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About Defensive Gun Use (DGU)
A subreddit dedicated to cataloging incidents in the United States where legally-owned or legally-possessed guns are used by civilians to deter or stop crime. (Lack of a state "permit" to possess or own a gun does not necessarily imply a gun was not legally owned or possessed.)
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In order to keep this subreddit searchable and readable, there are some formatting rules in place that are enforced by AutoModerator:
- Posts should primarily be direct links to news articles describing the incident.
- Articles regarding defensive gun use statistics are also welcomed, as are stories of DGUs gone wrong, or incidents where the defensive gun user had no business pulling the trigger.
- Copy the headline from the article.
- Note the date of the article at the beginning, like this: [2015/01/01] (yes, you need the brackets).
- Note the city/state even if it is part of the article's title, like this: (Birmingham, AL) or Birmingham (AL).
- Local news sources are best.
- Commenting is unmoderated, but no doxxing.
- Please consider using the following flair if applicable (click flair to search by flair):
- Bad DGU DGUs that involve injury to another party (other than the suspect) or other collateral damage despite meeting the legal standards for a DGU upon cursory examination
- Bad Form DGUs that, while successful, are probably not to be held up as shining examples of DGUs (such as warning shots)
- Preliminary Seems like a good DGU, awaiting more details
- Bad Title Titles that do not accurately reflect the outcome of the DGU
- CCW Incidents involving lawful CCW (concealed carry)
- CCW-No Shots Incidents involving lawful CCW with no shots fired
- No Shots Incidents in which no shots were fired
- Follow Up Follow-up links to previously-posted DGUs (such as court verdicts, failure to indict, etc.)
- Historic Historic examples of DGUs
- Legal Articles providing legal commentary on self-defense issues
- Analysis Analysis/opinion articles about self-defense
- Stats DGU statistics
- Tragic DGUs ending tragically for the victim(s)
- Animals DGUs involving animals
- Sub Req'd Occassionally, links may point to sites that require a subscription for some readers. As a rule, please refrain from linking to sub-only sites.
- Please do not post dupes. Multiple posts about the same incident from different news sources are considered dupes.
- Blatantly racist comments will result in an immediate ban.