Fort Worth Armed Citizen Saves Friends, Newborn

posted on August 29, 2015

Six people—including a one-month-old baby—were together in a Fort Worth apartment on Tuesday when two men broke in around 1 p.m. and demanded “everything.” They recognized one of the men as 36-year-old Larry Chism, whom they’d been friends with until the week before, when Chism had pulled a 9 mm pistol on them. 

When the residents demanded the suspects leave, one of them did. Chism, however, refused to back down or leave. Fearing for the safety of his friends and the newbown, Blake Severin, 21, pulled out his gun and shot Chism in the chest and the shoulder, killing him. 

Fort Worth police are calling the incident a robbery-home invasion, and believe Severin acted in self-defense. No one else was hurt during the incident. Resident Brad White, the baby’s father, praised Severin’s actions. “My friend didn’t hesitate—he knew I had a baby in there and he shot (the robber),” White said.

Latest

gun show
gun show

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

25 States Have Now Gotten Out of Our Way

Just over three decades ago, only on state had constitutional carry. Now, half the country has gotten out of the way of Americans' right to carry concealed.

From The Editor: Will More Europeans Go Pro-Gun Rights?

It is an open question whether, as everyone sees Ukrainian citizens picking up rifles to defend their lives and liberty from Russian troops, more Europeans will come to the conclusion that this is a right every law-abiding person needs.

President’s Column | Ukraine’s Example

For anyone who ever needed proof of how crucial gun rights are to our survival and our safety, I have just two words of advice: Remember Ukraine!



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.