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Wheelchair Bound Jewelry Store Owner Shoots 1 of 2 Robbers

October 25 2013
by Dan Cannon
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Source: wbir.com Archived Source: WebCite.org

We keep saying it, and we keep being proved right – guns are the ultimate equalizer. A firearm allows the elderly, physically disabled, weak, or someone who is outnumbered to level the playing field.

That is exactly what happened in this case, which is the 999th defensive gun use we’ve documented (1,000 coming later today!).

Two men entered an Alcoa, TN jewelry store. One of the men jumped the counter and began stealing money from a back room.

As the suspect came back to the front of the store, the owner, who is confined to a wheelchair, shot the suspect in the stomach.

Police responded immediately and were able to apprehend both suspects at the scene.

According to WBIR, the way this played out isn’t a surprise for local police,

“Everybody has a gun permit nowadays,” [Detective] Sanders said. “So, I don’t think it’s safe to assume you’re going to go into a business where there’s not a weapon.”

The store owner was not harmed during the incident and the suspect who was shot is described as being in stable condition at an area hospital.

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his background in technology with his passion for shooting and personal rights to create one of the most read Second Amendment news websites online. Dan holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Technology and Criminology. His articles are also syndicated in The Daily Caller's "Guns and Gear" Section.

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