As reported, a New Orleans, LA man was shoot after he had no valuables to give to an armed robber.
Police say that at around 2:15 AM, an armed robber approached a man on the 5700 block of Tullis Drive in New Orleans. After the robbery victim was unable to hand over any valuables, the robber reportedly shot the victim in the abdomen, inflicting a non-life-threatening wound. The armed robber then escaped.
This is not the first time that an an innocent person has cooperated with the robber’s demands, only to be shot because the robber wasn’t satisfied with the value of the stolen property. Cooperating with a criminal’s demands is no guarantee that the the criminal won’t shoot the victim due to displeasure with the stolen property’s value, a desire to avoid being identified, or just out of a desire harm innocent people. Armed citizens, on the other hand, are often able to protect themselves, their colleagues, and their children against violent robbers.
On the other hand, armed citizens are in the best possible position to defend themselves and their loved ones. This armed barber shot an armed criminal who threatened his young child. This armed pet shop clerk shot an armed robber who threatened a fellow employee’s life. This armed pizza delivery man defended himself against a trio of robbers. This armed citizen stopped a bank robber, while this armed Israeli stopped a terrorist. This armed woman shot a rapist, while this armed woman shot a stalker that broke into her home. Even citizens who are illegally carrying guns have stopped bat-wielding racists and armed robbers. While it is true that not every crime could be prevented by an armed citizen, a great many crimes could be – and that is why I support the right of citizens to be armed for self defense purposes.