The folks at Moms Demand Action believe that Kroger is somehow a magical space where nothing bad ever happens, and ridicules anyone who thinks that they should be allowed to carry a concealed handgun on the premises. Time and again their fantasy has been patently disproven, but this time there’s a twist. At a Kroger in Arkansas this past Wednesday, an elderly man was being savagely beaten by seven people. One man, armed with a concealed handgun, decided to step in and try to save that man’s life. This is the true story of how a concealed handgun at Kroger saved lives.
From Ozarks First:
The 24-year-old says when he was leaving the grocery store he saw something he couldn’t ignore. “I saw seven people against one guy and I did not like those odds.”
The out numbered man was elderly so Gene felt obligated to get involved. “Throw down, step to the side, draw, then up.”
With the gun drawn the attackers turned their attention. “They kept yelling this isn’t your fight, you need to walk away you need to put the gun down,” Gene says.
“While all this was happening shoppers pulled out a weapon of their own, their cell phones, so they can take pictures and call police.”
“Some lady behind yells there’s a man with a gun to 911.”
By the time police arrived the attackers and the victim took off.
Turns out they were all related, police say the man was an uncle being assaulted by his nephew.
We asked shoppers what they would have done.
“I would have done the same thing.”
Moms Demand Action believes that the right thing to do in that situation is allow the old man to be beaten to death while waiting for the police to arrive. They believe that guns are never the solution, but in this instance a concealed firearm saved an elderly man from a potentially deadly beating and did so without firing a single shot. Firearms save lives, plain and simple. How hard is that to understand?