A hero store clerk shot and killed one of two would-be robbers who, wearing masks and armed with guns, entered a Connecticut retail store at almost midnight. The clerk was injured with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower back during an attempted robbery.
According to local media reports, two men wearing black ski masks entered the store at 10:30pm. What is being described as a “brief struggle” by police then ensued between the store clerk and one of the suspects in the attempted robbery. The suspect eventually pulled out a firearm and shot the clerk in the back.
Despite being injured, the clerk nevertheless pulled out what police say were two legally-registered firearms and returned fire. He struck the victim, identified as Jashar Haslam, several times. Haslam was taken to a nearby hospital but pronounced dead.
The second masked suspect reportedly ran out of the building during the initial struggle. He has not been identified as of this writing and remains at large.
While it is unclear what type of firearms the store clerk used in his heroic self-defense, worth noting here is that there are plenty of politicians who would love to see the ability to defend oneself from violent thugs disappear.
In perhaps one of the more famous recent cases, Kyle Rittenhouse was charged with the murder of two Kenosha rioters for merely engaging in self-defense. Despite a media firestorm and relentless character assassination, Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges in the fall of 2021.
But the ruling class was undeterred, and continues to seek ways to limit how and in what way Americans will be able to protect themselves from bad guys.
The American Tribune recently covered an important story about a group of veterans who sued the Biden administration’s corrupt ATF after is reclassified pistols with stabalizing braces as rifles rather than handguns. If enforced, that means tens of millions of law-abiding, legal gunowners would be reclassified themselves as felons in an instant.
The American Tribune noted that the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a federal lawsuit in a northern district court.
In the lawsuit, which WILL brought on behalf of veterans from Texas and Wisconsin, WILL is challenging the new ATF rule that classifies pistols with stabilizing braces (of which there are about 40 million) as short-barrelled rifles, potentially turning millions of gun owners into felons overnight if they do not wish to get a NFA stamp for the pistol now classified as a rifle and be placed on a federal registry.
WILL, in the lawsuit, argues that the stabilizing braces were invented to help disabled veterans fire their weapons safely, and in making the pistols more accurate also make them safer for those around individuals using the pistols with stabilizing braces.
The lawsuit argues that the new rule on stabilizing braces is a violation of both the 2nd Amendment and the Separation of Powers concept that lies at the very root of the US system of government, which prohibits federal agencies from making new laws without clear Congressional authorization. The suit is filed in the Northern District of Texas.
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