The latest in dozens of potential, if not likely mass shootings averted by normal citizens legally carrying a concealed pistol (see here, here, here) happened last Sunday, the 26th of June in Lyman, South Carolina. One Jody Ray Thompson got into an argument outside “Playoffz” nightclub and began firing indiscriminately into a crowd of people. From The Washington Times:
“His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said.
Thankfully South Carolina passed a law just two years ago allowing concealed carry permit holders to remain armed even if they’re in an establishment that serves alcohol. It may have just saved a lot of lives. Armed resistance and a hit to the leg was sufficient to immediately cease Thompson’s attack.