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The moment 65-year-old woman thwarts robbery on jewellery store after opening fire on five armed men
(UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 4, 2012

Posted on 08/05/2012 7:18:18 AM PDT by Zakeet

Five armed men who attempted to rob a jewellery store were left scrambling for the door when a 65-year-old woman opened fire on them.

The handgun-wielding thieves, clad in hoodies, were forced to flee Continental Jewelry in Garden Grove, California, after the woman chased after them last week.

The men pulled up to the store in a white Ford SUV and entered one by one, pointing their guns at the clerks and one customer.

They ordered everybody to drop to the ground, while opening up pillowcases and demanding cash in what was likely to be a violent smash-and-grab heist.

But the robbers were thwarted in their tracks when the 65-year-old storeowner heard the commotion from the back of the store.

She ran into the main room while firing two rounds, causing the men to panic and attempt to flee the store.

The one-minute incident, which was captured on surveillance camera, shows the men falling over and stumbling into each other as they try to open the door.

Note: Video of the incident and more photographs in the article.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; gogrannygo; guns; justice; secondamendment

This is precisely why we need to take guns away from grannies ... so they quit shooting at Democrats!

1 posted on 08/05/2012 7:18:25 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Five stalwart sons of Obama:

The Obama quintuplets are FAIL.

2 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:50 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: All

The news video in the article is worth a watch.

And while you're at it, I also recommend this video of a man in Brownwood, Texas talking about his participation in another armed citizen situation: Shooter who aided officer gives his account of Peach House RV Park incident

3 posted on 08/05/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT by Zakeet (Liberalism - Ideas so good that you have to be forced to accept them)
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To: Zakeet

Granny Get Your Gun!


4 posted on 08/05/2012 7:43:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Zakeet

I just see the potnetial for a whole new spate of country songs

“I Missed You Last Night....But My Aim is Getting Better”
“Jesus Take the Wheel ... While I Reload”


5 posted on 08/05/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Zakeet; marktwain

Ping a ling!


6 posted on 08/05/2012 7:47:12 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Zakeet

They must be Obama’s sons - stupid, arrogant wealth spreaders that are gutless cowards at heart.

FUBO!


7 posted on 08/05/2012 7:49:22 AM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Zakeet

LOL!! Thank God the cup of coffee is still in the microwave, or the monitor would need to be cleaned again!


8 posted on 08/05/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Zakeet
Typical. Such thugs are usually only “tough” in gun-free zones.

Gun rights are an open-shut case that shouldn't even be debated. How can people be so stupid as to not see the obvious:

-As soon as this granny fired in their general direction, they scattered like roaches. The gun allowed her to resist 5 big ‘men’ before the cops were even called. Armed ‘men’, no less. Even IF the cops arrived 5-10 minutes later, these guys would have been over a mile away. Even if you are outnumbered like in this case, few thieves will engage in a firefight if they can escape.

-Remember that cops will also scatter and hide when it gets too hot. They are just government employees and will never defend you as fervently as you will defend your own life.

Some quotes after 1992 LA riots:

David Joo,a manager of the gun store,said: “ I want to make it clear that we didn't open fire first. At that time,four police cars were there. Somebody started to shoot at us. The LAPD ran away in half a second. I never saw such a fast escape. I was pretty disappointed. ”

Carl Rhyu,a participant in the Korean immigrants’ armed response to the rioting,said:

“ If it was your own business and your own property,would you be willing to trust it to someone else? We are glad the National Guard is here. They're good backup. But when our shops were burning we called the police every five minutes; no response. ”

At a shopping center several miles north of Koreatown,Jay Rhee,who estimated that he and others fired five hundred shots into the ground and air,said: “ We have lost our faith in the police. Where were you when we needed you? ”

9 posted on 08/05/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: silverleaf

“Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry”
“How Can I Miss You (If You Won’t Leave)”


10 posted on 08/05/2012 7:55:09 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: silverleaf
Outstanding! Second one my favorite.

I Missed You Last Night....But My Aim is Getting Better

Jesus Take the Wheel ... While I Reload

11 posted on 08/05/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: varyouga
“ We have lost our faith in the police. Where were you when we needed you? ”

Rechecking their pension benefit calculations to see if they could retire at 52 making $50 an hour for checking their mailbox twice a month...

12 posted on 08/05/2012 8:01:09 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Zakeet

This quintet belongs on “Worlds Dumbest Criminals”.

Going into the store, they try to pull a “push” door, and running out in a panic, they tried to pull a “push” door.

It’s amazhow these perps go from “Rambo” to devout cowards when the tables turn on them, running like scared rabbits when a Grandma, with only one gun, bears down on them,

Another proof of the bully mentality of the left...so long as the hold the “advantage”, they’re real badasses, turning into whimpering fools when it goes south for them.

It’s also proof that when we have the courage to fight back, most of the time, we win.

