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Another example that a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Hat tip to gunssavelives.net/self-defense/video/video-father-ends-crime-spree-by-shooting-armed-robber-outside-burger-king/
1 posted on 04/08/2013 6:10:52 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Too bad he didn’t nick the femoral artery.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 6:13:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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a getaway car that runs out of fuel, you can’t make this stuff up


3 posted on 04/08/2013 6:14:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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The father, fearing for his life, took out his gun and shot the suspect in the leg as he stood outside the restaurant, police said.

The suspect, 36-year-old Travis Harris, jumped hopped into a getaway Ford F-150 and took off, police said.

Fixed it.

5 posted on 04/08/2013 6:18:35 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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CBS video http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/04/05/two-suspects-jailed-one-shot-after-burger-king-robbery/


14 posted on 04/08/2013 6:28:06 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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Sounds like the Zimmerman case except the shooter wasn’t getting his brains beaten in.

Pray for America


32 posted on 04/08/2013 6:59:36 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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36 posted on 04/08/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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Police said they found him and the driver, 38-year-old Ramon Smalls

I wonder if he's related to Leonard

38 posted on 04/08/2013 7:18:45 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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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.


41 posted on 04/08/2013 7:57:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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The robber walked in, flashed his gun to the family, demanded their valuables, then headed for the door, according to police. The father, fearing for his life, took out his gun and shot the suspect in the leg as he stood outside the restaurant, police said.

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).

42 posted on 04/08/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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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.


44 posted on 04/08/2013 8:31:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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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.


47 posted on 04/08/2013 8:39:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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A happy news story for today!!


49 posted on 04/08/2013 8:41:57 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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We should start pointing out that most of the criminals who use guns are liberals, and vote democrat.


54 posted on 04/08/2013 9:26:48 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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The guy needs more range time.


55 posted on 04/08/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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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:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/07/hundreds-texas-educators-take-free-handgun-class/

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.


62 posted on 04/08/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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Gee, I beat Drudge posting this story! :-)


67 posted on 04/08/2013 10:45:31 PM PDT by expat1000 (Sultan Knish: "Bigotry is no longer about what you do, but how other people feel about it.")
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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.’


68 posted on 04/08/2013 10:48:28 PM PDT by EDINVA
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