Furniture store owner defends himself and store with gun

Anti-gun liberals hate it when law-abiding citizens use firearms to defend themselves.  Whenever a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun, it shreds their false narrative about how we don’t “need” guns in America.

They’re going to really hate this story from Indianapolis, where a store owner protected himself and his shop from an armed assailant.

From Fox News:

An Indiana furniture store owner turned the tables on a would-be armed robber last month, pulling out his own firearm and forcing the suspect to bolt.

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect walked into the store and spoke to owner Doyle Stinson on the morning of July 5. Police said the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Stinson said he gave the suspect $10 from his wallet, but the man told him: “I know you’ve got more money than that because this is a business.” The suspect then marched Stinson to the owner’s office and the back of the store.

“Once he gets me back to the back room, that was a mistake,” Stinson told Fox 59. “I go back here, I hit my silent alarm emergency button.”

Stinson told the station that he knew the would-be robber’s gun wasn’t loaded. When the pair got to his office, the store owner grabbed his own .40-caliber weapon.

The suspect fled the store. Stinson took aim, but didn’t fire because he saw a boy in front of the store and was concerned he would be hit by a stray bullet.

“If you’re shooting a .40-caliber, it’s going to go through him, through this merchandise, through that window, and what’s beyond that window,” Stinson said, “[The boy’s] got a lot more to live than me.”

After calling the police, Stinson and another business owner briefly chased after the suspect’s car before turning back.

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  1. Why don’t you include an article about gun accidents caused by gun ownership for each one about a successful defense. If folks are going to encouraged to own and carry guns for defense, they should know the risks.

  2. Stinson admitted he knew the would-be robber’s gun wasn’t loaded. Therefore, if Stinson HAD killed him, he (Stinson) would be guilty of murder and should go to jail for life.

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