Parents Violently Attack Youth Football Coach Over Playing Time, Wife Stops the Attack With Her Gun

September 9 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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A youth football coach was brutally attacked by a group of parents over playing time in a recent football game. The group of parents attacked the coach with brass knuckle’s, their fists, and one suspect even pulled a gun on the coach.

Fortunately, the coach’s wife was nearby, and she was packing a concealed handgun, which she drew to stop the attack. According to

One of the men had a set of brass knuckles he used to beat the coach. Seeing the attack, the coach’s wife pulled out a gun and fired it into the air.

The coach broke free of his attackers and went to his car for a second gun, which he pointed at various people in the crowd, Espinoza said.

The attackers had all fled the park by the time officers arrived, Espinoza said. The guns used by the coach and his wife were confiscated, but no arrests have yet been made.

It seems odd to confiscate the guns in a situation where no one was shot and the couple isn’t facing any charges. In most of the defensive gun uses we’ve documented, guns were only confiscated for evidentiary purposes if someone is actually shot.

Also, I’m not an advocate of warning shots. Generally speaking they are dangerous and carry a large amount of liability, especially when fired into the air. However, in this case the attack does seem to have been stopped by the shot.

This is the 12th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Kansas and the 1,281st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was actually shot. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

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