Gun owners operate under the premise that they should be prepared to use their firearms, if needed, but everyone hopes that the occasion never arises. In West Virginia, a concealed carry permit holder named Terry Robbins was asked to look after his friend’s house. His readiness with a firearm foiled a burglary.
Recently, Robbins got a phone call from neighboring homeowners asking if he would check on their house. The security company had alerted them, the home alarm system had been activated. Mr. Robbins arrived at the house, saw two men named Jimmy Walker and Justin Blair attempting to break into the residence.
Mr. Robbins yelled at the two men. “Freeze! Hit the floor! I will shoot you!” The two tried to assault Robbins and he shot Walker.
Walker and Blair immediately fled. Later that day, the two were arrested by the police. Blair was found hiding in his relative’s home, and Walker was seized at the closest hospital where he was receiving treatment for the gunshot wound he got from Robbins. According to the family members of the two robbers, the cause was probably drug addiction.
According to law enforcement, Terry Robins acted in self-defense so no charges filed against him.