Pawnshop Employees Shoot Robbers

Ben and Kate Krantz, owners of a Nashville, Tennessee, pawnshop, started wearing guns on the job after losing cash, jewelry, and guns in a robbery. A month later, three armed men tried to rob the shop, but this time it turned out very differently. When the trio entered the shop, both Krantzes pulled their guns, and in an exchange of shots, killed one robber and wounded another. A police detective said the three were believed to be members of a local gang.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 24, 1994, Nashville, Tennessee Tennessean.

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.