Why We Train: Elderly Man Stops a Robbery

I always love to hear or read about common citizens who stop crimes in progress. These brave men and women take the initiative to prepare and equip themselves to defend the lives and property of themselves and others. Many good examples can be found in “The Armed Citizen” section of your monthly NRA magazine. The police can’t (and shouldn’t) be everywhere and, most of the time, we investigate the aftermath of a crime instead of preventing it.

Most likely the prepared citizen will rarely, if ever, be forced to use a firearm to stop the commission of a forcible felony. However, many hours of training and preparation can all of a sudden become one of the most important things in the world when called to put your skills into action for just a few seconds. This video is one of the best recordings I’ve seen of a regular Joe using his weapon to stop an armed robbery. We’ve all heard that, “God created man, but Sam Colt made them equal” and it’s never more true than right here.

Watch as two young thugs brazenly attempt to rob a Florida business but an elderly man, who likely appeared harmless to these brigands, sends them fleeing with some very discouraging fire from his pistol. I found a lot of satisfaction watching this man “equalize” and then conquer his opponents. America is in desperate need of more men like this who rise up and valiantly confront evil when called upon to do so!

One Response to Why We Train: Elderly Man Stops a Robbery

  1. Sol July 21, 2012 at 23:57 #

    couldn’t agree more…especially with your last statement. We need more men like this who rise up and valiantly confront evil!

    YES WE DO.

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