You know, they don’t say “Don’t Mess With Texas” for nothing.
The state is a case study in the cliche, “an armed society is a polite society.” Despite — or as conservatives know, because of — being awash in firearms, the state has a lower firearm murder rate per capita than a state like California, which has extremely liberal gun control laws.
It ain’t easy to commit a gun crime in a state where there’s a good chance your target is armed. As The Blaze reports, when a man with an AK-47 (one of those scary “semi-automatic assault rifles” we keep hearing about) attempted to rob a local Waffle House in Texas, he was quickly met with a good guy with a gun.
Police said a man legally carrying a concealed handgun shot another man armed with an AK-47 who’s suspected of robbing a Waffle House in Texas.
DeSoto police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Antione Devon Cooper. He was found in the parking lot of the Dallas-area restaurant around 2:30 a.m. last Thursday.Police said Cooper entered the Waffle House and robbed several customers and the restaurant itself. After Cooper exited the restaurant, a customer followed Cooper into the parking lot and called out to him. Cooper reportedly turned around and pointed the rifle at the customer, but the customer pulled out his own gun and shot Cooper several times. The station reported the armed customer wanted to protect his wife, who was on her way to the restaurant.
Cooper was taken to a nearby hospital where he was on life support. The customer who shot him was not arrested.
In gun-free zones, an ambulance has to take the victims to the hospital. When citizens are armed, it’s the perpetrator being carried off to the hospital.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]