As reported, a man who tried to rob a fruit stand in Hialeah, Florida was shot in self defense by a 68 year old man who acted in defense of himself and the owner of the fruit stand:Police say that a robber approached the fruit stand, located at West 29th Lane and 72nd Street, produced a gun, and demanded money from the vendor. A retired man who brings tamales to the fruit stand as a way to stay busy, who also has a concealed carry permit, fired his own gun, critically wounding the robber and putting an end to the violent attack, according to news reports. No injuries to the concealed carry permit holder, the vendor, or any bystanders were reported.
The value of concealed carry should be apparent yet again. Had there not been an armed citizen in the area, this store clerk could have been killed or seriously injured by the robber, as happens all too often. Armed self defense works, as both the statistical and anecdotal evidence makes clear.
Those who oppose armed self defense should also note the great many cases like this, where a law abiding citizen uses their gun for self defense in a busy area, and not one bystander is harmed. Remember, statistics show that armed citizens are much less likely than the police to shoot the wrong person.
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