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"Robbers pick wrong target"--Memphis, TN

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by grace2u, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. grace2u

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  2. Carter

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    The story...

     
  3. Jumping Frog

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    One robber had a terminal failure in his victim selection process. The other robber just had a FAIL.

    The victim got hits on 4 out of 5 shots. Better than overall police averages.
     
  4. Carter

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    Hopefully that one stray bullet didn't cause any damage and was recovered.
     
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    I'm sure if it caused damage we would have read about it in the same story.
    Home invasions have been increasing in my area and it's got about a 90% FAIL rate for the robber with them receiving a lead injection and sometimes losing their pathetic life.
     
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    @warhawk:

    Or as I like to put it, "rectified his lead deficiency"
     
  7. Old Fuff

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    Oh how can you be so cruel???

    These poor little boys were only 16-years old! Now this monster has shot them down with an evil handgun. Handguns should be banned and hereafter anyone being robbed by such innocent youths should give up whatever money or other valuables they have without resistance. Where are your tender hearts? :rolleyes:

    So what if they were part of a gang? They probably were from economically deprived families that couldn’t (didn’t?) provide them with a stable and rewarding home life. Thus they were forced to seek some additional income to support their basic needs. We should blame all of this on George Bush, and our capitalist society. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Sure we should. Unfortunately some will actually believe the above. :barf:
     
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    Good shooting on the victims part. Bad target selection on the assailants' part.
     
  9. wishin

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    Given the ignorance of many criminals, an affirmative response to the question might provoke their bravado....
     
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    I would love to know what weapon and caliber the victim used to defend himself.

    Putting 4 out of 5 rounds into multiple targets in a firefight is impressive shooting.

    Kudos to the reporting agency for NOT publishing the victim's name.

    KR
     
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    Another life saving, clean shoot. Where's CNN when you need them.

    Anyone care to bet if the surviving perp will offend again?
     
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    So, did anyone hear yet if the dead robber was just about to turn his life around?
     
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    The big question is whether you're intentionally trolling the forum. There are sooooo many things wrong with this post.

    The robbers threatened their intended victim with deadly force. That's not a property crime, that's being in fear for one's life. "Your money or your life" isn't a binding contract...they can easily shoot you dead, and sometimes do, even after the victim complies.

    You're claiming the robber may have been protecting himself? The robber initiated the confrontation, and escalated it by injecting the threat of deadly force! Tell me, if this were a police officer who shot the perps, would you be asking the same questions?

    You also need to learn the definition of murder. Here's a hint - murder and killing are not synonyms. A justified self-defense shooting is in no way, shape, or form a "murder".

    Please, by all means, come back and defend your ridiculous post.
     
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    I think the idea that you have to wait until you have been shot at to shoot is pretty funny. :p (not funny : HA HA, sad funny)
     
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    Not to get too derailed by those who object to the right of self-defense, but what the heck does this mean?

    There's not a handgun permit system in Tennessee, is there? I'm assuming this is just an ignorant staff writer's interpretation of a concealed carry permit.
     
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    Good on the defender!
     
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    quote: by mountainhome
    "The big question is did the robber shoot before the victim or did the victim shoot first and the robber was protecting himself?
    I know yall think that robbery of property is justification for murder, but I don't think so."

    Moot point, at this stage...read the story again...robbery/shootout...bad guys with guns..only now there is one less bad guy...The only "big question" is will he have to face the families in civil court? He'll have to live with this from now on... the key point being that he is alive, because he was prepared to do what none of us ever wants to have to do. Sad that they were so young...just like it's sad that this guy was forced into this scenario. Doesn't appear to be any "murder" here, mountain home...
     
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    The Violence Policy Center and Brady Campaign will include the death of the 16 year old robber, and the wounding of the other in their statistics about "child victims of gun violence". I kid you not.
     
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    Sticking a gun in someones face is not a property crime.
     
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    I don't think mountainhome read the article.

     
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    You can claim the moral high ground and I'll stay alive.
     
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    Quote by Mr. Davis:
    "Not to get too derailed by those who object to the right of self-defense, but what the heck does this mean?
    "licensed handgun permit holder"
    There's not a handgun permit system in Tennessee, is there? I'm assuming this is just an ignorant staff writer's interpretation of a concealed carry permit."

    Dangerous to "assume" anything, but it would probably suggest that the writer was led to believe that the victim was licensed, or had a permit for the handgun in question... There is a system in place in Tennessee for obtaining concealed carry permits by it's residents...
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  23. TexasRifleman

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    I submit to you that:

    a) If it happened inside his apartment and he was home it was possibly not robbery but burglary.

    b) reporters don't really know the difference many times.

    c) even if it was robbery, robbery is a crime against a person, not just property. A crime against property only is called "theft". Robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.. There is no such thing as "robbery of property".

    c) going off of one single newspaper report to make a moral judgment of someone is kinda dumb.

    d) arguing that robbery isn't a violent crime is kinda dumb.

    Given all of the above, I would say to you that you have no idea what you are talking about.
     
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    Quote by Mr. Davis
    "The Violence Policy Center and Brady Campaign will include the death of the 16 year old robber, and the wounding of the other in their statistics about "child victims of gun violence". I kid you not."

    How right you are, sir... I would not bet against you in that assertion...
    Tac
     
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