War Veteran Shocks Stupid Thief Who Dares to Pull a Gun on Him (VIDEO)

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Next time you're planning to pull a gun on a cashier and rob a store, you might think for a moment about what the hell you're doing. And who the hell you're doing it to. For if you pull a gun on a veteran, you might just find yourself staring down the barrel of your own mortality. That's what happened when some armed moron walked into a store in Missouri and pulled a firearm on the cashier and demanded "all the f**king money." But lickety-split like that the Iraq war vet behind the counter whipped out his own gun and stuck it up to the cretin's mouth.

It all started when the would-be robber sauntered into a liquor store in Marionville, Missouri, smoking a cigarette. The man behind the counter, 54-year-old Jon Lewis Alexander, asked him to put it out. Instead, the guy pulled a gun and pointed it toward Alexander.

Alexander quickly tried to push the gun away with his left hand, and with his right, he reached into his back pocket and whipped out his own gun. He then had it nearly in the robber's mouth. He then threatened to "blow his head off."

Realizing his was out-gunned, the robber quickly backed out of the store. Told he was lucky, Alexander replied, "I think he's a little luckier than I am."

Indeed. Alexander has served four tours in Iraq, was a former prison guard, and is a private investigator. He apparently knows how to wield a weapon. And you can bet robber dude had no clue about that.

Alexander not only swiftly defended himself, he used restraint in not firing at the perp. Take a look:

I'm glad it worked out the way it did because there was a moment there where it all could have gone terribly wrong. If you watch the video closely, you'll see that while Alexander tries to shove the robber's gun to the side, he misses. And then he struggles for a moment to retrieve his own gun from his pocket. In those precious moments, Alexander could have been dead.

But the robber was probably so shocked to be facing what he puts others through that he quickly lost his nerve and left. I'm not so sure this makes a case for everyone being armed to the hilt -- as it could have gone wrong. However, in this case it went right, and Alexander obviously knew what he was doing. Still, the whole thing is very scary and thank goodness Alexander is okay.

What would you do?


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curly... curlycues

Here is a real life military hero who most likely saved his own life by carrying a gun and knowing how to use it. We wont see this story or others like it much on main stream TV unfortunately because it goes against the huge push to un-arm legal citizens.

missy... missybest

Curlycues - You just might need to understand that situation turned out to be lucky.  All too easily someone could have pulled the trigger and one or both would be wounded or dead.  So, your comment really doesn't address the problem, does it?

Melisa Snyder Webb

Well at least he handled the situation! No one died. We can sit around all day and talk about what if..... In this circumstance the would be robber got what he deserved!! If you pull a gun you better be prepared to use it and from the looks of this man was.... I guess to answer your question missybeat he sure did address the immediate problem.....Thats all that matters in this situation.


Tiffany Hood

Guns are not the issue, people are the issue - point blank. My thought is, this guy has such a credible background, why is he a cashier at a gas station? I am not belittling him, but it has me curious.

Kandis Harmon

Tiffany you'd be shocked. There are a lot of people and companies who will not hire veterans. They won't outright refuse you for that reason to your face but you can see it in their faces the moment you show them your DD 214 and then they say " thanks for coming in we'll call you back" and he'll will freeze over before that call comes. I've been there and ended up homeless at 19 after getting out of the Navy. I was lucky enough to have friends who took me in.


nonmember avatar Cassie

Tiffany - I know a veteran who owns a gas station and usually works behind the counter. Perfect stand up citizen. Maybe that's this guy's story. Maybe it's some other reason. Why does his job title even matter? Why is such a silly judgement being placed on someone you don't even know?

Joyce Gurley

and the government wants to take our guns ???????? lol

Aslen Aslen

He's better than I am.... I'd have shot his ass!

Jessica Houston

My husbands an afghan vet. We both have hand guns for this reason. We are properly licensed in our state. But if some one tries to harm us we also have protection. I walk around town a lot. I've never pulled my gun on anyone but if the situation called for it I would. Especially if I had my nephews. Everyone should have the freedom and right to stand their ground.

nonmember avatar Eirec

Hey morons, the govt doesn't want to take 'yer guns". They want to regulate them. Background checks. Licensing for competence and safety would be nice too. So would proving you have a secured place for them if not carrying or close by at night.Oh nothing EASILY adapted to automatic fire. Otherwise - guns away. Has yhe NRA replaced critical thinking? Apparently.

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