Gun Owner Shoots 4 Thugs

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;

Charles Augusto, Jr., bought a gun 20 years ago after he was first robbed, but never discharged it until yesterday, when four would-be robbers entered his Harlem restaurant-supply company yesterday afternoon, pulled a gun on him and demanded money.

“I was hoping I could have talked them out of it. I’m sorry they’re dead but they didn’t give me any other choice,” Augusto said.

After the Westchester Co. resident made it clear there was no money in the Kaplan Bros. Blue Flame Corp. store– they hadn’t even had any customers in the store that day — the bandits turned their attention to his 33-year-old assistant, JB, and starting pistol-whipping him and demanding money.

Left alone in the back of the store, Augusto went for his gun, which had been hidden for 20 years.

“I didn’t have it in my hand. I wasn’t even going to go looking for it. I had to wait till they moved. That’s when they made a mistake. They got out of my sight and that’s when I could grab the gun. Some kids are dead because of it.”

This morning, JB said, “How you gonna talk down a guy with a gun in my face. I hit him. That’s all I had on me. I stuck up for my life. To make sure this wasn’t going to happen to me. I have a 13-year-old.”

Augusto said, “What’s the worst they could do, shoot me? I guess so. I’m not going to lay down and die. I’m just not going to. It wasn’t my choice. It was their choice.”

“I did what I had to do. I didn’t want to. I’m sad that there’re mothers and fathers who lost a son today.”

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,I like your thinking,you’re dead on right too !


If Obama had four sons, they would probably look look like those guys!

Buck Crosby

In most of these cases if the father and mother really gave a damn they would have raised kids that would not do this , they would have raised GOD fearing Christians or other religious convictions that would have prevented them from becoming low life criminals .

Jay Hanig

Those families grieving today wouldn’t be if they’d raised their sons better. Instead they raised thieves and robbers. This is what they get.


Right, 2009. Why bring this up? Either find something current or do mention anything. It’s almost like you’re grabbing at straws.


The real tragedy to this story is that he didn’t shoot and kill all four of ’em ! Being that its Harem I’m almost positive the turds were four “young black men”!


yes…but it happened in 2009


Sounds like a happy ending to me. Two less thug, armed robbers in the world and the victims are safe. Since NY deceitfully denies ccw permits the victim was fortunate to be in his own business where he could have a gun. This once again proves that criminals could care less when concealed carry is illegal. Its only law abiding citizens that are left defenseless when you ban ccw permits.