An Oregon man used his legally carried handgun to stop an armed robber late last week.
According to local media reports, Jason Rorex was on a date with his girlfriend in a local park when another man jumped out with a knife and demanded money. In response, Rorex pulled his Smith & Wesson Bodyguard pistol, sending the wannabe thief fleeing.
“On Sunday my girlfriend and [I] were walking in a busy park, midday, when a person asked us for money,” Rorex wrote on his Facebook page later that day. “I said we do not give money out. He then pulled a knife on us and began to rush us from about seven feet away. I luckily had a firearm with me and was fortunate enough to resolve the situation without a shot being fired. I did have to draw my firearm and aim it at the armed attacker. He immediately stopped his attack, and was arrested minutes later. I feel this story speaks to the safety and reliability a firearm offers for self defense …”