The only stories that seem to make the national news these days are negative ones that paint gun owners in the worst light possible. The media’s anti-gun bias doesn’t help, because it lumps all law-abiding owners in with the criminals — even though defensive gun uses (DGUs) vastly outnumber criminal shootings in America.
So, here’s to our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms! Enjoy the following list of good guys with guns in June 2018.
1. Leave Kevin Brown’s Mail Alone
Kevin Brown — yes, that Kevin Brown, the former All Star MLB pitcher — got tired of two guys driving up in a white sports car and stealing his mail. So, Kevin hid nearby his Macon, GA home and when the thieves drove up to steal his mail again last week, he stepped out and held them at gunpoint until the sheriff’s office arrived. The 53-year-old hurler retired from baseball in 2005 after a 211-144 winning career.
2. It Just Wasn’t This Guy’s Day
Jacksonville, FL police say 36-year-old Christopher Hill picked up the entire cash register in a liquor store and ran off with it while cleverly disguised in bright orange. First, police say Hill jumped in an SUV and tried to steal it… but it wouldn’t start. The cops say knife-wielding Hill then tried to carjack a nearby motorist, but ran away when the man pulled his sidearm. Hill finally settled on another victim, a woman who stopped in the drive-thru at a coffee shop. She pulled her sidearm and then the cops arrived to pick Hill up. It’s a good thing Hill likes the color orange, because it looks like he’ll be wearing it for a while.
3. Welcome to West Virginia
Sometimes just owning a gun is enough to protect your home and property, as a West Virginia high school teacher found out this month. Angie Steffey heard a car pull up in her driveway and thought her husband was home an hour early. But when she looked outside, some dude was breaking into her car. She called 911 and then stepped out on the porch with her sidearm. The burglar was startled so badly that he dropped his bag of crystal meth in Steffey’s passenger seat. The pistol-packin’ teacher says the burglar, “Really needs to find the Lord and get his life straightened up.”
4. $5 Pepperoni and HOT LEAD!
This incident technically happened at the end of May, but we really wanted to use that headline. A Little Caesar’s employee stepped outside the front door to lock up for the night when a lunatic wearing a demon mask attacked him and started beating him with a board. When the board broke, the guy pulled out a pair of scissors (because, of course he had a pair of scissors with him) and tried to stab the employee. Even though he had been badly beaten by that point, the pizza guy was finally able to draw his concealed weapon and send the guy in the demon mask straight to… well, you know.
5. Bad Guys Can’t Shoot Worth Beans
Police say three suspects tried to carjack a man outside a Kroger’s grocery store in Atlanta last week. The would-be victim pulled his gun and when the would-be robbers started shooting at him, he shot back. When the dust settled, three robbers had bullet holes in them and the victim was unharmed. Police were alerted to the shooting when one of the robbers ran into the store and began pleading for help.
6. Right Place, Right Time
A homeowner in Toledo, OH went outside to investigate when he heard a woman screaming near his driveway. Police say the woman was inside a vehicle with a man who was attacking her with a hatchet. The homeowner ran back inside for his sidearm and shot the attacker once in the shoulder. The female victim survived, but the hatchet man did not. The cops are saying it was a domestic dispute that went horribly wrong. Neighbors who witnessed it say the homeowner saved the woman’s life.
7. Want Fries with That?
A robber wearing a ski mask pulled a gun on the employees in a fast food restaurant in Santa Ana, CA and demanded the money from the register. A customer in the drive-thru saw what was happening and had a good line of sight on the robber, so he (or she) shot the guy twice in the upper torso. The robber was caught and hospitalized, and police still haven’t identified the Good Samaritan who pulled the trigger (come to think of it, maybe that’s a good thing, since it’s California).
Don’t believe the media hype that gun ownership in and of itself is dangerous. Those are just a handful of the “Good Guy with a Gun” scenarios that play out every single day in America.
~ American Gun News