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Craigslist Robbers Meet Concealed Carry Holder

Earlier this month in Michigan two men left their home to a pre-arranged meeting where they were planning to buy a car. When they arrived at the designated meeting place they were attacked by 3 men between the ages of 19 and 23. One of the lawful citizens drew his concealed weapon and started to actively defend himself and his father. Two of the three attackers were shot and the third escaped. Luckily in this situation the police as so far acknowledged that the shooting was justified.

After the shooting, the Vanderwiels went to the nearby McDonald’s on West Michigan Avenue to call police. Officers questioned them and determined the shooting was likely in self-defense. –Source

Our human nature drives us to want to believe that people out there are mostly good people. While this is likely true that belief doesn't protect us from running into the not so good people that lurk in our society waiting for chances to feed on the flock. Are you prepared for that day?

The news tends to not give us a lot of details about shootings like these but with the information we have it seems clear that the law abiding citizens acting wisely and decisively. What do you think?

Picture courtesy of WoodTV.com - Local NBC Affiliate

Picture courtesy of WoodTV.com – Local NBC Affiliate

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10 Responses to Craigslist Robbers Meet Concealed Carry Holder

  1. Onthe Wall October 15, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    The police should give this guy 4 summonses 1 for the guy he missed and 1 for each of the dirt bags he did not kill. Of course the police could also force him to go to the range to improve his aim.

    • Saddletramp October 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

      This shooter might might have been an expert at the range since those targets don’t move

  2. Kuruk October 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Anytime you have a situation like this and your life is in danger, you do and should always have the right to defend yourself. I’m sure that this father and son did not go to shoot someone. They were there to make a fair and honest deal and seems they were confronted by 3 punk thugs with other things on there mine.

    To bad they didn’t get the 3rd one also. The fact that you can’t buy an item off a web site without the fear of of being robbed or killed today is very disturbing. We’ve had thugs since gangster times and before but today’s world and the willingness of kids to commit such crimes needs to be stopped. This is a great start!!!

  3. Francois A Rook October 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    As bad as this sounds, I hope that their dead

  4. Linda Newsome October 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    I would have done the same thing .It was justified. I think every one should carry with a back ground Check.Maybe criminals would think twice before they do a crime.

  5. James Bradburn SR October 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    I have been license for about 6 years I would not be disappointed if I had all comments posted I mean if you are legal you should be following all legal levels

    • Hal October 15, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

      The second makes you legal not some locally issued paper from grantor imposters ? When you start jumping hoops to pay fee’s and get this permission and that permission and follow all the political will requirements thrown at you , you give up your unalienable rights in ignorance thinking your a just law abiding citizen .
      In fact it’s like a mortgage . When you are sitting in a banking lobby filling out an application for a home loan , the application your actually filling out is from the HUD (Housing and Urban development Dept . ) the Gov. The bank then sends your application to HUD who say’s “Yep ! this one is qualified for a loan alright ” That approval is taken to the Treasury and nearly interest free money is drawn on your name . The money is then transferred to the bank and they tack their interest on it and debit it to you for collateral and create even more money out of that on their book entries aside from the onerous usury .
      Now why can’t you just go to the Treasury and get the loan yourself ? Because you don’t know any different that’s why .
      Local Gov. on up does the same thing with your liberties . You don’t know enough to tell them this is illegal and they are violating their oath of office thereby committing treason and infringing on your rights but they keep getting away with it because the Boobus Americanus mindset lets it go right over their heads ?
      Sorry for the long way around here but hopefully this helps some see ?
      But everybody does it !

  6. keepyourpower October 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    Same thing happened in Mt. Pleasant, SC a year, or two ago. But they killed the young man, while he was trying to sell his vehicle, to them. He was not armed.

  7. Joe October 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    This happened in St. Louis also, The Perp. was in a truck driving class, he met the victim on his lunch break from class, killed him, stole the car he claimed to want to buy, and drove it back to the class. How insane is our world becoming?

  8. edward haverly October 15, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    Why did these youths thank they can invade some ones home without retrobution have their parents no told them , its a dangerous world out there if you want to steal another mans property, send your children to sunday school .

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