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;
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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