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Elderly Man Saves a Cafe Full of People By Shooting Gun-Wielding Robbers; NBC, CBS Skip
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 18, 2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 07/18/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

All three evening newscasts on Tuesday and two out of the three morning shows on Wednesday skipped the dramatic story of an elderly Florida man who saved a cafe full of people from gun-wielding robbers. Only Good Morning America covered the story of seventy-one-year-old Samuel Williams using his own weapon fend off attackers.

News reader Josh Elliot lauded the "gun-toting senior citizen" for his quick action and for "not taking it anymore." Co-host George Stephanopoulos narrated the video: "There he is right there. Takes them on. Saves the whole cafe." Elliott praised it as "remarkable." He misleadingly described, "Williams does have a gun license and is not expected to be charged." [See video below. MP3 audio here.

Elderly Man Saves a Cafe Full of People By Shooting Gun-Wielding Robbers; Only ABC Notes

However, Florida is a "shall issue" state. It's the carrying of the concealed weapon that requires a permit, not a "gun license" to own one.

Stephanopoulos offered a snarky quip after the segment ended, critiquing the old man: "And what a uniform. Bermuda shorts and a golf cap."

CBS This Morning, NBC's Today, as well as World News, Evening News and Nightly News all ignored the story.

A 2000 study by the Media Research Center found:

Morning News Shows Favored the Anti-Gun Position by 13 to 1. More than half of morning news gun policy segments (208) tilted away from balance. Of those segments, 93 percent (193) pushed the liberal, anti-gun position, while only six percent (15) promoted the pro-gun position. ABC’s Good Morning America (92 to 1) was the most biased morning show.

News Programs Are Twice as Likely to Use Anti-Gun Soundbites. Anti-gun soundbites were twice as frequent as pro-gun ones—412 to 209. (Another 471 were neutral.)

A transcript of the July 18 segment can be found below:

7:02
   
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Look at this stunning moment caught on tape. Two robbers go in to hold up an internet café and what a surprise they got. A 71-year-old man steps in, pulls out his own gun. There he is right there. Takes them on. Saves the whole café. We'll have all of that in just a little while.

ROBIN ROBERTS: He wasn't going to take it anymore.

7:06

JOSH ELLIOTT: And a brazen hold up in Florida didn't exactly go off as planned, again, thanks to one gun-toting senior citizen. Look at the surveillance video. Again, we just saw it, but two armed robberies storming an internet cafe. Watch the back right of your screen. Seventy-one-year-old Samuel Williams is not taking that anymore. Pulls his own gun, takes aim and would save the day. The suspects actually made a run for it. They were hit twice as they flee out the door. The suspects later arrested. We should put out, Williams does have a gun license and is not expected to be charged. Remarkable.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And what a uniform. Bermuda shorts and a golf cap.



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1 posted on 07/18/2012 2:18:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

We old coots can be bad a$$ =)


2 posted on 07/18/2012 2:19:21 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Kaslin

George Stephanopoulos would probably soil his pants if he were in the same situation.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 2:21:45 PM PDT by jimbobfoster
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To: RIghtwardHo

You bettcha, now where did I put that other magazine?


4 posted on 07/18/2012 2:38:04 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: Kaslin

Speaks volumes about the state of our culture that the newscaster felt it necessary to point out that the hero who saved the day “is not expected to be charged.”


5 posted on 07/18/2012 2:49:21 PM PDT by daler
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To: RIghtwardHo
We old coots can be bad a$$ =)

We've done our time, had our fun, with the scars and pains to prove it, have got nothin' to lose and are past taking s*** from low life scum. So yeah, we be bad.

6 posted on 07/18/2012 2:53:17 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Kaslin

Megyn Kelly commented on this incident when I was home for lunch today. She was not sure the actions of this man was OK. I could not find her e-mail address to complain, but I would have said this:

If this man’s actions are somehow illegal, the law needs to be changed . . . TODAY. Megyn, if you could not see the justification and virtue in this man’s action, you need a new value system, a new job, and a new country! Attitudes and views like yours is what has enabled this country to devolve in depravity and lawlessness. That man very well may have saved several lives, if not in the immediate situation, in the future when these worthless slugs struck again. You should be ashamed of your perverted morality.


7 posted on 07/18/2012 3:04:16 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: RatRipper

Need to check my subject-verb agreement closer . . . sorry.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Kaslin

the other great story airing there in the kicker line - Boy Scouts Re-Affirm ban on gays. Damn straight.

