Chalk One Up for the 2A and ‘Assault’ Weapons

From Bob Price, 10-4-16, at Breitbart Texas:

Jeff's Jewelry

Texas Store Employee Uses AK-47 to Stop 4 Armed Robbers

Jeffery Turner, Jr., owner of Jeff’s Jewelry Store in Conroe, told police that four men entered his store and demanded jewelry, purses and other items. At least one of the robbers displayed a firearm, according to Montgomery County Police Reporter’s Scott Engle. One of Turner’s employees responded by pulling an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from behind the counter. The gunman fired at the store employees and a firefight ensued. At least three employees were said to have fired weapons at the robbery suspects.

The suspect who began shooting was struck and killed in the gun fight. The other three suspects escaped in a white Dodge Charger. Police found the Charger not far from the scene of the robbery. The suspects in the failed robbery attempt had abandoned the car and remain at large, Engle reported.

Police have not yet released the identity of the deceased suspect.

The attempted robbery took place on Monday afternoon at about 12:30 p.m.

Turner’s attorney, E. Tay Bond, spoke with the Conroe Courier’s Catherine Dominguez. “You always have a right to defend yourself, especially when the robber shoots at you.” Bond confirmed that Turner keeps an AK-47 in the store for defensive purposes.

The AK-47 rifle is manufactured in both automatic and semi-automatic models. In a semi-automatic weapon you must pull the trigger each time you want to fire. An automatic weapon will fire as long as you hold the trigger, until you run out of ammunition.

 Conroe Police Department’s Lt. Dorcy McGinnis told the Conroe newspaper, “There was a lot of gunfire. She reported the store’s windows were broken out from the “bullet spray.”

Texas’ “Castle Doctrine” laws allow a business owner or employee to have a weapon for self-defense and to use that weapon to protect their life and the lives of others.

Turner’s store had previously been robbed in 2014 when a group of men smashed through the glass door with a sledgehammer. At that time, Dominguez reported, one of the employees grabbed a shotgun and the would-be robbers said, “They’ve got guns. Let’s get out of here.”

The store employees were able to successfully stop the robbery and protect the lives of other employees and customers who were threatened by the armed gunmen.

A search for the suspects, which included support from a Drug Enforcement Agency helicopter, was not successful and the police manhunt continues. It has not been reported if any of the other suspects were injured in the hail of gunfire.

2A on parchment

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We need to forward this to Dianne Feinstein and all the other lefty gun-grabbers because this answers the question ‘why does anybody need an assault weapon?’ and ‘why do you need high-capacity magazines?’, does it not?

Kudos to these guys for defending themselves and their property, but I have to say that if three employees were firing at 4 thieves and only got one of them, they need to spend more time at the range. Just sayin’…

~Kathy



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5 replies

  1. It sure would have been a great day if store employees could have shot and killed all four dirtbags.

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  2. I’ll bet that there were four surprised would-be thieves when an employee pulled an AK out and started firing. It wasn’t stated in the article, and that usually means that the assailants weren’t white, but I’ll withhold judgement.

    Like you said, unless all three employees were aiming at the DRT guy – it wasn’t reported how many rounds hit him (maybe it was over 20?), but if they were shooting at the other three, they do need more range time.

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    • As Curtis pointed out, most businesses keep some type of handgun available, so the thieves had to be completely off guard when they saw the big gun(s) come out. No wonder they scattered so quickly.

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  3. This is my industry, and it has our trade all abuzz, as you can imagine.

    I was a bit surprised at the AK or shotgun approach, as there’s so much potential for collateral damage. BUT, if you’ve ever been drawn down on (not me, knock on wood!), but I’ve had friends affected, you don’t want a .22 Short! You want stopping power (9mm minimum), and attention grabbing resistance.

    Handguns are more convenient for store situations, though I would like a tactical shotgun for home invasion response. Either way, training is a must!

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    • I bet it does have everyone talking, and I can imagine the nervousness of the store personnel. Target practice is very different from being in a live situation and can put those nerves right on the edge which can throw off accuracy.

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