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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 45
    More: Hero, concealed firearm, bystanders, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, dollar stores, North Side, robbery  
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2012-08-29 12:52:22 AM  
44 votes:

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


Fifty Cent?
2012-08-29 05:55:05 AM  
6 votes:
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 04:26:27 AM  
4 votes:
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2012-08-29 03:47:07 AM  
4 votes:

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 02:04:20 AM  
3 votes:
This automatically means Charleton Heston is president and we're moving to the gold standard.
2012-08-29 01:56:24 AM  
3 votes:

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 07:45:54 AM  
2 votes:
If Obama had a son he'd look like one of these perps.
2012-08-29 07:17:31 AM  
2 votes:
Loaded Six String: Taking on a buck with anything without a decent reach and speed is nigh impossible, so meh. Taking down a store clerk with a knife, your neighbor with a rock, or your spouse with your bear hands is not so impossible, so if the root cause leading to these acts of violence is not removed, the violence will still occur with or without a firearm, with surprisingly similar end results.

I demand the right, in that case, to walk around with a concealed compound bow, like my forefathers before me in Europe.

If it is good enough to take down a buck, then by god, it's good enough to put a hole in some punk trying to steal my wallet.
2012-08-29 06:23:22 AM  
2 votes:

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 08:08:31 PM  
1 votes:

Wrathskellar: Silly Jesus: Citation Needed

Really? Tell me, which is easier to get: heroin, or a pack of smokes? Which one will get you arrested for just having?


04.images.fireden.net

Do you think drug prohibition has been successful in the US? Hint, I've been able to get week, coke, meth, shrooms, acid, etc, etc since junior high. I have 25 years of personal experience that prohibition is a failed, pointless policy. But I'm sure in a country that already has 300 million firearms, THIS TIME, THIS TIME, it will succeed with no unintended consequences at all.
2012-08-29 11:24:20 AM  
1 votes:
Neat part. There was an accomplice. And now he gets to be tried for armed robbery AND murder.
Guy's having a bad day I'd guess.
2012-08-29 10:58:18 AM  
1 votes:

Cinaed: DEEEEEEEEEEEEERP!


If you are a troll, then 10/10!

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If you aren't a troll, then....

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2012-08-29 09:03:18 AM  
1 votes:

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


People who annoy you.
2012-08-29 08:34:14 AM  
1 votes:

themeaningoflifeisnot: dropdfun: themeaningoflifeisnot: I wonder what most cops would say if you asked them what an armed civilian should do when faced with TWO armed robbers holding someone at gunpoint with other people in the store? I would bet that "take them both on yourself" would not be considered a prudent decision.

Sorry to disappoint but I would tell them to do so if circumstances allowed for it. Better for there to be two dead criminals then one dead clerk and one dead witness to the shooting of the clerk. I know my brother who is also in law enforcement would say the same, both were law abiding concealed carrying before entering law enforcement.

You know different cops than I do. Most armed robberies do not end in murder and one civilian not trained like law enforcement to take on multiple armed attackers with innocent lives at risk is far from an optimal situation. It worked out this time because the second robber did not open fire, but few cops I know would say that the best choice in this situation is for one civilian to take on two armed opponents, unless there was no other alternative.


You mean like the two farking Jedi at the Empire State building?
2012-08-29 08:33:03 AM  
1 votes:
www.blackshards.com
2012-08-29 07:42:52 AM  
1 votes:

puffy999: BronyMedic: I think people are trying to make a misguided attempt to say that the guy could have done anything but shoot and kill someone.

It's not really fair for anyone to judge this person, because we weren't there.


Hey man, armchairs are comfy. I installed a cup holder and a toilet on mine. Now I'm comfortable while I figure out foreign policy. By the way I totally would have killed Hitler with my bare hands.
2012-08-29 07:42:33 AM  
1 votes:

elguerodiablo: Thank god he was there to kill someone so some corporation saved the $50 they had in the register.


....or, you know, the life of the clerk.

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2012-08-29 07:38:59 AM  
1 votes:

Father_Jack: The reaons switzerland is has so little crime isnt because theyre armed to the teeth; the way the swiss are obliged to store their firearms its not a deterrrent to B&E, rather, Switzerland has so little crime because it has it has a number of very comprehensive safety nets which these same people would call "socialism".


It's a part of the NRA argument.
Fix all these other things and the crime problem goes away.
We can have our cake and eat it too or we can try to get rid of the guns, and probably fail, while fixing nothing.
2012-08-29 07:37:43 AM  
1 votes:
Lot of guys with really small genitalia in this thread.

