[Video] Concealed Carrying Ohio Woman Stops Attempted Kidnapping Using Her Gun

August 31 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: 10tv.com Archive: WebCite.org

LANCASTER, OHIO – A woman in Lancaster, Ohio is certainly glad she made the decision to carry her firearm when she took her dog for a walk earlier this week.

According to an interview with Dinah Burns by a WBNS-10TV.

“I think if they’d gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” said Burns.

“Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us’.”

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want?,’ and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out. As I was doing that the other gentleman came toward me and raised the baseball bat. And, I pointed the gun at them and said, ‘I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.'”

As is the case with many of the defensive gun uses we’ve documented, once confronted with an armed citizen instead of a disarmed victim, the suspects turned and ran.

The suspects are described as young and white. Burns was unable to get a good look at them to provide a better description. They remain at large.

This is the 68th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Ohio and the 1,275th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, 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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