Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Gun Laws

I would do it again’: She shot an armed robber at work. Her company suspended her.

Friday, September 22, 2017

I would do it again’: She shot an armed robber at work. Her company suspended her.

Jennifer Wertz didn’t feel safe going to work at the Circle K gas station in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

There’s been an uptick in robberies in the area, Wertz said, including one at a nearby 7-11 on Monday afternoon, according to KRQE News 13.

Wertz said she was at the gas station when she heard about the 7-11 robbery, and went into her car to bring her gun inside.

“I had a customer from 7-Eleven on Wyoming and Candelaria come in and say they were just held up, so I got very nervous,” Wertz said.

"Robberies have been going on like this for the past few weeks,” she told KOAT/CNN. “They have done nothing to protect me. And I felt the need to protect myself.” 

Wertz visibly displayed the gun on her hip — and that decision paid off, she said, when an armed would-be robber came into the gas station shortly after she retrieved the weapon.

“He was screaming, he points the gun in my face,” Wertz said, “and I just point, cock and shoot, and protect myself.”

But there’s just one problem: the gas station suspended Wertz for two weeks because she shot the robber.

It was a violation of company policy, Wertz said, so she quit her job and is looking for employment elsewhere.

“We are not to chase, we are not to provoke, we are not to do anything,” she told KOAT. “We just stand there and give them what they want and they leave.”

Circle K declined to a request for comment from both KRQE and KOAT, according to the two outlets.

The suspected would-be robber, 23-year-old Ferron Mendez, allegedly entered the Circle K gas station at 4 p.m. Monday.

After being shot by Wertz, Mendez allegedly ran out of the gas station and collapsed in the parking lot, police said. He survived, but was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Despite being out of a job for the time being, Wertz said she has no regrets.

“I unfortunately would do it again, if need be, come the subject or the situation, I would do it again,” she said. “I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck.”

Read the complete article: NM | Miami Herald

IN THIS ARTICLE
New Mexico Armed Citizen
TRENDING NOW
Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

Just months after pushing for the passage of Initiative 1639 to impose severe regulations on purchasing and possessing semi-automatic firearms, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has now introduced legislation that would outright ban commonly owned semi-automatic ...

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor wants local residents to relinquish important aspects of their Second Amendment rights. If they refuse, he would have it cost them their liberty and treasure. But O’Connor himself apparently ...

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is ...

Who Are the Real Extremists?

News  

Friday, January 18, 2019

Who Are the Real Extremists?

NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple ...

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech

In her opening day speech to state lawmakers, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called on them to pass various gun control proposals that she supported on the campaign trail and which have been filed in the ...

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

News  

Friday, January 11, 2019

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban (S. 66)

On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that ...

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills

Anti-gun bills will be heard on January 21st at 10:00AM by the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and by the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on January 22nd at 10:00AM.

Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Firearm Registration & Dealer Licensing Bill

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Firearm Registration & Dealer Licensing Bill

Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 337 into law.  Passed by the previous legislature in 2018, SB 337 will establish a firearm registry and shut down your local gun stores with government red tape.  Senate ...

Wisconsin: Governor Evers Starts Session with Gun Control Push

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wisconsin: Governor Evers Starts Session with Gun Control Push

With the 2019 Wisconsin Legislative Session convened, Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul are already working with legislators to pass sweeping gun control.

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

Friday, January 18, 2019

Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

This week, the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.