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(WOKV Jacksonville)   Store customer with a concealed weapons permit attempts to stop a robbery. He wounds bystanders and gets into a shootout with police when they think he's the robber. Just kidding. He shot the robber dead and the police thanked him   (wokv.com) divider line 754
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2012-08-29 12:48:46 AM  
Um, that doesn't fit the popular narrative. Please don't post things like this it will give a legally armed citizenry a good name.
 
2012-08-29 12:51:16 AM  
Who robs a Dollar General!?!?
 
2012-08-29 12:52:22 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who robs a Dollar General!?!?


Fifty Cent?
 
2012-08-29 01:56:24 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who robs a Dollar General!?!?

Fifty Cent?


Mr. Woolworth.. .5 and .10 My Lawn, get off it....
 
2012-08-29 01:58:44 AM  
So, he filled out the paperwork then?
 
2012-08-29 02:04:20 AM  
This automatically means Charleton Heston is president and we're moving to the gold standard.
 
2012-08-29 02:18:56 AM  
If he'd been at the Empire State Building, 9 people wouldn't have been shot by cops.
 
2012-08-29 02:28:13 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who robs a Dollar General!?!?

Fifty Cent?


Winnar.
 
2012-08-29 02:38:00 AM  
I don't get the headline. The wild & outlandish is the setup, while the normal & banal is the punchline?

Comedy doesn't work that way


(yeah yeah, Welcome to Fark).
 
2012-08-29 02:45:49 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who robs a Dollar General!?!?

 
2012-08-29 02:58:20 AM  
Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.
 
2012-08-29 03:32:25 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.


Who cares?

Robbery is robbery. You should expect a little involuntary trepanning if you engage in the activity.
 
2012-08-29 03:36:37 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.


So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.
 
2012-08-29 03:43:45 AM  

violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.


Outstanding, I can satisfy my bloodthirst by waiting in convenience stores in seedy neighborhoods. Just wait for someone to try and rob it with a milk crate.
 
2012-08-29 03:47:07 AM  

PreMortem: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Outstanding, I can satisfy my bloodthirst by waiting in convenience stores in seedy neighborhoods. Just wait for someone to try and rob it with a milk crate.


Your name is now..The Milk Man...
 
2012-08-29 03:52:07 AM  

violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.


Wow, a little anxious that someone might undermine your hero of the hour? Of course robbery is robbery, even without a gun. Where did I say it wasn't? But a guy shooting an unarmed suspect doesn't have quite the cachet as defending life and property from an armed criminal, does it?
 
2012-08-29 04:00:08 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Wow, a little anxious that someone might undermine your hero of the hour? Of course robbery is robbery, even without a gun. Where did I say it wasn't? But a guy shooting an unarmed suspect doesn't have quite the cachet as defending life and property from an armed criminal, does it?


If I was wrong about what your comment meant, my apologies. Gun threads have been ridiculous lately. As have been the shootings. :(
 
2012-08-29 04:08:02 AM  

violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Wow, a little anxious that someone might undermine your hero of the hour? Of course robbery is robbery, even without a gun. Where did I say it wasn't? But a guy shooting an unarmed suspect doesn't have quite the cachet as defending life and property from an armed criminal, does it?

If I was wrong about what your comment meant, my apologies. Gun threads have been ridiculous lately. As have been the shootings. :(


No problem. What you say about these threads is true.
 
2012-08-29 04:26:27 AM  
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2012-08-29 04:44:08 AM  

The Iron duke: PreMortem: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Outstanding, I can satisfy my bloodthirst by waiting in convenience stores in seedy neighborhoods. Just wait for someone to try and rob it with a milk crate.

Your name is now..The Milk Man...


And your name is now... The Snark Proof Monk
 
2012-08-29 05:10:50 AM  

PreMortem: The Iron duke: PreMortem: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Outstanding, I can satisfy my bloodthirst by waiting in convenience stores in seedy neighborhoods. Just wait for someone to try and rob it with a milk crate.

