FSU Shooting: Student Credits His Books For Saving His Life, And Has The Evidence To Prove It


Jason Derfuss was in the wrong place at the wrong time early Thursday morning when a gunman began shooting inside the Florida State University library where he was checking out a few books.

Those books ended up saving his life.

Hours after the shooting, Derfuss realized that his backpack had a hole in it. He opened it up to reveal the books inside, which had holes in them as well. Eventually, a bullet was located inside one of the books that would have surely hit him if it weren’t for the layers of books that wound up providing protection.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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