Iraq War Vet Uses AR-15 to Stop Gas Station Robbery

April 30 2013
by GSL Staff
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According to, Two young men, aged 17 and 18, thought they would have an easy time robbing a gas station that was closed for the night.

The two men broke into the Michigan gas station just after 4am.

They did not realize that the owner was in the store at the time.

The owner, an Iraq War vet, approached the suspects, kicked one to the floor and then retrieved an AR-15 style rifle he keeps in his office.

The owner leveled the rifle at the suspects, and one of them removed his mask to plead with the owner not to shoot them.

The suspects then fled the store, but the owner recognized the suspect who removed his mask and was able to identify him to police, resulting in the capture of both suspects a short time later.

Both suspects were charged with breaking and entering.

This is a great example of a defensive gun use in which no shots were fired, no one was hurt and the bad guys ended up behind bars.

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