Your name is now..The Milk Man...

And your name is now... The Snark Proof Monk


The mirror..look in it...I like that though! (Your Farky is still the milk man..)
 
2012-08-29 05:23:14 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who robs a Dollar General!?!?

Fifty Cent?


Lawls! ^_^

I'm pro gun, pro 2nd amendment and pro CC but I too would like to know what, if anything, these two robbers were armed with before qualifying this guy as any kind of hero. 

"There was a citizen who had a concealed firearms permit that was inside the store as a customer," says Lt. Schoonover. "He fired at the suspect, striking him and killing him." + "There are no charges pending against the customer." =/= "the police thanked him" but hey, welcome to Fark headlines and all that.

/Why don't we have more stories about corduroy pillows?
 
2012-08-29 05:47:55 AM  
Cool can I link the link when gun fight broke out at a party recently here killing lots of innocent victims from stray bullet fire?
 
2012-08-29 05:49:44 AM  
em.. whatever
 
2012-08-29 05:53:33 AM  

PreMortem: violentsalvation: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

So if they didn't, they are proving that a firearm is not needed to commit a violent felony, just as gun rights advocates have been saying all along. It is bad people, not bad guns. Thank you for you contribution and failed attempt at a talking point.

Outstanding, I can satisfy my bloodthirst by waiting in convenience stores in seedy neighborhoods. Just wait for someone to try and rob it with a milk crate.


take a short course and they will probably give you an uniform and pay check to do that.
 
2012-08-29 05:55:00 AM  

feckingmorons: Um, that doesn't fit the popular narrative. Please don't post things like this it will give a legally armed citizenry a good name.


Well its gotta work out well once in a while. Law of averages! Sometimes you get the robber and are a hero and sometimes you get the innocent little kid bystander and, well, you tried. Its cool
 
2012-08-29 05:55:05 AM  
Hey now, a man died so that Dollar General could keep their 40$. A terrible tragedy has been averted!

//Just kidding. I love it when old men shoot blacks.
///I'm going to masturbate and watch the RNC now.
 
2012-08-29 05:56:09 AM  
Reminds me of that other story of the two perps who got shot by an old guy with a conceal and carry license. And he only hit the robbers but no one else. These old guys can really handle a gun as opposed to the spray and pray articles I've read about younger guys with guns who try to save the day. Or the cops even. Wasn't all those innocent bystanders at the Empire State Building shooting found to have been shot by the cops?
 
2012-08-29 05:57:53 AM  
You wait long enough, anything comes true.
 
2012-08-29 05:57:59 AM  

doglover: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

Who cares?

Robbery is robbery. You should expect a little involuntary trepanning if you engage in the activity.


Yay! Death penalty for peeing in the bushes too?
 
2012-08-29 05:58:07 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.


Link

According to the report, the customer -- a 57-year-old grandfather -- and two store employees were inside the Dollar General store Monday around 9 p.m. when two armed men entered the store with the intention to rob it.

"One of them had the clerk and one of them was at the front cash register," Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office told Jacksonville.com.
 
2012-08-29 06:02:44 AM  
This happens all the time. Even more common is when someone shows a bad guy their gun and the bad guy decides it's not worth the effort. Those aren't really reported much.
 
2012-08-29 06:06:08 AM  
I thought the point of the headline was more about how this guy handled this type of situation better than the NYPD.
 
2012-08-29 06:07:49 AM  
Counterpoint: Trayvon Martin

.. as long as we're picking particular instances.
 
2012-08-29 06:07:51 AM  
Despite this, people will still come back to the Giffords shooting and the man who said, "I thought I had identified the shooter but I wasn't sure and didn't fire" as..

"ZOMG HE ALMOST SHOT SOMEONE"
 
2012-08-29 06:08:22 AM  

Drasancas: Counterpoint: Trayvon Martin

.. as long as we're picking particular instances.


