As reported, two armed robbers walked into the Bayou pawn shop in Houston, TX with their guns drawn. The manager of the pawn shop saw the armed criminals, and was able to grab his own gun. The manager shot one criminal in self defense, and the other criminal surrendered. Police arrived and apprehended both robbers. The manager was unharmed, and information about the condition of the robber who was shot was not available at this time.
Had this pawn shop owner been unarmed, he may have been injured or killed, as criminals are known to shoot even victims who obey their demands. This deli owner cooperated with the armed robber’s demands, only to be shot because there wasn’t enough money in the cash register. This woman was pistol whipped and then shot by a robber who was angry that the store didn’t have a safe full of cash for him to steal. This man (the fourth robbery on that page) handed over his valuables, but was then pistol whipped anyway. This other man was also pistol whipped after complying with a robber’s demands for his valuables. This man was shot because the home invading robbers weren’t satisfied with the value of his belongings.
Fortunately, this pawn shop owner was armed, and was able to go home unharmed. The criminals are in custody, and therefore unable to harm more innocent people in the future. The world is a slightly safer place, thanks to this armed citizen, and the right to keep and bear arms.
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