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Video: Gunman invades Dollar General, meets concealed carry permit holder
Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Another story crosses our desk, courtesy of Rationality Rebooted. I’ve gone through a few reports of this story and it’s still not clear why Kevin Mclaughlin went into the Dollar General in Orrville, Alabama last week, but it certainly wasn’t to find a good deal on tube socks. He began shouting and waving a gun around, herding customers and an employee into a back room. Things were looking bad, but that’s when he ran into Marlo Ellis.

One person is dead after a customer at the Dollar General in Orrville began shouting and waving his gun in the air.

Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred when Dallas County resident Kevin Mclaughlin entered Dollar General reportedly waving a pistol in the air, Huffman said. Mclaughlin then ushered a group of people inside the store into a break room.

“It appears that once the cashier got inside the break room, a customer that was walking into the break room shot the individual, the white male, with the pistol,” Huffman said. “There was only one shot fired and that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance.”

District Attorney Michael Jackson confirmed the customer who reportedly shot Mclaughlin was Orrville resident Marlo Ellis.

Huffman said Ellis used his own weapon in the incident.

In a refreshing change of pace, Ellis is even being identified by local media using the H word.

Law enforcement officials are calling Marlo Ellis a hero in the wake of Thursday’s shooting at the Dollar General in Orrville.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy Randy Pugh said McLaughlin’s motive is still unclear, but the death appeared to be a case of self-defense.

“We don’t know what would have happened, but we know what could have happened,” Pugh said. “We see every indication that the shooting was a case of self defense.”

One shot fired, one suspect down and no other injuries. The suspect was dead at the scene. Not to be too glib, but that’s what I call gun control.

District Attorney Michael Jackson described why Ellis was within his rights.

In Alabama you have the right of self defense of yourself or of a third party. So when the perpetrator went in there with a gun, waving the gun, anybody in there had the right to use deadly force. So that’s what happened and he actually was a Good Samaritan in this situation.

Not a lot more to say on this one, so we’ll close with the video from the local media.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; concealedcarry; guns

1 posted on 03/30/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Armed robbery in the South doesn’t exactly seem like a career enhancer to me.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 12:10:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Good story, thanks, SAF


3 posted on 03/30/2014 12:11:20 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kevin McLaughlin walks into a Dollar General waving pistol, and is shot by Marlo Ellis (suspected of rape in a separate case) ... you be the judge.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 12:19:26 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: SeekAndFind

Love the happy ending but I hate being suckered with the word “VIDEO” and it’s not a video of the crime but a video of talking heads and stock footage. I want to watch the surveilance video.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: SeekAndFind
Dollar General has in these parts made the effort to open stores in fragile neighborhoods. It's not going to happen if they have to put up with lawlessness.

If people in these neighborhoods were smart, they'd do some self-policing to keep the thugs from scaring stores like this away.

6 posted on 03/30/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind
State of Alabama motto:

Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere

Well....

There's this other one too....

- Roll Tide -

7 posted on 03/30/2014 12:27:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s the video?

All I see are talking heads rehashing what happened..No video...

There is no video of this incident...


8 posted on 03/30/2014 12:27:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind
a customer that was walking into the break room shot the individual, the white male

I sure am glad they went out of their way to specify "the white male." I'm sure they would have done they same had he been black, mexican, native american, etc.

9 posted on 03/30/2014 12:31:51 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: LouAvul
" I sure am glad they went out of their way to specify "the white male." I'm sure they would have done they same had he been black, mexican, native american, etc. "

We've come to expect that it's a Black guy if they don't specify.

If he's Black and they say so, then they're racists.

10 posted on 03/30/2014 12:35:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: OrangeHoof

Thanks, I think like you do.

Thanks for saving me the frustration of the click.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 12:35:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: SeekAndFind

For some weirdness, here is the obit of the decedent.

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/837987/McLaughlin-Kevin.php


12 posted on 03/30/2014 12:46:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: grania

Which is how we get Moochelle’s “food deserts.”


13 posted on 03/30/2014 12:47:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Ken522
Kevin McLaughlin walks into a Dollar General waving pistol, and is shot by Marlo Ellis (suspected of rape in a separate case) ... you be the judge.

Source please

14 posted on 03/30/2014 12:48:33 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice how they went after Ellis at the end.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: blam
I believe the State of Alabama's second motto is "War Eagle" for the next 244 days.

