A dad was holding his baby daughter and walking to his car outside a McDonald’s in Memphis, Tennessee when he was attacked by four men in the parking lot.
What could’ve been a horrifying tragedy was turned around when the man managed to fight off his four attackers and grabedb his gun, turning the tables on the would-be bad guys.
“They jumped out of the car and they started fighting him and trying to take his wallet and stuff,” witness David Chase, who called 911 from across the street, told the station in an earlier story.
The victim told police he was put in a headlock and choked, WREG reported.
But he fought back, Chase told the station: “He dropped his baby and started fighting them and the child was just sitting on the concrete.”
Then Dad added a little firepower to the battle when he grabbed a gun from his car and fired shots, striking one of his assailants, the station reported. Chase told WREG he heard three to four gunshots.
The victim said the suspects ripped his gun away from him and then fled in a black Infiniti, the Commercial Appeal reported.
The police located the car later at a fire station, where the suspects had fled to get help for their injured friend who got wounded when the bullets started flying.
Cortez Cole, Ladarius Pugues, Terrell Pullen, and Quinton Webb have all been charged with robbery. Pugues, the man who was wounded, sustained non-critical injuries and is expected to be okay.
The police have not stated whether or not the father will face charges in the incident, but the consensus so far seems to be leaning in favor of the dad, so that’s good news.
The grandfather of Pugues stated that he doesn’t believe the incident was random, but that the group has had problems in the past. He stated they went to talk to the victim when the incident unfolded.
Regardless of the cause, you never attack a man with his children present if you want to continue breathing afterwards. A good father will always do whatever is necessary to protect his kids, even if that means pumping somebody full of lead to do so.
The reason the Second Amendment exists is to provide average citizens with the means to protect their families. That’s what happened in this particular instance and it’s the reason why we should always be opposed to gun control measures which seek to restrict the ability of individuals to protect loved ones from harm.
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