The Philadelphia police are facing multiple lawsuits at the moment over their slow-walking of concealed carry applications, which has left many residents who want to carry a gun for their personal safety in a legal limbo. There’s currently a wait of a year or more to simply drop off applications for processing, and both the Gun Owners of America and the Firearms Policy Coalition have both sued the city over the unconscionable (and unconstitutional) delays.
In the meantime, violent crime in the City of Brotherly Love continues to spiral out of control, with homicides nearing an all-time high. It’s no wonder that many residents are seeking security and peace of mind by carrying a firearm for self-defense, and stories like this one will only increase the demand along legal gun owners.
A man who stopped for late-night takeout in a Northeast Philadelphia eatery found himself in the middle of a robbery. Police said he fired the fatal shot that stopped the crime.
It happened at around 10:30 Sunday night at the Wingstop in the 2100 block Cottman Avenue.
Police said the suspect, a 53-year-old man, came in wearing a mask and gloves.
“(He) walked in, went behind the counter, announced a robbery and asked for all the money,” said Philadelphia Police Department Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Before the three employees who were inside could comply with his demands, a customer walked in talking on his cell phone.
“That’s when the robber pointed a gun at that customer and demanded his cell phone,” said Small, who added that the 27-year-old customer quickly decided to fight back.