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KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa 05/23/14

McDonald behind the counter at Discount Books. Photo credit: KCCI

McDonald behind the counter at Discount Books. Photo credit: KCCI

Guns Save Lives

Guns Save Lives

USA --( 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;

22-year-old Jessica McDonald, an employee of Discount Textbooks in Fort Dodge, Iowa, had just opened up the store when a man entered and demanded that she hand over the cash in the register.

McDonald responded by showing the robber that the register was empty, at which point the man threatened her with mace. Following the threat, McDonald retrieved a handgun from a safe under the counter and pointed it at the criminal, causing him to flee.

Store Manager Paul Tigges told a local media outlet that the pistol is kept under the counter for employees to use.

In an interview after the incident, McDonald told the media outlet, “It was shocking to me when I started here that there is a gun and I always thought it was over the top and we didn’t need it, but I’m very glad that we have it.”

(KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa 05/23/14)

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  • One User comment to “22-Year-Old Woman Scares Off Mace-Wielding Robber, Des Moines, Iowa”

    1. Tsgt B on June 10, 2014 at 2:58 PM said:

      Please, please PLEASE, you lady, if you haven’t already done so, GET TRAINED IN THE PROPER AND LAWFUL USE OF DEADLY FORCE, and also talk to your boss about taking you and all other employees to the range to make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you all are VERY familiar, educated and proficient with that particular firearm!

      And don’t forget that 99.9 percent of success is the proper mindset and attitude. I pray you never have to shoot anyone, but if you do, make SURE you fight to WIN!

      God Bless you, and keep you safe!!!!

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