Guns themselves are not the enemy. Criminals and deranged people with guns are frequently disarmed by good guys using a lawful firearm. Many times, law-abiding gun owners have come to the rescue.
Therefore, in the event that they come face to face with a person who likewise has a gun, they don’t like to stick around, but instead like to run away like the true cowards that they are. Exactly the same thing happened to a “Chicago bro” Rakim Stephen Tate while he was in Florida. The 32-year-old Chicago native apparently thought that robbing a convenience store was a good idea.
Apparently Tate believed that the majority of people in Florida were retirees and beach bums. He undoubtedly believed that no one would resist if he barged into a store brandishing a shotgun. As it turns out, Mr. Tate was severely mistaken.
His bad decision to rob a store clerk at gunpoint quickly evolved into an extremely bad decision. The store’s surveillance cameras picked up Tate walking around holding a shotgun down at his side. Tate is heard saying, “I don’t mean any harm, I’m just not from around here.”
He bragged to the store clerk, “I’ve got a big (expletive) (expletive) gun, but I’m not from around here, is what I’m saying. I’m from Chicago, bro. ” Well, the store clerk had been watching as Tate entered the store. When the clerk saw the gun, he went in the back to get his own.
It seems the “rules of engagement” were not what Mr. Tate had anticipated. Tate is overheard asking the clerk what kind of gun he had. Apparently, it didn’t matter. Tate chickened out and walked out of the store.
The “Chicago bro” didn’t get very far. Tate was heard mumbling something as he walked out. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office greeted their out-of-state visitor and promptly offered him lodging at the county jail.
While arresting Mr. Tate for armed robbery, they reflected that, “You’re not in Chicago anymore; you’re under arrest. “Words seem to fail you when your felony attempt is thwarted by lawful and righteous force.” Score another one for a good guy with a gun.