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Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: 33 Cases During July 2022

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 10/15/2022
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a man who shot two other men earlier this month at a Salt Lake City TRAX platform.

The shooting happened on July 2 at the 900 South 200 West TRAX station…

“The evidence clearly demonstrates that the suspect was approached on two separate occasions by one and later both individuals who were ultimately shot by the suspect. After the first encounter, one of the individuals clearly knew that the suspect was in possession of a firearm. Nonetheless, despite this knowledge, the evidence demonstrates both individuals approaching the suspect in an aggressive manner as he sat on a bench on the platform awaiting the train. As they approached the suspect, the suspect was pointing a fire