8/15/2013

Dramatic: Houston: Woman with concealed handgun permit stops six armed robbers who held up a Denny's, apparently saved lives of family members

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Cases like this one from Houston deserve to get a lot of national attention.  The story has everything: a woman against huge odds (six armed robbers) and she saves lives.  If the robbers had killed multiple people, the story would surely have gotten national attention.

This is also a case that demonstrates why one shouldn't limit magazine size.  If the woman had been in New York (even assuming that she had been allowed to carry), she would only have been allowed just seven bullets to fight off six men.  Even if these robbers had obeyed the law, they would have had at least 42 bullets between them and they probably would have brought extra magazines.  What is apparently not understood by gun control advocates is that law-abiding people who carry will almost always bring just the magazine that is in their gun.  It is simply not convenient to carry around another magazine given the small odds that the law-abiding citizen will have to use them on any given day.  But criminals who know that they are going to use their gun will bring many magazines with them.  From Channel 2 TV in Houston:
A woman opened fire on a group of robbers at a local Denny's restaurant.
At around 4 a.m. Thursday, a man who does not want to be identified, said his brother was robbed by six men with guns at a Denny's off the Gulf Freeway in southeast Houston. . . .
His brother's wife was in the restroom at the time, but when she exited the restroom she saw the group of suspected robbers. Police said that's when she pulled out her gun and shot at them.
"She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That's when she started doing what she gotta do. She got a license and she'll do anything to protect her kids and my brother," he said.
Police said there was a shootout, but it is not known how many shots were fired at the time. However, police said the gunshots did hit cars in the parking lot.
No bystanders or customers were injured.
The group of suspects fled the scene. . . .
"Self-defense saved my brother's life," he said. . . .
Amazingly, there virtually no detailed news stories on this case: KTRK and KHOU.

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