“‘Leave these senior citizens alone,’ he said. ‘We ain’t playing. I’m serious. If they come knocking on my door, I got something for them.'” When barber Calvin Brown says he has something for them, he doesn’t mean the latest Roffler cut. A gentleman looking for money he hadn’t earned walked into Brown’s eponymous Columbus, Ohio tonsorial parlor Friday and demanded what was in the till. “Brown said he then hit the guy and shot him. The robbery suspect collapsed at a bank across the street from the shop. He was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital in stable condition.” Brown had armed himself after his store was knocked over about a year ago. Senior or not, he doesn’t seem to be someone to trifle with – news that’s probably making its way through the neighborhood.

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31 Responses to Defensive Gun Use of the Day: You Want What? Edition

  1. Boo-yah. Score still another for the good guys. Still another old fart, a recurring theme on these dgu’s, That ain’t playin’. No bystanders got hit and no dogs were shot in the process. Whaddya wanta bet he’s never been schooled by a HS/LD Operator either?

  2. Senior citizens deserve our respect, unfortunately they are targeted because of a perceived frailty and weakness. hopefully this will change some minds in that city

  3. Another perfectly nice young man stopped from doin his dirty job…

    OH, the humanity!

    Call up Bloomy & MAIG there’s another one of their innocent “Gun-Violence” victims bloody shirt to waive.

    Oh wait, nobody is buying it.

  4. I think Pharrell said it best, back in ’01:

    I got something chrome
    And I got it from home
    And it ain’t a microphone
    And I dare a motherf***** to come in my place
    It’s so real how I feel
    Cause this society, that makes a old guy wanna kill
    I’m just straight ill, ridin’ my jazzy down the streets
    While politicians is soundin’ like strippers to me
    They sayin’, but I don’t wanna hear it

  5. Home town goodness! Love it!

    My Dad’s barber got stuck up a couple times(not this guy). Good to see the profession fighting back.

    • As a stubborn resident of the South Parsons Avenue area I can certainly vouch for the ‘toughness’ of the Linden area. I congratulate Mr. Brown on his willingness to stay put.

  6. Years ago in the neighborhood were two old guys, one retired FBI and the other a Brit who had fought in the (shudder) Burma Campaign that drove the Japanese back to Japan. Vicious, hand to hand combat over much of the country, with no quarter. It was so horrifying that the Brits, known as historians and biographers, have published little about it.

    In any event, one day the FBI man noticed that the door of the Brit was ajar, so he went by to be neighborly. He went inside to see the Brit sitting on a chair opposite a home invader. Between them was a coffee table with a loaded and cocked handgun resting on it. The face of the Brit was dark and frightening looking. The young man, home invader, was a mess. Covered in sweat, he had been crying until he ran out of tears. His bladder and bowels had emptied while sitting there on the chair. He looked awful.

    Grasping that something terrible had happened, the FBI man called the police. They arrived promptly to find the young man rigid, unable to move or get up. They had to carry him out to arrest him. But what impressed the FBI man was the face of the Brit. He said it was like gazing into Hell itself.

  7. Next time they’ll know to come in, beat down the old man, then take his gun and the cash.

    Broadcasting this to the world only serves to train newer, smarter crooks.

    • So if every bad guy simply throws a beat down on their intended victim what’s the point in carrying a gun they are simply going to take when they’re done? Maybe all ccw carriers should not carry for fear of losing their gun to a bad guy well learned enough to blindside them.

      Or maybe guys like Calvin and all the other good guys can just up their situational awareness and not get blind sided.

      • As a Vietnam vet and a dues paying member of the over-the-hill gang I can assure you it’s no fun when these punks think I’m an easy mark. I may be older and bit slower, but I’m still faster than they are. At this time there are 4 of them sitting in Huntsville wondering what went wrong.

        • The Texas state pen? Must be an interesting story. Last time I was in Texas, the 70’s, the prison system was a scene right out of Cool Hand Luke, without the good looking actors.

    • Article sez the word is already out in the neighborhood.

      Maybe next time there will be a couple of old-school customers also packing…

      most of the old-timers in my small town barber shop are in there to get their familiar military-short trim… some Korea and VN vets, Marines…

      I’d be careful with my assumptions is all I am saying.

      • Those guys are Not To Be F^cked With. I don’t care how old they might seem. They are the hardest bastards on earth, and I bow to them.

    • Thugs are not going to chance this place if they know the owner is ready for them. And don’t be stupid and think he is the only one armed. Old guys are not to be screwed with, they will kill you as soon as look at you.

  8. Columbus, OH. The place of my upbringing. Nobody f*cks with anybody unless you f*ck with them first. Then they’ll f^ck with you HARD.

  9. Couldn’t understand why the barber wasn’t arrested and charged with at least attempted murder. Until I saw the video.

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