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People legally carrying guns have saved police officers

John Lott - Crime Prevention Research Center | Published on 7/9/2022
Two deputies responded to a report of shots fired in a Maple Falls neighborhood. Upon arrival, the suspect started yelling at the deputies, waving a shotgun around, and “appeared to be intoxicated by his speech and actions.” The suspect fired at the deputies, hitting both. That was when good Samaritans armed with their own weapons stepped forward and fired multiple shots in the direction of the suspect to provide cover for and protect the wounded deputies. The sheriff thanked the armed good Samaritans who came to the wounded heroes’ aid and kept them safe until backup arrived.