71 year old Ocala, Florida resident Samuel Williams stop an attempted armed robbery in its tracks. With all the talk the last week about increasing gun control laws Mr. Williams demonstrated a real life deterrence to crime; having law abiding citizens ‘packing heat!’ We all know that when a crime takes place the police are not going to be there ready to jump to your defense. The police just show up after the fact to deal with the aftermath.
The only way to ‘stop’ crime is for the people who the ‘crime’ is being brought upon to stop it themselves and this is exactly what Samuel Williams did! When armed robbers/thugs entered the Ocala internet cafe Mr. Williams did exactly what most concealed carry individuals would do; without hesitation he drew his weapon and thwarted the attack.
Guess what? The end result is no one was hurt except the thugs and you can bet that many wood-be criminals in Ocala, Florida are giving second thoughts to attempting an armed robbery in that area.
I know several trained concealed carry individuals who if they had been in that Aurora, CO movie theater there would be many less dead victims today but one dead crazed individual who calls himself the Joker. The main stream media (Pravda they should be called) wants you to think the total opposite. That even if there had been CCW holders in the theater it would not have stopped this madman. Totally untrue!
Instead we have many dead and will spend millions and years on a trial and prison sentence for a murdering nut case who was living off a government grant of $26,000 that all us taxpayers were funding. The bottom line is that “We The People” must take care of ourselves and that is exactly how it should be in a free society. I would have it no other way.
Ocala.com explains what happened Internet Cafe Shooting:
Williams was seated toward the back of the cafe dressed in a white shirt, shorts and baseball cap.
One of the masked men, identified as Duwayne Henderson, 19, comes in pointing a handgun at customers. The second man, Davis Dawkins, 19, is seen swinging a bat at something off screen, which was later identified as a $1,200 computer screen.
As Henderson turns his back, Williams pulls out a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun, stands from his chair, takes two steps, nearly drops to one knee, and fires two shots at Henderson, who bolts for the front door.
Williams takes several more steps toward the door and continues firing as Henderson and Dawkins fall over one another trying to exit the building. The two eventually run off screen.
Both of the crooks suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were later captured. And according to police, Williams — a licensed concealed carry gun owner — won’t face any repercussions.
“Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don’t anticipate filing any charges,” Bill Gladson of the State Attorney’s Office, told Ocala.com.
But he’s not the only one talking. Some of the customers are. And they’re grateful for what Williams did.
“I think he is wonderful. If he wouldn’t have been there, there could have been some innocent people shot,” said Mary Beach.
Ocala.com also has an interview with one of the robbers, Duwayne Henderson. In it, Henderson describes the robbery from his perspective:
“I feel horrible. It doesn’t feel good. It makes you think about life’s decisions, and how you should live your life,” Henderson said in an interview with the Star-Banner at the jail on Saturday afternoon.
Hours after his release from the hospital, Henderson, who talked about the pain he feels in his buttock and hip, said the plan was to “barge in, get the money and leave.” He said “he never expected anyone to be armed.”
“The gun was broken and rusty and wasn’t loaded. Nobody was going to get hurt,” he said, standing with crutches.
Retrieving the customers’ phones was what he said was their “main priority.” That way, he said, the customers could not call law enforcement officials.
Henderson theorizes the reason why he was caught off guard is because, when Dawkins entered the business, he busted a computer monitor with the baseball bat and “glass got into his face.”
“He couldn’t warn me,” Henderson said.
With the glass temporarily blinding his friend, Henderson noticed two women were behind the counter and he thought that was “fishy.” Turning around to see what the women were doing, Henderson said he was shot.
“I turned around to run and my leg gave out. That was when I got shot. I hit the ground, and he was still shooting. I thought I was going to die,” Henderson said. Henderson said that, “by the grace of God,” his “leg came back.” “I ran,” he said.