Like many urban areas in the U.S., Philadelphia, thanks in part to it’s Soros-funded prosecutor who refuses to prosecute many crimes that are on the books, has a serious crime problem. Carjackings have become commonplace and more and more good people have decided to arm themselves for protection. Early Thursday evening, a man ran up to a pizza delivery guy and demanded his car at gunpoint.
The licensed good guy andswered him…ballistically. By the time the robber hit the ground, he had six new leaky holes he hadn’t started the day with. The victim of the attempted carjacking then drove away and called police.
Meanwhile, two of the would-be 23-year-old carjacker’s accomplices took him to the hospital in critical condition.
It happened around 7:38 p.m. when the 39-year-old delivery driver was dropping off food on the 3300 block of H Street in the city’s Kensington section.
“I was just remodeling my kitchen and talking to my son, and he was about to come out the door, and as soon as he went to open the door- that’s when we heard the shots,” neighbor Eric Howard told Action News.
Police say the delivery driver was approached by a 23-year-old man who pointed a gun at the male victim and demanded he get out of the car.
“The driver of that car- when he saw that this male was pointing a gun at him, demanding that he get out of the vehicle – brandished his own firearm, which he was legally allowed to carry,” said Philadelphia Police Inspector DF Pace.
The victim, who police say has a license to carry, grabbed his own gun and shot the suspect six times.
While Chicago still seems like an odds-on favorite to retain its Murder City, USA title, Philly seems to by vying for the American city with the most defensive gun uses this year. That probably has much to do with Pennsylvania’s much less restrictive gun control laws.
With over 100 carjackings in the first two weeks of the year, there seem like lots of opportunity for Philadelphia’s good guys to fight back.