Man with concealed carry license who killed attempted robber won’t be charged

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This is from Fox News.

According to Gildersleeves stepson”Reggie doesn’t even own a gun. He couldn’t own a gun if he wanted to.”

As we all know Reggie was collecting money for his favorite charity while on the way to choir practice. Snark


Chicago police said Monday they won’t charge a customer with a concealed carry license who shot and killed an armed man during an attempted robbery of a store on the city’s southwest side.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators classified the shooting as self-defense after they reviewed witness statements and surveillance videos from the store and currency exchange.

A masked man walked into a store and currency exchange Saturday evening on the city’s southwest side, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery to an employee, Guglielmi said. The gunman then pointed his weapon at another employee and forced her to the back of the store.

The armed customer then shot and killed the man, identified Sunday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as 55-year-old Reginald Gildersleeve. Other details about Gildersleeve weren’t released.

Gildersleeve’s stepson cast doubt on the police account, the Chicago Tribune reported. “Something doesn’t seem right,” Igbinosa Oronsaye said, adding, “Reggie doesn’t even own a gun. He couldn’t own a gun if he wanted to.”

No one else was hurt during the incident.

The incident could add more fuel to the ongoing debate about whether the proliferation of handguns is responsible for crime or if more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens can actually make people safer.

“It doesn’t get national news attention, but the over 13 million concealed handgun permit holders in the U.S. are getting local news coverage in stopping crime every day,” said John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.”

He cited three recent cases in Detroit, where Police Chief James Craig has encouraged citizens to get gun permits and carry weapons as a means of ensuring public safety. In one, a a 23-year-old permit holder stopped three robbers who threatened to kill him; in another, a 63-year-old man stopped would-be robber after he withdrew money from an ATM; and in a third, a pastor stopped a man from attacking him with a brick.

But also last month, a Michigan woman with a concealed carry license shot at shoplifters fleeing a Detroit-area Home Depot store, flattening a tire of their SUV. No one was hurt, and the suspected shoplifters were arrested several days later. The woman faces up to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm. Two other shootings in which citizens fired at lawbreakers or potential lawbreakers also happened in September in Michigan.

“It’s a slippery slope” when it comes to the question of whether citizens who are licensed to carry guns should intervene in dangerous situations, if at all, Guglielmi said.

“You have situations like this,” he said, referring to the foiled Chicago robbery. “And you have situations that end tragically. The department is not going to advocate for what people should or shouldn’t do.”


Another “Loving Kid” Killed Committing Armed Robbery

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This is from Bearing Arms.

I am sick of the families getting on TV News and social news sites and claiming how innocent these violent thugs are.

The line on this thug he was a loving person that did silly stuff and never hurt anyone.

This feral ghetto rat along with three others tried to rob a couple.

 Lavauntai Broadbent  was armed that is not loving or a person that would never hurt anyone.

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16 year-old Lavauntai Broadbent was a violent teen thug with alleged gang ties who was shot and killed as he attempted the armed robbery of a concealed carrier in St. Paul, Minnesota last week

Thug culture claimed another victim recently, when 16-year-old Lavauntai Broadbent and three other young violent offenders attempted to rob a couple out enjoying a nice evening in a St. Paul, Minnesota park. One of the the two victims was a concealed carrier who reacted to the sight of Broadbent’s (illegally possessed) gun by drawing his licensed concealed weapon and firing in lawful self-defense.

Four juvenile males approached the adults Friday night and one, wearing a mask and gloves, pulled a handgun and tried to rob the adults, police said. One of the victims has a permit to carry a handgun, pulled his own weapon and shot the suspect, they told police. The teenage suspect from West St. Paul died at the scene near a World War I monument at Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard.

Lavauntai Broadbent, who was to start 11th grade at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights in the fall, had already been on the radar of police.

Broadbent pleaded guilty to a gang-related gross misdemeanor charge in May, though he denied he was a gang member, saying he’d only hung out with them, according to a juvenile petition.Broadbent’s family regarded him as sweet and funny, but said he had also become “messed up with the wrong crowd,” according to Shawn Distad, a family friend whom Broadbent called “Auntie.” “He did silly stuff, but nothing to hurt anybody and that’s what’s really confusing about this, if it is true, that he did go to rob somebody,” Distad said Monday. “That’s not his character. He was a loving kid.”

The concealed carrier immediately attempted to provide first aid to Broadbent. Broadbent’s “every man for himself” criminal friends ran off, but were subsequently arrested.

One thing that seems to come up consistently in the stories we post of Guns Saving Lives is that the friends and family members of young violent offenders almost universally refuse to admit—even to themselves—is that the violent offender is a violent offender.

How many times have we heard from the friends and relatives of dead and injured armed robbers that “he was a good boy,” and that his violent crimes were “out of character,” even though theses young criminals almost always have prior arrests? It’s so predictable that journalists have developed a rote formula for telling the stories of their deaths: summarize the crime that got the young offender killed, mention his prior arrests, and then interview family and friends who claim that the special young snowflake was on his way to do great things, if it wasn’t for that infamous “wrong crowd” of which he was, somehow, never actually a part.


It’s past time that we be blunt. What we’ve taken to calling “thug culture” thrives because the lifestyle is warmly, publicly accepted, especially in some minority communities.

Pathetically, “thug life” and “gangsta” culture is not just popularized, but is celebrated in music and in Hollywood. Even the President of the United States warmly interacts violent former drug dealers.

