There’s Never a CCW Holder When You Need One…

It is really a shame that none of the defenseless victims in this crime was a CCW holder with the ability to respond appropriately to an armed felon.

In this video, a man is shown walking up to a restaurant, which appears to be a take-out place.  In other words, the area for the customers is very small with no seating for eating on the premises.  When the armed criminal gets to the business, he begins firing at the occupants of the small, confined area and tries to make entry.

The only defense the occupants are able to muster is to try to take cover behind about 6″ of wall directly next to the glass door and try to keep the door closed.  The suspect fires through the door multiple times and three people are ultimately injured.  Through luck or divine intervention, the victims are not killed.  Somehow, the victims were able to keep the criminal outside until he ran the gun dry and fled.

Can anyone tell me what proposed law would have prevented this felonious assault?

Murder is outlawed.  Attempted murder is outlawed.  Shooting into an occupied building is outlawed.  Even the criminal mischief/vandalism/property damage to the glass door is outlawed.  I’m even willing to bet that the subject acquired the firearm illegally and was a previously convicted felon.

Laws don’t stop criminals.

You know what will?  A good guy with a gun.

CCW Holder

Oh wait, that sounds like I am a NRA shill!  (Maybe I am!) If the police show up and shoot the thug, aren’t they a “good guy with a gun?”  So, doesn’t the theory work for the CCW holder also?  Of course it does.  The problem is there’s never a CCW holder around when you need one.

If politicians really wanted to help make America safer, they would make firearms possession much easier for the law abiding citizen.  Also, they would stop taxing the crap out of us so we could have a little extra money for range time so we are more accurate with the same firearms.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

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