There’s something to be said about not panicking under extreme pressure — it could save your life.
That’s the possible scenario for one brave, fast-thinking Kentucky hotel clerk when she outsmarted a thief and grabbed his gun in the midst of a robbery.
Video surveillance clearly shows a masked man with a handgun holding up the hotel clerk. After she refuses to “let” him behind the counter, she can be seen tossing cash and a bag at him as he struggled to grab it. The sloppy robber then set his gun on top of the counter as he reached down to pick up money that fell to the floor.
That’s when the lady can be seen jutting ever so slightly forward, seemingly preparing to make a move while his head was down. Finally, she sees the right moment and grabs the gun taking the would-be robber by surprise and sending him fleeing — temporarily.
In another boneheaded move, the masked man returned, apparently to retrieve the gun. He can be seen having a verbal exchange with the clerk as he draws closer and closer to her, seemingly not believing she had the will to pull the trigger.
As she struggled to hold the gun, she finally held it up to him and pointed it with authority.
Whatever she said or did at that point was enough to make the man believe she meant business and he went scurrying for the second time. This time, for good.
He was soon pulled over for not wearing a seat belt by police in Paducah on September 20. Police reports said he was acting nervous and they found stolen items, including an Apple computer, were found in his car.
The gun later retrieved at the scene was also reported stolen from a nearby home.
Cory T. Phillips, 26, was arrested on September 20 and charged with first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property and was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail, Nashville News 5 reported.
In this case, a good woman with a gun saved her employer from being robbed and possibly saved herself. She was fortunate to be so quick on her feet and be at the temporary mercy of a seemingly-bumbling thief.
While the nation grapples in a highly polarized political environment, gun rights are at stake when it comes to the 2020 presidential election. Radical Democrat candidates like Beto O’Rourke gin up their sizable base by declaring the government will come and take legally owned weapons from law-abiding citizens.
Even so-called moderates like Joe Biden are lurching leftward when it comes to the Second Amendment.
As Biz Pac Review reported last week:
In a newly announced plan, Biden is calling for the ban of assault-style weapons. He says those who don’t sell such weapons to the government in a “buyback” program — which is also supported by Democrats like Beto O’Rourke — should have to adhere to the National Firearms Act, a piece of ’30s legislation created to combat gang violence during the Prohibition era.
In other words, Biden is proposing the mandatory “buy-back” of weapons he doesn’t like.
As far as the woman in the video above? She instinctually knew what to do … go for the gun, because it can save you.