This might be the picture-perfect civilian defensive gun use.
A pregnant pizza delivery driver was returning to her car after dropping off a pie in Southwest Atlanta. At that moment, three teenagers approached her and started demanding her keys. One of them was armed with a handgun and started beating her with it.
The woman didn’t surrender her keys, and instead ran in the direction of a neighboring house. The attackers caught up with her and attacked her again.
Dennis Madaris, a neighbor, heard the woman screaming and came out of his house gun in hand. As soon as he saw what was happening, he said, “Drop the gun or I will drop you.”
The three assailants immediately scattered, leaving the woman moderately injured – but she and the child will most likely be fine. The teenagers were later arrested and are being charged with a stack of offenses.
Interestingly, this incident comes 11 days after a similar occurrence on the same street. In that case, a 9-year-old boy lured a female pizza delivery driver to the area, where two men then stole her car at gunpoint. The pregnant woman was extremely lucky that Mr. Madaris was there to come to the rescue.
Yet another of the hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses that happen every year in which no shot was fired. This is why we own guns.