A Philadelphia man believes every resident living in the City of Brotherly Love should carry concealed weapons for protection after being forced to exercise his Second Amendment rights.
The 25-year-old armed citizen, who was not identified by media, was returning home Sunday night when two men showed up at his house and attempted to rob him.
According to WTXF-TV, the men identified themselves as police officers. One of the perpetrators allegedly wore a police badge and was armed with a gun. That man allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim in the head. The men then zip-tied the victim’s hands. But they didn’t sufficiently tighten the restraints, because at the first opportunity, the victim drew his firearm and shot the armed man six times, killing him.
“I pulled out and shot right at him and that’s it,” the victim told WTXF.
The other perpetrator quickly ran out of the building.
A police detective told WTXF the case is “100% justifiable” self-defense, meaning the victim’s quick-thinking self-defense tactics were legal and he will not face any criminal charges.
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The victim credits his right to carry firearms in self-defense for coming out the situation alive. In fact, he thinks every eligible citizen should legally carry firearms for protection.
“Everyone in Philadelphia should have permit to carry a concealed weapon,” he told a WTXF reporter.
More Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights than ever before. Driven by record crime rates in cities nationwide, the last two years are the highest-selling years for firearms in American history.
In 2020, Americans purchased 22.8 million firearms, while 19.9 million firearms were purchased in 2021, Forbes reported.
At the same time, data confirms what Second Amendment advocates have long said about firearm restrictions, such as gun buyback programs: They only hurt law-abiding citizens.
CNN reported last week, for example:
Chicago officials annually take in hundreds of guns through buyback programs. But decades of research shows such programs don’t reduce gun violence, in large part because they don’t result in guns being taken from people who aren’t supposed to have them. One recent study found “no evidence that (gun buyback programs) reduce suicides or homicides where a firearm was involved.”