3 thoughts on “Another Law Abiding Gun Owner”

  1. If you watch this youtube video which reports the story, you will notice that the champagne-colored Toyota Tacoma pickup, which apparently is owned or was at least driven by the concealed carry permit holder, which took some bullets for him as he shielded himself from the armed robber and returned fire, has NEW JERSEY plates!

    How ironic is that? While I don’t really know what the deal is with this pickup with the bullet holes and New Jersey registration, I do know that if this whole thing had gone down just across the Delaware Water Gap in socialist-run and gun-phobic New Jersey, the concealed carry permit holder in question would probably still be in jail right now, along with the armed robber! There would not even need to be any police investigation first.

  2. Luckily PA does issue CCW permits to non residents. If he is from New Jersey perhaps he got his PA permit so he could do all his shopping in a place he was not barred from being able to defend himself.

  3. The story that this blog entry is about took place in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, which is the gateway to the Pocono Mountains region, of which I am a life-long resident. It involved a shoot-out between a 17-year-old boy with a prior juvenile record and a 28-year-old CCW permit holder at one o’clock in the morning. The boy started shooting first; he is now being charged as an adult with multiple felonies, including attempted murder.

    This incident took place in the parking area of the 24-hour Wal-Mart in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, which I can attest to being FORMERLY a nice place to live, but not any more. In the early 1990’s, a lot of North Jersey and New York City people started moving into the county, with many of the low-income types settling into East Stroudsburg. After the 9/11 attacks, even more of them came along. They also brought their criminal element along with them, as evidenced by the big spike in the arrest rate by the Stroud Regional Police in recent years. Monroe County itself also had to build a new and larger jail as a result, too.

    Thank goodness for the fact that Pennsylvania has a reasonable CCW permit system considering all of the above background information, because a firearm is the ONLY thing that saved the CCW permit holder’s life in this incident. Wal-Mart’s unarmed parking lot security guard, Wal-Mart’s CCTV parking lot cameras, and/or having a cellphone to dial 911 WOULD NOT have done diddlysquat to save this guy’s hide – they would have just helped the police learn how a 28-year-old Wal-Mart customer was made into a crime victim.

    An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people here in Monroe County have a permit to carry a firearm, according to the Monroe County sheriff’s department. That’s about one in 16 county residents. The number of just lawful gun owners is most likely even much much greater than that. The criminal element of Monroe County will continue to be reminded, either by word on the street, or like the way that the boy in this incident was, that things are very different here from New Jersey and New York when it comes us lawful residents. When they try to turn us into victims at gunpoint, many of us are very likely going to shoot back!

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