A police officer in Upper Darby in Pennsylvania found himself surrounded by about 50 students as he was trying to break up a fight between two students. He was trying desperately to call for back up as he was attacked by the two fighting students and as another 50 students began closing in on the officer. Fortunately, a concealed gun carrier saw what was going on and retrieved his gun and confronted the crowd, ordering them to back off. He held them at bay until back up arrived.
Both, the officer who broke up the fight and the first officer responding to the call for back up were injured. The first officer suffered significant hand injuries and the second suffered major leg injury when one of the fighting students kicked him.
The concealed carry permit holder was praised by Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, who said that the officer would have been attacked if not for his intervention:
“He had the gun in his hand, but he didn’t point it at the kids, he just told them to back off. If this guy didn’t come out and come to the aid of the officer, this officer would have had significant problems.”
It’s amazing that no matter how many times a good person with a gun foils a crime or an assault, liberals continue to harp that guns are the cause of violence. That may be true in liberal cities where law abiding citizens can’t get guns like New York and Chicago, but you never hear of that in Oklahoma City or Lincoln Nebraska. Even the shooting of unarmed blacks occur in liberal cities. Chicago, New York, LA etc.
This time the good guys won because a good guy had a gun.