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postheadericon [VIDEO] Employee And Thug Exchange Gunfire In Smoke Shop Robbery Attempt

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — A store clerk was shot in the arm during a gunfire exchange with a masked robber, and the clerk’s being armed likely saved his life.

In a world where some people will do anything to get some money, it’s only fair –and right– to arm ourselves against them.

The story goes as follows;

Authorities said a man wearing a mask entered the Smoke 4 Less shop on Avondale Drive at about 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 and fired a shot at an employee, who returned fire.

The employee sustained a gunshot wound to his arm, and the man fled without taking anything.

About 30 minutes later, police officers responded to an armed robbery at a Hardees at 4607 South Alston Avenue in which a man with a gun entered the restaurant and demanded money, authorities said.

It isn’t known whether the same person was responsible for both incidents, but I don’t believe in coincidence. It’s very likely that the same person is to blame, and lends more credit to the fact that he was desperate to get money from someone… somewhere.

After being in one gun battle, he had some pretty fearless actions as far as going to another location. It’s this determination that warrants the need for more armed citizens.

There was no mention on the clerk’s condition, but we hope that he makes a full recovery from his injuries.

As a side note, it appears in the video that the clerk needed to rack the slide to chamber a round. Whether it was a malfunction or not may never be known, but it’s a good exercise to see if you’d be ready to rack the slide in a stressful situation. Some will fumble, some will fail, and others will make the action happen as smooth as butter.

It’s part luck, but mostly training.

It also appears that the clerk saw the danger coming and had the firearm in-hand before the thug entered the shop door. That’s important right there, as he seems to have been aware of what was about to happen.

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postheadericon Gas Station Employee Shoots At Smash-And-Grab Thugs

CLEVELAND, OH — A man working at a 24-hour gas station in Cleveland, Ohio, had the shock of his life when a group of thugs attempted a smash-and-grab at the ATM in the gas station.

As Cleveland.com reports:

The incident happened about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marathon gas station on Lorain Avenue at Fulton Place.

Employee, Ala Allan, 31, said his brother, Ahmed Allan, was working at their father’s gas station when two vans pulled into the parking lot.

One van tried twice to smash through the front doors and into the ATM, Allan said. The impact caused the door to splinter.

Ahmed Allan is a conceal-carry permit holder, according to his brother. He grabbed his gun and confronted the suspects.

Ala Allan said his brother fired four shots at the two men. One man ran away and the other drove away in the other van, Allan said.

Police have not said if they have made any arrests.”

Although having a van smash into your place of work is extremely unlikely to happen for most of us (or at least, I hope so), there are still some extremely valuable lessons to be learned from Ahmed Allan.

1. This guy was carrying at work.

I know this is not an option for everyone, but if you can do it, do it. Every day.

2. Never let at attack shock you.

In an ideal world, attacks wouldn’t surprise us either, but that just isn’t a realistic expectation. But if, say, a van comes careening into your store, don’t panic, get thinking.

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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.

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postheadericon Armed Robber Shot By Armed Nail Salon Employee

LITHIA SPRINGS, GEORGIA — Two armed robbers attempted to stick up a nail salon only to discover a bit too late that one of the employees was also armed. One of the robbers was shot in an exchange of gunfire and the other is believed to have fled the scene.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the robber that was hit was taken to a nearby medical center for treatment. He will be charged after he gets out… If he gets out. As for the people in the nail salon, nobody was hurt.

This is what happens when bad guys forget that people have a right to defend themselves. See, when people have the option of fighting back, they seem pretty interested in taking that route. It’s almost like nobody enjoys being a victim of a violent crime. Crazy, right?

That’s why we carry every day, everywhere we legally are able. Whether it’s defending ourselves at our place of work, home, or just out in town, a gun certainly comes in handy.

For those that may not be familiar with the area, Lithia Springs is about 40 minutes outside Atlanta. It’s not a terribly dangerous place, normally, but there is some isolated crime that keeps happening. Atlanta, itself, is a different animal entirely and can’t even be arguably compared to Decatur, its next door neighbor. It doesn’t matter where you are, though, Georgia gun laws are extremely permissible. Outside of college campuses and a few other places, concealed carriers can move around pretty unobstructed. And Georgia loves its gun rights. It reciprocates its concealed carry agreement with 31 other states as of the time of this article.

So, if you want to visit Georgia, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll acknowledge your right to carry a handgun so long as you’re not otherwise legally prohibited from doing so. And, may we just add, it’s a great place to go hunting once you get well outside city limits. Ducks, in particular. The deer are alright once you start heading up towards the Appalachian Mountains. And trout and bass fishing is a big thing on any of Georgia’s major streams and lakes up towards Kennesaw.

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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.

Fired.

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 Cleveland.com.

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.

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postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] Walmart Employee Shoots Armed Robber In Parking Lot

SUNRISE, FLORIDA — Starting his shift at 4 a.m., one concealed carrier was expecting his day to go like any other. Unfortunately, some armed robber staking out the parking lot decided to put a gun in his face while he was still seated in his car.

