WATCH: Security Guard Robbed of His Firearm by Armed Suspects in Gun-Controlled California

An armed security guard working at an Oakland, California, 7-Eleven was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight Saturday in stringently gun-controlled California.

The Daily Mail reported that the robbery occurred outside a 7-Eleven “in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood” on Saturday afternoon.

After taking the security guard’s gun and taser, the mob targeted a delivery truck from which they allegedly stole “tens of thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes.”

CBS News quoted the 7-Eleven store owner saying, “It was scary, scary, and it was scary for the customers.”

He added, “Everybody (from the busy street) saw it. It was broad daylight so everyone was taking pictures (of the robbery) from the neighborhood.”

The store owner lamented, “We have not seen any significant steps taken by the city to prevent these things.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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