Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 908 active visitors Sunday, February 05, 2023
Main Email List:

State Email Lists:
Click Here
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «



Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you oppose Biden's anti-gun executive orders?

Current results
Earlier poll results
3568 people voted



» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions



Keep and Bear Arms


Archived Information

Top | Last 30 Days | Search | Add to Archives | Newsletter | Featured Item

Threat of gun ends robbery attempt

Originally ran here as:
"Threat of gun ends robbery attempt"
by Sajit Abraham, Staff Writer
The Selma Times-Journal
March 28, 2002

SELMA, ALABAMA -- An attempted robbery at a Selma restaurant has left both the intended victims and the alleged perpetrators shaken but unhurt.

According to Bernice Gill, owner of Our House Restaurant on Dallas Avenue, two black males entered the restaurant late Tuesday, when only Gill and a cleaning lady were present.

"One of them basically asked me for money, and then we got into a pushing match," Gill said. "Then he suddenly pulled out what looked like a small pistol."

Gill said when she saw the pistol, she didn't know if it was real or not. "It sort of looked like a toy gun, but I really couldn't tell," she said.

Gill said the next thing she did was scream, which alerted the cleaning lady that something was wrong.

Said Gill, "She [the cleaning lady] came out and yelled, 'I'll be right back, just let me get my gun.' When they heard that, they just ran out of the restaurant."

Gill then contacted police.

She described one suspect as being 5'7" and wearing a green jacket and an orange ski mask. The other suspect was approximately 5'3" and wearing a plaid jacket and a ski mask.

Gill said police recommended that she should have given the money to the robbers. "They said it was probably best not to have taken any chances," she said.

She added that the entire episode has served to make her more alert to the danger of criminal activity in the area.

"I'm just afraid they may come back again, when it's late at night," she said. "But if it happens again, this time we will be prepared."

NOTICE: In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed, without profit, for research or educational purposes. We do our best, as well, to give credit to the original news source who published these Guns Save Lives stories out of respect and appreciation for their willingness to spread the word that Guns Save Lives -- and when an original link is available, we ALWAYS send all our visitors to read the original article on the original site where it was posted. God Bless the Americans that publish these stories - for assisting Americans in hearing the truth about guns saving lives.

Printer Version

"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? [...] The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" —Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (Chapter 1 "Arrest")

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks., Inc. © 1999-2023, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy