Imagine it’s a Saturday morning, and you need to go to the local auto parts store to pick up oil and filter so you can change the oil in your wife’s car. Sure you rather be fishing or even at a local range, but when the honey-do list is set, there is no way around it. You arrive at the store, and get the filter and oil simply standing in line when a wood-be masked robber comes in wielding a .357 magnum revolver, demanding cash. Another customer responds by taking his legally concealed firearm, shots were fired. A window was shot, and the would-be robber is wounded in the leg. The robber is stumbles out into the parking lot, where the police later catch up with him.
How would you respond to this situation? Would you thank the customer that was legally carrying concealed, or would you publicly belittle his actions?
The reason behind the questioning is that this is exactly what happened Indianapolis, Indiana on this past Saturday. Some customers that just left the store are taking this opportunity to put down the actions of this hero. The term hero isn’t used lightly either, accounts speak to the reaction of the customer, protecting his and countless others lives including the employees of the store as well as the customers inside the store.
To the customer that is quoted as saying, “I think it’s terrible, I really do. I don’t think people should be allowed to carry guns.”
That customer should be reminded of how long it took the police to respond, “When seconds count, police are only minutes away.” That isn’t a poke at any law enforcement; it’s just a fact that they can’t be everywhere. That’s why our forefathers of this country included an amendment to protect others and ourselves in times like these.
Here are a few links to more information to the story: