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Iraq vet tells would-be robber: ‘you need to get out of here before I blow your head off’
FoxNews.com ^ | 9/5/2013

Posted on 09/06/2013 5:43:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

According to The News Leader, the would-be robber pulled a gun on Jon Lewis Alexander who was working at Beer 30, a liquor store in Marionville, Missouri.

Alexander, who served 30 years in the military including four tours in Iraq, was armed and pushed the would-be robber’s hand down and pulled out his Walther PPX 9 mm handgun.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; robbery; secondamendment; selfdefense
Good video of the entire event at source.
1 posted on 09/06/2013 5:43:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Bravissimo!


2 posted on 09/06/2013 5:44:25 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I think I probably would have decorated the floor with his brains.


3 posted on 09/06/2013 5:47:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Kind of a shame that the vile worthless thug got a warning


4 posted on 09/06/2013 5:49:21 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: RoosterRedux

Guarantee he pulls a gun on someone else.


5 posted on 09/06/2013 5:51:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RoosterRedux

The clerk should not have been armed. Owning a gun doesn’t work. He should have called the police instead; the police are the only ones who should have a gun.

And think of the emotional trauma and loss of self esteem the potential robber will suffer.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 5:58:11 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
And think of the emotional trauma and loss of self esteem the potential robber will suffer.

Heheh.

He probably cried himself to sleep last night. Or more likely, went home, beat his wife and kicked his dog.

7 posted on 09/06/2013 6:01:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I would have shot him because he may come back - with friends!


8 posted on 09/06/2013 6:02:07 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: RoosterRedux

He is in the sad situation he is in; likely due to suffering he endured under policies of Reagan and both Bushes.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 6:05:28 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: RoosterRedux

What a man.

I love stories with a happy ending.

Now if that would only become more contagious.


10 posted on 09/06/2013 6:06:17 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: RoosterRedux
He probably cried himself to sleep last night. Or more likely, went home, beat his wife and kicked his dog.

After he changed his pants......

11 posted on 09/06/2013 6:07:09 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: RoosterRedux

“gimme three steps”


12 posted on 09/06/2013 6:12:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NRA1995

If he would have capped this punk he probably would have lost his job.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 6:18:49 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SoFloFreeper
< Singing >:

Gimme three steps, mister

< /Singing >

14 posted on 09/06/2013 6:21:53 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: New Jersey Realist
You're right - also that right hand might come back up while you're eyeballing him, or he might just shoot from the hip.

In my case, I'm afraid it's all academic - I would have been firing as soon as my muzzle cleared the counter.

This clerk has BIG brass ones, and a cool head.

15 posted on 09/06/2013 6:24:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Imagining the pucker factor involved with having the barrel of a gun practically shoved in his mouth, he probably won't $h!+ for at least a week.
16 posted on 09/06/2013 6:30:08 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: RoosterRedux

The robber wasn’t wearing a mask. Who knows, he may have been planning on killing the clerk (no witnesses)


17 posted on 09/06/2013 7:00:33 AM PDT by Texan
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To: RoosterRedux

Is this real? It looks like bad acting to me.


18 posted on 09/06/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve
Who's to say what you are SUPPOSED to look like when an armed robbery occurs?

All I can tell you is, it ain't like in the movies . . .

With the complicating factor that this is a combat veteran, so he doesn't have either the "whoa - this ain't happening" or the "eeek! run in circles and scream" reactions that are possibly more common.

19 posted on 09/06/2013 7:36:26 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: RoosterRedux
This would have a happy ending if the Marionville Barney Fife Corps could ID the perp and pick him up. Any chance'o'that?

This SOB is apparently still on the loose.

20 posted on 09/06/2013 7:47:50 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: RoosterRedux

Two comments about this. First of all the clerk used a very impressive martial arts technique.

That is, the perp had his gun hidden behind him in his right had, and turned while trying to raise the gun to point it at the clerk. With his left hand, the clerk “stopped” the perp from raising his gun, while with the clerk’s right hand, he pulled his own gun and put it in the perp’s face.

A “stop” is the technique. And while only delaying the perp from raising his gun for a fraction of a second, it was a fraction of a second that changed the whole equation.

The second thing is that he should have killed the perp.

Freeing an armed robber to rob again is no different than freeing a rapist to rape again. While he spared himself the inconvenience of an annoying inquest, he cast forth this criminal to likely rob someone less capable, and maybe to even kill them first to avoid the possibility that they were armed.

It is the “Matador Rule”. If a bull survives the ring with a matador, it is always killed, because the bullfighters know that bulls are intelligent enough to remember the fight, and adapt, so that the next time in the ring they would be far more dangerous, even lethal.

The same rule applies to criminals. If they foul up trying to rob or kill you, you had *better* kill them, or you are to blame for everyone they rob, and maybe kill, in the future. And many are so stupidly fixated on their modus operandi, that they may return to kill you.

The m.o.’s of criminals can be amazing in their stupidity. If they rob a convenience store and get away with it, for example, they might continue to rob convenience stores half a dozen times in the future, even if they are caught each time. Often they are so dumb, that they will try to rob the *same* convenience store over and over again.

So save everyone a whole lot of grief and shoot them to death.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 8:08:36 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

What you said.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 8:34:13 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Don't miss the Blockbuster of the Summer! "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
So save everyone a whole lot of grief and shoot them to death.

Of course, it is easy for me to give advice to a hero after the fact, but it would have good if he could have told the robber to drop his weapon and lie down on the floor while he called 911.

23 posted on 09/06/2013 9:04:32 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

SWEEET! Wish I could say I had the honor of serving in the same unit as him.. :^)


24 posted on 09/06/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I was about to go on a tirade... but realized that this was sarcasm (I hope) ;^)


25 posted on 09/06/2013 9:08:25 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Imagining the pucker factor involved with having the barrel of a gun practically shoved in his mouth, he probably won't $h!+ for at least a week.


Made me giddy for the next week :D
26 posted on 09/06/2013 9:09:29 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: RoosterRedux

My advise was really not for him, but for everyone else.

He was also trained as a prison guard, so a lot of his training was in *not* killing criminals.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Born to Conserve

the store video cam must be attached to a rope or a kite.


28 posted on 09/06/2013 11:09:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Bikkuri

I don’t do the /sarcasm tag like some do!

I figure people here don’t need that tag when I post something like that!


29 posted on 09/06/2013 11:41:31 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

He was interviewed and asked why he didn’t shoot the robber. He answered, he wasn’t able to point the gun at me if he had I’d have shot him........interesting because he didn’t give the guy a chance to point the gun at him, he pushed that hand back while he had his gun out and ready...interesting video....


30 posted on 09/06/2013 12:46:22 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
Classic Aikido move - if you can't move out of the line of attack, deflect the line of attack.

It was very neatly done, he pushed the thug's pistol aside AS he was drawing his sidearm. I suppose he could tell by watching the shoulder if the guy was going to try to get the pistol back in line.

As I said, I couldn't/wouldn't be waiting for that. Although I certainly would try to take the weapon out of line if I could, my instinctive response would be BANG and that would be happening right away.

31 posted on 09/06/2013 12:58:09 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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