Sunday, January 22, 2012

"By Law and By the Constitution"

A Usual Suspect® got his ass blown away when he and a buddy tried to rob a Waffle House in Spartanburg, SC:

According to an incident report, two armed men entered the restaurant and tried to rob it. A customer in the Waffle House, who is a concealed weapon permit holder, was also armed with a handgun and attempted to hold the suspects at gunpoint until law enforcement could arrive, deputies said.

Deputies said one of the robbery suspects pointed his gun at the customer, and the customer then shot the man, who died on the scene.

"The gentlemen said it scared him. He thought he was gonna die, so he shot the armed robbery suspect," said Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright.

The incident follows Wright's recent encouragement to citizens to get concealed weapons permits and to arm themselves against criminals.

"This guy defended his life and the life of others at the Waffle House by law and by the Constitution. We will not be charging this gentleman," Wright said.

So there ya go. We're often told by the Brady Bunch and other gun-haters that this scenario is so unlikely to happen that it doesn't justify people being allowed to carry firearms. Well, the reason it's so unlikely is because it was illegal for so long that people got out of the habit of self-reliance in those situations. As more and more CCW's are issued, the more often this scenario will repeat.

Double-tapped his sorry ass, too. One in the chest, one in the head. There'll be wailin' and cryin' at the A.M.E. Zion, I can tell you that.

update: The other robber has been caught.

h/t Cedar Posts & Barbwire Fences.

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