As reported, a US army soldier, who had just returned home from a deployment to the Middle East, used his lawfully carried handgun to save his family from three armed robbers:
Police say that just before midnight, the soldier, his wife, and mother-in-law were driving down Interstate 95 near Walterboro, SC with a U-Haul trailer in tow, when they experienced mechanical difficulties. They reportedly pulled over to address the problem, at which point a robber whose face was obscured with a cloth and two accomplices approached and pointed a stolen .50 caliber Desert Eagle handgun at the mother-in-law. The robber, who referred to her as “pretty lady,” is said to have ordered the woman out of the car, at which point the army soldier drew his lawfully carried self defense gun and ordered the robber and his accomplices to leave, according to police. When the robber again pointed his gun, the solder reportedly fired in self defense, striking the armed robber and causing all three to flee. The departing robbers are said to have fired at the soldier and his family, however none of the victims were harmed. A suspect, reportedly identified as 19 year old David Jayquon Jakes, was apprehended at a local hospital where he had sought treatment for gunshot wounds, and the other two suspects are being sought, according to police.
Once again, concealed carry 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 and his family could have been seriously harmed or killed. Instead, this man wisely chose to exercise his right to carry a gun for self defense, and as a result was able to save himself and his loved ones.