On Monday afternoon, two 22-year-old men, one of whom was armed with a rifle, attempted to procure some free drugs from a Princess Anne, Maryland pharmacy at gunpoint. The pharmacy’s owner, Wasim Amir, was in his office at the back of the store when he heard the commotion. Although he had directed his employees to comply with robbers for their own safety, he walked out with a revolver in his hand to confront the suspects and protect the people in his store.
“The man with the rifle ordered everyone down on the ground,” Amir told reporters, “including one customer, a woman, who happened to be in the store.”
The armed robber pointed his rifle at Amir, but when he realized Amir was armed, he didn’t shoot.
“When he saw my revolver,” said Amir, “he yelled to the other man to run, saying ‘He has a gun,’ and both of them started running away. I fired once in their direction, but it doesn’t seem like anyone was hit.”
Amir is right: he didn’t hit anyone, although the round did shatter his store window. Quick-acting police were able to take the two suspects into custody and charge them with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
An interesting aspect of this particular defensive gun use is that Mr. Amir says he’s no gunslinger:
“I don’t know much about guns,” said Amir, “but it was a big gun and looked like an assault weapon.”
However, despite not necessarily being a ‘Person of the Gun,’ Amir prudently decided to keep one around in case the need arose. And you don’t need to be a highly trained, operationally operating operator to use one to good effect. The Second Amendment isn’t just for POTG. It’s for every law-abiding resident of the United States.
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