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At Newsweek: Indianapolis Just Latest Time a Good Guy with a Gun Stopped a Mass Shooting

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 8/16/2022
In Indianapolis on Sunday, a law-abiding citizen carrying a concealed handgun stopped another mass public shooting. But these heroic acts happen much more frequently than most imagine, because they rarely get national news coverage.


A 22-year-old, legally carrying man fatally shot an attacker at an Indianapolis shopping mall. The headline at Fox News mentions the “good Samaritan,” and CNN and The Washington Post mention that an “armed bystander stopped the attack.” The attacker was heavily armed and had already murdered three people and wounded three others, after firing about 20 shots.