The folks who want #gunsense would have us believe that no one ever, or hardly ever defends them self with a fire arm. They would have us surrender our guns, and our best chance at defending ourselves for safety. Facts, though, do not support the stripping away of the right to buy, own, and carry guns legally. The fact is guns are used many more times in self-defense, than to commit crimes. More often than not, the simple act of challenging an attacked with a firearm prevents the crime. But, in all, the presence of firearms in private hands is a positive
At a Dairy Queen in New Mexico
A Dairy Queen employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico had to use a concealed firearm to defend himself and his co-workers from an armed robber yesterday evening.
According to the Albuquerque Journal,
[BCSO spokesman Sgt. Aaron Williamson] said the man went to the Dairy Queen’s window with a gun and demanded money. The cashier gave him money and ducked behind the counter. The man then asked for more money. That’s when a different restaurant employee, “in fear of his own life,” fired at the robber, he said.
The man was struck at least once and died after being transported to University of New Mexico Hospital.
In Macon, Georgia Where a man with a CHL aided police in arresting an armed robber
Again in New Mexico
Albuquerque police confirm a would-be robberwas shot and killed at a smoke shop on Menual near Wyoming Sunday afternoon.
Officers responded to the robbery around 1:20 p.m. at Oasis Smoke Shop and Hooka Lounge, located at 8215 Menaul Boulevard Northeast. Officers found the robbery suspect dead from a gunshot wound.
Police questioned and released two people in connection to the shooting. No one has been arrested.
An employee who worked at the shop until just a few weeks ago said the shop had been robbed so many times recently, the owners wanted employees to carry guns.
Houston police said an armed convenience store clerk not only foiled an attempted robbery, but wound up putting the would-be robber in the hospital. Police said the man was shot in the neck while trying to rob a convenience store at the intersection of Almeda-Genoa and Rowlett.
“When I saw the gun I felt like I was going to die. For my safety I had to pull my trigger,” said store clerk Kiran Giri.
Giri is known in his southeast Houston neighborhood as Alex and said he’s worked at the Almeda Discount Food Store for 14 years. In that time, Giri said he’s seen crime getting worse.
Again in Houston
A US postal worker who is on medical leave was forced to use a firearm to defend himself and his home from a daytime home invader in Houston, TX.
The homeowner grabbed his gun when he heard someone both ring his doorbell and knock strongly on his door around 10am. The suspect entered the home (it’s unclear if he forced his way through a locked door, or if the front door was unlocked). That’s when the homeowner fired one shot and struck the suspect once in the chest.
The victim who opened fire made statements about the incident toKHOU,
“All I know is, a person come in. I’m like, what’s going to happen, what’s going to happen? That’s when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I’m telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn’t want to stop,” said Wood.
No, James Jackson said to himself, that was not thunder and lightning from overnight storms that he and his family heard crashing into their Omaha home early Tuesday.
So, the 73-year-old Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War said, he grabbed his registered 380 Taurus semiautomatic handgun and left his second-floor bedroom for the main-floor living room.
After he fired, Jackson said, “I told him he better leave.’’
The man stepped back outside through the window and waited on the porch for police to arrive. Jackson said the man was bleeding from the gunshot wound and cuts from the broken glass.
I could go on listing these stories. Now, imagine these people, and what might have happened if the Michael Bloombergs of the world had their way.