Yet another armed store owner defending his life and his property with a lawfully owned firearm. An AR-15 style rifle no less! They can be used for good instead of evil. This type of story does not get the press attention it should. If the store owner had been killed, the press would be shouting about the “Evils of guns!”
“NORTH AUGUSTA — One man is dead and two are recovering after being shot by a gun store owner during a burglary of his business Thursday morning.
Stephen Bayazes Jr., 57, told officers that he and his wife were asleep in an apartment at the back of the business, Guns & Ammo Gunsmith, 522 Edgefield Road, shortly before 4 a.m. when he awoke after hearing a loud crash and the activation of a silent alarm.
Bayazes grabbed an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and found three men loading guns into a van that had crashed through the side wall of the store.”