Armed Civilians Stop Mass Murder.. January 2016

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- (Ammoland.com)- President Obama said taking away our guns will make us safer.  Some news reporters said the same thing.  They say a good guy with a gun never stops a bad guy with a gun.  Well isn’t this a surprise.  Here are five examples of self-defense that happened within the last month.  They show people who not only stopped a criminal and saved lives.

These armed civilians might have stopped mass murder!

1- Katie and Matt Klaxon were filling up their car at a Springfield, Missouri gas station.  Their four children were in the car as well.  Matt was pumping gas when a stranger approached Katie who was still sitting in the car.  The stranger opened the car door and threatened Katie with a large knife.  Katie called for Matt who then drew his Beretta pistol and told the man to leave.  The assailant said Quote “You’re lucky he has a gun,” as he closed the car door and backed away.  The couple called police and kept an eye on the man who tried to open other car doors.  The assailant was arrested by police.

2- A mother of four used a gun to save her children and herself from three armed home invaders.  Security camera video shows three men kicking in the back door of this home outside Dayton, Ohio.  The armed thieves held the woman and her four children at gunpoint.  The thieves hit the homeowner in the head and face with their guns and demanded she open her husband’s safe.  The homeowner grabbed her gun as the thieves emptied the safe.  She shot one of the thieves and all three tried to make their escape.  The wounded criminal died outside the home still clutching his firearm.

3- Two teenagers wearing masks walked into a Chicago liquor store.  One of them hopped over the counter and started beating the store clerk.  The other robber remained in front of the counter.  A relative of the store owner heard a commotion from upstairs and saw the robbery suspects when he looked down from a stairwell. The family member pulled his gun.  He shot and killed the two thieves.  Police suspect the two criminals had robbed at least two other stores in the area.  The liquor store was robbed several years ago.  Police said the armed employee in the liquor store would probably not face charges.

4- A mother alone with her three children spotted an intruder in her yard. She called 911, but the police would take many minutes to arrive at this remote home outside Austin, Texas.  The intruder tried the front door, but that was locked.  The intruder then broke through the kitchen door.  The homeowner said she was armed, but the intruder would not leave.  He stopped advancing after she shot him once.  The mother said, “I kept telling him to get out of my house and that I have a gun.  I’m convinced I did the right thing. He made the choice to come into my house.  He was not going to get past me to get to my children.”  Emergency medical services transported the wounded intruder to the hospital by helicopter.  The intruder is expected to survive and will face charges when he is released.

5- Two men entered a mobile T-Mobile phone store in Chicago.  For a few minutes, they shopped for phones.  Then they pulled out guns and started robbing the place.  One of the store employees has his concealed carry permit and was armed.  He presented his own handgun and shot the two robbers.  He hit one robber in the groin and the arm, and the other in the abdomen and the arm.  The thieves were able to run from the store while another store employee following them outside and gave police their description.  The thieves drove to a nearby hospital where police took them into custody.

The store manager said, “I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers and employees to protect themselves.  Our employee did a great job to protect himself and others.”   Local businessmen said the cell phone store had been robbed several times in the last month.  A regional manager for T-Mobile, said the company allows employees with concealed carry licenses to have weapons at work.

Politicians and the news media says it doesn’t happen, but armed citizens defend themselves every day.  You always suspected that was true.  Now you know.

report on citizen self-defense every week.  My list of armed citizens stopping mass murder in December is here.
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Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. He is also an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 32 thoughts on “Armed Civilians Stop Mass Murder.. January 2016

    1. A big thumbs up for concealed carry. How many idiots there are out there lacking comon sense, thinking that
      guns should be taken away from the GOOD responsable permitt holders for a cure- all to crime and mass shootings.
      The BAD guys would like nothing better. They would still have their’s. Do these people believe that we won the wars with slingshots?

    2. Many thanks for posting real life and current stories of armed Americans exercising their Second Amendment Rights. REALITY/Facts stand in sharp contrast to FANTASY/Misinformation fed to us by Agenda-Driven polirians and the Far Left Mass Media outlets. ~ Tim

    3. We all know the gov wants to take way the guns so they can pull anything they want at all, just like german did under hitler and all of the horrible crimes against society by govt! wake up america!!

