Heather Martens (DFL 66A), on the line from fantasy-land: “There is no history of [a citizen with a legally-carried firearm] being a meaningful deterrent or being able to stop an attack”. (Star-Tribune, November 27, 2012).
Reality: Man with carry permit thwarts armed robbers who’d pistol-whipped shopkeeper in Northeast Minneapolis:
Inside his neighborhood market, Mohamed S. Ahmed was screaming for help after a pair of armed robbers had left him bleeding.
They’d pistol-whipped him, pointed the gun at his face – and they weren’t done yet:
Outside the northeast Minneapolis store, two men pounded on the window, trying to get back into the University Market after Ahmed managed to lock them out.
“They seemed really agitated, super agitated,” said Matt Dosser, who was walking by about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. At first, “nothing made sense, then I saw the gun.”
Dosser, who has a permit to carry a gun, reached for his own weapon.
One of the robbers “turned around and looked at me,” Dosser recalled. “He stared at me. I had my weapon up. I didn’t point the gun at the person. I had it at the ready, out of the holster.
The robbers scampered away like the cowardly pieces of demi-human garbage they are.
On Wednesday, police spokesman John Elder called Dosser’s actions “a noble thing. He acted honorably. Did this person possibly save [Ahmed’s] life? Absolutely.”
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UPDATE – And More Reality!: Shelley Leeson sends another recent episode; an Uptown resident scares off a crowbar-wielding burglar.
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