Concealed Carry Samaritans

February 22, 2019

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What is a Good Samaritan?


The parable of the Good Samaritan appears in the Gospel of Luke. AZ traveler is taken by marauders, robbed, stripped, beaten and left to die along the road. A prist happens by and avoids the man. A Levite also avoids the man. A Samaritan is next to come along. Samaritans hate Jews but, nevertheless, the Samaritan helps the injured man.

The parable is Jesus’ response to a lawyer’s question: “Who is my neighbor?”


The parable shows that a neighbor is someone who shows mercy to a person in need.


Concealed handgun permit holders have prevented dozens of mass public shootings in recent years. Stories of concealed carriers who helped others while endangering their own safety are heartwarming. Here are three examples of Good Samaritan Americans.


A father and his son in Tyler, Texas—both concealed carry owners—witnessed a robbery in progress.  Without firing a shot, the father and pointed their weapons and demanded that the robber get on the ground. The robber was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The couple got their valuables back.


The story gets convoluted after that. The woman who has being robbed was partnered with the robber in a twisted plan to rob the man she was with. The robber implicated her in a plea bargain and she too was charged.


Another “good guy” with a concealed carry handgun made a difference in a San Antonio mall. He stopped an armed robber who had shot and killed an unarmed man who had tried to intervene in a jewelry heist. The concealed carry owner injured the thief. Without the quick action of the concealed carrier, the robber might have killed many more shoppers.


A gun owner in Estero, Florida came to the aid of a deputy in need of assistance on I-75.

Deputy First Class Dean Bardes, investigating a crime, was passed by a speeding car on the shoulder of the Interstate. He gave chase and the speeder pulled over to the side of the road.

However, the speeding driver leaped from his car and attacked the deputy who called for help.


The licensed concealed carry owner who was passing by pulled over. He0 pulled his gun and demanded that the man stop beating the deputy. When the man ignored him, the gun owner fired, shooting the speeder three times.


In a similar incident, a good Samaritan used his concealed carry weapon to stop the vicious attack on a Springfield, Utah police officer. The officer was investigating a body sticking out of a clothing donation bin.

The police officer ordered the man away from the bin. The man refused to take his hands out of his pockets. Instead, he attacked the officer. Passing by, a good Samaritan with a concealed carry permit ordered the man to stop and he fled. The good Samaritan didn’t have to discharge his weapon.


In Titusville, Florida, a good Samaritan with a concealed carry weapon shot the assailant in the head. He thus stopped him from shooting children and adults in the park. Like many good Samaritans, the man refused to be identified and given credit for his selfless act.