Episode 18 with Tony Simon
Tony- Hi, Rob. Hi to our new listeners, and welcome back to our regular listeners. Together, we report and analyze examples of armed civilian defense each week. Our first example took place last month in South Carolina.
First story- A game store owner in Columbia was playing a videogame with a customer. There were other customers in the store as well even though it was 9:30 in the morning. Two robbers came into the store and one robber had his gun drawn. They took money from the store. The robbers turned their back on the store owner in order to rob other customers. That gave the store owner a chance to draw his own firearm from his pocket and shoot the armed robbers. Both robbers fled but were soon picked up by police. The injured robber was taken to a local hospital
Tony- This was at 9:30 in the morning with other people around. The defender had to mind his shots because he didn’t want to shoot innocent customers.
Second Story- A homeless woman living in Gainsville, Florida called police early in the evening. One of the other homeless people in the encampment kept bothering her. She was on the phone to the police dispatcher when she was attacked. Police heard her yelling “get off me” before the call ended. The homeless woman retrieved her firearm from her purse and then shot her attacker in the chest. He died at the scene. Witnesses say the woman acted in self-defense.
Third story- A man in Dayton, Ohio was still lying in bed at 6 in the morning. A burglar used a hammer to break through the homeowners back door. By the time the homeowner was awake, the intruder was in his bedroom. The homeowner grabbed his gun from his nightstand and shot the intruder. The homeowner told police quote, “He said he had a gun and I shot him.” The dead intruder was on probation after a conviction for aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon.
Exit- Rob- That wraps up this episode. Tony, thank you for helping me today. Where can our listeners learn more about you?
Tony- I teach firearms safety and armed-self defense courses in (what part of ) New Jersey. Our listeners can contact me on Facebook at Simon Says Train or at The Second is for Everyone and SimonSaysTrain on Instagram.
Rob- Our listeners can leave us a message on the podcast facebook page.
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