    4. PROHIBIR A CIUDADANOS HONESTOS,NO ES TERMINAR CON EL PROBLEMA,MÁS AÚN ES AGRAVARLO.SI EL DELINCUENTE SABE QUE NADIE OFRECERÁ RESISTENCIA ASESTARÁ UNA Y OTRA VEZ EL GOLPE,HASTA LOGRAR LO QUE PRETENDE,EL DERECHO A LA LEGÍTIMA DEFENSA ESTA CONSAGRADO EN LAS CONSTITU CIONES DE TODOS LOS PAÍSES DEL MUNDO,SIMPLEMENTE PORQUE OBSERVA Y SUSTENTA EL MÁS ELEM
      ENTAL DE LOS DERECHOS QUE ES EL DE LA VIDA PROPIA Y DE SUS SEMEJANTES,TANTO COMO LOS BIENES
      DE AMBOS,Y LA INTEGRIDAD FÍSICA Y MORAL.PERO EXISTE ALGO QUE VA MÁS ALLÁ EN LA PROHIBICIÓN,SI
      EL MOTIVO PRINCIPAL ES MATAR,EL ARMA ES LO DE MENOS,PORQUE EL ASESINO UTILIZARÁ UN BATE DE
      BEISBOL,UN CUCHILLO,UN HACHA,UN MARTILLO,UNA TIJERA, O HASTA UN MEDIO MECÁNICO.LO QUE SI DEBE HACERSE EN MI OPINIÓN,ES VER A QUIEN SE LE OTORGA EL PERMISO DE TENENCIA DE UN ARMA
      Y LUEGO EL GRADO DE ESPECIALIZACIÓN O DESTREZA PARA UTILIZARLA,EL BALANCE EMOCIONAL DEL INDIVIDUO AL MOMENTO EXTREMO DE TENER QUE USAR ESE ARMA,Y EL DAÑO QUE PUEDE CAUSAR A
      TERCEROS NO INVOLUCRADOS.NUESTRAS NACIONES HAN PERMITIDO QUE SUS CIUDADANOS ESTUVIERAN ARMADOS,NUESTRAS NACIONES ARMAN A SU PUEBLO PARA DEFENDER A LA PATRIA COMO DECIRLE EN DETERMINADO MOMENTO,QUE LE PROHIBIREMOS TENER ARMAS Y PORTARLAS POR QUE EXISTEN CHICOS MALOS.

    5. LA PROHIBICIÓN EN EL USO Y TENENCIA DE ARMAS,NO SOLUCIONARÁ EL PROBLEMA NI HARÁ QUE HAYA
      MENOS CRIMENES,LO QUE SI DEBE HABER SON CIUDADANOS CONSCIENTES DEL USO DE SUS ARMAS Y
      DE CONDUCTAS Y ANTECEDENTES INTACHABLES,NO LAS ARMAS EN PODER DE MENORES DE EDAD QUE NO ENTIENDEN LA DIMENSIÓN DEL DAÑO QUE PUEDEN CAUSAR A TERCEROS NO INVOLUCRADOS.DEBE
      MOS ACEPTAR,QUE LOS CRIMINALES Y TERRORISTAS,UTILIZARÁN CUALQUIER ELEMENTO PARA MATAR
      O CAUSAR DAÑO MORTAL,HASTA UN SIMPLE VEHÍCULO.LO QUE SI SE DEBE EXIGÍR ES GRADO DE ESPE
      CIALIZACIÓN EN EL USO,COMO Y CUANDO DEBE SER UTILIZADA EL ARMA,Y ALCANCE DE ESA DECISIÓN

    6. LA PROHIBICIÓN DE TENENCIA Y USO DE ARMAS NO SOLUCIONARÁ EL PROBLEMA CONTRA LOS CRIMENES
      MÁS AÚN LOS AUMENTARÁ EN MI OPINIÓN.UNA POBLACIÓN INDEFENSA,ES ATACADA MUY FACILMENTE POR
      LOS LOBOS,SEAN ESTOS TERRORISTAS,CRIMINALES,VIOLADORES,O SIMPLES ASALTANTES LADRONES.EL
      CIUDADANO TIENE QUE PODER DEFENDER SU VIDA,LA DE SU FAMILIA Y SEMEJANTES INDEFENSOS,TANTO COMO SUS BIENES.QUIENES VAN CON LA INTENCIÓN DE MATAR A ATACAR,UTILIZARÁN CUALQUIER MEDIO PARA CAUSAR EL DAÑO MÁS GRANDE POSIBLE.

