Armed Cabbie Fights Off Pair of Knife-Wielding Robbers, Brevard County, FL

Florida Today, Brevard County, Fla. May 30, 2015

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;

Two men hailed a cab in Sebastian, Fla. then attempted to rob the driver at knife-point. The cabbie responded by retrieving a gun and shooting one of the criminals, prompting them both to flee.

Police captured the wounded criminal after following a blood trail to his nearby home. Police were also able to capture the other thief.

The wounded criminal later died. (Florida Today, Brevard County, Fla. May 30, 2015)

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  • 5 thoughts on “Armed Cabbie Fights Off Pair of Knife-Wielding Robbers, Brevard County, FL

    1. My heart goes out to the cabbie, it is not without trauma when you have to pull a weapon & use it. Even more trauma when someone dies. Maybe the 2nd robber will learn from his friends death or maybe he will become a hardened criminal in prison. Depending on the state he may be charged with murder.

      1. Funny how so many complain about what the Tax Payers have to pay for, yet they continue to hand over what they don’t owe in the first place.

        Tax Payer = Slave

      2. First of all, I learned to handle a firearm when my dad taught me how to properly load, point, fire, and clean my first single shot .22lr at age 7. I am now approaching the 3/4 century mark of my tenure on this rock, I served proudly, I taught small arms courses with the pride that marks the education and responsibility of a true patriot of this great country. I am not happy with the path that our group of self serving gum’mint officials have been following these past few years. I have been a proponent of the rights and responsibilities of the 2nd amendment years before it became the “cause celeb” and now that we are finally being acknowledged for our “rights” to keep and bear arms, it is our duty to keep a responsible mindset whenever we bring up issues that pertain to the rights to keep and bear arms. Those rights, BTW, have been there since James Madison first introduced them to Congress in 1789 whether the politicos will admit it or not.

        I have to chime in on this attitude of “vigilante” justice that has become the retort of so called “good guys” who apparently have led spotless clean lives from day one. We have enough trouble keeping ourselves above the rumors and the pervasive attitudes of those who would take these rights away from us to further their own self serving goals without having this “hang ‘um high” attitude being brought to the public’s eye. Jeez, somehow we need to become responsible for what we say, what we do, how we come off to others when we take on the awesome responsibility of owning and carrying firearms and wanting others to accept our ideas and our rights to become secure and responsible citizens. If one were to be open and honest about themselves and those around them, there are very few of us who haven’t done something we regret at one time or another in our lives. Until both sides of the story are heard judicially, I doubt that anyone of us are qualified to pass judgement on anyone based on an opinion or a news write-up. Like it or not, that is the way our democratic system of law works. In an effort to “speak our minds” and exercise our rights to free speech, which is also part of Madison’s original freedoms mentioned earlier, we sometimes take a stand on an idea that just exposes us to ridicule and does nothing to further our cause to retain each and every option in those famous documents that were drafted so many years ago and still, to this day, remain our steadfast anchor to freedom. I have no dog in this fight other than to exercise MY right to an opinion and freedom to state that opinion openly on this forum. It is probably worth exactly what any reader of my post has paid to read it.

        So, swing away, batter and hope for a home run and not a strike out. My time at bat is dwindling and I am proud of my stance and my attempt to see both sides of the coin that we are constantly flipping to make otherwise common sense decisions. How we live our own personal lives in a society that has many times formed and stated more negative opinion than positive facts when it comes time to register a real decision or even a rational thought carries with it the awesome responsibility of defending our thoughts, opinions, and decisions with enough rational facts and background to back up that which we speak of and believe.

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