Four armed robbers, who were possible suspects in an earlier armed robbery of a gas station, decided to increase their wealth by entering EJ’s Place in Houston, TX. They were stopped by a patron who often stays late to safely accompany female bartenders to their cars. Continue reading
Dondi DeCosta picked on the wrong person when he threatened William Lawler near a Pathmark in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. When DeCosta threatened to cut up Lawler and his girlfriend with a 13-inch knife, Lawler unholstered his 9 mm Glock and held it be his side. Continue reading
On Monday, September 22nd, three masked and armed robbers entered a gas station in Canton, Ohio, intent on robbing the place. They should have chosen another place. During the robbery attempt there was a shootout which was their second mistake.
The clerk stopped the robbery and was shot in the legs. Two of the robbers were found dead outside the store while the third one was still missing. The two dead robbers had previous convictions and one of them was a felon in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Once again, a good guy with a gun stops the bad guys.
Alton Nolen, who goes by the name of Jah’Keem Yisrael after his conversion to the Islam faith, was known at his job as a person who tried to convert other people to Islam. He also advocated stoning women for various offences. He was recently fired from his job at Vaughan Foods, returned to work with a knife and beheaded a woman employee.
He started stabbing a second woman when Mark Vaughan took his firearm and shot Alton three times, stopping the horrific attack. If it were not for Mark’s bravery, there is no guess as to how many more women Alton could have beheaded.
Alton was taken to the hospital and will be arrested and charged once he regains consciousness. His Facebook page had pictures of jihadists and he had written pro-terrorist statements on his account. Police have called this workplace violence, but the FBI is investigating.
Once again, a good guy with a gun has managed to limit the number of deaths in a brutal attack. The woman who was stabbed was expected to recover as of this writing.
On August 7th, at 4:30 in the morning, Paige Ham heard noises outside her home in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She decided to see if anyone was stealing her belongings. A roommate dialed 911 and then Paige went outside with her firearm.
Chris Brogden stormed out of her shed towards her and she fired in self-defense. After the police arrived, the perp was taken to the hospital. When he is released he will be looking at burglary charges.
Once again, a good woman with a gun saved herself from harm. This proves that a firearm can save you from harm or even save your life. It also proves that dialing 911 (even before an encounter with a criminal) allows the police only to pick up the criminal after they have been stopped.
The good news is that Paige will not be charged.
On Saturday, March 22nd, Jamail Koroma thought he found some easy prey he could rob in the bowels of DART, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit underground. He was correct about his target, a woman all alone. He threatened the woman with a gun and ordered her to give him her bag. They briefly struggled and the robber got his hands on her cash. Continue reading
Someone picked the wrong store to rob. The would-be robber was shot by a clerk on February 9th as he attempted the holdup. The clerk shot the perp several times.
It appears someone drove the criminal to the hospital, where he was arrested. The owner of the Stop and Gone market told ABC 13 Eyewitness News “It is dangerous. Even in your home it is dangerous, you can’t even go to your home nowadays.”
He entered the store brandishing a handgun and threatened the store manager and his employees. The manager ran to a back room despite the orders from Demarcus to stop or be shot. The manager was able to retrieve his firearm and came back to the showroom. Continue reading
Shortly before midnight, in the evening of September 4th three armed men broke into a Lodi Avenue home in San Mateo. A gunfight ensued and one of the five people who were at the home protected the residents by returning fire. Continue reading
On Sunday evening, August 4th, at 7 pm, two armed robbers approached a man who was washing his car at his Buffalo, New York home. While they were robbing the homeowner, they missed seeing the NRA decal on the car’s rear window. They also underestimated their victim – after all, this is New York State and very few people are armed. Continue reading