Store Employees Stop Robbers

A criminal couple who teamed up to rob a Durham, North Carolina, food store botched it badly when the clerk and his son got the drop on them. The woman held a razor knife to Charles Bailey's neck, but he threw her into a shelving unit and began struggling with her. When her accomplice lunged for the cash register, Harry Brockman, Bailey's stepfather, pulled a .357 and shot him in the shoulder. Brockman then helped subdue his son's attacker, and both would-be robbers were arrested.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 27, 1994, Durham, North Carolina, Herald-Sun.

Studies indicate that firearms are used over 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life or limb, or, in some cases, property. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. Send clippings to: The Armed Citizen, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.