Armed Myrtle Beach, SC Woman Scares Off an Armed Robber

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on February 17, 2013 at 1:26 am
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As reported, a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina woman used her handgun to scare away an armed robber who had just told her “you’re dead.”

Police say that a woman who was on her way to work had just parked her car in front of the Bagel Factory on 20th Avenue North around 3:00am when a man opened her door, demanded money, and pushed her further into the car.  After the robber kicked the woman and said “you’re dead,” the woman reportedly grabbed a handgun from her glove compartment and pointed it at the robber, causing him to flee, according to news reports.  Police are searching for a suspect and reportedly have the knife and baseball cap that the robber left behind as he fled.

Those opposed to gun ownership would call this a self defense failure, because the victim didn’t shoot the robber.  However, shooting the robber was not the goal.  Instead, when using a gun for self defense, the true goal is to put an end to the threat posed by the criminal.  Shooting the criminal is certainly a very effective way of ending the threat, as a dead or sufficiently injured criminal is incapable of continuing their attack.  However, as we can see in this case, sometimes merely being armed will allow a crime victim to save themselves, even without firing a single shot.

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  • Joe Delmonica

    You gotta be kidding me, so the would be robber gave her time to open the glove box and get the gun out. I do believe this has been highly distorted or made up in it's entirety