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You Stopped Mass Murder- February Report

February 25, 2016
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Ordinary citizens like you stopped mass murder.  Mass murder is defined as four or more victims killed in the same event.  Many people were at risk in the stories this month.  You saved lives until the police could come and make the arrest.  You did it, and the media never gave you credit.  Let me say, “Thank you!”

Here are a few of the news stories since I reported in mid-January.

 

Anchorage 5th ave mall

You saved lives in a shopping mall.  22 year old Matthew Willhite was carrying his handgun concealed as he does every day.  This day he was with his girlfriend as she went shopping in a local mall in Anchorage, Alaska.  It was an ordinary day.. until a mall security guard approached another man and told him to stop.  The man was being detained for shoplifting.  The shoplifter was armed, and the shoplifter drew his gun and pointed it at the security guard.  The guard pushed the gun away and the two men struggled.

Matthew Willhite heard the security guard yell “Gun, gun, gun!” and then yell for help.  Willhite pulled his own firearm and pointed it at the armed thief.  Willhite said “that I had a gun and he should drop it, and he eventually saw (the 45).  Once he dropped (his) gun, the security officer handed it to me, so I kicked it behind me and kept (my gun) on him until the security officers put handcuffs on him.”  Willhite said he had his gun at “an angle where he could see me, but nobody else (behind him) was going to get hurt.”

Some critics would say this example shouldn’t count as armed defense because Matthew didn’t fire his gun.  Honest armed civilians use their legally owned firearms thousands of times a day in self-defense.  Fortunately, few of them are forced to press the trigger.

 

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You saved lives in a convenience store.  This incident started with a loud bang.  The robber stepped past the customers standing in line and started shooting.  The store owner and another employee grabbed guns that were hidden behind the counter at Snappy’s Convenience Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida.   The owner and employee fired back .. several times.  The store owner’s gun jammed.  By the time he secured a third gun that he had hidden behind the counter, the thief was down and out of the fight.

Surveillance video confirms the owner’s story.  Both victims were shooting.  The thief had a criminal history of drug trafficking and was out of jail on probation.

This was the third time the store owner faced an attempted armed robbery.  This was the third time they fought back and prevailed.

 

012516_barberYou saved lives in a barbershop.  Two masked and armed criminals pushed their way into a crowded Columbia, South Carolina barbershop.  One of the robbers carried a long gun and the other had a handgun.  The robbers told the men, women and children in the shop that they were going to die if they didn’t do as they were told.   The two thugs told the customers to put their hands up, and one by one, to empty their pockets.  Fortunately, two of the victims had concealed carry permits.. and they were armed.  The barber told the thief that his money was on a shelf behind the barber chair.  When the robber turned, the barber and another store customer started shooting.  Their shots struck one of the robbers several times.

The two criminals ran from the barbershop. One escaped, while the other dropped to the street.   None of the customers or employees in the barbershop were injured.

Progressive politicians propose more and more regulations to disarm honest citizens.  Those politicians say we would be safer if the entire United States was declared as a gun-free zone.  These politicians ignore that the vast majority of mass murders in the United States are committed in gun free zones where honest civilians are disarmed.  In Europe, all the mass murders occurred in gun free zones.  So I ask you, why should we want to be like Europe?

Here in the US, I trust my neighbors to keep us safe.  Neighbors just like you.
~_~_

Photos from the Anchorage Dispatch, WPTV, and Fox News.
I gave you 700 words.  Please like, rate, share or comment.
Rob

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2016 11:14 am

    It all comes down to how someone sees the world around them. If they see all those anonymous people out there as nascent criminals just looking for their next ‘score’, they’ll (naturally) flinch at the sight of a gun

    But for those who see the rest of humanity as a sea of mostly good people just trying to do their best as they go about their business, they’ll probably not be bothered because the woman next to them is armed.

    My view is that good people outnumber bad people by a wide margin: 100-to-1 is the bare minimum I would admit as an estimate; it’s probably more like 500-to-1. I wouldn’t be bothered if -everyone- had a gun because I don’t believe any but the smallest fraction of them will ever present a threat to me or mine, and when they do, I expect I’ll have lots of help defending against unlawful activity.

    Thanks for pointing out these examples of “never happen” incidents for the benefit of those Demanding Moms 😉

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  2. Robert Krause permalink
    February 27, 2016 7:32 pm

    Rob, Send your story to every Democrat in Washington.

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  3. Greg Tag permalink
    March 1, 2016 8:50 pm

    Rob

    I appreciate your coverage.

    One request- please do not refer to armed bad guys with the term ” thief”. Theft is non violent and non contact . When the bad guy introduces force or violence or the threat of force or violence they become a ” robber”.

    What’s The big deal?

    Thieves generally cannot have deadly force used against them. A ” robber” on the other hand , can have deadly force used against him, in most jurisdictions. Of course different states have local variations.

    In Texas, Penal Code Chapter 9.32 is quite explicit – robbers can be shot , and the action is presumed to be reasonable. Robbery is a dangerous business in Texas.

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  4. March 6, 2016 1:55 pm

    One of my favorite articles every month! Keep us informed Rob!

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