Philadelphia: Fatal Self-Defense Shootings Soar as Concealed Carry Applications Rise

Philadelphia: Fatal Self-Defense Shootings Soar as Concealed Carry Applications Rise


The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that justifiable homicides are rising in Philadelphia as concealed carries surge in the city.

The Inquirer lists three recent incidents in which individuals legally carrying concealed firearms shot and killed their assailants.

The paper then noted, “These sorts of deadly clashes in which the intended victims survive and assailants die are rare in Philadelphia, but are becoming more common as a growing number of people have legally armed themselves amid rising numbers of carjackings, shootings and homicides.”

The Inquirer observes that “justified homicides jumped 67 percent from 2020 to 2021.” And 2022 is on pace to surpass the number of justifiable homicides witnessed last year.

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Philadelphia’s deputy police commissioner Benjamin Naish said, “We have seen an increase in

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