An Ohio man who recently became a concealed carry permit holder used his gun to scare off a would-be robber. No shots were fired because, thanks to the concealed carry training, the man did not recognize a deadly threat from the robber.
When a woman returned to a supposedly empty house, she immediately noticed signs of forced entry. After calling 911, she retrieved her handgun and examined the rest of the house. She found the invader still inside, hiding in a closet. She held him at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest the intruder. The woman, who had a concealed carry permit, did not have to shoot anyone, but because she had a gun, she was able to protect herself and keep hold the man for police.
When two armed robbers entered a liquor store and demanded money, one of the customers took out a handgun of his own and engaged the two would-be robbers in a gunfight. One fled, the other collapsed outside the store. No one else was injured, and the customer will not be charged for protecting himself and others. Video from http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=8234650
When four armed criminals boldly invaded a house in broad daylight, the homeowner quickly changed their minds by firing on them from inside the home, wounding one. The would-be intruders quickly reversed course and fled as the homeowner's private video security system captured the scene. Thanks to alextripp87 for the link. Video is from KVOA: http://www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=9816982