The media is never going to tell you this but good guys and ladies stop bad guys EVERY DAY in this country with legally owned and carried firearms.

This week I found an article written by, documenting 30 such instances in just the month of April, 2023. I strongly encourage you to visit the link and read each story. I am going to use this space to highlight a few of the most outstanding incidents based on the information provided.

Arapahoe County, Colorado, April 6, 2023 (CBS News)

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday by a Glendale pawn shop employee during an apparent robbery attempt. The alleged robber was on parole.

A caller from the pawn shop called 9-1-1 late Thursday morning to report the incident. Deputies from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office found a man dead inside the Top Colorado Pawn Shop at 8030 E. Mississippi Avenue.

Based on preliminary evidence, the man who died was trying to rob the store, according to an ACSO spokesman…

“He came in with the gun all ready, three seconds and he had it out, pointed it at one sales person, then pointed it at another sales person,” Anisov said. “The scary part is, he had no mask. Who knows, he might want to kill everybody.”

Anisov said the pawn shop’s jeweler, a 45-year-old man, was on the other end of the store when the robbery began. He approached the robber from behind and shot him…Logan Smith, “Alleged robber shot to death during pawn shop hold-up,” CBS News, April 7, 2023.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, April 7, 2023 (KREM)

New details have emerged from Coeur d’Alene police regarding last week’s shooting at the Silver Lake Plaza parking lot between a man allegedly stealing from cars and an older man who confronted him with a gun…

Hagar says Dean and his wife were walking back to their truck in the Michael’s parking lot when they noticed Brown, who appeared to be robbing their truck. Dean drew a gun on Brown before the suspect ran back to the car he arrived in.

Police say Dean put his gun away, thinking the standoff was over. Soon after, Brown accelerated quickly towards Dean, who was hit and lifted onto the roof of the car.

While Brown continued driving, Dean pulled out his gun again, firing at the suspect twice. Brown began swerving after being hit, causing Dean to fly off the vehicle before the suspect crashed his car into a truckPatrick Henkels, “Coeur d’Alene police provide new details in fatal parking lot shooting,” KREM, April 10, 2023.

Fort Worth, Texas, April 12, 2023 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

A man was shot outside of a store in Fort Worth on Wednesday after he tried to steal a woman’s truck with a passenger inside, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

On Wednesday at about 5:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the 4700 block of Benbrook Highway about a robbery.

A man was acting suspiciously inside a local business, according to police.

He was told to leave by an employee and went outside. The man got into a customer’s pickup truck that had the engine on. An adult passenger was sitting in the back of the vehicle, police told the Star-Telegram.

The passenger asked him what he was doing and the man stated he was going to take the truck, according to police.

When the owner of the vehicle saw the man inside her truck — who was attempting to put it in gear — she shot him, hitting him in the arm, police saidNicole Lopez, “Man shot by truck owner while trying to steal vehicle outside Fort Worth store, police say,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 12, 2023.

Houston, Texas, April 13, 2023 (Click2houston)

Multiple suspects and an innocent bystander were injured during a robbery that turned into a shooting at a gas station near the South Loop Thursday night.

The incident took place at the Circle K Valero convenience store at around 8:09 p.m. in the 8000 block of S Loop near Broadway.

According to Houston police, five suspects between the ages of 15-18 arrived at the gas station and four entered the building while the other person remained behind the wheel.

Houston police officers say the four suspects who entered the store with face masks on began demanding customers’ belongings at gunpoint.

That’s when a 22-year-old customer inside the store pulled out his own firearm and began shooting at the suspects. The customer wasn’t injured in the incident, police said.

Gunfire was exchanged and three out of the four suspects were hit by bullets, HPD said…Moriah Ballard, “Bystander, 3 teen suspects injured when shootout erupts between customer, armed robbers at gas station near South Loop,” Click2houston, April 13, 2023.

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