    7. Those of you who don’t speak Spanish Jorge is saying that we have a right to bear arms & that taking away those arms won’t make us any safer. Where I disagree with him is that he’s advocating passing background checks & proficiency tests as a requirement to own guns. We can’t give the govt this power since one of the reasons to own guns is to check the govt. In other words, you don’t put the fox in charge of the hen house.

      “No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this class of weapon in crime than ever before. ”
      http://www.hoplofobia.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Greenwood.pdf#page=179&zoom=auto,-55,368

      Jorge, si no lees ingles avísame y te traduciré mi respuesta.

    8. To Jorge Norberto Pedace: When you make postings for this site would you please speak English. It would be reasonable that most men and women that read the article on armed civilians can’t read Mexican. Furthermore, this is America, you should speak English or get the hell out!

      Now to the article: Excellent article of how armed Americans have taken action to stop criminal thug terrorists. I always get a kick out of hearing how the bad guys get what they deserve. I live in Missouri, have children and a CCW permit so I can protect them with righteous violence if needed wherever I go. God Bless America and all the thugs need to be sent to hell so we can make this country great again.

    9. I love beautiful endings — but don’t expect Sheikh Hussein al-Obamastan’s servile presstitutes of the LameStream EneMedia to give these items much circulation. Dictator want heir subjects disarmed and docile.

    10. Why is America letting Immigrants in this country and taking care of them,but taking the little raise that the people on social security and disable have to suffer that are born in this country,why not take care of Americans that have worked for this Country all of their lives.

    11. When a dictator seizes power the very first thing they do is disarm the people, the next thing they do is go through and kill a number of their subject to drive the point to them that if they even raise their voice they will be put in the ground. We are at this time in a soft DICTATORSHIP and the bho has plans to make it a hard dictatorship, he set things in motion when he first got into office that he wanted the country in a police state well he did that. Because of his race dividing. Now he wants our guns and has all but said that, there are people that remember what he said back in 96,”people should not have the right to own guns”. Well the dictator is doing all he can to take our guns from us.

    12. We should have a National Concealled Carry Law. On a further note, dripping with sarcasm, bad guys should be fined $1,000 if not using a fully auto gun and 100 rnd mag, but only cited with a warning if 30 rnd and fully auto.
      California

    13. Swampeast.

      Cool down brother. Jorge is making a valid point supporting our rights to bear arms.

      If only you read “Mexican”, you’d realize that, regardless the language one speaks, Jorge is a believer that the right to defend yourself is universal.

      Jorge, muchas gracias por tus comentarios. Estoy de acuerdo con casi todo que usted ha escribido.

    14. Hooray for T-Mobile! I may change my cell carrier. Whether they do it because understand their liability if they disarm their employees, or simply because they support the 2A, good for them.

    15. The last thing I want is Federal carry law. It’s the perfect excuse for the Fed’s to get lists from every state of permit holders, and to mandate some “minimum” for training, firearms, magazines, and places where we can carry.

    16. National reciprocity would be better.

      As for concealed carry. I am one of those folks who saved himself from great bodily injury by using mt Concealed pistol. The violent, drunken convicted felon got the idea and backed off. I didn’t even have to shoot the sucker.

    17. It someone’s life is in danger, don’t warn these criminals. Kill the bastards. If you just run them off, they will attack and kill others. Don’t shoot to wound. Always shoot to kill. Dead men tell no lies!

    18. hippy- you would not want national reciprocity if the NRA had anything to do with drafting the legislation. Generally the lobbyists write the bills. Here in Illinois NRA contract lobbyist Donald Todd Vandermyde and his sidekick Rep. Brandon Phelps put a Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board in their “good” “NRA backed” HB183 carry bill.

      The unelected Board is composed of a retired federal judge, various feds, and a shrink. ANY cop from ANYWHERE in IL can object to your app. just because they feel like it. You never get to see the anonymous accusations smearing you in this Star Chamber, and have to hire a lawyer to appeal in court. NRA is doing nothing about this, because the whole bill was designed to provide full employment for lawyers and cops, and job security for disgusting rats like Vandermdye to “fix” the garbage bill he wrote. “Your” NRA at work!

