Recently, an 80-year-old store owner in California was forced to defend himself and his business at the point of a rifle from the predations of a would-be robber, shooting the thug when his store was under attack.
The incident quickly went viral because, following the shot, the thug ran screaming from the store, yelling “he shot my arm off”. Apparently he wasn’t expecting someone to fight back and was unpleasantly reminded that Americans have the right to defend themselves and their property, even in blue states like California.
And now the store owner is speaking out about the incident, which took place just to the east of the hellhole that is Democrat-ruled Los Angeles, discussing how his background in firearms gave him the ability to fight off the attacker.
Speaking about the incident to CBS LA, the man said:
“I would always protect my employees, my customers, myself. This instance, fortunately, I was here by myself, so I only had to worry about that. I took care of it and that was that.”
Continuing, he described his past experience hunting and noted that he was able to rely on his past background in hunting to “put food on the table” gave him the muscle memory necessary to use the rifle effectively and fight back against the thug to protect himself and his store, saying:
“I did a lot of hunting when I was a little kid. I’d put food on the table. So, I still remember things from a long time ago.”
But it wasn’t just hunting and his ability to defend himself that he brought up. He also sounded off on the political situation in LA and lambasted the local politicians for letting bad people out of prison, setting them free to prey on hard-working, struggling store owners and take what little those shop owners have. He also ended on a message of defiance to the local politicos and the criminals they’ve helped so much, saying that he wouldn’t let such people prey on his store. In his words:
“More people should vote and vote the right way, and I think the politicians… this isn’t going to get me on the right side of a lot of people, but there’s a whole lotta people out there, they got no clue what it’s like to try to run a small business.
“And when they’re letting people out… and we’ve got bad people, let’s face it. There’s bad people, bad people we don’t need. We need to get them locked up because this is a scary situation when that happens. Everybody works hard. They got bills to pay. These guys are going to come in and take it away from you. Not here.”
“Not here” indeed, thanks to his skill with a firearm and willingness to use it to fend off the predator that was free to roam the streets and prey on law-abiding citizens.
This story syndicated with permission from For the Love of News
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