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AL: Customer Defends Self and Others from Threatened Mass Murder
Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/17/2014 9:44:34 AM PST by marktwain


An armed aggressor herding people into a back room is always a bad sign.  It often precedes a mass murder.  From the selmatimesjournal.com:

Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred when Dallas County resident Kevin Mclaughlin entered Dollar General reportedly waving a pistol in the air, Huffman said. Mclaughlin then ushered a group of people inside the store into a break room.
One customer showed good situational awareness, and was able to escape out the back door:
Orrville resident Deforest James said he was in the Dollar General moments before the shooting occurred. James exited the building shortly after Mclaughlin waved the pistol and told customers not to move.

“He said he was looking for three bad mother—-ers and then I ran out and I busted out through the back door,” James said.
No one can be certain how the incident would have turned out if customer Marlo Ellis had not been there and been armed, but the indications are that he prevented some very bad things from happening.

Houses act as giant sound suppressors. People outside seldom hear gun shots fired inside, or interpret what they hear correctly.  The sound is almost completely muted from an inside room.

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TOPICS: Local News; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: al; banglist; ccw; guncontrol
Very likely a mass murder was prevented.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 9:44:34 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
He said he was looking for three bad mother—-ers...

I'd say he found at least one...

2 posted on 01/17/2014 9:50:55 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: marktwain

(Sarc) Don’t let the WEAPONPHOBES see this one! (It doesn’t fit their story-line.)


3 posted on 01/17/2014 9:51:26 AM PST by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: marktwain

What the Hell is with this story? Is this an excerpt? I read that some guy ran out a back door. How did that stop a shooting?


4 posted on 01/17/2014 9:53:17 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Click the link near the top for the full story.


5 posted on 01/17/2014 9:58:05 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: marktwain

Somebody call Harvey Stupidstein.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 10:03:25 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SaxxonWoods; rarestia

Oh, there it is. You have to click the link at the link. Then, once linked to the source, you can click on the link to the article.

I found it but have carpel tunnel syndrome now.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 10:04:18 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: rarestia

Poorly written for sure. But They list two different names as to who ran out the door and who was armed.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 10:05:23 AM PST by Revel
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To: Tenacious 1

LOL!


9 posted on 01/17/2014 10:09:50 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: rarestia; marktwain
RE :”What the Hell is with this story? Is this an excerpt? I read that some guy ran out a back door. How did that stop a shooting?”

Exactly, it doesn't even say that he called the police.
It just says he ran away. That only saves one persons life, his own.

10 posted on 01/17/2014 10:10:27 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Repent and Believe
WEAPONPHOBES

Medical terms that is a hoplophobic
11 posted on 01/17/2014 10:10:52 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: sickoflibs
Exactly, it doesn't even say that he called the police. It just says he ran away. That only saves one persons life, his own.

Yea. That was pretty bad, made even worse by all the energy it took to find the actual source article.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 10:21:41 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: sickoflibs

There was a customer who (I deduce here) followed the crowd into the break room and shot the perp. One bullet for the kill shot. Must’ve been a good center mass strike. Or else a head shot. The story doesn’t say.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 10:22:07 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: marktwain

Apparently, the man who killed the perp was himself charged with a sex crime about a year ago.

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/02/20/orrville-man-charged-with-rape-of-juvenile/


14 posted on 01/17/2014 10:27:02 AM PST by TheCPA
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To: SaxxonWoods; rarestia

What do you mean clink on the link? This was not excerpted. The “story” is completely incoherent!

Garbage post.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 10:27:19 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Tenacious 1
RE :”Yea. That was pretty bad, made even worse by all the energy it took to find the actual source article. “

For that particular article I wasn't interested enough to do that.
When I post excerpted material I always try to post the text of the key points, after all many freepers here don't even seem to read that, they seem to reply to titles.

16 posted on 01/17/2014 10:28:01 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs
...after all many freepers here don't even seem to read that, they seem to reply to titles.

Not this FReeper. I learned my lesson many years ago, after a few kicks in the teeth for Premature Pontification.

17 posted on 01/17/2014 10:35:23 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Tenacious 1; rarestia; marktwain
RE :”after all many freepers here don't even seem to read that, they seem to reply to titles.
.....
Not this FReeper. I learned my lesson many years ago, after a few kicks in the teeth for Premature Pontification”

Here's my favorite, this title seemed to sucker every single freeper that commented on it till I exposed it a #21, and even then a lot came on posting irrelevant comments.

Local McDonald’s Forced To Close Amid Protest For Higher Wages CBSlocal ^ | 29 Aug 2013 (see comment #21)

18 posted on 01/17/2014 10:44:45 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs
after all many freepers here don't even seem to read that, they seem to reply to titles

pff - reading is for rich folks.

