Self-defense is a crucial aspect of personal safety, especially for women. Unfortunately, women are often the targets of violence and are forced to defend themselves in dangerous situations. In Billings, Montana, a woman was attacked outside her residence and took matters into her own hands to protect herself.
Chicago, the Windy City, is known for its bustling streets, iconic architecture, and bustling food scene, but it's also known for its crime rates. The city is no stranger to violence and has had its fair share of violent incidents in recent years. But this time, the tables have turned as a Chicago woman armed with a concealed carry license foils an attempted carjacking and shooting.
Robbers Tackle, Rob Armored Car Guard; Houston, TXMay 1, 2019 A group of at least four suspects armed with rifles overpowered an armored car guard inside of a South Houston grocery store and stole a bag of cash. One suspect may have been wounded following what appears to have been an accidental firearm discharge that occurred during the robbery.
Around 8:45 PM Oct. 1, 2021, two men armed with handguns barged into a Church’s Chicken restaurant in Port Arthur, TX. Without hesitating, they both hopped over the counter and threatened two employees. Both can be seen being forced toward the back of the restaurant at gunpoint. One customer was at the counter and then fled out of the front door once they realized a robbery was taking place.
Both armed robbers were hit by the gunfire but managed to flee the restaurant over the counter. One of the suspects died at the hospital, and the other was located by police shortly after. The surviving suspect will be spending 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to an aggravated robbery that ended with the death of a second suspect.
Another California Armored Car Robbed Outside Bank Branch; Oakland, CA November 9, 2022 An armed suspect ambushed and robbed an armored car guard in the process of servicing an ATM outside of an Oakland, CA Bank of America branch. At least seven robberies have taken place in the state since the beginning of the year, four of which occurred in the Bay Area.
FBI Thwarts Armored Car Robbery in Progress, Merrillville, INMarch 18, 2019 FBI agents were alerted to a planned armored car robbery in an Indiana neighborhood south of Chicago. Agents tailed the suspects and arrested them outside of a grocery store where the robbery was set to occur. The suspects are believed to have been involved in a $500,000 armored car robbery which occurred in another of Chicago’s southern suburbs in July, 2018.
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Armed robbers are disproportionately young males who are clearly opportunistic in their selection of easy targets. Armed robbery may occur on the street—where unsuspecting individuals are held up at gunpoint—or in a commercial establishment such as a convenience store or a bank. Several studies have determined that armed robbers prefer isolated locations with lone victims and reliable escape routes. As a result, increasing public awareness of the crime and providing businesses with enhanced security and surveillance are thought to reduce the incidence of armed robbery. Law-enforcement authorities can further reduce the chances of armed robbery’s occurring by monitoring places known for high incidences of the crime and engaging in aggressive patrols and intervention to deter potential offenders.
Kudos to this customer who has to be considered a hero for his quick thinking under the circumstances. Maybe this will make potential robbers think twice about holding up businesses. There may be more civilians who have guns than police with open carry in Texas.
The Heritage Foundation, which launched a database tracking how often guns are used in self-defense cases, cites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which looked at various studies and found "that Americans use their firearms defensively between 500,000 and 3 million times each year."