-By Warner Todd Huston
In December, a Milwaukee man attempted to rob a corner market only to be stopped by a female store clerk with a firearm.
The incident, which occurred on December 14, was caught on surveillance video and shows a white man pulling a knife on a female clerk as she began to ring him up for a small purchase.
After the attempted robber pulled his knife and began to yank at the cash register, the female clerk pulled out a handgun from under the counter causing the attacker to cower to the floor, then run out of the store in haste leaving the cash behind.
Milwaukee police are looking for a white male, 25-35 years old, weighing 165 pounds.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.
A recent study by the CATO Institute found that during an 8-year period, some 5,000 incidents where guns were used to stop a crime were reported in the media.
Authors of the study warn gun-control advocates that if they “are truly interested in harm reduction, they should pause to consider how many crimes — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — are thwarted each year by ordinary persons with guns.”
Gary Kleck, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, found in a study he conducted in the early 1990’s that 2.5 million crimes are prevented each year by guns in the hands of private citizens.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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