A Dallas store owner is being hailed as a hero after exercising his Second Amendment rights to protect his wife from two armed thugs who attempted to rob their store last week.
Bunthan Te, owner of a Shop-N-Go convenience store, said two men armed with guns, entered their business and demanded money about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. A third persont was apparently waiting in a car outside.
Te’s wife was near the cash register, so one of the suspects jumped over the counter and held her at gunpoint. The heroic husband tried to pull out his own gun, but it initially got hung up in the holster, according to KDFW.
One of the gunmen saw Te struggling and started coming after him. The store owner ran back to the walk-in refrigerator, where the gunman followed him and opened fire.
Te was finally able to get his gun out of the holster and returned fire, causing that gunman to flee. Te returned to the front of the store to check on his wife, who was still being held at gunpoint, so the heroic husband opened fire a second time.
After a few moments of exchanging gunfire, the second gunman eventually ran out of the store, but he didn’t make it very far, as he collapsed in the parking lot from having been shot. The others two suspects fled from the scene.
Officials pronounced the wounded man dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified. The remaining two gunmen are still at large.
Police have been searching for the suspects, and discovered surveillance video from a business across from the store that captured images of the three suspects walking around in the parking lot, as well as the vehicle they were driving.
Te said he isn’t particularly fond of guns, but he keeps one for instances like this when he and his wife need protection that only a firearm can provide.
The Second Amendment has saved countless lives, as it’s often the only form of protection people can rely on in times of trouble. In a dire situation — such as a gun being pointed at your wife’s head — you don’t have time to call and wait on the police to show up. Thankfully, this heroic husband and store owner knew his rights and wasn’t afraid to use them.
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