling with her husband Chuck de Caro and staying at a motel in New Mexico when she was accosted by a man in the parking lot and forced into her room. Fortunately, both are concealed carry permit holders and brought handguns for this trip. de Caro, who was already in the motel room, grabbed a gun and opened fire, killing the man. de Caro was shot three times but is expected to recover.
Picture this scenario: A husband and wife are enjoying a rare night out away from the kids. They’ve eaten at the finest restaurant in town and have just taken in a movie at the local theater. It’s a warm autumn evening, so the couple decides to go for a pleasant stroll around the town square. They discuss the film they just watched, work commitments, errands to run later that week, and whatever else is happening in their lives. Eventually, they decide to head home for the night.
As they begin the journey back to their car, the husband hears somebody walking up behind them. He turns around and is suddenly face-to-face with a masked man holding a gun who growls for the couple to surrender their belongings. What this man doesn’t know is that the husband is carrying a concealed handgun. As the wife starts to give the man her purse, the husband quickly draws his gun and warns the suspect not to come any closer. Panicked, the suspect raises his gun at the couple and is seconds from squeezing the trigger when the husband opens fire, killing the man.
This is just one fabricated scenario. There are many others which are all too real. Scroll through the gallery above to learn about ten real-life cases where a concealed carry handgun saved the day.
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by Personal Defense World / Aug 21, 2015