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[CCW IN ACTION] Cafe Patron Shoots Armed Robber Dead, Because Concealed Carry Again


WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT — Just yesterday, we reported on an armed citizen at a Waffle House who stopped an armed robbery, because concealed carry. Here we are again, this time at a cafe in Connecticut.

Police were called to Cafe Azzurri in Waterbury at 2:30 am Saturday in response to reports of gunfire.  By the time they arrived, one man was found shot and declared dead at the scene.

Another man, a legal concealed carrier, is believed to be responsible for his death following what witnesses describe as a botched attempted robbery of the establishment and her patrons.  According to NBC Connecticut, the names of the armed citizen and the deceased were not immediately disclosed pending the results of a formal investigation.  This news source did confirm the armed citizen was a legally permitted concealed carrier and witnesses corroborate the story that he fired his handgun in defense at least once.


Sadly, we’ve covered our recommendations for the most recent string of attempted (and failed) armed robberies in this article here.  Thugs just don’t seem to understand that there’s little chance of anything good coming from trying to knock off a restaurant full of people.  The big issue they’ll be facing is one or more armed concealed carriers or off-duty police officers willing to stand up to a bad guy with a gun.

And that’s really it, isn’t it?  What major malfunction do these guys have where they think simply by producing an illegally obtained firearm, all of the sudden everyone will just lay down and comply?  Did they watch too many violent movies growing up?  Are people just that weak-willed that they’ll just beg for mercy from every sad sack that walks in thinking he’s going to make his payday?

Well, for those out there that may assume those things — concealed carriers don’t.  And next time you think a small café is a good choice for a heist, think again.  Or make sure you’re in New Jersey or California where you can bet positive that nobody has a gun.

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun…

GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 26 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his Sig Sauer SP2022 in a Dara Holsters Appendix IWB holster.

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  • Hey don’t suggest those Fools try that crap here in California, there are some of us who may end up feeding them there illegal firearm. :-/

    • m2karateman

      And how would you go about that Kelly? Jedi mind trick? And please, don’t tell me martial arts, because I have over 20 years of training and teaching in various MAs. For that to work, the gun wielder needs to be close and oblivious. Most times, that’s not the way a hold up is going to work. Better to be armed, and be able to take cover while firing at the gunman. You can keep your draconian California gun laws.

    • Laddy

      Don’t the more rural CA counties have concealed carry?

      • GDrum

        You bet, Laddy. There are many pro 2A Sheriffs in the outlying areas of California, that not only approve CCW permits, but often encourage it, because they know how long it takes for deputies to respond.

  • Bill Redding

    “Thugs” don’t care how it goes — one way or the other — whether they live or die. Many have even been shot before, so they don’t care about being shot, either. It’s a mindset most “normal” people can’t grasp, so they don’t know how to deal with it. That’s partly what makes ANY “assailant” dangerous (criminals, mass-shooters, ISIS, etc.) — they don’t care what happens to them and most do not AT ALL expect to survive the incident — or want to. It’s only when someone wants to survive do they take care to do so, but that “care” also puts them at a disadvantage psychologically. I mean, “caring” doesn’t make one the most efficient killer they can be, does it.

    Consequently, if “thugs” die during their crime attempt, their sorry useless no-account parasitic lives are over (good for everyone, even them really). If they live, they get away with the crime, or if caught go to jail (MAYBE) and then get out early on parole — to resume the crime career with many more such depredations upon society.

    The most dangerous enemy you can have is someone who doesn’t care. If victims care, then they aren’t even on the same playing field.

    So no…thugs will NEVER “get it” — it’s not a language they speak.

    — BR

    • Hotriff

      You Nailed it Sir!

  • Justin

    Not everyone in CA is ignorant…..

  • GDrum

    At least I can say that California is not at bad as, NJ, NY, or MD. Many rural counties and a few urban ones issue LTC’s. I live in the greater Sacramento area and have been carrying legally, as often as possible, for two years. The Bay Area or LA? Your correct. Forget about it. The only one’s carrying guns are criminals and cops.

  • Brett

    That damn good citizen,,,mothers should not have to worry about their children getting shot while robbing someone.