A concealed carry permit holder was praised for shooting an armed robbery suspect around 5 a.m. on October 10, thereby stopping the robbery of a Waffle House in Charleston, South Carolina.
One of the uniformed officers who responded to the 911 calls said, “It says something about firearms, for good people with firearms being in the right hands.”
According to The Post and Courier, police received “reports of an armed robbery and shots fired.” They arrived to find “the suspect had been shot.” Waffle House employees told police that an armed customer had stopped the robbery. One employee said, “He saved us, that’s what he did.”
The suspect was taken to Medical University Hospital in critical condition, and no other injuries were reported.
On September 27, a Waffle House in Nicholasville, Kentucky, refused to serve a uniformed National Guard soldier because he had his gun holstered in plain sight. A waitress told him he would have to leave his gun outside if he wanted service.
In the face of public outcry over the treatment of the soldier and a gun policy that keeps law-abiding citizens defenseless in the face of danger, the Nicholasville Waffle House said, “For many years, we have had a ‘No Firearms’ policy in place in our restaurants. We continue to believe this is the best policy for the safety of our customers and associates.”
The customer in Charleston was armed, however, and intervened, which helped protect the other Waffle House customers and employees.
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