As reported, a utility worker in St. Louis, MO used his gun to stop an armed robber.
Police say that three employees of a utility company were working near the intersection of Lynncrest and Crown Point in St. Louis, MO when a robber who was armed with a gun approached and demanded their belongings, before taking two of the employees’ wallets. One of the employees was reportedly able to grab his own gun and shot the robber in the once in the chest, ending the robbery. The suspect reportedly died from his wounds and no injuries to the utility workers were reported.
Once again, gun ownership has allowed a law abiding person who was going about their peaceful business to defend themselves from unprovoked and violent attack. Had this employee of the utility company not been armed, he could have been harmed by the robbers for not having enough money to steal, or perhaps just because the robbers felt like harming someone that day. Make no mistake about it – robbery is a violent crime against a person’s body and life, not just a taking of property. As such, robbery victims are legally and morally entitled to defend themselves with deadly force.