Posts Tagged ‘Convenience’

postheadericon Keyless convenience or security risk? Car theft in action

Exactly how does the attack work and is it expensive to create? The attack, while seeming to be technology voodoo, is actually rather simple. It requires a transmitting relay near the key and a second relay near the car to receive the relayed signals and mimic the key.

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postheadericon Convenience Store Clerk Shoots An Armed Robber After Robber Sets Gun On Counter

LAVEEN, ARIZONA — When a 17-year-old armed robber entered a convenience store outside Phoenix, he probably counted too heavily on his gun doing the talking for him. Fortunately for the clerk had an opportunity to draw his own gun when the robber set the gun down on the counter.

According to ABC 15 Arizona News, the convenience store clerk drew his gun and shot the teenager. The robber ran from the store but was found near the location by police. They got him to a hospital where he is expected to recover and face charges.

Police believe the teen involved in the incident has no prior criminal history and this may have been his first go-round. Hopefully, surviving the experience will teach him that adult decisions carry adult consequences. Threatening a man’s life over a few hundred dollars in cash isn’t worth throwing your life away. That’s what I hope he gets from this encounter. If he doesn’t, I’m sad to say the prognosis for the long term isn’t so good.

As for the clerk, he did what he had to do to defend himself. You can’t take a gun pointed in your face by an armed robber as anything less than a direct threat upon your life.

There’s a term I keep hearing tossed around. It’s called “self-correcting behavior”. It’s a dark term referring to the fact that when idiots do dumb, illegal things, they either learn or they don’t get to be around long enough to be a threat to anyone else.

Every time I report on a story where a teenager steals a gun to go rob a person or break into a person’s home, I hope he lives long enough to learn the error of his ways. But, for the man with that gun pointed in his face, his choice is to live.

The clerk probably wasn’t expecting the robber to put his gun on the counter. When that happens, though, it’s maybe the only opportunity a law-abiding gun owner has to turn the tables.

I’d much rather the guy defending his life win the fight than the bad guy. It only happens if we carry every single day — on the job, at home, and anywhere else legally possible.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Fast Acting Convenience Store Clerk Saves Own Life By Taking Robber’s Instead

ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA — When an armed suspect entered a convenience store, one concealed carrier knew he had seconds to determine if he was friend or foe. The clerk, who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, saw a man park in front of the store and leave his car running, he suspected something nefarious was brewing. By the time the suspected robber revealed he had a loaded handgun, the clerk drew his pistol and shot him center mass.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased has been identified as 29-year-old William Kyle Smith. The incident was captured by video surveillance at the scene but has not been released to the general public. The clerk had his name withheld from the story on account of his lawful use of a handgun in protecting himself and stopping the commission of a violent felony.

This happens only two weeks from an internet cafe clerk having to use deadly force to protect himself from an armed robber and nearly two months from another incident at a gas station nearby. In that incident, both the clerk and the suspect were shot.

Concealed carriers — and especially clerks working behind the counter — in the state of Florida seem to need that everyday carry gun more and more.

In this particular case, the clerk is not expected to be charged with any crime but the gas station’s management has withheld comment.

This is an increasing reality of life or death situations. Small clues, such as a man quickly pulling up in his car and jumping out with a gun, only give us mere seconds to respond.

Believe it or not, that’s not a lot to go on when you’re contemplating whether or not you need to use deadly force to protect yourself. One thing is for certain, this clerk refused to be a victim.

That only happens when the concealed carrier makes a conscious decision to carry everyday, everywhere legally possible. At a place like a convenience store, it just makes sense to protect yourself and those around you. This guy did it right. While we hope no one else will need to, we know it’s going to happen.

Why not prepare for it? Carry concealed everyday.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Convenience Store Employee Stops Armed Robber In His Tracks

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OHIO — An armed, masked robber entered a convenience store at approximately 10:30 p.m. and pointed his gun at the employee working behind the counter. Thankfully, the employee had a gun of his own.

Unfortunately, in his haste, he tripped and fell behind the counter, firing a single shot into the ceiling. According to police statements, the only other employee working was in the back with his headphones in. He didn’t even come out to see what happened.


The thief, though, realized he was dealing with an armed — albeit clumsy — employee. He beat feet and didn’t steal a single thing. Witness testimony helped identify a possible suspect in the area but the thief managed to evade police on foot.

No one was hurt according to

That thief knew when to cut his losses. He was likely hoping to hit fast, grab some money and merchandise, and flee the area before anything could snag. He didn’t count on an armed employee willing to defend himself.

It could have been a lot worse for that thief. Methinks he may have a change of heart as to his favorite profession after this close call.

As for the employee that fired the gun, we’re absolutely positive that guy is going to appreciate his decision to carry while at work.

And for the guy sitting in the back with his headphones in? That guy needs to hit the unemployment line pronto. A complete lack of situational awareness could have cost him his coworker’s life. Albeit, perhaps he never valued it that much to begin with, but that’s still a woeful disregard for the well being of both himself and his colleague.

In conclusion, one night, one crazy sequence of events, and the result was no one hurt, no one jailed, and no one immediately fired. In so many ways, this could have ended completely differently — but we all understand that it’s because one person decided to not be a victim that this story ended this well.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Suspect Fatally Shot By 23-Year-Old Woman During Robbery Near Convenience Store

GLENDALE, ARIZONA — A 23-year-old woman probably didn’t expect to ever have to use her self-defense gun to protect her own life. Thankfully, she carried it anyway — and used it to save her life from an armed robber.

According to FOX 10 Phoenix, 27-year-old Frank Taylor drew his gun and pointed it squarely at her head while she was seated in the driver’s seat of her car outside a Circle K convenience store. Knowing her life was in direct jeopardy, she drew her pistol from a hip holster and fired one shot into Taylor. Taylor collapsed. By the time emergency services got him to the hospital, he was dead.

This was fast thinking on her part. With a gun already pointed at you, there’s no safe option. However, when both choices include victimization, any chance at self-defense is a good bet.

This is why we carry everyday, folks. Because statistically, the chances of this ever happening to us, our mother, sons, daughters, or significant other is small. But the only time statistics get tabulated is after a crime takes place. Personally, I’d rather not wait to get tabulated into those statistics. This woman didn’t, either.

Training, situational awareness, and being prepared to commit to defending your life — that’s how people get through these situations. It’s a battle of will. In Taylor’s case, he picked the wrong soft target.

And that brings us to a next piece — how do you think criminals choose their victims?

In a world occupied by predators and prey, a predator will almost always select what he believes to be the easiest meal. When injuries get treated in hospitals and failure usually results in prison time, criminals don’t have a lot to lose in these violent crime scenarios. They stand to get everything and lose practically nothing.

Well, this woman wasn’t about to be an easy target for anyone. She did a great job reacting to the situation and undoubtedly did what she had to do to stay alive.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Public Wi-Fi: Convenience trumps risks

In the rush for convenience, we have overlooked security when it comes to public Wi-Fi. And, as this feature investigates, there are plenty of dangers.

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