As reported, a criminal entered a Columbia, SC Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He threated those in attendance with a .25 caliber pistol, and demanded that the people hand over their belongings. An Alcoholics Anonymous member then drew his gun and shot the robber in self defense. The robber was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later. None of the Alcoholics Anonymous members were harmed.
Once again, concealed carry has allowed a law abiding citizen to stop a violent criminal. Rather than being shot for not having enough money, or just because the criminal felt like hurting them, the people attending the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting emerged unharmed. The criminal is permanantly off the streets, saving his would-be future victims from the terrifying and potentially deadly experience of armed robbery.