As reported, a Miami, Florida tire store owner shot two armed robbers and sent a third fleeing:
Police say that three robbers entered Okay Auto Tire Service, located at 2nd Avenue and 42nd Street, before noon. A robber reportedly shot at the owner, but missed, at which point the owner grabbed his self defense gun and returned fire, striking two of the robbers and ending the violent attack. One robbery suspect was incapacitated by his wounds and taken from the scene to a local hospital, while another suspect fled the scene but was later dropped off at a local hospital, according to police. The store owner was reportedly unharmed, and police are seeking the third suspect.
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.
However, when crime victims are armed, they are often able to defend themselves. 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 clerk used his handgun to stop a pair of armed robbers, while this armed citizen stopped a bank robber, and this armed citizen stopped a terrorist. Indeed, studies show that armed citizens stop criminals millions of times each year.