Armed Robber’s Family Is Irate After He Is Shot During Robbery – Family Says Good Samaritan Should Have “Minded His Own Business”
An 18 year old male named Adric White enters a Family Dollar while wearing a mask and carrying a gun. He holds employees at gun point, and is ordering them around when a conceal-carry Good Samaritan noticed the crime in progress. Knowing that seconds can count when police are minutes away, the Good Samaritan entered the store and told the criminal not to move, his own firearm out and pointed at the robber. Instead of doing what he was told, the robber spun around to face the Good Samaritan, which earned him five well placed bullets. Adric survived the shooting.
Adric’s family got involved, but not in the way most would like to think. Instead of giving a wounded Adric the speech about crime and consequences, and how lucky he was to survive, the family turned against the Good Samaritan, arguing that if the customer’s life wasn’t immediately in danger, he should have left the store and do nothing. That he should have minded his own business.
Most law-abiding Americans already know the flaws such arrogance can develop. When a man decides to take things that do not belong to him, especially under the threat of a weapon, it’s not an unreasonable assumption that the robber would also take the life of the person he is stealing from. Pointing a gun at anyone while instigating a crime is a threat to life, which is defensible by anyone, including bystanders.
I’m pretty certain if the roles were reversed, and Adric’s family was being held at gunpoint and their boy shot the criminal, they wouldn’t be scolding him for it. However, since that isn’t the case and Adric is the criminal who got shot instead, they’re on a tirade that won’t end well for Adric, or their family.
The media is respecting the Good Samaritan’s desire to remain anonymous, a man who has been legally conceal carrying his firearm for the last four years. This was the first time he needed to use his weapon in defense of another, which is his civic duty that he takes seriously. He expressed remorse, saying that he really didn’t wish to shoot anybody. When the lives of the innocent are at stake, he stepped up and did the right thing. To those employees and the rest of the community, the Good Samaritan is actually a hero for not running away.
Also to note, Adric survived five rounds. I’m not doubting the shooting skills of the Good Samaritan, there is no mention of how many of those five bullets actually hit the armed thief. For now, let us just say that Liberals have no idea what they’re talking about when they say there is no reason for high-capacity magazines for handguns.