Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Barber Shop Carriers Stop Armed Robbery

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“Elmurray ‘Billy’ Bookman was cutting hair at his barber station, the second chair from the door, when two masked men, one wielding a pistol and the other carrying a shotgun, entered Next Up Barber & Beauty, he said.” That sounds like a recipe for disaster. And it was…for the stick-up men. As relays, “Minutes later, Bookman and one of his customers drew their weapons as the robbers were taking money from customers and employees. They fired shots that left one of the suspects dead and sent another on the run just before 7 p.m. Friday.” . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: Asst. Chemistry Professor Syed Hamid Hussain

Gun Hero of the Day: Asst. Chemistry Professor Syed Hamid Hussain (courtesy

TTAG reader GB writes:

The grim tally of the Bacha Khan University terror attack by Taliban on Wednesday that left 22 dead and dozens injured would certainly have been higher if not for Asst. Chemistry Professor Syed Hamid Hussain. Father of two, UK earned Ph.D, and keen hunter, 32-year-old Hussain was well-respected by the students, who nicknamed him “the Protector” for carrying a 9mm pistol ever since teachers were encouraged to do so by Pakistani authorities following the Peshawar school massacre in 2014 that left 150 dead . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: North Carolina Frying Pan Follow-Up Edition

Let’s skip to the middle of the post to get straight to the Defensive Gun Use (DGU) part of the story. “[Sheldon] Dix savagely attacked a mother who was waiting in her car at a nearby church parking lot. When another man saw the attack and tried to intervene, Dix starting beating on the man. The woman in the car then pulled out a handgun and shot at the attacker. ‘The victim in the car happened to be a concealed-permit holder. She had a legal right. She retrieved her firearm and fired off two rounds,’ said Fayetteville Police Lt. Tim Tew.” It’s a damn shame she missed. But someone else did not, only minutes later . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use: Columbus Knife Attack Edition

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“A woman’s ex-boyfriend forced his way into her apartment and fatally stabbed her and her two children before being critically injured in a knife fight with her current boyfriend,” reports. “Officers were called to the sprawling apartment complex on the north side of Columbus just before 1:30 a.m. and found the woman and children already dead and the two men with stab wounds, police Sgt. Rich Weiner said.” What else do you need to know? Not much, except this recap . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Chicago T-Mobile Clerk vs. 2 Robbers Edition

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According to its neighbors, a T-Mobile store in the south side of Chicago has been robbed several times. Yesterday, things didn’t go as planned — for the robbers. Two perps entered the phone store, displayed handguns and demanded money. An armed clerk put paid to their plan. He drew his weapon, fired and hit both suspects multiple times. As for the store’s policy on employees carrying a gun, reports that . . .

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It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use: Knife-Wielding Artist at Universal Theme Park Edition

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A couple of days ago, I wrote about Disney disarmament 2.0. The post revealed that Universal Studios Orlando is down with Disney on the whole guest wanding, metal detector thing. Let’s log today’s post under “be careful what you disarm for.” To wit: “A recently fired caricature artist at Universal Orlando Resort tried to kill his manager by stabbing him in the head and neck with scissors on New Year’s Day,” reports. Of particular note: how Universal security dealt with the threat and the attack itself . . .

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It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use? Fayetteville Church Confrontation

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Gun control advocates believe that gun owners are vigilantes. People all too ready to use their firearms to solve problems, rather than calling the police or dealing with confrontation in a non-lethal way. This simply isn’t true. American gun owners are peaceable people who only carry a gun to defend their lives against those who would do them or other innocent life harm. They also tend to believe that people in general should be armed. Here’s an example [via] where an unarmed church pastor defused a potential killer armed with a rifle  . . .

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Milwaukee Felon in Possession Edition


July 26th, 2015, Milwaukee, outside a bar. One man attacked another. The man who was attacked defended himself by shooting the attacker, who died at the scene. The Milwaukee prosecutor has ruled that the shooting was in self defense. The shooter was carrying the gun he used to defend himself illegally. As a convicted felon, Augusta Walton, 34, has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. From . . .

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