Girl Scouts have the perverts. American Heritage girls or the Boy Scouts. And the girl scouts let lesbians stay in the tents with the girls, but won’t let dads of the girls stay with their daughter in the same tent. How warped is that logic? Older lesbians target and prey and recruit vunerable younger kids. That’s just part of the lifestyle. Befriend the vulnerable and start making moves on them. That’s how all adult perverts go after young prey. Just ask any of your public school teachers looking at your kids like their own personal sexual smorgasbord.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kaslin
Elderly Man Saves a Cafe Full of People By Shooting Gun-Wielding Robbers

Good for him!! Article didn't say if he hit either of the perps? Anybody know?

10 posted on 07/18/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: jimbobfoster
George Stephanopoulos would probably soil his pants if he were in the same situation.

He probably soils his pants when he looks in a mirror!!

11 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Cootesses too!


12 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:54 PM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: RatRipper

At least you know what that is.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 3:13:03 PM PDT by CH3CN (A stitch in time is worth two in the bush.)
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To: GoldenPup

He probably soils his pants when he looks in a mirror!!


He’s probably one of those guys that wears womens panties.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 3:15:58 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I know guys in their 70’s who could beat the snot out of some of these wimpy 20-30 somethings.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 3:17:59 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Kaslin

The proper response from the left would have been to piss and soil your pants, get down on your knees and scream like a little girl and beg for your life.

That’ll stop them.

Blessings, Bobo


16 posted on 07/18/2012 3:18:50 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Kaslin

The proper response from the left would have been to piss and soil your pants, get down on your knees and scream like a little girl and beg for your life.

That’ll stop them.

Blessings, Bobo


17 posted on 07/18/2012 3:19:11 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: RIghtwardHo
We old coots can be bad a$$ =)

We old coots are too old to take an ass whipping and too young to die. That is why we carry firearms. Most of us have been shooting since we were young boys.

Leave the old coots alone. We are more likely to kill you than anyone else.

18 posted on 07/18/2012 3:23:14 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: exnavy
I may have no clue where my teef or pants are, but I know exactly where the spare mags and spare firearm are.

/johnny

19 posted on 07/18/2012 3:26:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GoldenPup

Yup; he pegged ‘em twice as they were high-tailing it outta there. Doesn’t say where, though. Center of mass would have been good, but any round on-target is a good shot given the conditions.

I’d like to know how much time the gentleman spends at the range keeping up his skills. I’d spring for a box of match grade ammo in honor of his heroism.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: Kaslin

Only broke people go to internet cafes anyway lol


21 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: RatRipper

Megyn was just looking at it with her lawyer’s jaundiced eye.She did not seem adamant in what she said. And I don’t think she necessarily personally thought the man’s actions were unjustified.Just my opinion.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 3:48:39 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: RatRipper
Megyn Kelly commented on this incident when I was home for lunch today. She was not sure the actions of this man was OK.

His other option would be to try to get the crooks to drop their weapons and get their hands up. But note that the robber on the right turns and points his weapon at Williams who then shot him first. So taking one out which resulted in the other one running was the best approach.

The lesson to be learned here is that if you carry a concealed weapon know how to fire it and don't hesitate to shoot in a situation like this when the gunman is ready to shoot you.

23 posted on 07/18/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: katana
and are past taking s*** from low life scum

Some of us who aren't old coots (yet) are past taking it too. God bless this man.


24 posted on 07/18/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Kaslin

So were the perps Amish? Can’t see their beards though.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 3:57:53 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Cinnamontea

The impressive thing, if you watched the video, was the cool and methodical way he took out the trash. Like a hunter taking out snakes. Kudos to a genuine man.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 4:04:22 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: RatRipper

Yeah, very odd. Didn’t get that at all.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 4:13:26 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Kaslin

He could have saved the State of Florida a lot of money if he had finished the job by putting in another clip and sent these punks to where they belong. Now Florida taxpayers will have to pay the medical bills for these scum as well as the cost of their lawyers and the cost of keeping them incarcerated hopefully for a long time.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 4:32:44 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: RatRipper
Nice to see you know the difference!

Even with our two straight "A" granddaughters, correcting the "Ebonics-pollution" that continually strives to corrupt their English speech has become a serious challenge...

"But 'diversity' is strength" -- dontchaknow...?!

Moosake!!

29 posted on 07/18/2012 4:59:41 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Kaslin
These guys are contacting Benjamin Crump and Natalie Jackson right now claiming that they were profiled because of their hoodies, they were chased down, and shot at by a prejudicial white man with a depraved mind.

