Earlier this month, one of our companion websites posted the question of where or not conceal carry stops crime. The post was taken from the Crime Prevention Research Center. In this post, they listed several examples of where conceal carry permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks. One thing they pointed out is that few of these many instances are reported by the liberal mainstream media.
In their article, they listed the case of a Chicago Uber driver who used his conceal carry weapon to stop a man he saw firing a gun into a crowd of people on a busy sidewalk. In shooting the gunman, the Uber driver saved countless others from injury and/or death.
In other incidents, they reported:
“A Gresham man fired on a group of people leaving a party, only to be shot himself by one of the victims, a military service member with a concealed carry permit…”
“Just a couple of weeks after the Orlando massacre, a man, 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson, started shooting at others at another nightclub. Fortunately, unlike Florida, permitted concealed handguns were allowed in bars in South Carolina. Before he could shoot a fourth person, the permit holder was able shoot back, wounding Thompson in the leg…”
They also mentioned incidents in Winton, Ohio; Conyers, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and more. To their list, I would like add a few more reports where someone with a conceal carry weapon stopped a crime or mass shooting:
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