Convenience store owner uses gun to defend himself in the Land of Hippies


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January 5, 2006, 10:05 AM
http://wjz.com/topstories/local_story_004154015.html

(WJZ) Baltimore, MD Baltimore police are searching for a teenaged suspect after an apparent robbery and shootout at a Northeast Baltimore convenience store.

It happened around 2 p.m. at Keeper's Market, at the intersection of Brehms Lane and Brendan Avenue.

The convenience store was filled with students and other customers when three boys under the age of 18 apparently began robbing the store.

Eyewitness News learns the store owner pulled his gun out when the suspects threatened him.
Saleia Jones, a middle school student who works part-time at the store, tells WJZ's Dennis Edwards this is the second time teenagers have tried to rob the store in about a month.

Police say they first received notification from a holdup alarm inside the store before a flood of 911 calls came in reporting shots fired.

Two juveniles were hit and police say they have non life threatening injuries. The owner of the store was shot multiple times in the torso. He is in critical but stable condition All were taken to area hospitals and one suspect is still on the loose.

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I see 2 things that went wrong here.
1. The store-owner was shot and injured.
2. The scum crooks aren't in body bags.

However, I see 3 positive things here.
1. For being 3 versus 1, he still managed to hit 2 of the ***holes.
2. The bystander kids from school will not have a positive influence and incentive not to revert to a life of crime, as they see the results. :p
3. Its pretty safe to say that those kids wont be robbing that store again.

Kudos to the gun-toting store owner for standing up for himself, his business and his patrons. He was outnumbered 3 to 1 but still managed to put 2 of them in the hospital. Now next time he shouldnt waste his time with that panic button and just make sure he has enough gun. ;)

Im suprised the local media around here didnt say something more like "3 nearly killed in convenience store brawl because of gun-toting menace".

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Preacherman
January 5, 2006, 10:09 AM
Methinks Mr. Store-Owner needs to invest some of his profits in a good concealed bulletproof vest... :uhoh:

K-Romulus
January 5, 2006, 11:40 AM
2. The bystander kids from school will not have a positive influence and incentive not to revert to a life of crime, as they see the results. :p


The anti-gun-owner crowd actually ginned up a "study" that they claim "shows" that teenagers who witness "gun violence" in ANY form are more likely to "be violent" later in life!:eek:

mmike87
January 5, 2006, 12:24 PM
The anti-gun-owner crowd actually ginned up a "study" that they claim "shows" that teenagers who witness "gun violence" in ANY form are more likely to "be violent" later in life!:eek:

If that's true then Darwin WAS right. See someone get shot, makes you want to go out and get shot, too. Survival of the fittest.

beaucoup ammo
January 5, 2006, 02:02 PM
Has Maryland always held an "anti-gun" attitude..or just since the sniper incidents from a couple of years back?

I read where New York is going to put the squeeze on gun ownership even more than in the past. You folks (IMO) need to get to a gun friendly state while you still have the chance..if your situation allows it.

With the middle class getting the working end of the screw driver more than ever, I plan on buying all the guns and ammo I can realisticlly afford..while I still can.

With so many firearms manufacturers located in New England / North East, it's a shame the sentiment toward one of the regions primary sources of employment (may be wrong..could be automated) is so negative. At least that's the perception. Seems the Baltimore media is anti-gun as well.

Take Care

Thefabulousfink
January 5, 2006, 02:18 PM
If this happened in MD I'm supprised that the store owner wasn't charged with a felony.

lucky_fool
January 5, 2006, 02:45 PM
The thing about the article that irritates me is that they never come out and state the the robbers were armed with guns. They leave that up to the reader to determine by syaing that the store owner was shout multiple times.

If you don't read between the lines the article looks like he shot some unarmed kids.

SJG26
January 5, 2006, 02:52 PM
"Two juveniles were hit and police say they have non life threatening injuries."

Calls her office and tells her assistant to add 2 more victims to the "CHILDREN injured by gun violence list"

Standing Wolf
January 5, 2006, 05:59 PM
Has Maryland always held an "anti-gun" attitude..or just since the sniper incidents from a couple of years back?

Maryland's anti-Second Amendment bigotry goes back several decades.

By the way, if you think it's a mere coincidence that the most draconian leftist extremist so-called "gun control" laws are passed in the states with the largest raw quantity of political corruption, I've got a bridge in New York City to sell you.

MrTuffPaws
January 5, 2006, 06:22 PM
Baltimore is filed with hippies????:confused:

thatguy
January 5, 2006, 06:26 PM
Hmmm... Am I the only one who sees a problem with opening fire in a store "filled with students?" Nobody wants criminals dead more than I do, but turning rounds loose in a store "filled with students" sounds like a tragedy barely avoided. Killing armed robbers or preventing a hold-up will seem trivial if an innocent kid trying to buy a snickers bar gets gunned down in the process. I wasn't there so I don't know how clear the field of fire was, and apparently no bystanders were hit, but maybe it's better to let the scum walk with the cash rather than risk hitting the kids in the store?

MarshallDodge
January 5, 2006, 06:33 PM
I would say the store owner needs more practice and more gun. Probably went out and got a .22 pistol thinking that would be enough.

In a conversation I was having with a friendly restaurant owner he mentioned that he had protection against a robbery and showed me his Bearcat .22 :scrutiny:

beaucoup ammo
January 5, 2006, 06:33 PM
But at face value, the scene described wouldn't invite a shoot out. Not if the "convenience store was filled with students and other customers."

And where does it mention "Hippies?" To be honest, I'd much prefer some "hippies" over the dredges out in the world today.

Take Care

Standing Wolf
January 5, 2006, 11:11 PM
...turning rounds loose in a store "filled with students" sounds like a tragedy barely avoided.

If you've put in your range time and keep a cool head, the danger to students would be greatly reduced. It's all about bullet placement, bullet placement, and bullet placement.

armedandsafe
January 6, 2006, 12:50 AM
Eyewitness News learns the store owner pulled his gun out when the suspects threatened him.

Then: Am I the only one who sees a problem with opening fire in a store "filled with students?"

Just how did they threaten him? If they called him names and promised verbal abuse, I would agree with you. If one of them rocked the hammer back or snicked off the safety, I'll have to agree with the store operator.

Pops

strambo
January 6, 2006, 03:20 AM
The reporter is too busy pushing an agenda to give us enough facts to render judgement. However, realizing it was a reporter and reading between the lines..."Threatened" likely means "with a gun" (we know they had them and got them into action from the owner's injuries) and "2 juveniles were hit" means the owner's aim was good under pressure and only hit the perps or it would have said "2 innocent children mowed down in the cross fire."

belton-deer-hunter
January 6, 2006, 12:42 PM
Quote:
Am I the only one who sees a problem with opening fire in a store "filled with students?" means that ther was proably one or two people browseing around in the back you know how papers are the more tramdic the more it sells

molonlabe
January 6, 2006, 12:50 PM
San Francisco may be filled with hippies, Baltimore is not.

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