Veteran halts gas station robbery, WALB, Albany, Ga. 07/17/15
Army veteran Don Rogers was inside a gas station in Sycamore, Ga. when a robber armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. Rogers responded to the threat by drawing a pistol and firing at the thief, striking him twice and causing him to flee. The robber made it to a waiting getaway car, but a short distance later the thief and his accomplice stopped the car and called for medical attention. Police captured the pair a short time later.
Following the incident, Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester commented to a local media outlet, stating, “People are just sick of people running them up… And robbing, and stealing, and pillaging, and people are tired of it. These people that'll go out and do this kind of stuff need to realize- it ain't always gonna fare to their favor, just because they're a predator.” Rogers told the same outlet, “I was hoping nothing like this would ever happen, but I was glad I had my weapon with me.” Rogers added that he thinks every lawful gun owner should carry. (WALB, Albany, Ga. 07/17/15)
In Albuquerque, Another One of Those "Rare" Self-Defense Shootings
"Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes," claims the Violence Policy Center (VPC), led by longtime handgun-ban advocate Josh Sugarmann, formerly of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns.
However, that's something the anti-gun group probably would have a hard time convincing former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and husband Chuck de Caro to believe. Tuesday night, Russell and de Caro, both carry permit-holders, were attacked in their motel room during a robbery that turned into a gunfight.
The anti-gun Washington Post reports that as de Caro tried to reason with the robber, Russell handed her purse to her husband, with a handgun concealed inside, and when the robber opened fire, de Caro, an Army veteran, did so as well. "My husband returned fire," Russell said. "And he's a better shot." While de Caro was struck three times, the robber was killed.
Fortunately, De Caro, whom Russell called her "hero," is recovering from his wounds. The VPC? Perhaps not so easily. De Caro's and Russell's use of a firearm to stop a crime is just another example that should give pause to anyone inclined to think there's even a shred of truth in what the VPC says.
Write/type this list up on an index card, laminate it, and keep it in your wallet/purse. When the stress and adrenaline hits you. You won't remember this stuff in your head.
Five Points of a Shooting Aftermath
1. "Officer this man/woman attacked me"
2. "I will sign the complaint"
3. Point out evidence. Evidence being handgun, spent casing, knife, deadly object
4. Point out witnesses there. i.e. security cameras, people etc.
5. "Officer you will have my full cooperation within 24 hrs after speaking with an Attorney"*
*I added this cause some of you nuts don't believe this. Watch your attitude when speaking to the police and If the cop asks you for ID, just give it to him. This is a serious matter and now's not the time to scream and rant about the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.