    19. this happens on a daily basis, somebody should start a news site with all the self defense cases the NRA magazines have a page of self defense cases that people send in from their local news..i find articles all the time when i’m browsing…if anybody has a remington model 700, they should contact the manufacturer, theres a recall for a faulty trigger and they’ll fix it free…theres been complaints it fires without pulling the trigger

    20. I live in NJ AND IT IS ALMOST IMPLSSIBLE TO GET A CARRY PERMIT ….I CAN OWN A GUN ,,BUT TO TRANSPORT IT ,IT HAS TO BE UNLOADED AND LOCKED IN A BOX IN A LOCKED TRUNK WITH AMMO IN A SEPERATE BOX…WHAT GOOD IS A UNLOADED GUN/? IF U PETITION THE STATE POLICE THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER MABE U CAN GET A PERMIT TO CARRY…IM A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN OF THE USA AND ITS ALL ABUNCH OF CRAP WE SHOULD HAVE A FEDERAL CARRY PERMIT FOR EVERY STATE …

    21. En países del 3er mundo como PERU hay una política estricta de armas de fuego incluso esta prohibida armas de 9mm parabellum, cal 44, armas automáticas, etc. Pero la ley es acatada por los ciudadanos, sin embargo los delincuentes usan ametralladoras, granadas de guerra, dinamita, etc. Por eso las leyes antiarmas son una falsedad solo benefician a los delincuentes que fácilmente pueden cometer sus delitos.

    22. To Swampeast: Newsflash: the Internet is not just here in the US. You have no idea where Jorge lives. This struggle is universal, which he points out, and not just here in the US. When you are reading and commenting, you are now international–the Internet has no borders. Be aware and mindful of that fact. No passport required to access the ammoland site.

      The thing that absolutely blows my mind is how many people in this country have become so ignorant as to forget where EVERY LAST ONE of our families did NOT originate from here, and many, if not most, did not speak English when they got here, and how many people that are in this country–that you assume are not citizens–are actually citizens.

      The thing that made this country great in the first place is that we are a nation of immigrants–period. Our uniqueness lies in our mix, and that mix represents people from all over the world that came here for the same reason–life, liberty and opportunity. The right to keep and bear arms exists to help ensure this, and it is universal.

      Next time you see a post in Spanish, try using Google translate–you might actually discover that the one you are hating on is actually saying the same thing you are.

    23. In countries poor as Peru there is a strict policy of firearms is prohibited weapons including 9mm Parabellum, 44 cal, machine guns, etc. But the law is respected by citizens, but criminals use guns, grenades war, dynamite, etc. So the antigun laws are a falsehood only benefit the criminals who can easily commit their crimes.

    24. I BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD ALL CARRY BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED PERMITS. THE SECOND AMENDMENT DOESN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT PERMITS.

    25. hOW in the HELL can you say requiring citizens to obtain permission by licensing to be eligible to exercise their rights spelled out in the bill of rights be called common sense!!??!?!#**!! Only in a dictatorship where citizens rights and freedom are taken away forever by evil power hungry despots read(Stalin,hitler,Mao Castro)among others! If you know your history you’d know that progressive(s) was a term used by the North Koreans describing American prisoners of war who were very receptive and accepting of communist beliefs ,ready to jump on board with the commies , as a matter of fact a few even did so committing treason and taking up life as communists in the north! no loss there ! Good riddance and good luck when the honeymoons over , it’s all the same empty dream of unobtainable utopia the commies peddle! keep an eye on everything satan is doing now from the White House, pure evil against freedom and the constitution of our land ;free Americans do everything you can on all fronts to stay that way!!!

    26. Armed robbery has bcome so common in Anchorage AK the last month (7 I know of) that liquer store employees have armed themselves and started shooting back. Another shoplifter pulled a pistol on a security guard , a bystander “good guy with a guy ” pulled his 1911 .45 , checked his backround for clearance to shoot and gave the guy a choice surrender or die. The guman was aressted no shots fired . The good guy was at the range again this weekend .
      Other people are so made about thieves people are buying security cameras and firearms because our police seem to have become inept since the new police chief and mayor came in power.

    27. News flash, the article that Jorge comments on is written in English. And it is pretty complex English at that. Thus, Jorge must have an extensive knowledge of the English language or someone is helping him. So… yo penso que mi hermano Jorge hace un otro comentario, tambien. Pero… este no es la vez por esto.

      I won’t be writing in Spanish anymore because the spell check keeps changing every word, and that makes typing awfully dificil.

      I think that it would serve us all well to remain unified and not let other issues, like language, and name calling and boorish accusations divide us. I can put up with a lot in order to keep the brotherhood of responsible gun ownership together. I hope that you all can, too!

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