A good guy with a gun who was shopping in a Philadelphia corner store reacted as you’d expect to an armed duo who were waving a gun around threatening people as they tried to carry out a robbery just after high noon on Wednesday. The concealed carrier was waiting for an order when one of the two armed robbers pistol whipped him.
When the man who struck him then handed his gun to an accomplice, the concealed carry licensee drew his own gun and shot the man who attacked him twice, center mass. The accomplice didn’t wait around for to see if he could help his partner in crime.
The wounded criminal later assumed room temperature at a local hospital.
From Fox29 . . .
Authorities say a suspected armed robber was shot and killed by a customer at a North Philadelphia corner store Wednesday afternoon.
Officers from the Philadelphia Police Department were called to the 1400 block of Master Street around noon for reports of a shooting.
A police source told FOX 29’s Jennifer Joyce that two young men wearing masks entered the store and approached a … 23-year-old man [sic] waiting for a food order. One of the robbers hit the man in the head with the gun and a struggle began.
The robber handed the gun to his accomplice at which point law enforcement sources said the customer shot the armed robber twice in the abdomen. The customer is licensed to carry a firearm, according to police sources.
There’s one thing that stops bad guys (and gals) with evil in their hearts — that’s a good guy with a gun.
Of course, Philadelphia residents aren’t stupid (though you wouldn’t know it based on their recent voting habits). Applications for carry licenses are up 600% there this year, due to the rampant violent crime that afflicts the city thanks to their “progressive” State’s Attorney Larry Krasner. He’s taken it upon himself to inflict his own brand of “criminal justice reform” upon the city’s residents.
Just last week, another man pulled what appeared to be a gun in a robbery attempt at a Philly Dollar General store . . .
The 36-year-old walked in wearing all black and approached the cashier demanding that she open the register. Investigators say the cashier then signaled to the manager what was happening. …
The manager, who has a license to carry, then took out a gun and shot the suspect in the head.
It seems that, given a defunded police department and a prosecutor with little interest in prosecuting accused criminals who prey on law-abiding citizens, an increasing number of Philadelphians have taken the job of “reimagining law enforcement” upon themselves.