An Oregon man was bound by home invaders, but was able to break free and grab his gun, which possibly saved his life. Fox 12 Oregon reported that two women tied the senior citizen to a chair, where they then proceeded to rob him:
One of the suspects, identified as 50-year-old Sheila Clark of Coos Bay, then took off in the man’s Chevrolet Blazer, according to deputies, while the second suspect, 27-year-old Michelle Taylor of Crescent City, California, stayed behind to guard him.
Police located the vehicle at McKay’s Market in Gold Beach and then found Clark in the store. She was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Multnomah County and faces additional charges of robbery, coercion, burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and theft.
In the meantime, investigators said the man who was tied up was able to free himself. He grabbed a handgun and pointed it at Taylor, the sheriff’s office said, and she ran away from the home.
These ladies obviously messed with the wrong guy, who exercised his Second Amendment rights, and was able to protect himself. Fox 12 added that Taylor is still at a large.
There have been other instances where the elderly had to exercise their Second Amendment rights to defend themselves. In Athens, Alabama, three people, one male, two females, were arrested for robbing a 74-year old man last week. AL News reported that a friend of the victim came over to his residence with two women he didn’t know; one of them asked if she could borrow $25. The elderly man did not fork over the money, as he did not know this woman. Later that day, the same two women returned with another man, who wanted to take his clothes line for scrap metal. That’s where the situation turned violent:
The victim said he refused to give it to him, and the male grabbed him around the neck and told him to “tell them where the rest of the money was or he was going to hurt him bad.” The women allegedly started searching his home for his money.
“The victim said he reached inside his pocket and pulled out his pistol and pointed it at the male’s face and pulled the trigger. The victim said the pistol didn’t fire,” Johnson said. “About the same time, one of the females yelled, ‘He’s got a gun,’ and everyone ran out of his residence.”
The victim said that he was missing $320 from the incident.
Given how the elderly are easy targets for such felonious acts by more unscrupulous characters in our society, it shouldn’t shock us that more and more seniors are becoming gun owners.