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FBI Report Shows Armed Citizens Play Key Role In Stopping Active Shooters

The anti-gun crowd is really going to hate this. The FBI is really hard to argue with whenever they release information at the middle levels. A report was just released saying that out of the 50 active shooter incidents for the study, four of them were stopped by a good guy with a gun.

Of course the first thing you'll notice is that the number 50 is much lower than the number spewed by our opponents. Another thing that you'll notice is that there were four people who used their firearm to stop the shooter (eight citizens total, four used firearms to stop the threat).

While that seems like it's a big discord, keep in mind that it's hard to know for sure how many lives those gun carriers saved. It could be dozens each time or just a few. Either way, those folks are heroes.

Also try to keep in mind that California, New York, and Maryland account for nine of those 50 active shooter scenarios, and it's very hard to carry a gun in each of those states.

The conclusion that I'm drawing here, is that the number of times someone could have used a firearm in defense of themselves or others drops by nearly 10 instances because of the state government's inability to follow the Constitution of this great land.

I believe beyond doubt that the number of good guys with a gun stopping bad guys with a gun would surely be higher if people were allowed to carry guns in those states. Remember, good guys are the only ones following the gun laws. The bad guys are not following them, which is why shooting situations even happen in those states to begin with.

Let us know your feelings on this in the comments below. And, as always, stay safe and carry a gun because you never know when you'll need it.

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7 Responses to FBI Report Shows Armed Citizens Play Key Role In Stopping Active Shooters

  1. Paul S June 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

    Would really like a link to the report.

    • John Doe July 1, 2018 at 5:40 am #

      Hey Paul, the link is in the beginning of the article. Highlighted in blue.

  2. Gerard Boniello July 2, 2018 at 6:28 am #

    here you go Paul
    https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/active-shooter-incidents-us-2016-2017.pdf

  3. Dan Eprighjt December 7, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

    Two incidents in Tennessee, and both were stopped by citizens. The Burnet Chapel shooter was stopped by a citizen with a handgun, the Waffle House shooting was stopped by a citizen who grabbed the perpetrator’s gun. How’s about them apples!

  4. Maurice December 7, 2018 at 11:44 pm #

    You say stay safe and carry a gun. Are you suggesting I break the law? Surely I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six. I live in California. If I were assured Police knew the difference between a good guy and a bad guy with a gun and not have to fear repercussions, sure.

  5. Dan walker December 8, 2018 at 7:46 am #

    When will the Cops stop shooting and killing the good guys with guns that are stopping a mass shooter or helping people escape from one?

    • Matthew Maruster December 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

      Situations, where police shoot the wrong person, are tragic no doubt and ideally, this should happen in 0% of the cases. But the instances where police confuse the good guy for the bad guy are incredibly small. I can think of two recent stories and in both instances, the good guy’s actions made it very difficult to distinguish who was the actual threat. Law enforcement’s response is only one side of the equation. Concealed carriers who decide to intervene in a chaotic scene, need to make sure they act smartly. Training in these areas is lacking in many concealed carry classes or other handgun classes.

      The recent Thanksgiving night shooting at the Galleria Mall is likely foremost in people’s mind. There is still not enough information to definitively say the police just shot the first person who they saw with a gun. If you can send me some links to instances where police arrived and shot the good guy for no reason, I would be happy to look them over.

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