February 4th, 2007 02:25 PM
Two Columbus store owners defend themselves
This is from Ohioans For Concealed Carry's website, somehow I missed both of these in the local news. Two seperate incidents in the last week where convenience store workers fired back and drove off multiple BG's. Doesn't look like either of them will be charged with anything either. Sounds like they could both use a little more range time, but since they were armed and could defend themselves, they know have more time to fit that in than if they hadn't been armed.
Working in a convenience store can be one of the most dangerous jobs in America, and many in this industry have taken it upon themselves to take steps to protect themselves.
In the past week alone, two Columbus area convenience stores have experienced, and prevented, violent armed robbery attempts. The first took place on January 30th at the Amira Market on Whittier Street; when, at approximately 8pm, two men entered the store and shot at the owner. He fired back in self-defense, and the two men fled. Columbus Police later received reports of a car-jacking in the area.
On February 1st, two men entered the Walford Market in Clinton Township, again at approximately 8pm, waving a gun. The shop owner, who had previously used a gun to defend himself in the store, quickly fired two shots and sent the suspects scrambling. Police followed foot prints in the snow and found guns, gloves, and eventually two suspects. There is no indication that the two events are connected at this point - but both men survived their armed encounters and the Columbus news media have covered the stories.
For all the negativity regarding firearms by biased media outlets, precious little space is dedicated to successful incidents of self-defense. The truth is that firearms are used millions of times per year to prevent criminal attempts from being successful. These are just two of the latest examples.
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February 4th, 2007 02:56 PM
Sure would hope not.
Doesn't look like either of them will be charged with anything either.
I just wish the anti's would see these episodes as what they - positive.
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February 4th, 2007 03:37 PM
No, I'm sure the fault isn't yours. Like as not, it got stuffed onto the 20th page as a minor blurb ... or failed to get reported at all.
Originally Posted by buckeye07
Too bad, since it's these incidents that are the entire purpose for being armed, carrying concealed, defending yourself. People who want to deny reality and our rights to self-defense don't want to hear of such "successful" incidents. It fools with their world view and causes their heads to explode. (a la Mars Attacks. Maybe something can be added to the water ...)
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self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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February 4th, 2007 07:18 PM
Would you work a convenience store at night unarmed?? I wouldn't. these stores should have a minimun of two people on duty. They are a magnet for an armed robbery.
February 5th, 2007 06:43 AM
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February 5th, 2007 07:46 AM
ccw, nailed it on the head. I doubt the Dispatch even mentioned these two incidents. And if they did they sure weren't headlines or front page on any section. The double standard boggles the mind.
This is from Ohioans For Concealed Carry's website, somehow I missed both of these in the local news.
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February 5th, 2007 10:18 AM
Working in convenience store at night is way to dangerous.
Originally Posted by Tom G
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February 6th, 2007 12:47 AM
To Those Store Employees/Owners...
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