19 posted on 01/17/2014 10:47:53 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Tenacious 1

It’s a good thing you’re a Tenacious 1.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 10:50:37 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: sickoflibs

The problem with that story ran a bit deeper than a misleading headline...it was more like a misleading full story.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 10:52:53 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Touche!

lol


22 posted on 01/17/2014 11:01:58 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; Repeat Offender
RE :”The problem with that McDonalds story ran a bit deeper than a misleading headline...it was more like a misleading full story.”


Back then I read the story at the link and immediately detected BS as it never mentioned what the title claimed, so I looked up that MDs and called them. The actual source story never says it closed, only the title said that, I assume to draw traffic to the ads.

It is funny because it outed those who post replies directly to post's titles.

23 posted on 01/17/2014 11:05:46 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Oh, there’s no need to out me. I’ll do it: I’ve been proudly posting without reading the story since 1998.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 11:07:54 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
RE :”Oh, there’s no need to out me. I’ll do it: I’ve been proudly posting without reading the story since 1998.”

What?

Then how did you know that I said that?

I just caught you reading!

25 posted on 01/17/2014 11:11:08 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

I read a little bit just to throw people off. Like a liar will sometimes tell the truth....


26 posted on 01/17/2014 11:14:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
RE :”I read a little bit just to throw people off. Like a liar will sometimes tell the truth....”

Maybe FR should force freepers to pass an online quiz on each thread before it lets them post a comment on it.

But then again maybe my making up ideas that I know have zero chance breaks my won rules.

27 posted on 01/17/2014 11:18:35 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs
Maybe FR should force freepers to pass an online quiz on each thread before it lets them post a comment on it.

We already have one, it's called "Preview." The problem is we have to grade it ourselves.

28 posted on 01/17/2014 11:22:05 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: rarestia

What the Hell is with this story? Is this an excerpt? I read that some guy ran out a
back door. How did that stop a shooting?

-——********

Here’s a link to a thread from yesterday.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3112597/posts
Customer kills gun-wielding suspect in Dallas Co. Dollar General

This is a link to the article from which that thread was using.
It seems to be a little more coherent.

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/24474261/dallas-co-authorities-on-scene-of-homicide-in-orrville?utm_content=buffer89621&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman Jr. says the gunman walked into the store waving
a gun in the air and forced a cashier and customer at gunpoint towards a break room
area. At that point, the customer pulled out a concealed weapon and shot the suspect
in the chest once.

“He escorted a customer and a cashier toward a break room. The cashier went in first and
the customer went in behind her and the individual had the gun on the customer and the
customer had a pistol concealed in a holster and when the customer got to the door, he
turned around and shot the individual,” Huffman told WSFA.
*****

The gunman’s motive remains unclear. Sheriff Huffman does not think it was a robbery.
He says words were exchanged between the gunman and the people inside the store but
there was never any mention of a robbery or hold up or money.

end snips


29 posted on 01/17/2014 11:24:47 AM PST by deport
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To: SaxxonWoods; Tenacious 1

Funny... I clicked the link... it was the same content as was posted in the thread.

If you’re gonna troll me thinking I didn’t read the article, try reading the article yourself FIRST.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 11:30:37 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I know what you mean, one or twice I posted a comment on the wrong thread as I had multiple windows open.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 11:32:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah, I’ve done that too. After 15 years I’ve committed just about every faux pas there is.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 11:36:39 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty
RE We already have one, it's called “Preview.” The problem is we have to grade it ourselves.

That word wrap button sometimes gets me.

33 posted on 01/17/2014 11:44:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: TheCPA

Being charged is not being convicted. Many girls will lie about anything in an attempt to get out of trouble.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 12:34:21 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: sickoflibs
...many freepers here don't even seem to read that, they seem to reply to titles.

Guilty, throwing myself on the mercy of the court!

35 posted on 01/17/2014 1:38:23 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rarestia; All

“It appears that once the cashier got inside the break room, a customer that was walking into the break room shot the individual, the white male, with the pistol,” Huffman said. “There was only one shot fired and that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance.”

This is from the original source.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 1:39:11 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

No pictures of either the gunman or the man who stopped him. Therefore, in the interests of fairness, let me post the demographic data of Dallas County, Alabama.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:

69.4% Black
29.1% White
0.2% Native American
0.3% Asian
0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.7% Two or more races
0.7% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)


37 posted on 01/17/2014 1:45:28 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: Tenacious 1

LOL!


38 posted on 01/17/2014 1:49:46 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rarestia
If you’re gonna troll me thinking I didn’t read the article, try reading the article yourself FIRST.

What the hell are you talking about? I agreed with you. The article sucked. It was short on details at all three sources. I think I agreed with you. Right? ???????

39 posted on 01/17/2014 11:07:41 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Tenacious 1

My apologies, Tenacious. I read your initial post as snarky, so I misinterpreted your intent. The response post was more for Saxon than for you, and I apologize profusely for the misunderstanding. I meant no offense.


40 posted on 01/18/2014 4:50:28 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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