Posts Tagged ‘Shop’

postheadericon “Customer” Creates Instant Gun Shop Robbery With Magazine From Home

LADSON, NC — A man visiting a pawn shop in North Carolina gave store employees the day of their life in August of last year when they failed to pay attention to him just long enough for him to slide a loaded magazine into a rifle that the store was offering for sale.

It’s pretty bad gun seller form.

As AGG reports:

Gregory Franklin Westfall entered Big Buck’s Pawn Shop on College Park Road in Ladson, North Carolina and asked to see an AR-15. After a brief conversation with an employee, Westfall drew a loaded magazine from his back pocket and inserted it into the rifle.

The 36-year-old appeared mentally disturbed as he spoke with the employee saying that Russians had “contacted him about 9/11.” The customer-turned-robber then chambered a round and began retreating toward the front door. The employee drew his own handgun and opened fire from concealment as Westfall fled the building.

Two armed employees can be seen moving toward the front door before Westfall fired multiple shots through the adjacent window.

Take a look at the security footage below, as provided by Active Self Protection:

According to CBS News, Westfall was later caught in the woods where he was still carrying the AR-15 as well as ballistic armor.

It’s a small wonder that this doesn’t happen more often, with the way some people fail to take proper precautions when selling firearms.

As we in the firearms community always say — you have to treat every firearm as though it was loaded. When you work in a shop that sells guns, that involves not letting a man hold one of your store’s firearms unsupervised.

Of course, when you go to a gun show and they insist on zip tying the action open — this is exactly what they’re working to avoid, among other things.

Stay safe out there folks, and stay smart.

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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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