Why else would the left want to ban law-abiding citizens from having guns? To render us totally helpless. When the 2nd Amendment goes, so does America.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 8:01:31 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Zakeet

Had this gang of thugs decided to stay and fight, what are the chances that a ten-round magazine would have been sufficient for the store-owner? None, I think.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 8:09:25 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: Zakeet
Nobody was injured during the robbery.

The owner needs some more time at the range.

That's hilarious! They had trouble at the door coming in and going out.

15 posted on 08/05/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: FrankR
When the 2nd Amendment goes, so does America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarationism

Last time I checked, the Declaration told us "that [we] are endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights".

So, the two-party thugs running our government can deny or revoke the 2nd Amendment all they like, all day long.

When they do, the Declaration solution goes into effect.

16 posted on 08/05/2012 8:11:38 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: William Tell
For those in the Free States I should have explained that there is no legal way to purchase a normal capacity magazine in the People's Republik of Kalifornia.

Criminals who are smart enough to obtain their equipment from illegal sources are allowed to have any size magazine they can find.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 8:12:35 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: bgill

18 posted on 08/05/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: William Tell
Well, using YOUR logic, what if NOBODY other than the armed thugs had guns?

How many of the store occupants would have been siverly beaten, raped or killed by the time the thugs were done having their way with them?

Like it or not, one armed citizen firing only TWO SHOTS prevented what could have been a horrific tragedy.

19 posted on 08/05/2012 8:26:26 AM PDT by bayliving (Freedom isn't free...)
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To: Zakeet
Y'all don't come back now, ya here?
20 posted on 08/05/2012 8:33:42 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Zakeet

This old woman like the old guy in Florida and others must be stopped. They are creating hostile work environments for many young sons of Africa and that in itself is racist. How can a young prince of the urban jungle who is just trying to feed his childrens and baby’s mamas and his crack habit do a good job when he could be hurt or killed by some old person with a gun? Where are Rev.Jackson and Bro Sharpton when we need them?


21 posted on 08/05/2012 8:36:15 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: bayliving
bayliving said: "Like it or not, one armed citizen firing only TWO SHOTS prevented what could have been a horrific tragedy. "

I definitely don't like the fact that the state of Kalifornia put this woman at a distinct disadvantage. That she succeeded in driving off the attackers is great. But being outnumbered and out-gunned is no way to go through life.

22 posted on 08/05/2012 8:38:29 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

It worked for her though didn’t it? :)


23 posted on 08/05/2012 8:41:16 AM PDT by bayliving (Freedom isn't free...)
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To: varyouga
. REU-LARIOTS__005.jpg. >.

L.A. Riots Korean Kimchi Kannons

24 posted on 08/05/2012 8:50:10 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (?????? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: bgill
That's hilarious! They had trouble at the door coming in and going out.

The last group of people I remember having trouble with doors were the aliens in Signs.
25 posted on 08/05/2012 8:53:47 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Zakeet

Check out the brave little dog on the counter. You can see him in the lower right part of the screen in some of the views. He doesn’t back away.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 9:49:18 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: FrankR
This quintet belongs on “Worlds Dumbest Criminals”.

Going into the store, they try to pull a “push” door, and running out in a panic, they tried to pull a “push” door.


That cracked me up! Article says they were in such a hurry that three didn't make it to the getaway vehicle.
27 posted on 08/05/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: William Tell

Thugs like these are usually cowards - it’s why they’re criminals in the first place. Losers can’t compete... they ‘cheat’ at everything. A senior citizen with a gun changes the odds and they run. The only time losers stand up is when they totally outnumber their victims... in people and weapons. It’s why they’re losers...


28 posted on 08/05/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Zakeet; All

Count them with me. It looks like the punk with the gun goes through the motion of chambering a round two or three times. The first as he enters the store, the second and third as he approaches the counter and before he points at people in the area.

Little wonder they got out of dodge so quickly. They had a gun and no bullets.


29 posted on 08/05/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Zakeet

It should be remembered that the Police are Union members also into re-distributing the publics wealth.. to THEM..

but then so are the Firefighters and the Public School teachers..
not nearly do decicated to public service as to public re-distribution of wealth..
you know................. TO THEM..

Its always that way with UNIONS... which are basically parasites.. economic Vampires.. Tape Worms.. Ticks..
Who elect communist sympathizers to run their Unions..
ON PURPOSE............


30 posted on 08/05/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tumblindice

That’s perfect.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 11:50:15 AM PDT by bgill
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To: silverleaf
"I just see the potnetial for a whole new spate of country songs"

My hubby already wrote one years ago. "Grab Your Rifle Granny"

32 posted on 08/05/2012 1:42:39 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Zakeet

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he’s too old to fight, he’ll just shoot you.

Or in this case, Grandma.


33 posted on 08/06/2012 1:09:40 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Zakeet
The reporter had that look on her face that she gets it.

Meanwhile, the police cover their asses.

34 posted on 08/06/2012 4:48:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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