Which one of you underendowed losers is really George ZImmerman?
2012-08-29 07:35:53 AM  
1 votes:
andersoncouncil42: BronyMedic: andersoncouncil42: [wwwdelivery.superstock.com image 233x350] 

How many times does the latter actually happen vs the former.

What does someone using a concealed weapon lawfully have to do with a bunch of guys repairing an electrical pole?

Are you saying they should shoot the insulators and expect it to work?

Cherry picking data


My idea was funnier. :(
2012-08-29 07:30:12 AM  
1 votes:
Rufus Lee King: Jesus tap-dancing Christ. Where but on FARK could you find people chiming in to defend armed robbery?

I don't think anyone has done that.

I think people are trying to make a misguided attempt to say that the guy could have done anything but shoot and kill someone. Some people like to live in a fairy tale land where the Disney Villains surrender to the Prince when he draws his sword.
2012-08-29 07:13:49 AM  
1 votes:
Uh oh LOOKS like he's TAKING A HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE
2012-08-29 07:09:31 AM  
1 votes:

puffy999: Loaded Six String: Recidivism amongst violent criminals is very high, and being that there is no effective rehabilitation program in place, the only end to recidivism is life imprisonment or death.


Is this your way of saying "This"? If so, thanks I guess.
2012-08-29 07:09:07 AM  
1 votes:

puffy999: Loaded Six String: Should we find a nice infographic on how many people were killed with knives in each of these countries as well? Violent crime is violent crime regardless of the method. There is a root cause, or indeed many, and guns are not it.

Guns aren't the cause, they just make it easier.

Deer hunting is popular, but moreso for those who use guns over bows. I don't know if there are any knife, fountain pen, or grenade hunting seasons for deer...


technically, its called "BUICK season, but you can use any car or vehicle, really.
2012-08-29 06:56:55 AM  
1 votes:

JRoo: [i21.derpimage.com image 300herps x 300derps]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangs_in_the_United_States
2012-08-29 06:51:34 AM  
1 votes:
JRoo: [i21.photobucket.com image 300x300]

West Germany?

1990 called. They want their Political Demarcations back.
2012-08-29 06:49:27 AM  
1 votes:
i21.photobucket.com
2012-08-29 06:37:53 AM  
1 votes:
So a concealed carry holder uses common sense and situational judgement to know he can safely use his weapon without endangering innocent bystanders, and protect a human life?

I don't see a story here, at all.

Nor do I see a comparison here with, for example, a crowded movie theatre filled with a panicing, fleeing crowd, pitch black, and homemade tear gas.

Just heading that argument off.
2012-08-29 06:33:12 AM  
1 votes:
NBC link with more info on the story:
Armed robbery is Armed robbery

per the article, The perps WERE armed. At that point, i don't care if you're armed with a box cutter or a sharp pencil. If you use it to threaten to kill/hurt/maim someone in order to rob them, then you deserve to be shot.

/yes, that includes milk crates.
2012-08-29 06:32:30 AM  
1 votes:

stlbluez: if they were armed with a butter knife threatening the clerks life... it's good enough.


Article says "armed". I'm just asking "armed with what?"

If it was a a gun I say fire away and hope you get nothing but net.

If it was a knife I'd say give the morons a chance to stop and wait to get arrested.

Shooting a guy with a butter knife without at least giving him the option of standing down when you have a gun out is a pussy move and I simply can't respect it.

No disrespect.
2012-08-29 06:27:30 AM  
1 votes:
How is this not homicide?
2012-08-29 06:26:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:24:03 AM  
1 votes:
Sideshow Bob would have pwned him good.
2012-08-29 06:10:40 AM  
1 votes:
This totally means people with mental illnesses should have unlimited access to machine guns.
2012-08-29 05:53:33 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:23:14 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:10:50 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:43:45 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:36:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:38:00 AM  
1 votes:
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 02:28:13 AM  
1 votes:

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

Fifty Cent?


Winnar.
2012-08-29 02:18:56 AM  
1 votes:
If he'd been at the Empire State Building, 9 people wouldn't have been shot by cops.
2012-08-29 01:58:44 AM  
1 votes:
So, he filled out the paperwork then?
2012-08-29 12:51:16 AM  
1 votes:
Who robs a Dollar General!?!?
2012-08-29 12:48:46 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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