The WaPo reports that a convenience store in Manassas, VA was robbed by a thug wielding a very large stick. (Here’s the CC video of the attack.)
From the WaPo
When the robber jumped the store counter, the clerk grabbed the stick. But he could not hang on for long. The robber leaped over the counter, grabbed the clerk and struck him in the face several times, police said. The robber made off with some cash from the store, taking his stick with him.
The store owner, reported by WRC-TV as Jugal Uppal, tried unsuccessfully to stop the theft with a ball peen hammer.
Watching the video above, you get the idea pretty quickly that had Mr. Uppal just pulled out a pistol the robbery would have gone very differently. Even if he’s not a citizen (yet?) he’s certainly not a “Non-Immigrant,” and should be eligible to own and carry a firearm.
Any VCDL members in his area? Maybe you should have a chat with Mr. Uppal. He lives in a free country, and should not have to argue with thieves bearing sticks.
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