Detroit armed robber shot in chest by concealed carry permit holder after threatening to kill friend: police
A man who tried to rob another man at gunpoint outside a Michigan liquor store was shot in the chest by a concealed carry permit holder and eventually arrested.
The victim told police that a man with a ski mask and a Detroit Lions jacket had followed him and his friend into a liquor store and then back outside before pulling a gun on them.
The suspect is said to have pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the concealed carry holder’s friend unless the concealed carry holder turned over his wallet.
The concealed carry holder then pulled out a gun as he was being patted down by the suspect and shot him in the chest.
The suspect, later identified as Joshua Fordham, was later found on the ground nearby by police suffering from a gunshot wound.
Click 2 Detroit reported that Fordham, who recovered from his gunshot injury, pleaded guilty in March 2014 to armed robbery and was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison.
Fordham is not legally allowed to own a gun and is facing a charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Gun laws didn’t stop of felon from illegally obtaining a gun and using it in a crime.
A concealed carry permit holder did use his legal gun to stop a felon from killing his friend.
Post Bruen, we’re seeing a number of states work to limit concealed carry to a degree that makes it impossible to carry legally.
Those states, for all their gun laws, do a piss-poor job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. New York and New Jersey are notorious for dropping or reducing gun position charges.
One might cynically believe that these states want to protect recidivist criminals from citizens.
But in Michigan, if you try to rob a guy at gunpoint you roll the dice. This guy came up snakeeyes and won himself a bullet.
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