A 20-year-old Houston man was in the midst of an uneventful shift at his family’s convenience store, when a masked gunman entered the shop at around 10pm on Friday night. Usman Seth had seen criminals target the store in the past, and this time he was prepared to handle the situation.
The would-be robber threatened Seth’s sister, who was at the cash register, with a shotgun. That’s when Seth’s father handed him a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun. “I wanted to make the threat go away,” Seth told the Houston Chronicle. “My family – their lives – were in my hands,” he said. “I had to protect them.” And that he did.
Seth opened fired on the gunman, hitting him in the leg. The thug would not go down without a fight, though, and returned fire.
The DailyMail reported:
As the gunfight continued, the robber positioned himself beside a Dr. Pepper cooler.
Finally Seth was able to hit him again, eventually killing the man.
Seth said he recognized the man’s face when first responders arrived and removed the man’s mask.
He was a young Hispanic who had come into the store about 30 minutes earlier.
The robber’s name has not been released.
A grand jury is expected to review the case.
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Seth’s father opened the convenience store just three years ago. Since then, robbers have been a persistent problem for the family-run operation. Perhaps now, the local street thugs will get the massage that they’ve been messing with the wrong family!
Still, it looks as though the conflict may not be entirely over. On Saturday, the family received a threat from the brother of the gunman Seth killed. “We are continuously getting threats from them,” said Seth’s 59-year-old father, who recently moved his family to Texas from New York.
This is exactly why citizens of the United States should fight vigorously to protect their Second Amendment rights. If the Left had their way, no one would have the means to protect themselves against raging criminals who could care less about gun laws. Our right to bear arms should not be infringed because of this one fact, which trumps every liberal argument in the book: The only thing that can stop a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun.
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