A child steps in front of a man’s car. Driver Steven Utash hits the kid with his SUV. He stops to render aid. A mob descends on the white Clinton Township resident (yes there is that) and begin to beat him to death. (Utash is currently in critical condition in a medically-induced coma.) If Utash had been armed, he might have avoided his life-threatening injuries. There’s your “It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use” story. In fact, this incident was a defensive gun use . . .
Nurse Deborah Hughes intervened, saving Mr. Utash from greater injury. As Hughes says in the video above, she had a gun in her pocket and she was ready to do “damage” if the mob didn’t stop attacking Mr. Utash. So even though the unarmed Utash was an easy target, his life was still saved by an armed citizen. Our gun hero of the day.
FWIW, I reject the antis’ argument that carrying a gun turns ordinary folks into proto-vigilantes. But it’s certainly true that concealed carry eliminates some of the fear that prevents people from going about their business in less salubrious areas, or intervening on behalf of defenseless people who need help. Keep calm and carry on, as they say.