An auto shop owner in Houston Texas has reportedly stated that the only reason he, his friends, and his family are alive today is because he had a gun. (Watch surveillance VIDEO below)
In the dramatic surveillance video two armed criminals can be seen barging into the auto shop, one holding a bag and demanding cash. The owner, Mack Agaybi, said, “These people came in the right time when I got cash inside the office.”
According to KTRK TV, the owner grabbed his gun when he saw what was going on:
Agaybi told us he saw the men running through his parking lot from his office, so he got out his gun.
“I opened the door a little and I see somebody right in front of me, going like that with a gun,” Agaybi recalled.
The gunfight that ensued was caught on camera. The two suspects ran out of the lobby, and Agaybi could be seen running out after them.
“First I said, ‘Is anybody hurt?’ No, and left,” Agaybi said. “But they was running. I came back and tried to see my friend.”
The suspects ran away amidst the gunfire and nothing was left behind but bullet holes and shattered glass. It was then that Agaybi realized his friend had a gunshot wound in the head. He put his friend in his car and ran him to the nearest clinic. Houston police said the man who was shot will be OK.
In the meantime, Agaybi says he will donate $1,000 to Crime Stoppers for a reward to help get these suspects caught.
Police have little information about the suspects, but an officer told us they fled the scene in a newer-model grey Chevrolet Impala.
Watch the dramatic surveillance video footage below:
This story is more proof that criminals do not obey laws, specifically gun laws. And if they are willing to brandish their guns around while looting auto shops and shooting at people, then they probably will not have enough respect for the law to go through a background check or make sure their magazine does not hold too many bullets.
The auto shop owner was quoted as saying, “If it wasn’t for my gun, my family and friends would have been killed.” This is not a story you will hear from any of the major news outlets, mainly because it proves what many gun rights advocates say all the time, that guns save lives.
Piers Morgan has stated many times that he thinks gun owners live in a fairy tale to think that these self defense gun uses actually happen, but to ignore them and only focus on maniacs with guns while using it as an excuse to take away more rights from gun owners is a fairy tale in itself.