On what he thought would be a regular day, a 33-year old, construction truck driver came to an intersection in a major US city. A crowd of people yelled at him to stop, which he did. He was then pulled from his truck and brutally beaten, sustaining serious head injuries. Because of the injuries he suffered during the attacks, the truck driver had to undergo years of rehabilitative therapy, and his speech and ability to walk were permanently damaged.
These types of crimes have led to many civilian firearms advocates spouting the use of what I like to refer to as vehicle based long arms or VBL’s. These can be shotguns, pistol-caliber carbines, and modern sporting rifles.
While a handgun is always much easier to conceal and used in an enclosed environment, it may be that you are in a hairy situation that 6-15 rounds may not be able to fully solve. It is these situations where you may want a VBL.