On Saturday afternoon, March 2, a man attempted to rob Charlie’s Liquor on S.W. Huntoon in Topeka, Kansas. According to a report by The Topeka Capitol Journal, the would-be robber entered the store with a large knife and demanded money. However, instead of handing over the cash, the owner of the liquor store, who was behind the counter at the time, pulled out a gun instead.
The store owner ordered the attempted robber outside and to sit down on the ground. He then called police and kept the robber on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived. The owner stated that the robber was very compliant once he had the gun aimed at him. He knew “he wasn’t going anywhere.”
The would-be robber, who was identified as 27-year-old Joseph Vincent Eldringhoff of Topeka, was arrested for suspicion of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault, and is being held without bond.
This is yet another story where a gun was used in self-defense and property protection, but no shots were ever even fired. Because of this, it will likely be left out of self-defense statistics, thus swaying those statistics towards an anti-gun agenda.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 20.
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