Dear Everybody: Concealed Carriers DO Have a Chance Against Rifle-Toting Criminals

   07.14.16

Dear Everybody: Concealed Carriers DO Have a Chance Against Rifle-Toting Criminals

DeSoto, Texas — So a crook reportedly walks into a Waffle House toting an AK47 rifle. He proceeds to rob the business as well as several customers before he walks outdoors, but a concealed carrier who was worried about his wife’s safety (she was in the parking lot approaching the restaurant) followed the bad guy into the parking lot.

The customer called out to the robber, who turned and pointed the rifle at him, police said. The customer then shot the robber several times.

The robbery suspect… was taken to a hospital, where he is on life support.

Police said the customer was not arrested.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to point out to all the gun-banners that someone with a concealed handgun DOES have a chance against a crook with a rifle.

Oh, and kudos to the fine citizen who ignored Waffle House’s no-gun policy, which is most likely what emboldened the crook to rob the place. Gun-free zones are favorites for bad guys because it gives them a hell of an edge over everyone else. But when good guys ignore bad rules, the tables can be turned.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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