NRA's ARMED CITIZEN
David Medawar, the son of the owner of Paul Medawar Fine Jewelry, knew the store was about to be robbed when he spotted four men acting suspiciously outside the store's front door. He and several other employees hid in a back room. On a closed-circuit surveillance system, they watched the armed robbers break into jewelry cases. When they saw one robber with a gun approach the door to the room where the employees hid, they shouted a warning, "We have a gun. We will shoot you. Leave!" Their warnings were ignored, however, and one of the four robbers began to enter the back room with his gun. Medawar fired, striking the robber in the torso. All four suspects fled the scene. No employees were injured. "The came in and presented a threat. We eliminated the threat", said Medawar of the incident. (The Grand Rapids Press, Plainfield Township, MI, 4/23/14)
This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."
Reproduced from NRA's August 2014 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)