Feelgood Second Amendment Story of the Day: Vet Uses AR-15 to Ward Off Convenience Store Robbers

Posted by on May 02, 2013 at 11:05 am

The anti-gun nuts always ask why anyone needs an AR-15? Well, for one because they scare the shit out of the bad guys.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, two teen boys broke into a Michigan gas station, apparently in an attempt to burglarize the place. The teens were surprised to discover that the owner was not only in the gas station, but armed with an AR-15, ready to protect his property. But the owner also got a surprise when one of the teens removed his mask.

The incident occurred around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday in Shingleton, a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. According to The Iron Mountain Daily News, the two teens broke into the gas station and apparently were attempting to take money from the cash register. That’s when the owner of the gas station, a military veteran, Shawn Schank, entered the area and saw the teens at the register. Schank immediately confronted the two teens, who had their faces covered with masks. He kicked one, causing him to fall to the floor, and then ran to grab an AR-15 which he kept in his office.

Schank demanded the teens leave the gas station. While pointing the gun at the teens, one of them took off his mask and begged Schank not to shoot them. Schank recognized the teen and didn’t shoot. The two quickly left the building and ran off on foot. Schank then immediately called 911 to report what had happened.

Schank told police the teen’s identity. After authorities found and arrested the first one, the second’s identity was discovered and he was apprehended as well. Both were charged with breaking and entering.

The should tack on extra time for stupidity.


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