WorldNetDaily reported yesterday on an incident on the south side of Indianapolis.
According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, Charlie Merrell, 51, was in a checkout line at a grocery store called Bucks IGA on the city's south side when a "masked man jumped a nearby counter and held a gun on a store employee."
"While the suspect was demanding cash from the workers," according to the police report, "Merrell pulled his own handgun, pointed it at the robber and ordered him to put down his weapon."
The newspaper noted that Officer Jason Bockting, in his documentation of the incident, said when the suspect seemed to hesitate, "Merrell racked the slide on his gun to load a round in the chamber."
At that point, the report said, "the suspect placed his gun and a bag of cash on the counter, dropping some of the money … the suspect removed his mask and lay on the floor."
Merrill, meanwhile, held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived and took him away in handcuffs.
Bad guys with guns count on being the only one armed in their criminal activities. This gives them the advantage, and they use it. But when one of the good guys also has a gun, that changes things completely.
Three cheers for Mr. Merrell, who had a vaild permit to carry his handgun. No bloodshed, and a criminal behind bars. It was a fine day in Indianapolis.