Thug Gets Arrested After Robbing Concealed Carrier

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — An attempted robbery went horribly wrong when two criminals got the drop on eight people hanging out in a garage in southern Louisville.

According to WDRB – Louisville, 23 year old Brady Atkins and an accomplice held up the party at gunpoint.  Amidst the eight was one unnamed concealed carrier who had his weapon but had it taken from him by Atkins.

When one of the victims, a juvenile, made an attempt to flee, Atkins pursued him into the house – beating him with his gun.  This caused the father of the house to awake and bring a gun of his own to the fight.  As rounds were exchanged, Atkins and his accomplice attempted to flee.  That was when a bullet struck Atkins’ partner in crime right in the back.  A dog from a neighbor’s yard then attacked Atkins, forcing him to shoot the dog twice before finally escaping.

The dog was rushed to the veterinarian where it was saved – at an estimated cost of $1,129.

While this traumatic event took place on June 5th, it took authorities nearly two weeks to finally apprehend him.

Louisville Metro Police reported that they had finally caught up to the suspect and he is now in custody awaiting a hearing.  He waits in Metro Correctional where a judge has set his bail at $50,000 cash bond.

via WAVE3 News – Louisville

Adkins was charged with one count of robbery, two counts of wanton endangerment and one count of cruelty to animals.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 26.

For Concealed Carriers, Good Is Not Good Enough

One of the most dangerous aspects about this event is the fact that in the initial party of people being robbed, there was allegedly someone with a concealed carry permit and a loaded weapon presumably on him.  While Atkins and his friend seemed only interested in robbing the place, it’s obvious that Atkins was not afraid to use violence or force to get what he wanted.

This is possibly one of the deadliest places for a concealed carrier to be caught – at gunpoint.  Not only will that gun go on to be used for violent crime, the criminal may not even wait to employ it – as is the case with Atkins and his alleged pistol whipping of a juvenile.

If it hadn’t been for the father of the house, who was able to successfully engage his son’s attackers, this event may have ended much more tragically.

Can a concealed carrier control whether he or she is being held at gunpoint?  What is the best course of action to take in this situation?  Tell us about it in the comments section below.

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is currently an advocate for veterans and constitutional carry in the State of New Hampshire. His daily carry is a CZ-75D in a Specter IWB Holster made by Lenwood Holsters out of Missouri.
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