“Somebody tried to rob him, and I guess he just defended himself,” said a co-worker to News 7 Miami.

According to eyewitness accounts, the Walmart employee got out his own gun and opened fire on the suspect. The armed robber died at the scene.

“There’s just too much going on,” said nearby resident, Brigitte. “It’s wonderful that he could protect himself, otherwise he’d be the one behind the tarp.”

The armed robber was described as being just a teenager, but as we’ve already seen in other cases — teenagers who think violence is a tool to get what they want may be in for a big surprise.

Police confirmed that the employee who defended himself had a valid permit to carry concealed. Faced with a life-or-death situation, he moved very quickly to resolve the situation judiciously.

He faces no charges and his family is reportedly elated that he survived the encounter.

“They said it was the other person, but when I woke up and heard about it, I was crying because, I mean, my brother is all I got and my kids,” said his sister. “But I’m sorry to hear what happened to the victim, but my brother works hard, he works hard to take care of him and his child.”

The man knew what he had to do in order to survive. He knew he had to fight. It’s something no one wants to face but when the choices are getting killed by some punk teenager in the parking lot or going home to see your own child, the choice is simple.

Popular culture and media promotes the idea to children that you can be a real tough guy if you steal a gun and use it to rob people and threaten their lives. The reality is that people caught up to that trend awhile ago. If you’re too dumb to look around and see people are acting more and more defensive when they go places, you’re in for a real bad time.

Robbing a man in the early morning darkness, you best be certain you’re doing it in a state that outlaws guns. In a state like Florida, however, your best bet is to find a new career path. Maybe, yanno, work a few shifts at Walmart.

Another life cut short because the boy was too dumb and too violent. Better him than the man who just wants to get home to see his kid after a long day at work.

Law-abiding concealed carrier: 1

Dumb criminal: 0

Case closed. Carry everyday, everywhere legally permissible.

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postheadericon “I Don’t Think You’re Going To Get That Money Today”: Salon Employee Pulls Gun On Would-Be Robber

DAYTON, OHIO — One salon owner wasn’t willing to give up her hard earned money without a fight. That’s the story coming out of Dayton after an attempted robbery was stopped by one woman with a gun. Dayton police are alleging that the robber in question may have been responsible for a string of other robberies in the nearby area. However, his string of crime definitely got stopped cold in its tracks.

According to NBC 4 (WCMH), the suspect entered the salon and pretended to want to purchase a ring. When one of the store owners went to ring him up, he demanded all her money.

“As soon as [my girlfriend] opened the drawer he said, ‘I don’t want any trouble, just give me all the money,’” Hoblit said. “At that point my girlfriend’s instincts kicked in and we had a pistol underneath and she grabbed the pistol, pointed it right at his face and said, ‘I don’t think you’re going to get that money today.’”

It’s a situation that small business owners are faced with all too regularly: your money or your well being. Both are valuable. But for many business owners, they can’t afford to lose their money every single time some thug decides to knock them off. That’s why they’re increasingly relying upon their own method of protection: arming up.

“She was really upset,” Hoblit said. “But she’s not going to give up our money. This is our season. We’re a small family business. This is what we live off of and she’s not going to give that up.”

The robber managed to get away but between several other corroborating reports from other previously hit establishments, a general description of the man and the vehicle he used to escape in has been released. Dayton police are hot on his trail. In the meantime, staying responsibly armed and carrying every day — especially into your own business — is essential.

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postheadericon Armed Robber’s Plan Goes Wrong When Employee Snatches Gun From Bad Guy; Why It’s Best To Have Your Own Gun

CLEVELAND, OHIO — A group of armed thugs had the tables turned while they attempted to rob a MetroPCS store, when the store employee they were trying to rob grabbed the gun from one of the robbers.

The men walked in and asked how much a hoverboard on display cost, police said.

An employee behind the counter told them the device cost $ 800, and one of the men pulled a gun and said “give me everything you got,” according to police.

That’s when the employee quickly reached over and grabbed the gun, snatching it from the man and pointing it in their direction. As you can imagine, this sent the three thugs running for safety.

Hopefully, this employee will look down the road of self-defense and get himself a firearm in case something like this were to happen again. Relying on the bad guy’s gun isn’t the best solution, but in this case it worked out.

As for the thugs, what a bunch of wimps. If you’re going to play ‘hardened criminal’, you look like a ***** when you run from your own gun. Just sayin’.

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postheadericon Ofcom experiences major data breach thanks to former employee

The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom is investigating would could be the biggest data breach in its history. The incident was caused internally – former employee had been surreptitiously gathering data over a six-year period.

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postheadericon Former Universal Studios Employee Sues After Losing Job Over Gun In Vehicle

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Florida law states that an employee of any company (with the exception of schools and prisons) with a valid concealed carry permit is authorized to keep their firearm stored in their car while in a company parking … Continue reading
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