West Palm Beach, Florida, jewelry store owner Art Samuels
was on his way to lunch when he noticed a badly bleeding man rushing
out of a store. Samuels ran to the aid of the victim, and a few
seconds later an assailant exited the store swinging a pair of
nunchakus. "He lunged and came toward me," Samuels said. "I pulled
out my gun." A retired U.S. Navy commander, Samuels has a concealed
weapons permit for his .40 Glock with a laser sight. Just the sight
of it was enough to make the criminal hit the deck, where he stayed
until police arrived.
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