1/10
 
2012-08-29 06:10:40 AM  
This totally means people with mental illnesses should have unlimited access to machine guns.
 
2012-08-29 06:15:54 AM  

galibert: doglover: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

Who cares?

Robbery is robbery. You should expect a little involuntary trepanning if you engage in the activity.

Yay! Death penalty for peeing in the bushes too?


peeing in the bushes = big fine, name on a life changing sex offender list, unwanted media coverage.
 
2012-08-29 06:17:20 AM  
It could have easily gone the other way. just sayin
 
2012-08-29 06:17:46 AM  

galibert: doglover: themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.

Who cares?

Robbery is robbery. You should expect a little involuntary trepanning if you engage in the activity.

Yay! Death penalty for peeing in the bushes too?


No... more like summary death penalty the moment you point a gun & threaten someone else's life.
 
2012-08-29 06:18:12 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Dd either of the robbers display a firearm? The article doesn't mention anything about that.


Ohhhh. Good question!
 
2012-08-29 06:18:30 AM  

lewismarktwo: This happens all the time. Even more common is when someone shows a bad guy their gun and the bad guy decides it's not worth the effort. Those aren't really reported much.


or when the bad guy shoots him,takes his gun then flees. then all you have is a dead body.
 
2012-08-29 06:19:41 AM  
Shadowtag thought the point of the headline was more about how this guy handled this type of situation better than the NYPD


I took it to be as a response to the often made delusional claim that 'armed defense is a myth" and that "you will only harm innocent bystanders" and or "interfere with the job of the police" ....etc....


Great, So the dude saved a Dollar General. Too bad we never have armed citizens present at these random killing sprees. This is NO Dirty Harry "fantasy" as some limp-wrist types would assert. Just once I would like to hear about someone RETURNING FIRE. I wonder the outcome........
 
2012-08-29 06:22:01 AM  

Drasancas: Counterpoint: Trayvon Martin

.. as long as we're picking particular instances.


This.
 
2012-08-29 06:22:17 AM  
If I may be so bold, there is a time and place for citizens with concealed carry permits to act. This was one of those times. Dollar General stores are usually brightly lit, full of metal racks to slow (not stop) any stray fire and sparsely populated. The man assessed the situation, determined and then took his shot. Had any of the factors been different, it probably would not have been wise for him to take a shot.
 
2012-08-29 06:23:22 AM  

ModernLuddite: Hey now, a man died so that Dollar General could keep their 40$. A terrible tragedy has been averted!

//Just kidding. I love it when old men shoot blacks.
///I'm going to masturbate and watch the RNC now.


Yep... We should definitely just LET the poor underprivelidged just threaten peoples lives and take what they want.
If there's ONE thing we've learned from years of armed robberies... it's that no one ever gets killed as long as they comply.
The poor misunderstood little darlings didn't really mean it.
 
2012-08-29 06:24:03 AM  
Sideshow Bob would have pwned him good.
 
2012-08-29 06:25:19 AM  

quatchi: I'm pro gun, pro 2nd amendment and pro CC but I too would like to know what, if anything, these two robbers were armed with before qualifying this guy as any kind of hero.


if they were armed with a butter knife threatening the clerks life... it's good enough.
 
2012-08-29 06:26:30 AM  

stlbluez: Yep... We should definitely just LET the poor underprivelidged just threaten peoples lives and take what they want.
If there's ONE thing we've learned from years of armed robberies... it's that no one ever gets killed as long as they comply.
The poor misunderstood little darlings didn't really mean it.


It's almost as if black and white are the only choices.
 
2012-08-29 06:26:52 AM  

Hobodeluxe: lewismarktwo: This happens all the time. Even more common is when someone shows a bad guy their gun and the bad guy decides it's not worth the effort. Those aren't really reported much.

or when the bad guy shoots him,takes his gun then flees. then all you have is a dead body.


Yeah, bad guys are really brave dudes and attack armed victims all the time. LOL.
 
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