Trend forecaster Gerald Celente has said a rise in robberies and violent crime would accompany this economic collapse. If you haven’t already picked up a home defense weapon, consider Charles Augusto Jr.’s story and you might be convinced it’s time to get one.
Charles Augusto, Jr., bought a gun 20 years ago after he was first robbed, but never discharged it until yesterday, when four would-be robbers entered his Harlem restaurant-supply company yesterday afternoon, pulled a gun on him and demanded money.
After the Westchester Co. resident made it clear there was no money in the Kaplan Bros. Blue Flame Corp. store– they hadn’t even had any customers in the store that day — the bandits turned their attention to his 33-year-old assistant, JB, and starting pistol-whipping him and demanding money.
That prompted Augusto to pull the 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun and fire three times, cops said. The blasts struck all four men, two of them in the back.
One of the perps, James Morgan, 29, fell in the doorway and died outside the building, with a gun near his body. Raylin Footman, 21, who had prior arrests for robbery and weapons charges, collapsed across the street, and later died at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Even if your home defense weapon sits in a closet gathering dust for 20 years, there may be a day in your life when you need to use it, and it may save your life.