As reported, a Detroit, Michigan antiques store owner shot an armed robber in self defense:
Police say that a robber entered Antiques Bought and Sold, located on Michigan Avenue near Parkinson, late in the afternoon and displayed a handgun, while demanding money. The store owner, who has a concealed carry permit, reportedly drew his own gun and fired in self defense, striking the robber and ending the attack. The 20 year old robber was found dead on the street, just outside the store, and the manager was unharmed, according to police.
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.
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