Rob Pierce, Jr. was walking to dinner when two men, one a
self-proclaimed Crips gang member and the other wielding a handgun,
accosted him. With a gun to his back, Pierce was dragged across the
street to a dimly lit area and told he was about to be killed. "It
was like hell," he explained. Pierce, a concealed-carry permit
holder, drew a .357 revolver and shot one of the suspects, causing
both suspects to flee. They were later apprehended. Northampton
County, Pa., District Attorney John Morganelli said he hoped the
incident would teach "these young thugs" that the good guys might be
armed. "We don't expect our citizens to wait and get shot. As long
as I'm district attorney here, I'm probably going to err on the side
of the citizen," Morganelli said, adding he supports concealed-carry
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