This is exactly why peopleapply for and possessCCWs or Openly Carryfirearms.

I wonder if the outcome would have been the same had the victim been required to load his weapon while confronted with a KNIFE?,0,1522536.story
Police Identify Would-Be Robber, Man Who Shot Him
The Hartford Courant

1:35 PM EDT, April 27, 2010


A would-be mugger who was shot Monday afternoon when he attempted to rob a man armed with a gun has been identified as a 40-year-old from New Haven.

Hector Santiago was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was in fair condition Tuesday.

Police: Intended Victim Shoots Mugger In New Haven

The man who shot him was identified as William Kiselewsky, 65, of Southbury.

He was eating lunch on a park bench about 1 p.m. near St. Michael's Church on Wooster Place when Santiago approached him.

"Give me all your money or I'll stab you," Santiago, who was armed with a knife, allegedly said to Kiselewsky, police said. He backed Kiselewsky up against a fence, then Kiselewsky pulled out a gun and fired, police said. Police said Kiselewsky was licensed to carry his firearm. He was questioned and released.

Witnesses told police they saw a struggle between the two men and heard gunshots.

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