The radical left is determined to depict the mere existence of firearms as an inherent danger. For those who respect and appreciate the Second Amendment, however, guns are generally seen as the great societal equalizer.
Such was certainly the case when George Hicks came face-to-face with a would-be robber recently at the Dayton, Ohio self-service laundry business he owns. A 90-year old man, Hicks began bringing a gun with him to work since he was robbed and assaulted several years ago.
When a young man wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered Hicks’ office recently, the elderly businessman was prepared for the situation. The unarmed hoodlum demanded cash and was instead given a close look at Hicks’ gun.
According to audio from the subsequent 9-1-1 call, the frightened criminal left without any money – but he was lucky to leave at all.
“When he shoved me,” Hicks told the dispatcher, “I jumped up and went for my gun; and when I went for my gun I said ‘I’ll blow your [expletive deleted] brains out and he was gone.”
Surveillance video shows a startled Hicks reach into his coat pocket to retrieve the firearm and, almost immediately, the unidentified intruder escaped through the same door he had just entered.
A local news organization reported the story, complete with a candid interview with the quick-thinking victim.
“Why get scared?” he asked when describing the event. “I’ve got the gun and he’s running. It was just funny.”
Other businesses in the community are familiar with the criminal element, as well. In addition to Hicks’ two recent experiences, another neighboring shop owner was targeted by a pair of masked men just a few months ago. Tom Mauro was able to shoot one of the intruders in the chest, effectively stopping the robbery in progress.
Referring to Hicks, Mauro said he wants to “shake the man’s hand.”
Police are still looking for the suspect in this incident; however, he might still be cowering in fear after the close brush with death he got in choosing what he thought would be an easy target.
For all of the leftist hollow rhetoric on the issue of gun control, stories like this one provide the only rebuttal necessary.