Self Defense Roundup for May 21, 2014 – 7 (THAT’S 7!) Documented Defensive Gun Uses

May 21 2014
by GSL Staff
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stock_P1020356This is our new format for documenting most defensive gun uses. For many stories, there is simply not enough information to write a full length article, so we’re compiling most of the stories we find into posts that will cover multiple stories. We feel this will make it easier for us to keep up with the stories and easier for you guys to digest them.

In today’s Self Defense Roundup, we have 1 story from Missouri, 1 story from Nevada, 1 story from Oklahoma, 2 stories from Arkansas, 1 story from Georgia, and 1 story from Texas (it seems like we always have to one story from Texas).

It should be noted we only count stories that have either a news report from a reputable local news source or a police report. We also feel that these stories are only a fraction of the overall number of defensive gun uses because most defensive gun uses result in no shots fired and no one being injured. These stories are rarely reported by the media.

These stories bring out overall count of documented defensive gun uses up 1,138.

TITLE: Man Killed In Shootout Outside Central Mall
STATE: Arkansas
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Fadi Qandil, 34, was shot dead around 7:41 p.m. when he exchanged gunshots with 23-year-old Grayson Herrera, who was wounded, and 27-year-old Dustin O’Connor, who was not injured during the shootout in an area of the parking lot between JCPenney and Malco Fort Smith Cinema 16, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs, public information officer for the Fort Smith Police Department.
SOURCE: http://swtimes.com/

TITLE: Off-duty police officer shoots attempted robber
STATE: Arkansas
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Little Rock police say an off-duty officer fatally shot a man after he tried to rob the officer in a parking lot.
SOURCE: http://www.seattlepi.com/

TITLE: Suspect shot by security guard after trying to steal from St. Louis grocery store
STATE: Missouri
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Police say a man was shot while trying to steal from an Aldi store near the intersection of Delmar and North Kingshighway on Sunday.
SOURCE: http://www.kmov.com/

TITLE: Would-be robber shot at donut shop
STATE: Nevada
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: A would-be robber ran off from a donut shop with a bullet wound after the business’ owner pulled out his own gun, police said.
SOURCE: http://www.fox5vegas.com/

TITLE: Hillcrest Medical Center security guard fatally shoots man
STATE: Oklahoma
GUN(S) USED: Handgun
SUMMARY: Currently not available.
SOURCE: http://www.tulsaworld.com/

TITLE: Two teens shot during home break-in
STATE: Georgia
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: Two teens were shot after Atlanta police said they broke into a home. The teens then drove to a fire station for help.
SOURCE: http://www.wtoc.com/

TITLE: Homeowner shoots at early morning intruder
STATE: Texas
GUN(S) USED: Unknown
SUMMARY: The homeowner says he saw the dark shadow of a person inside his home around 6a.m. inside his home in the 400 block of Gulf Street.
SOURCE: http://www.foxsanantonio.com/

Once again, we certainly don’t feel that these are all of the defensive gun uses that have occurred over the last several days. These are only the ones that made it to the media. As this collection of stories shows, you may have defend yourself at home, in public, or while working/visiting a business at any time of the day.

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