It really is true what they say. A good guy with a gun is the only one who can stop a bad guy with a gun. And it clearly doesn’t matter how old that good guy is or how young and athletic the bad guy is, as long as they know what they are doing.
An 80-year-old man in Southern California has been hailed as a hero after he defended his small business with a shotgun from a team of four armed robbers in their 20s carrying assault rifles.
Craig Cope, 80, was working inside his Norco Market & Liquor shop in Norco, California at 3AM on Sunday morning when he noticed the group of robbers pulling up outside, planning to rob his store.
Craig was smart, though, and went straight for the shotgun that he kept near the register in case of such an event.
One of the robbers then busted in with his assault rifle, threatening the staff and looking menacing but the old shop owner didn’t stand down. He pointed that shotgun straight at the bad guy and blasted him away.
While the criminal was not killed by the blast, you can clearly see him fleeing from the scene of the crime while screaming “He shot my arm off.”
The 4 thugs in their twenties fled the scene only to be arrested by police officers a short time later. 3 of them were booked with attempted armed robbery while the 4th who was shot was taken to the hospital in critical condition but is said to be recovering.
Unfortunately, however, the entire incident was too much for Mr Cope at the time who suffered a heart attack after defending his store. He survived and is expected to make a full recovery.
The left hates stories like this when a good guy who knows how to handle his firearm stops a dangerous criminal and saves his own life and the lives of others. Do you think more store owners should keep weapons on the premises?