Barack Obama has warm relations with Jay Z, a violent drug dealer turned entrepreneur. What sort of message does this send to our youth?

Sadly, we have a President that all but encourages violent thug culture behavior, who has continually attacked law enforcement, and who has publicly supported violent criminals from Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, both of whom were lawfully shot and killed committing violent felonies.

Instead of looking inward to solve the thug culture problem, an Obama-inspired (and Marxist and socialist supported) “Black Lives Matter” movement has been created that attacks law enforcement for daring to combat this violent thug culture. The end result is that law enforcement has been all but driven from some communities, which has led to an increase in violent behavior by the thug culture people of all races should be working to eradicate.

Then the same people who vilify the police cry out in anger that the very criminal culture they are encouraging has turned on them. It would be comical, if innocent people weren’t being caught in the crossfire.

Unfortunately, this thug culture will persist as long as it is celebrated, defended, and even denied. Until real leaders step forward to stop this behavior, we’ll continue to see good guys with guns like this concealed carrier in St. Paul being forced into a situation where they must shoot these violent young men in order to protect their own lives, and the lives of other law-abiding citizens.

It’s a shame that things have to be this way, but you cannot help those who do not wish to be helped, and who consistently attack those who would help them. All law-abiding citizens can do in such an environment is to arm themselves, get trained, and when they encounter a violent criminal like Lavauntai Broadbent, remember three important words.

“Front sight. Press.”

Concealed Carrier Saves Friends From Three Armed Teens [VIDEO]

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This is from The Daily Caller. 

Care to bet on the race of the punks?

Three Colorado teens were shot — one fatally — while trying to rob three men at gunpoint as they were moving into an Aurora apartment late Friday night.

Aurora police say that the three teenagers approached the three intended victims in the foyer of the apartment building and held them at gunpoint. The three movers were described as being in their 20s.

 “Two of the movers started to hand over their money, the third mover who was in fear for his safety of his friends, pulled out his weapon,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said at a press conference on Saturday.

The armed mover opened fire and hit all three of the teens, killing one, putting a second in critical condition, and slightly wounding another.

The three assailants have not been identified. The man who defended himself and his friends was questioned by police and released.

“I don’t think we would call this necessarily a make-my-day issue,” said Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler, referring to a state law similar to the “stand your ground” law on the books in other states. “This is a straight up regular common sense statutorily codified self defense,” Brauchler added.


Utah Concealed Carrier Defends Carjacking Victim, Fatally Shoots Carjacker

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This is from OutDoorHub. 

Concealed carrier 1 carjacker 0.

It is great to hear that another career criminal has been eliminated.

I could not get the video to embed.

Police in Orem, Utah say they expect no charges against a man who shot and killed an alleged carjacker in a grocery store parking lot on May 2. According to, the 31-year-old gun owner was on his way to target shooting when he stopped at the store to purchase food. After he parked, the man heard screaming nearby and saw another man drag a woman from a silver Mercedes SUV, at which point the gun owner rushed to her defense.

“He’s trying to assist this lady whose car is being stolen,” Captain Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department told “[The suspect] was fighting with her, he was trying to protect her.”

Police say the gun owner held the carjacker at gunpoint and ordered him out of the vehicle. Unexpectedly, the carjacker lunged at him and attempted to wrestle the gun away, and that is when the gun owner fired a single round into the suspect’s chest.

“Our citizen goes up at gunpoint, has him get out of the car. The guy gets out of the car. The suspect lunged and tried to get the gun from him, so at that point he’s trying to protect himself and shoots the gentleman,” Jackson told Fox 6.

Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the injured man to the hospital, where he later died. None of the other people involved in the incident were injured and police have not yet released their identities. Officials confirmed that the man who fired the shot has a concealed carry permit.


Jackson said he anticipates no charges for the gun owner and that the shooting appears to be justified, but also added that the investigation is still ongoing. Police believe the 27-year-old suspect who perished in the alteration was also involved in a crime spree earlier in the day, including assault on another woman and the theft of a vehicle from a home. Jackson confirmed that there were felony warrants out for the carjacker’s arrest, and that police are currently looking for his accomplices.

SAVED BY THE GUN: Woman Getting Assaulted by Thug Saved by Concealed Carrier


This is from Girls Just Wanna Have Guns.

Men this is why you should help your wife or girlfriend find the right firearm and then help them learn to use it.

Ladies this is why you need to find a firearm you can use then practice with it and carry daily.



Imagine if that concealed carrier wasn’t there to help that woman. Ladies arm yourself! Help me end this #waronwomen and go fund my documentary: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, The Real War on Women.

This is the dramatic moment a motorist with a concealed carry permit got out of his car and aimed his gun at a man who was punching a woman.

The unidentified man, hailed by witnesses as a hero, was driving along a road in the city of Southlake near Dallas, Texas, when he saw suspect MacMichael Nwaiwu, 28, attacking the female passenger on Friday.

He then pulled over, stepped out of the driver’s side door and held up his weapon to the red car on the other side of the road.

Video footage captured by witness Lindsey Bryant on her cell phone shows Nwaiwu stepping out of the vehicle and holding his hands up.

She was sitting on a nearby intersection when she started filming and asked her sister Mistina Donald to call 911.

Moments later, patrol cars arrived at the scene and pointed their guns at the unnamed man, but they then took Nwaiwu into custody.

Donald told CBS DFW: ‘It was intense not knowing whether bullets were going to start flying from either side of the street.

‘It’s amazing that in this day in age that people are willing to reach out and help.’ Read more at

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