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The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 12/11/13

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Guns Save Lives

USA --(Ammoland.com)- Somewhere, everyday in the USA, 2100+ people use a gun for self defense, to stop a crime or save the lives of themselves or their family.

“We believe that the American public deserve to understand that on the average, guns save 2,191 lives and are used to thwart crimes every day,” says Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation

Most times you won’t see these tales on the news as it does not fit the main stream media’s story line of “Guns and Gun Owners are Bad“.

This is just one of those stories;

A man armed with a gun entered a cell phone store on Chicago’s South Side and attempted to rob the establishment.

The clerk on duty responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and shooting the criminal, killing him.

Police have identified the deceased robber as a convict who was paroled earlier in the year. The criminal had been serving time for armed robbery with a firearm. (The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 12/11/13)

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  • 12 User comments to “Chicago Clerk Fells Armed Robber, Chicago, Ill. 12/11/13”

    1. I don’t see the problem, hard working business
      man still with us, bad man, not bad anymore.

    2. If the perps don’t/won’t learn anything in prison, they risk their lives going right back into crime. No one to blame but themselves…?

    3. The gun served it’s good purpose in this case, in the hand of the clerk. It served the opposite purpose in the hand of the would-be robber. Honest, non-violent citizens should be able to own firearms, but not violent, convicted parolees. Banning all firearms is not the solution, but tighter controls are needed. The situation could have as easily ended with the clerk or both dead.

    4. Wait, isn’t it against the law for a robber to have a gun? And isn’t it against the law to rob people? So how come this happened. Didn’t the LAW stop this guy? Was the LAW force field shut off at the time and so that it wasn’t working?
      I just don’t understand. Can someone please explain this to me. I thought LAWS stopped robbers from having guns and robbing people. (Sarcasm)

    5. Dr. Strangelove on December 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM said:

      Another Darwin Award goes to a perp that made a fatal mistake in the victim selection process. Don’t you love a story with a happy ending?

    6. Buck Crosby on December 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM said:

      Great , the good guy alive and well and the bad guy dead , a lot of money saved from the corrupt legal system . Everyone wins !!

    7. Capn Jack on December 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM said:

      What!! Chicago…And the Clerk wasn’t fired for having a firearm…

    8. Greg, can you explain how “tighter” controls will work? And what those “tighter” controls would be? No pipe dreams allowed…I was reading where a cop had his car broken into and a machine gun, shot gun and spare pistol were stolen. If I’m not mistaken, isn’t it against the law to break into cop cars and steal guns? How much TIGHTER control can there possibly be?

    9. We all know that criminals and those who will become a criminal after they are convicted do not honor the laws we as law abiding citizens do.

      The clerk on duty responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and shooting the criminal, killing him.

      Police have identified the deceased robber as a convict who was paroled earlier in the year. The criminal had been serving time for armed robbery with a firearm. (The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 12/11/13)

    10. Geez, couldn’t the guy dialed 911 with a pistol in his face and talked him out of robbing and shooting him for fifty minutes until the cops showed up? Those damn gun rights people!

    11. Is it true he was a member of the “elect obama” team? I bet he would have looked like obama’s boy if he had one.

    12. You can put a live Gun Self Defense Counter on your website/blog/etc that shows the number of times guns have been used in self defense so far each year and compares that to gun homicides and gun suicides. It also compares gun self defense uses alternately to falling deaths, traffic deaths, poison deaths and suffocation deaths. For example, there have been 12,335 gun homicides this year and 20,083 falling deaths, which begs the question, “why aren’t liberals calling for a ban on ladders?” All of the stats automatically reset to zero on New Years Eve. You can get the code to place that counter on your site at http://actionamerica.org/guns/gun-web-widget.shtml Lots of good data on that page, too. Enjoy.

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