IL Liquor Store Robber Shot by Armed Clerk

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on January 25, 2010 at 12:01 am
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As reported, a Crest Hill, IL liquor store robber was shot in self defense by his victim.

Police say that at about 10:00 PM, a robber whose name has not yet been released entered the S and A Liquor store on the 1400 block of Cedarwood Drive.  The robber is said to have demanded money while attacking the clerk.  The clerk reportedly fired in self defense, striking the robber and causing him to flee, ending the attack.  A man is said to have arrived at a local hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound that later proved fatal, and police reportedly identified this man as the robber.
Once again, gun ownership has allowed a law abiding person who was going about their peaceful business to defend themselves from unprovoked and violent attack. Had this man not been armed, he could have been harmed by the robber for not having enough money to steal, or perhaps just because the robber felt like harming someone that day. Make no mistake about it – robbery is a violent crime against a person’s body and life, not just a taking of their property. As such, robbery victims are legally and morally entitled to defend themselves with deadly force.

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  • Dan Cain, Sr.

    This story is a prime example of why I have a concealed carry permit in the state of West Virginia. With the reciprocal agreements that now exist between states it is almost as good as a “national” permit. Be consciously aware of the efforts of those who would negotiate away or destroy our rights as fundamental, freedom-loving individuals. We must be ever vigilant to stop the erosion of freedoms and liberties that we have come to know and perhaps take for granted.

    Dan Cain, Sr.
    1901 Lincoln Avenue
    Saint Albans, West Virginia 25177

  • JR

    From what I hear, IL issues no concealed carry permits… which means that law-abiding citizens are prohibited from defending themselves while criminals have all the guns. They're probably more brazen about their crimes because they know they're safe and secured with most everyone else unarmed. Nice, eh?

    Hopefully the IL, and other states, situation will change when the Supreme Court reviews that case this Spring.