Millions of Americans think nothing about stopping in at a convenience store during the day to pick up a quick snack, grab a gallon of milk on the way home from work, for fill up the tank, little suspecting that they could be saved from walking into a possibly fatal situation by an American exercising his Second Amendment rights.

That was the case just after midnight on Monday at an Orlando, Florida Circle K convenience store when an armed convicted felon started an argument with the wrong customer.

Police said witnesses confirmed that Delvin Jamar Broner, 36, began arguing with Titus Bernard, 29, who was at the Circle K merely to pick up a few items, for no apparent reason.

Bernard, who holds a valid concealed weapons permit, saw Broner pull a partially concealed gun from under his clothing, and didn’t hesitate, drawing his own firearm and firing several shots in self-defense.

He then called 911 summoning police and an ambulance, waiting for officers to arrive and cooperating fully with the investigation, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Broner was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMTs and none of the other customers or Circle K employees were injured in the incident.

As a convicted felon, Broner was prohibited from carrying a firearm, but that did not protect the customers, employees or Bernard from the threat of death at the hands of the armed, angry felon whose motives were unknown.

President Barack Obama commissioned a $10 million study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that concluded by confirming what Second Amendment advocates have always known, “Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”

The Orlando Police Department has followed protocol in sending the investigation report to the State Attorney's Office for review, but does not anticipate filing criminal charges against Bernard for not only defending himself, but undoubtedly preventing what could have quickly turned into a deadly scene.

 

 

 

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