A Right-to-Carry permit holder was at the end of a driveway in a neighborhood in Brooklyn Park, Minn. when he was approached by an armed robber who demanded money. The permit holder responded by drawing a gun and exchanging fire with the thief. During the exchange the robber was fatally wounded.
There were several witnesses to the incident and police have stated that it appears to them it was a valid act of self-defense. Following the incident, State Representative Pat Garofalo commented to a media outlet about the importance of the Right-to-Carry, stating, “A loss of life is a tragedy… But when a criminal pulls a gun, they risk ending their life. Concealed carry works.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn. 02/24/16, KSTP, Minneapolis, Minn. 02/23/16)