We received an emergency call recently by a member who was forced to defend himself.
An attorney immediately took the call and learned that the member, who worked at a pizza shop in New Carlisle, Ohio, had no choice but to take immediate action.
Here’s how a newspaper described the incident:
An employee at a New Carlisle Papa John’s where one person died during an attempted robbery Sunday night described the shooting as self defense to a 911 dispatcher.
“Someone just broke in and they were shot in self defense,” the man told Clark County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatchers, according to records obtained by this newspaper. “They came right in with weapons and tried to rob us. They’re still in here. There’s one shot and wounded on the floor. One of them ran out.”
According to an eye-witness, both robbers were armed, one with a crowbar and another with what appeared to be a knife. The robbers sprinted toward workers in the pizza shop.
Our member shot both with his concealed carry weapon. One died on the scene, and the other remains at large.
With legal representation provided by Second Call Defense, the member has not been charged. And the local sheriff’s office has been quoted saying this incident appears to be justified use of lethal force.
We’ve seen examples of pizza shop workers fired for legally carrying a concealed gun or using justified lethal force to defend their lives. Fortunately, our member works for an enlightened employer.
From the same news account:
“I’m just so glad my driver has a concealed carry,” the 911 caller said. “Because I wouldn’t know what to do with them running in like that.”
This is just one of many examples of members who suddenly faced their worst fear and have been forced to take action in a life-or-death situation. They were glad to have a firearm at the moment they needed it most. And moments later, they were equally glad they had that little membership card in their wallet with the Second Call Defense Emergency Number on the front.