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Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: 21 Cases During March 2023

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 8/11/2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2, 2023 (6 ABC)

The confrontation happened as Joel was walking home from a Chinese takeout around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

He was approached by two men on the 2400 block of N. 10th Street. The pair tried to rob him, but Joel fought back.

“They raised a gun to begin shooting. I raised mine and we just started shooting,” Joel said. “I don’t know if I hit one of them, but I’m pretty sure I hurt them because they were in the area I was at, basically, and I got shot in the bottom part of the leg which broke my bone.”

We spoke to him at Temple University Hospital where he’s still recovering. He says he is licensed to carry from working security…