We could discuss other mottos if you have a second for me to run them by you.

16 posted on 03/30/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: SeekAndFind

One shot, DRT, Marlo is a hero! No need for extra range time there.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 1:18:04 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

His hobby of hunting, indeed!


18 posted on 03/30/2014 1:20:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

After reading the obituary, this all sure seems odd, but I guess that had to have been several witnesses.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Irish Eyes; Ken522
I thought this story was familiar. There was a post of FR back in January.

Gunman Bursts Into Dollar Store and Threatens to Kill Everyone...

Here's the link regarding Marlo Ellis .

Orrville man charged with rape of juvenile

20 posted on 03/30/2014 1:40:47 PM PDT by csvset
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To: SeekAndFind

January 17, 2014 according to the video.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:55:41 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Hey CNN, where's the wall to wall Leland Yee coverage?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alabama has a big gun rights group called “BamaCarry” on Facebook. Good group of open carry individuals.

The “AGR” (Alabama Gun Rights) group on the other hand is lead by a elitist (George) that thinks you should have to buy a permit to carry your guns in cars (like all the surrounding states have a right to do). So the BamaCarry group seems to be growing while the AGR group seems to be shrinking. Constitutional carry for all should be shouting from the rooftops along with the message of the One who gave us our rights to protect ourselves.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 2:58:56 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

when you shoot a white thug, media and libs will say “hero”.

whe you shoot a black thug and you’re not black, you’re racist.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 3:06:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance
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Decent line for a newspaper (especially in view of recent reporting).

“They” cite the legality of ‘Self Protection’ but I still wonder how it would have played out if I had been in Ellis’ shoes....I am a VA CC but it is kind of ‘murky’ whether VA Permits are ‘allowed’ in AL.
Would ‘yesterdays hero’ turn into tomorrows ‘villain’ had I acted as Ellis did?
Yes, I would have been in that store armed (for just the reason stated in the above incident).

ALL these states want all the other states to ‘recognize’ their same sex marriages, benefits packages etc. Based on their rules as to being Sovereign etc etc

States like VA etal should demand states like NY etal should recognize VA’s Sovereignty in the issuance of Concealed Carried Permits.

VA tried to pass a bill this year that would allow ALL permits from ALL states be recognized, with complete reciprocity....Our newly HATCHED all D top 3 Offices and D controlled Senate ‘tabled it’....

Of course that is no excuse for it not being ‘passed’ in any of the 4 years prior when it was all R in the above categories.

The new Clinton er McAuliffe admin has already tried to torpedo the concealed carry in automobiles but that also got ‘tabled’....


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:16:33 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: LouAvul
“It appears that once the cashier got inside the break room, a customer that was walking into the break room shot the individual, the white male, with the pistol,” Huffman said. “There was only one shot fired and that shot struck the individual with the pistol causing the disturbance.”

LOL - I caught that one too. Who knows, maybe the New York Times and the rest of the liars in the MSM will put this one on the front page... And if anyone in the MSM thinks we're going to stand with some criminal JUST BECAUSE he's white, they've got another thing coming... it ain't gonna happen. Black rubbish or white rubbish... when it's a criminal it's trash.

25 posted on 03/30/2014 3:18:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (Save Your Country , Fire A Democrat - freeper molso209)
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To: Scoutmaster
"I believe the State of Alabama's second motto is "War Eagle" for the next 244 days."

I saw a t-shirt the other day that said(something like): "I'd rather be #2 based on skill than #1 on an accident."

Regardless, you're correct....War Eagles!!

26 posted on 03/30/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: SeekAndFind

-—— the white male,——

racist hate journalism


27 posted on 03/30/2014 4:30:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump!
Added the keyword, “armedcitizen,” to this thread.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 4:33:06 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: OrangeHoof

Love the happy ending but I hate being suckered with the word “VIDEO” and it’s not a video of the crime but a video of talking heads and stock footage. I want to watch the surveilance video.


Amen.

It’s fraud against my free time.

I’ll remember not to trust the source.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 4:56:56 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm........Question: .........how many hours before we hear relatives of the perp saying “buh, buh but he was just beginning to get his life back together?”


30 posted on 03/30/2014 5:52:03 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: csvset

thanks for the link


31 posted on 03/30/2014 9:57:51 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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