As reported, an espresso stand owner in northern Idaho used her handgun to fend off a armed robber.
Police say that a 17 year old armed robber went to the espresso stand, pulled out a handgun, and threatened the owner while demanding money. The espresso stand owner, who is also an experienced gun owner, reportedly drew her own pistol, which was a Christmas present from her husband. Upon seeing the espresso stand owner’s pistol, the robber is said to have fled, and no shots were fired. A nearby police officer, who has just purchased a beverage himself, is said to have apprehended the suspect.
This self defense gun use, like the majority of self defense gun uses, did not result in anyone dying or even a shot being fired. The flawed but still routinely quoted anti gun rights “study” which found gun owners were 43 times more likely to be killed with their own gun that to use it in self defense didn’t count this type of situation at all, leading to its long since discredited finding. The fact is that gun ownership saves 65 lives for every 2 lives lost, and the majority of lives lost are due to the intentional actions of criminals, who wouldn’t obey a gun control law anyway.