Too bad he didn’t nick the femoral artery.
a getaway car that runs out of fuel, you can’t make this stuff up
The suspect, 36-year-old Travis Harris,
jumped hopped into a getaway Ford F-150 and took off, police said.
Sounds like the Zimmerman case except the shooter wasn’t getting his brains beaten in.
Pray for America
I wonder if he's related to Leonard
This is a marvelous lesson in some of the advantages of concealed carry.
CC sends the “degree of difficulty” of armed robbery through the roof, and gives huge advantages to the cc-carrying victim, even if the robber is brandishing a gun, pointing it at the victim, and the hammer is back.
First of all, the robber wants to rob, not kill, then get away. He does not want to be witnessed, or have somebody sneak up behind him. And he has to be aware of an escape route or two, and that they remain open.
So his attention is all over the place, looking in all directions, not just the victim, ready to bolt at moment’s notice for several reasons, and, often as not, he is high on some drug or alcohol, further diminishing his capacity.
But the cc victim is focused. Find an opportunity, draw my gun while taking it off safe, and light the robber up. Your intent is not to rob the robber, but to shoot him. Hopefully a bunch, not once at a time with a pause to see if your bullets have “worked”.
The cc victim can shoot any time he wants. If the robber says he has a gun, or holds the gun in his pocket, or is distracted, or when he reaches down to get valuables you have tossed on the ground, or even when he is leaving.
(Oh, and the big secret, that a lot of guns used by robbers don’t even work.)
It’s comparable to waiting for an opening when you want to make a left turn across traffic. If you see an opportunity, you can take it or not, or wait until a better opportunity. Or even wait for a red light in the opposing lane, and for a nice person to stop and leave you a gap to cross.
The tactical advantages of cc are huge. The dad in this instance did not want any risk to his kids at all, so at first cooperated, and only shot when the robber was trying to get away. He did right. Judgment call as to whether he did right enough times.
As a civil or criminal juror, I would accept the father's statement at face value. The predator would get nothing in civil court, and the decent citizen would not even be convicted of "disturbing the peace" or of "discharging a firearm within city limits" if I was on the jury. Decent people need to make time for jury duty and put an end to abusive prosecution (like Martin Zimmerman but less publicized) and to frivolous or abusive lawsuits (such as a criminal who whines because he got shot by his victim).
Admittedly, I did not click out to the article and read the whole thing, but was there a “Crime Spree” or was this a simple robbery? I don’t see any mention of the series of robberies or other crimes that one would normally think of when hearing the words “Crime Spree” as mentioned in the title.
ONE MILLION carry permits in Florida. Crime is not a good idea.
CT is an free range crime zone, criminals are welcome in connecticut. Where the homes are rich, the citizens unarmed, and the TV shows use bows and arrows.
A happy news story for today!!
We should start pointing out that most of the criminals who use guns are liberals, and vote democrat.
The guy needs more range time.
It really is sad that democrats in Washington D.C., Connecuct, new york, and Colorado want kids & teachers to be defeaceless against criminal nut jobs while on campus.
I am just grateful that kind of irresponsibility is not acceptable in Texas where the legislators and private citizens are taking the threat seriously:
The arming of our schools and general citizenry is going to be all the more important as foreign gangs take a strong foot hold in our state.
Gee, I beat Drudge posting this story! :-)
Can you imagine if you were planing a robbery to not think about filling the gas tank in the getaway car? Then again, who’d rob a family eating at a Burger King expecting a major ‘take.’