As reported, a 911 caller reported an armed robbery at a store on the 3000 block of Gulf Street in Beaumont, TX. The store owner stated that an armed robber who was dressed in black entered his store and threatened him with a handgun, before leaving the store with the stolen money. The store owner grabbed his gun, and went into the parking lot to get the robber’s license plate. At this point, the robber saw the owner and pointed a gun at him again. The store owner then fired at the robber. The store owner and witnesses believe the robber was hit in the arm. Neither the store owner nor any bystanders were harmed, and the robber fled in a green convertible Ford Mustang. Police later found the getaway car, along with the suspect’s bloody clothing, and are investigating further.
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.