First to Georgia via Bearing Arms
A convenience store clerk in Cartersville (GA) retreated to the back of the store when he saw a pair of armed robbers enter the store. He retreated into a back area of the store with five customers and tried to shut the door, only to come eye-to-eye with one the the armed thugs.
It then became a contest of who was going to be faster and more accurate.
The clerk, James, said there were 5 people in the back of the store playing video games before the shooting happened. He said he saw two men walk in wearing masks and they were armed. According to James, he jumped in the back room and tried to shut the door, but one of the men was trying to push it open from the other side.
“We were about a foot apart looking one another in the eyes. I knew he was fixing to start shooting, or I thought he was, so I reached around the door and shot him,” James told FOX 5.
James said he fired three shots and the intruders fired four.
Police said one of the masked men was hit. When investigators arrived, the man was found dead just outside the front door of the store.
Police said the other man took off with the cash register and a getaway driver in a dark colored SUV with temporary tags. Police are still looking for them.
Customers and other employees said they’re relieved James wasn’t hurt.
“We’re just thankful he’s okay and we just don’t tolerate people coming in and trying to take things from us,” said Clara Mullinax, a clerk at the store.
Of course the Cult of Gun Control would make it far tougher for citizens to carry, and own firearms for self-defense, and I wonder how this story ends if they had their desired statist laws in place?
In Milwaukee a man walking his dog was targeted by two thugs, luckily for him, he was armed
A man walking his dog Tuesday night near his home shot two people who tried to rob him, killing one and wounding the other.
Deonte M. Thomas, 17, of Milwaukee was shot to death and his 18-year-old companion was wounded, police said. The 36-year-old man had a concealed-carry permit.
The incident happened about 10 p.m. in the 6500 block of W. Euclid Ave. when the two robbers were driving around looking for a possible victim, Ald. Mark Borkowski said.
“Obviously these people picked the wrong person, but not everyone has concealed carry,” Borkowski said Wednesday. “We all get a sense of security because it’s our neighborhood, but we have to be diligent.”
Ah, diligence, situational awareness, these things save lives, as does being responsibly armed.
Finally to Houston, where a thug with a shotgun was shot and killed by the owner of the store he was trying to rob
A young man whose family convenience store had been a target for criminals since it opened gunned down a robber this weekend when the man threatened his sister.
Usman Seth, 20, of Houston, said the night had been uneventful before the gunman burst in around 10pm Friday.
The robber had a shotgun, and threatened Seth’s sister at the cash register
‘I wanted to make the threat go away,’ Seth told the Houston Chronicle.
He says his father handed him a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and he opened fire.
‘My family – their lives – were in my hands,’ he said. ‘I had to protect them.’
He managed to hit the robber in the man’s leg, but the masked man returned fire.
‘He kept threatening us,’ Seth told reporters.
As the gunfight continued, the robber positioned himself beside a Dr. Pepper cooler.
Finally Seth was able to hit him again, eventually killing the man.
Since the shooting, the thugs family has threatened the store owners
However, Seth said the man’s brother came to the store Saturday morning and threatened to take revenge by murdering the family.
Seth’s father, also named Usman Seth, 59, said he worries the family will have peace after this.
‘We are continuously getting threats from them,’ he said.
I am sure he was a “good boy” who did not “deserve” to be shot. How many times do we hear those lines from the families of thugs? I understand the family hurting and mourning. But, blaming a store owner for defending his families lives? That is something no reasonable person can ever grasp. And actually threatening these people for defending themselves? There can be no justification for such behavior