Robber shot/killed while attempting to rob... an AA meeting?!?!?

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  1. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

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    I meant to post this yesterday and forgot. The comments below the story, especially near the beginning are harsh and slightly comedic. :)

    From http://www.wyff4.com/news/19168918/detail.html
     
  2. Lori Mick

    Lori Mick New Member

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    We need to read more stories like this!
     

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    It's funny, yet mean, huh. I LIKE IT, but that person is a coward.
     
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    Marlin T Well-Known Member

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    Two thumbs up to that story!

    I have a long story about firearms and AA meetings, but I'll sum it up in saying that there a lot of libs in AA. I'm sure you can figure out the rest.
     
  6. yellerdawg

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    5 Thumbs ! KInda helps take some edge off the "Nut" stories of bumbs killin innocent "unarmed" people , like we hear way too much of. There are more like this story in our country , I wish we could hear them all.
     
  7. Bruce FLinch

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    Glad the guy was a "straight shooter" ! :)
     
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    +1 for good guys
    -1 bad guy )
    I love it
     
  9. bcj1755

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    He was a "good person" who threatens others at gunpoint in an attempt to rob them of their property? Would you still say he was a "good person" if he had killed someone in his robbery attempt? Suppose he had shot at police officers, would he still be a "good person" then? Making mistakes is one thing, because you're right, we all make mistakes. But when you threaten another's life, that goes beyond "making a mistake." If one pulls a weapon another in the commission of a CRIME (which is what your "good person" did), that is an immenent threat to a human life. At that point, it becomes self defense. And if he "wasn't serious" about threatening those people, does that make it okay to point a weapon at them? Once he pulled a weapon on others and threatened them, he became a CRIMINAL and the person that shot him was acting in legitimate self defense. Or would you rahter that your "good friend" had killed one of people in the AA meeting? Would that have been okay with you? You're here trying to make the CRIMINAL out to be the VICTIM. For the sake of argument, lets say he was attempting this robbery in an attempt to get money to pay his bills, if that was true he could have gotten help from other sources. But instead, he decides to use a gun in the commission of a crime. But okay, he was a "good person and a good friend.":rolleyes:
     
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    He learned the hard way that there are consequences to your actions.
    He was from NJ and probably thought it was a gun free state too.
     
  11. Bobitis

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    You can hurt someone with a .25?:eek: