NY shopkeeper defends store by shooting 4 armed robbers

March 1st, 2012

NY shopkeeper defends store by shooting 4 armed robbers

Date: Aug 15, 2009 9:03 AM

it was a long gun – NO permits were required.

NY shopkeeper who defended store recounts shooting

From Associated Press

August 15, 2009 6:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK – A 72-year-old New York City shopkeeper has gunned down four men trying to rob his restaurant supply store but says he “didn’t want to do it.”

Charles “Gus” Augusto Jr. was back at work Friday, a day after the bloody confrontation. He says in an interview he had no choice but to turn his shotgun on the robbers.

Augusto described how on Thursday the four men burst into his commercial kitchen equipment store in Harlem with guns drawn. He says they demanded money and began beating a worker.

The shopkeeper says he pulled out his shotgun and fired three times. Two of the men died on the street. Two are hospitalized.

Police say Augusto didn’t have a permit for the gun. But no charges have been filed.

The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security !