Good Guys With Guns DO Stop Mass Murders

   12.18.15

Good Guys With Guns DO Stop Mass Murders

I recently ran across a post on another site, citing “12 Times Mass Shootings Were Stopped by Good Guys With Guns.”

This is something we’ve looked at here before. And while no one really knows for sure what would have happened if a “good guy or gal with a gun” hadn’t intervened, it’s a good bet that plenty more people would have been killed or injured without their armed response to violence.

Here’a a quick rundown of the examples given in the aforementioned post:

1. Pearl High School, October 1, 1997

2. Parker Middle School, April 24, 1998

3. Appalachian School of Law, January 16, 2002

4. New Life Church, December 9, 2007

5. New York Mills AT&T Store, May 27, 2010

6. Sullivan Central High School, August 30, 2010

7. Freewill Baptist Church, March 25, 2012

8. Clackamas Town Center Mall, Dec. 11, 2012

9. Mystic Strip Club, January 11, 2014

10. Austin, Texas Construction Site, April 30, 2014

11. Cache Valley Hospital, May 16, 2014

12. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, July 25, 2014

Obviously, guns can be–and often are–used to prevent crimes and to stop crimes in progress. Next time someone asks you for “just one example” of how an armed citizen prevented a crime, you’ll be able to provide twelve.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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