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“Concealed Carry Works”: This Robber’s Last Decision In Life Was Choosing An Armed Citizen As His Target


BROOKLYN PARK, MINNESOTA — An armed crook’s last decision in life was to rob a man, not knowing that the man was an armed citizen who refused to be a victim.

It happened Monday night while the intended victim was walking down the street. That’s when the suspect, who has not yet been identified, attempted to rob the man at gunpoint.

The two men exchanged gunfire about 8:05 p.m. Monday in the 7500 block of Imperial Drive, police said. Officers arrived at the scene and found the man who was attempting the robbery on the ground.

The person targeted in the robbery has a valid permit to carry a handgun and was not arrested, said Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley.

According to one neighbor, the incident may have begun inside a home and eventually made it’s way out to the street. The article wording is a little off, however it seems that this is a clear-cut case of self-defense. The details are still unknown, but the intended victim was licensed to carry a firearm.

State Rep. Pat Garofalo stated that this incident validates a 2003 law passed in Minnesota that allows people to carry firearms in public.

“A loss of life is a tragedy,” Garofalo said. “But when a criminal pulls a gun, they risk ending their life. Concealed carry works.”

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • t_reese

    I get that warm fuzzy feeling when I read about happy endings!

  • Bill Redding

    “A loss of life is a tragedy,” Garofalo said.

    Really? He/she has to be kidding…

    No, perhaps that’s good to say publicly, but privately — and certainly in everyday on-the-street reality — MOST of us know it depends on whose life we’re talking about: A good decent person? Yes, then it IS a tragedy. A no-account street-trash POS criminal? No, that’s something entirely different: It’s a simple case of good riddance!

    People need to stop the Liberal airhead/warm & fuzzy/Kumbaya mantra “all life is sacred” BS and get real: Low-lifes, street-trash, bullies, and just criminals/predators in general, no, THEIR lives do NOT matter. They NEVER HAVE mattered — in ANY society throughout history.

    The real “tragedy” here is armed civilians (meaning CCers as most carriers do not OC their guns) just aren’t killing enough criminals: We’re never going to outstrip the supply of criminals — or even catch up — if we don’t try harder! ;-)

    After all, it’s a Civic Duty/Public Service…not just to us in that moment of encounter, but to everyone else who will be victims of these “career-criminals” in the future.

    Don’t overthink this…criminals sure don’t.

    — BR

    • SS

      Right on, BR. The world is better off without these egotistical thugs. However, the real tragedy is these low-lifes never got salvation through Jesus Christ and are now doomed to hell. Their choice? Yes. Tragedy? In God’s eyes, yes.

      • Bill Redding

        You are correct, SS, and being a Christian myself (but not your typical passive/anti-gun/doormat Christian or even a poser Christian that is MOST of them in America nowadays, condoning all sorts of evil in the name of liberal “tolerance”) I have often thought about that, but came to conclude it’s just not in me to see it that way so I’d avoid shooting. The way I DO see it, if God wanted them to stick around longer TO be saved, then He should keep them away from encountering “certain people” — such as determined, no-nonsense armed citizens. After all, He KNOWS what the outcome will be: One of us isn’t going to survive the incident (or maybe both of us won’t).

        Perhaps it’s the fact that He DOES know…meaning, the criminal NEVER WAS going to be saved — so the armed citizen is merely the “agent” used to remove the unrepentant predator (evil) from society and stop said evil hurting decent/good people any longer. The American “Justice” System sure doesn’t do it. But who knows…

        Whatever, *I* take “the war on crime” seriously (even though the sorry politicians who DECLARED such a “war” DECADES ago don’t) and criminals are the enemy. Instead of groups of men in a firefight in some cesspool hell-hole foreign country (as I was doing 40 years ago), it’s a one-on-one firefight in some parking lot right here in America. Or maybe in a Waffle House! ;-)

        In this so-called War on Crime, as a simple foot-soldier I don’t (am not able to) take prisoners. No quarter expected, none given.

        — BR