The tape is lying and so are all the people in the cafe. They were only armed with ice tea and Skittles from the local 7-Eleven. They can prove all this to be true. They were on the phone with someone named DeeDee at the time. And the old white guy diddled his cousin back when he was 7.

So when do the riots start????

30 posted on 07/18/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cpdiii

I’ll second that.


31 posted on 07/18/2012 5:17:07 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: CedarDave

The lesson to be learned here is that if you carry a concealed weapon know how to fire it and don’t hesitate to shoot in a situation like this when the gunman is ready to shoot you.

and take out the the biggest threat first when confronted with multiple criminals.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 5:20:56 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RIghtwardHo

You betcha. I am a cootess but we also can be bad*sses.


33 posted on 07/18/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yeah, I stopped playing games a long time ago!


34 posted on 07/18/2012 5:33:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TXnMA

LOL! When I was writing that, I was in a bit of a rush. It was embarrassing because I know better.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 6:09:26 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: HKMk23

One had a superficial wound to the arm. The other hit once in a butt cheek and once in hip.

Looked like he used a Kahr .380 maybe?

Amazing how many vids one can watch where people get hit and remain standing and run away. Sure not Hollywood. Why it’s best to carry high capacity and shoot them into the ground.

Now both made bail and the dumb@ass media gave out the hero’s name.

Hopefully he has bigger guns at home.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/18/florida-customer-shoots-suspects-during-internet-cafe-robbery/


36 posted on 07/18/2012 6:17:43 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: Kaslin
Elderly Man Saves a Cafe Full of People By Shooting Gun-Wielding Robbers; NBC, CBS Skip

Shocking!!

37 posted on 07/18/2012 6:19:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RIghtwardHo
We old coots can be bad a$$ =)

Never try to fight an old man. If he's too old and tired to beat you, he'll just kill you.

38 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RatRipper

I think the line becomes fuzzy when the robbers run. The old man was no longer shooting in self-defense, but running after them and trying to gun them down.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see anything wrong with shooting robbers in the back as they run. That’s the price they pay when they chose to try to rob someone.

But the law is murky on the subject.


39 posted on 07/18/2012 6:41:39 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: HKMk23
Doesn’t say where, though. Center of mass would have been good, but any round on-target is a good shot given the conditions.

Actually hitting the ringleader so he spends life in the Graybar Hotel under the moniker "Buttshot" is better.

40 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: turn_to; All
I think the line becomes fuzzy when the robbers run.

Not when they are armed with a gun. They can turn and fire at any moment. They cease to be a threat only when they are down and out or out of range.

41 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:50 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Oztrich Boy

“Buttshot.”

Got a valid point, there. A NIC like that could foment some REALLY bad times in the pokey.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 7:16:43 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: turn_to

Sorry. When they come into the business wielding guns threatening people with an armed robbery, they surrendered all their rights on the spot. I don’t give a damn if they run or not. For all he knew, they might be positioning themselves for another attempt. I have no sympathy for them whatsoever and great latitude should be given to the one defending. We have had far too much of this kind of thing happen in this country, and it is time to take our country back from the lawless.


43 posted on 07/19/2012 1:52:49 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: Kaslin
"I see a hoodie, I kill the man wearing it !!!"


44 posted on 07/19/2012 2:33:32 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: TheBigJ
You just refuted the concept of "bigger guns";

"Hopefully he has bigger guns at home."

The bigger guns are usually left at home, while the smaller guns, like this gentleman's .380 was right where he needed it, when he needed it.
45 posted on 07/19/2012 2:36:22 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: RatRipper

Yep.
Especially if the thug still had his gun.
He was still a threat. Period.


46 posted on 07/19/2012 2:38:13 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: GoldenPup
Article didn't say if he hit either of the perps? Anybody know?

Previous coverage of the incident indicated that the Good Guy got off four aimed shots, and achieved four hits on perpflesh.

Good shooting! Too bad it was only a .380 ...

47 posted on 07/19/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Leep

Been there, done that, multiples,SEMPER FI


48 posted on 07/19/2012 3:05:10 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: katana

To put a finer point on that: the guy’s footwork was great and he used both hands on the gun, never taking it out of his line of sight. No one was going to get at his gun. My only criticism was that he should have had a more powerful piece-——looked like a 22, and allowed the dumbasses to get thru the door!


49 posted on 07/19/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: turn_to

I didn’t see the dumbasses drop either the bat or the gat. Until they disarm themselves, once threatened, you can shoot them in back, head, butt, foot, nose, ear,——whatever it takes to stop the threat. Different deal if they surrender but until they do they are multidirectional targets.——Ask a cop.


50 posted on 07/19/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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