Those who understand the value of the Second Amendment understand that a “good guy with a gun” is the key to curbing gun violence. Crazed murderers target so-called “gun-free zones” as the inhabitants of such areas are often easy targets.
However, a recent duo of robbers decided to do the opposite and rob a place with tons of guns- their local gun store. Predictably, it didn’t end up well for the robbers who were bested by a 74 year-old woman who pulled her piece in response to the threat.
On December 6th, two men walked into a gun store in Springdale, Arkansas, and tried to rob it. According to KSFM News,
“Two men walked into the store, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, police said.
‘They split up, they both pulled out hand guns that looked like black semi-automatic pistols and began to rob the store,’ according to Lt. Derek Hudson with the Springdale Police Department. 74-year-old Shirley Cornett, however, pulled her concealed .38 revolver and shot one of the robbers.
Police found Marcus Gould, 25, at a local hospital getting treated for his gunshot wound. The second robber, 20-year-old Leon Robinson, returned to the hospital to check on his accomplice and after a short chase, was captured by police.
Police obtained a warrant to search their vehicle and found the two weapons used in the attempted robbery as well as several other items that demonstrated their guilt. The two were promptly arrested.
Normally, in situations where the “good guy (or gal) with a gun” emerges victorious, it serves as a shining example of how concealed carry laws save lives.
However, in this case, these robbers went to the one place where firearms were sure to be to commit their nefarious crime. Had these two morons ever ventured into a gun store before, they would likely have known that gun store owners and the inhabitants of such stores are some of the most-likely to be packing heat.
Brainiacs these guys aren’t – high on something, perhaps. To rob a gun store has got to be scraping the bottom of the barrel in the smarts department, and then to be foiled by a 74-year-old woman has got to be the height of embarrassment.
Click on the link at the top or the KSFM link to view the uncooperative video and let me know what you think about the neighboring businessman’s statement on guns. This moron could have just painted a target on his place, except that most 2-bit motels don’t have much money.
No guys, it’s not the DRT you wanted from these thugs, but when you consider that bullets were flying, this woman is lucky to have winged one of them, and most especially to be alive.