Now that people are allowed to defend themselves, they are defending themselves. 2 men hurt in shootout during robbery at West Garfield Park church | Chicago Sun-Times
A guy walks into a church and announces a robbery. But one of the people sitting in the church is armed.
The two men then started shooting at each other, police said. The older man was struck in the left arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. The robber was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.
Minor injuries versus critical injuries are a small victory, but a victory nonetheless. And in a place like Chicago, where a few years ago only the bad guys had guns, it is a major achievement.
And then there is a “no shots fired” type of self-defense story. CWB Chicago: River North: Motorist With Concealed-Carry Saves Victim From 3-On-1 Beat-Down And Robbery
All he had to do was stop, and un-holster his weapon, and the bad-guys took off running. Once the scene was stabilized, he got
back on his white horse and rode into the sunset back into his car and drove away.
Hat tip on both stories to HeyJackass!