In a previous post on shotguns, I referencedwhat the great Clint Smith said about shotguns:
“Shotguns at the right range with the right load will physically remove a chunk of shit off your opponent and throw that shit on the floor. And you have to get someone to come in and clean this shit up with a shovel.”
Today we turn to California on this topic.
In the video it appears that the robber still has his arm, but only God, he, and his trauma surgeon know what condition it’s in.
But at that range (say 25 feet) a load from a 12 gauge would be devastating enough to mostly sever a limb.
Note how the other guys getting put of the SUV with guns reversed course as soon as their compatriot came out scrraming with a shotgun wound.
The story gets more interesting from there.
An 80-year-old liquor store owner in California has called out politicians after his trigger finger helped him fend off armed robbers, claiming ‘I’m not going to let them get the shot off first.’
Craig Cope, 80, said ‘the crime rate is escalating and it’s going to continue to escalate until they start putting the people away that are doing the bad things’ after his harrowing shootout was caught in dramatic surveillance footage.
While he refrained from ‘naming names,’ he said ‘there are a whole lot of them that are creating major problems for business owners,’ and complained ‘a lot’ of criminals are ‘career criminals, (and) they need to be locked up.’
The old man is not wrong.
Cope was behind the counter of Norco Market & Liquor shop in Norco, Calif., when he noticed a gang of men armed with guns creeping up to the door just before 3 a.m.
‘There wasn’t much time to think about’ what to do, Cope said, as a 23-year-old man entered the store with an AR-15 raised and ready to shoot, forcing Cope to immediately fire off his shotgun, hitting the man in the arm and sending the group scrambling.
‘He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!’ the man can be heard shouting as he frantically runs back to a black BMW SUV that deputies later said was reported stolen.
The store owner described being forced into action in an interview with Fox, saying: ‘When you point that gun at me and you’re that close to me and I see what you’re carrying, I’m not waiting.’
He’s right about his tactics too.
Cope said his shooting skills come from being a young boy in Illinois, where he owned a single-shot rifle and hunted small game. ‘Ammunition was expensive’ he said, so ‘you don’t want to miss.’
Beware the man with just one gun, he probably knows how to use it.
Cope will not face any charges in Riverside County, unlike the New York City bodega worker who was charged with murder for fatally stabbing an attacker in self-defense.
‘In this case, a lawfully armed member of our community prevented a violent crime and ensured their own safety while being confronted with multiple armed suspect,’ the sheriff’s department said in a release referring to Cope’s case.
That’s the best news. Good on the Sheriff for upholding the obvious.
When a thug points an AR at a law abiding citizen and gets a free prison issued prosthetic arm as his stupid prize, all caught on HD security camera, it’s best just to let it go.
I should point out that this shooting also disarms the Left’s position on AR-15s turning criminals who wield them into unstoppable killing machines.
In Greenwood, a criminal with an AR was taken out by a guy with a CCW pistol.
Here, a criminal with an AR was given a Grosskreutz with a pump action scattergun.
It’s not about the gun, it’s about the mindset.
This old man was going to do what needed to be done and did it with one shotshell.