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postheadericon Shopkeeper Critically Injured In Gun Fight With Armed Robber

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — Late on Thursday night, an armed robber entered an auto shop and attempted to rob the owner at gun point. The owner pulled out his own gun and the two exchanged rounds. During the exchange of gunfire, the owner was hit twice and taken to a hospital in serious condition. The armed robber fled and it is unknown the extent of his injuries.

According to ABC News Channel 13, the owner is believed to be recovering from his wounds. Police are still on the look out for the armed robber.

As a business owner, it has to be especially hard to see your life’s work jeopardized in an instant because some criminal thinks he can take it. Tools, equipment, and most of all — your own life — are all up for grabs when a bad guy walks in the door.

This owner was injured and that is a shame. However, it’s a chance any person takes when he tries to defend himself. It shouldn’t mean we stop trying. If anything, after this man recovers, he’ll probably be more emboldened in his self defense.

Surviving failure is important. Learning from that failure to lessen the chances of it happening again is how we improve.

After a long day’s work, the senses are dulled. The mind and body are both tired. Having to push those things aside to maintain situational awareness takes exceptional discipline and self-awareness. That’s our first tool — our mind. A gun without a mind to use it properly is useless.

If anything, let this be a stark reminder to all those hard workers out there. Just because the end of the day has arrived, it doesn’t mean we throw our guard down. Situational awareness is the one key factor that can tip us off to a threat before that threat is upon us. What we can’t see, we can’t react to. Worse, we’re left in a truly horrible situation of needing to react and, instead, staring down the barrel of a bad guy’s gun.

Don’t be disheartened when a law-abiding citizen gets injured defending his life and his life’s work. It should be a reminder that we’re never ever at the top of our training and ability. That only comes through continuous, ardent practice.

I hope the owner makes a swift recovery. Carry everyday, everywhere.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Subway Employee Shoots, Critically Injures Armed Robber In Broad Daylight Attempted Robbery

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — A Subway sandwich artist successfully defended himself and others within a franchise location when he shot an armed robber. The armed robber is in critical condition and two other suspects connected with the case have also been arrested.

via Pittsburgh Action News 4

The worker “apparently felt threatened for him and the other employee in the store and shot the actor at least once,” Public Safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said.

The armed robber came in during breakfast hours and demanded money from the employee. The employee, a legally licensed concealed carrier, pulled his own gun and shot the man at least once before the man turned and fled the location. Police arrived at the location and tracked down the suspected robber to a vehicle and a residence. Both the robber and two other people were apprehended in connection to the crime.

The robber is currently in critical condition in a nearby hospital. He was dropped off by a driver in a private vehicle. Once he recovers, he will likely be charged with the attempted armed robbery of that Subway location.

“We received information that the vehicle involved may possibly be parked in front of a residence on Lovitt Way here on the North Side,” Schaffer said. “For the safety of the officers and for the community, we called out SWAT. They were able to get two residents out of one of the houses on Lovitt Way, and they were taken into custody.”

So the bad guy gets dropped off at the hospital and the driver somehow thinks he or she is just going to drive off without any repercussions. That doesn’t work so well when the person you’re dropping off is fading in and out of consciousness due to a gunshot wound.

As for the employee, he had moments to decide whether him and his fellow employee were going to be passive victims or if he was going to try to defend himself. He thankfully did and survived to tell the story.

Because the case looks like a pretty clear self-defensive gun use situation, police are not expected to press charges against the Subway employee. The neighborhood where the crime occurred is generally considered to be a quiet area of the city. Customers were caught off guard by the robbery attempt.

If anything, this Subway location is one place robbers should probably steer clear of.

This is yet another example of a law-abiding citizen who was willing to defend himself and others by using a concealed handgun. It doesn’t matter if you’re an employee at Subway or the largest restaurant in Pittsburgh — your life is worth it. Thugs don’t care but, at the end of the day, you should.

That’s why we keep promoting responsible, everyday concealed carry. We never know when bad guys show up but we certainly know how we want to leave — alive.

Concealed Nation

postheadericon Critically acclaimed ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ launches worldwide with global celebration

REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 27, 2015 — “Halo 5: Guardians,” the latest addition to Microsoft’s $ 4.6 billion “Halo” sci-fi franchise, launched worldwide on Tuesday. Fans tuned in to YouTube Gaming yesterday to take part in “Halo 5: Live,” a one-of-a-kind live broadcast celebration spanning multiple continents with exclusive gameplay reveals, celebrity appearances, international events and more. The six-hour event drew views worldwide, as fans came together to experience what makes “Halo” truly special.

“‘Halo 5: Guardians’ is the culmination of more than three years of hard work, passion and dedication, and we could not be more excited to celebrate with our fans,” said Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president, head of 343 Industries. “Last night, Halo Nation came together from around the world like never before, and we are thrilled to see fans jumping into the most ambitious game we’ve ever launched.”

The excitement reached a fever pitch last night as #Halo5Live was shared by fans around the world on Twitter. Some of the most-watched moments of the “Halo 5: Live” broadcast, as well as other key celebrations, included these:

  • The world premiere of “Halo: The Fall of Reach,” a new animated series centered on the dramatic origin story of the SPARTAN program.
  • Microsoft store fan destinations in Microsoft on Fifth Ave. and 53rd St. (New York City), Microsoft at Westfield Century City (Los Angeles) and Microsoft at University Village (Seattle), with appearances by 343 Industries, the world’s best “Halo” cosplayers, some of the biggest celebrity voices behind “Halo” characters and more.
  • London players converging on The Roundhouse event venue for a friendly eSports competition with top YouTubers and celebrities.
  • An Xbox roundtable with actor Nathan Fillion, the voice of Spartan Buck, and the creative minds at 343 Industries.
  • A fan in Finland setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for longest video game marathon on a “Halo” game.
  • Interviews with actors Scott Porter, Jack Falahee and musician Chris Daughtry.

“Halo 5: Guardians” is available now for $ 59.99 (ERP) at more than 110 Microsoft stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico,, as well as other major U.S. retailers and via digital download. A sample list of participating retailers can be found at

To relive the launch day excitement, fans can watch video on demand of “Halo 5: Live” through YouTube at Photos and video from global launch events can be viewed at

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