[Video] Concealed Carrying Mom Opens Fire on Man Who Shot Her 13 Year Old Son in Public
|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||2||Shots Fired:||Multiple|
I’m sure we’ll find out that there is more to this story in the near future. However, it seems to be a clear cut defensive gun use at its core.
A mother and 13 year old son were out shopping when a man walked up to them and opened fire on her son, striking him twice in the feet.
The mother then drew her concealed handgun and opened fire on the shooter and one other suspect, causing them to flee.
According to a local Fox affiliate, the mother knew the attackers:
The mom, who doesn’t want to be identified, said she immediately recognized one of the suspects Kevin Hayden, when he walked up to Wilson Market Sunday. She says Hayden and his friends have been harassing her for years, after breaking into her home.
She says she was so concerned, she went and got a conceal carry license this fall.
Both suspects were caught and Hayden is being held on a quarter million dollar bond.
This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. 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.