As reported, two armed men attempted to rob a cell phone store in Texas. The store owner grabbed his gun, and chased the criminals from his place of business. One of the men fled in a car, while the other turned back toward the store owner. The store owner fired in self defense, hitting the robber in the leg. The robber then attempted to flee across a street, at which point he was fatally hit by a car. The store owner was unharmed.
Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool. Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when a criminal robs them, even if they fully cooperate with the criminal’s demands. The same is true for those who try to run from the robber.
On the other hand, fighting back against robbers can be quite effective as a means of reducing the risk of injury to the victim. This armed barber shot an armed criminal who threatened him and his son, saving their lives. This armed pet shop clerk shot an armed robber who threatened a fellow employee’s life, as well as his own life, preventing them both from being stabbed. This armed pizza delivery man defended himself against 3 armed robbers, and walked away unharmed. This armed citizen stopped a bank robber, while this armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist.
Those who oppose armed self defense should also note the many cases like this, where a law abiding citizen uses their gun for self defense in a busy area, and not one bystander is endangered. Remember, statistics show that armed citizens are less likely than the police to shoot the wrong person, not to mention the other benefits to innocent members of society.