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Easley Pawn Shop Owner Killed in Robbery

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kramer Krazy, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    I was away during the weekend and, after a search, didn't see this posted anywhere, so.......


    This pawn shop is about 3-4 miles form my house and I used to try to go in there at least once a month. Mr Bruin was a very nice man and I enjoyed talking with him. I'd bought a gun or two from him and even had him do a transfer for me. Last I heard this morning, they caught the scumbag in Canada and the Canadians may not extradite him because we believe in the death penalty. :fire:
  2. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    I found the latest....


  3. Missashot

    Missashot Well-Known Member

    Mr. Bruin was a very nice gentleman and I know that I will miss going in there and chatting with him.:(
  4. Capital Punishment

    Capital Punishment Well-Known Member

    Lord willing, he will fry for this. :barf:
  5. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    It sounds like he is going to be heading to jail for quite some time. They are probably going to have to take the death penalty off the table to get him back in the country.:fire:
  6. wheelgunslinger

    wheelgunslinger Well-Known Member

    I saw the video they had of the guy on the local news. He stood right in front of the surveillance camera long enough to get an id. And, went ahead with this murder anyway.

    Poor Mr. Bruin.
  7. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT Well-Known Member

    That description sounds like Sportcat out of Clemson :scrutiny:
  8. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    I'd never met him, had you? I'd hate to think that the shooter was a member here.
  9. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Well-Known Member

    So how did he get into Canada with an "arsenal" in his car? I though Americans weren't allowed to take firearms into Canada.

    Another example of laws only applying to honest people.
  10. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT Well-Known Member

    My comment was meant to be sarcasm.
  11. P99waltherP99

    P99waltherP99 Active Member

    how far away from Greenwood?

    I will be moving to Greenwood in a few weeks, how far is it from where this happened. This is a tragedy, honest old man and his wife trying to make a living and this F***ing A**hole pulls this stunt. I say use the guy for more realistic training for the military or law enforcement. Let him barricade himself in a house, give him a weapon with simunitions but dont let him know that. Exceptr the swat team or military unit get to use the real stuff.

    How you like them apples?
  12. Sulaco

    Sulaco Well-Known Member

    It's interesting to note that the perp had a bullet proof vest in his car. I wonder if he was wearing it when he shot the guy?

    I work in a Pawn & Gun shop on Saturdays and we all openly carry. Someone would have to be absolutely insane to try and rob us. There are cameras and signs notifying shoppers of the cameras all over the store. And the entire store is setup like a funnel with only one way for customers to come and go.

    We all understand the danger and there have been some close calls (and a suicide) in the years past. But with access to the amount of firepower we have, it would be some kind of spectacle for this to have occured in my shop.

    I wonder if the owner was armed. Most pawn shop owners are.

    That bullet proof vest makes me glad I train with failure-to-stop drills.
  13. Kramer Krazy

    Kramer Krazy Well-Known Member

    <wiping sweat from his brow>.....sorry I didn't catch that. I'm glad you weren't serious. :D

    About an hour.....but you are closer to Anderson, which has had a recent shooting in an Applebee's parking lot and the media has been playing the "increased gang activity" card on a lot of the crime in Anderson......Which also has Grady's Great Outdoors across the street from Applebee's....I've bought a few guns from Grady's the last year.

    I don't recall ever seeing him with anything on him. He may have had something, but fairly well concealed.

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