Defensive Gun Use of the Day: NY Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Mugger

TTAG’s run numerous posts about attacks on food delivery drivers. Click here for a report on the murder of  Papa John’s employee Daniel Jaffke. We’ve also put up more than a few posts celebrating delivery drivers who exercised their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to successfully defend their lives from attackers. Click here for a defensive gun use by a pizza guy who didn’t have to fire a shot. [Video at link autoplays.] Or . . .

check out the news package above, highlighting a tooled-up pizza dude who defended his life against multiple attackers, shooting and wounding one. Result. Only there are millions of delivery drivers and repair men who can’t carry, either by law or by corporate fiat — hard-working Americans who risk their lives to earn a living. Until and unless their rights are restored this series will continue.


  1. avatar William Burke says:

    P*ss on your GD licenses.

  2. avatar FoRealz? says:

    Allowed versus able.

    If my employer did not allow me to carry and I was in such a job, aside from looking for other work that I could get, I’d be thinking really hard about the difference between being allowed to do something versus being able to do something.

    1. avatar murray says:

      Great call, what the eyes don’t see the heart doesn’t grieve over, after all, saves your life but loses a crappy job, not really a choice s it.

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      They can only fire you if they find out… and if you do it right they won’t find out unless it saves your bacon.

    3. avatar Larry says:

      The only time they SHOULD be able to find out is if your carrying saves your life! They can just go ahead and take your employer’s money. And if you’re alive you can find another job.

      1. avatar TheBear says:

        ^ This.

        As long as you’re not breaking any laws, you’d be 100% in the right in my opinion.

        The only workplace handbook that’s legally binding (that I’m aware of) is for the military and some government jobs.

  3. avatar SouthernPatriot says:

    At our local convenience store and truck stop near a major through road and less than a mile from my home has all of its employees certified in the use of their chosen handgun, which is purchased by the store, as are the training sessions with the gun. Before the open holstered hand guns, there were over a dozen robberies at the store, since that time…no robberies or even attempted robberies. Even vehicle break ins now are down to zero. The difference armed populace makes is great.

    1. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      Where at? We’ve a store not far from my humble demesne that has such a policy, but Kansas is hardly Southern.

      Jus’ wonderin’…

  4. avatar former water walker says:

    Gotta do what you gotta do. My grown son just quit his pizza job. Can’t carry by policy, it’s Illinois & he’s got a bogus felony. It’s a crappy, dangerous job. Continue to cover these DGU’s.

  5. avatar DJ says:

    Hope his round count is right when they pull the mag.

    1. avatar Gunr says:

      Yea, wouldn’t that be a bummer, if the guy has a righteous shoot, and they bust him because he had too many rounds in the mag!

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      Due to a court ruling some months ago the “7 round limit” is all but defunct. While the federal ruling technically only applies to the Western District (go figure) the Governor has said that element of the law is struck down and the NYSP has instructed it’s guys not to enforce it. Anyone trying to build a case on someone for 8 rounds would probably be setting themselves up for a lawsuit.

      But any more than 10 and you’re still a terrorist, I guess.

  6. avatar Excedrine says:

    Report on every DGU that makes the news, whether national, or local. We need more stories like these to illustrate that people do need the right to carry, and the right decide on whether or not to carry in the first place.

    Gotta’ love stories with good endings.

  7. avatar TNmike says:

    I have a B.S. and deliver pizza. Most of our people have degrees. I got robbed once, & I agree with the detective who will never find the guy: your job or life?

  8. avatar TNmike says:

    Now I’m just wondering how forealz & Murray pay the bills. It’s only a crappy job when people don’t (or do) understand we live on tips.

    1. avatar FoRealz? says:

      I wasn’t disparaging the job. Honest work is honest work.

      I was saying that if I had a job that carried these kinds of risks, and my employer’s policy was to disarm me on the job, I’d try to find something else, but in the meantime I’d carry despite what the employee policy manual states.

  9. avatar N8thecowboy says:

    I delivered pizzas for 10 years. Not a bad gig, at least in a safe area like where I was. Had I had a carry license at the time I would’ve carried though. And happily been fired if I ever had to use it.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    Did the bad guy get shot through the pepperoni or the sausage?

  11. avatar The dude says:

    It’s against our policy to carry any weapons on delivery, my Xd-s 45 is on my hip daily, I’d rather be alive and unemployed than dead and be in compliance with company policy

  12. avatar Mrselfdestruct says:

    I had a job with similar restrictions, told my boss if he ever had to call and fire me over my pistol, I’d be happy to answer the phone.

  13. avatar crzapy says:

    My uncle was robbed when he was delivering pizzas as a young man in Miami. The gang banger robbed him of $24 and then shot him in the head with a .22. He managed to crawl back to the house he delivered the pizzas to and they called 911. He is still alive and kicking with the bullet still wedged in his skull. Man who shot him was arrested the next day, he didn’t even serve five years.

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