Thu 18 Mar, 2010 03:15 am
Third defensive use of a pistol in less than seven days.
Written by Jeff Garvas
Thursday, 18 March 2010 00:31
The number of concealed handgun licenses issued in Ohio during 2009
was the most ever since concealed carry was enacted nearly six years ago,
exceeding fifty-six thousand for the year. This raises the question:
Will the increased number of law abiding gun owners carrying firearms
result in a more obvious use of those weapons for self defense?
In the past week we've seen two legitimate uses of a handgun out
of Toledo for self-defense against career criminals, in a rare 48 hour period.
In both cases gun shots were exchanged between the robbery
victims and the criminal. One suspect died of his wounds while
customers and store owners escaped uninjured in both shootings.
Early Tuesday morning, the day after the second Toledo shooting,
a third documented case of self-defense took place in Columbus,
and 10TV News is covering the story with video.
According to Erick Tehoke he was sitting in his SUV at an ATM
when a man approach and demanded his money. Tehoke
instintively drew his defensive pistol and never fired a shot,
proving a claim this organization has made since our inception:
Crimes can be deterred without a shot being fired, and they
won't be documented by law enforcement statistics. Tehoke
states in the video on 10TV's website that after drawing his
firearm he realized his attacker was displaying no weapons and
the perceived threat de-escalated in more ways that one.
Tehoke's attempted robbery suspect promptly fled the scene,
and everyone went home safe that night.
It looks like that gun saved her life. Thanx, MM.
Gunlessness = dead daughter.
Good for both of them; heroes.