"I heard her scream . . . I decided to help the lady": Concealed carry permit holder comes to aid of woman being beaten and robbed by John Lott 12 Jan 2009 post a comment Share This: Local television coverage of a defensive gun use. A news story video of the man who came to this woman's aid can be seen here. The criminal was apparently savagely beating the woman over the head with a beer bottle. Because of the news worthiness angle, these types of defensive gun use stories usually only get news coverage when the criminal is killed.