A former New York policewoman was robbed at gunpoint while trying to get into her car in Newark. The 43 year old had just retired nine months ago. Unfortunately, for the robbers, she was still legally armed.
Thanks to the Second Amendment the woman saved herself from becoming a victim and used her handgun to fend off the two would-be-robbers; shooting them both. Tahje M. Hunt, 22, and Brian P. Moore, 27, were wounded in the shooting. The suspects were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
One of the suspects used a replica gun to try and rob the former police officer. In New Jersey, using a fake gun is still considered to be a felony and carries the same punishment as using a real firearm. Fortunately, the police officer was able to legally obtain and carry a handgun and able to defend herself.
New Jersey has yet to reform their concealed carry program to more than just active duty and retired police officers. In most other states it is not required that CCW’s are restricted to just active duty and retired police officers.