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WOUNDED PHARMACIST SHOOTS SUSPECT DURING STRUGGLE
Associated Press via The Nashville Tennessean ^ | 08 October 2003

Posted on 10/11/2003 10:11:23 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Edited on 05/07/2004 9:20:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. A pharmacist shot in the leg during a robbery yesterday turned the gun on his attacker, shooting him twice, police said. Ronald Huel Cole, 61, of Shelbyville entered Renegar's Drugstore at about 2:30 p.m. and demanded a shot of the painkiller Demerol, said Police Chief Austin Swing. Cole had a .38-caliber pistol in his hand and about 75 rounds of ammunition, police said.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bang; pharmacist; shelbyville; shoots
It is alleged that Mr. Cole came in to Renegar's Drugstore (co-owned by Danny Law) and asked for an injectin of Demerol which he could not have without a prescription. Mr. Law allegedly realized the situation was going to deteriorate and asked the man to step in to the back away from a room full of customers.

The man did so and in the process of complying with the man's request, Mr. Law allegedly asked the man to put the gun down in order to perform the injection. The suspect did so and Mr. Law allegedly grabbed the gun. At that moment, the suspect allegedly pulled out a secondary weapon and fired at Mr. Law, hitting him in the leg. Realizing now his life was in jeopardy, Mr. Law allegedly began to struggle with the suspect and in the process allegedly somehow Mr. Cole was shot twice.

Danny Law is a Godly, christian man who is a faithful member of the church of Christ and is VERY concerned about Mr. Cole, not wanting for him to die. I am amazed that he can have that kind of attitude toward someone who might have tried to kill him. Many individuals would have shot Mr. Cole repeatedly and made sure he was deceased. However, this man, having Mr. Cole's life in his hands and with the full support of the law in regard to self-defense, did not continue to shoot Mr. Cole until he had killed him. Makes one wonder about the difference in teaching between what Mr. Law believes and what Islam teaches. I am going to review my own attitude because I would have killed Mr. Cole on Tuesday, October 7 if I were the pharmacist.

It is EXTREMELY unusual for a perpetrator like this to carry a backup weapon and this is a disturbing development in the robbery pattern. Our nation is simply going to HAVE to go back to condemning people who make attempts on the lives of innocents and execute them quickly, preferably publicly.

1 posted on 10/11/2003 10:11:24 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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2 posted on 10/11/2003 10:13:28 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Betcha' there will be one more pharmacist who wears a holster under the white coat from now on.
3 posted on 10/11/2003 10:15:29 AM PDT by Skybird
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; SAMWolf; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; mhking
Who knows how to ping the "bang" list? They might be interested in this for their collection.
4 posted on 10/11/2003 10:31:57 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Well at least now he'll get some painkillers.
5 posted on 10/11/2003 10:38:51 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
The RATs (I know, they are technically the pro-aborts, but this fits too), will file this under "You can be shot by your own gun, and therefore we need to pass laws to make sure you don't own one".
6 posted on 10/11/2003 10:51:49 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (REAL men aren't Liberals)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Danny Law is a Godly, christian man who is a faithful member of the church of Christ and is VERY concerned about Mr. Cole, not wanting for him to die.

We all have slightly different definations of Christianity. Mine would include making sure this man would not shoot and kill his next victim.

I don't think it is very Christian, under our current injustice system, to spare this perps life.

7 posted on 10/11/2003 10:55:41 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (REAL men aren't Liberals)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I couldn't help but think that Ronald Huel Cole, the perp, is actually the victim of a liberal public school education. He remembers that, as a child in school, the teacher ordered him to stand and asked, "Ronald! Is that gum in you mouth? DID YOU BRING ENOUGH GUM FOR EVERYONE?"

As an adult, he remembered that lesson and brought a gun for everyone! Yeah, that's how I see it.

8 posted on 10/11/2003 11:07:34 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: Balding_Eagle
We all have slightly different definations of Christianity. Mine would include making sure this man would not shoot and kill his next victim.

Jesus in the Bible asked God to forgive his enemies, admonished us to do the same. So did Stephen as they were stoning him to death. Something to consider...

9 posted on 10/11/2003 11:32:49 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Well, I'm not a Christian, and I hope Cole dies.

Worthless scumbag.
10 posted on 10/11/2003 12:55:03 PM PDT by Own Drummer
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
I'll see your legshot and raise you a head and a chest!

You lose dummy

11 posted on 10/11/2003 12:57:09 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Have you Squandered part of your Heritage today?STOP IT!)
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To: Own Drummer
Well, I'm not a Christian, and I hope Cole dies.

Well, I can understand then why you would disagree. However, my God says through the writer in:

Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

So, Mr. Law has the right attitude even though he had to fight for his life. I know it is difficult to have that thought towards someone who tries to kill you...but Jesus did...asking for forgiveness for his own executioners and pardoning a murderer hanging adjacent to him on the cross.

12 posted on 10/11/2003 5:20:33 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
All right thats it. First you come in hear and demand things, then you pull a gun on me, I forcibly disarm you. But then you go and shoot me.

Dadgumit. Now you have pissed me off.....

BLAM.

Call to cops to explain that the perp is currently lying at room temperature in a pool of his own blood.

Now thats what I call a Druggist with Brass Balls.
13 posted on 10/11/2003 8:24:29 PM PDT by festus
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To: festus
ok so the perp was not at room temp yet just nearing it....
14 posted on 10/11/2003 8:26:07 PM PDT by festus
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