Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dear Mayor Bloomberg -- THIS is how things work in the real world outside Gotham.

"Customer kills gunman during armed robbery attempt at Jacksonville Dollar General."
A 57-year-old father and grandfather stopped off on his way home from work Monday night to fill a grocery list his wife left for him that morning.
But after entering the Dollar General at 1921 Dunn Ave., he was thrust into an armed robbery that ended with him firing his weapon and one of the two robbers lying dead on the floor.
Two men entered the store about 9:20 p.m., both with handguns, said Lt. Rob Schoonover of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
“One of them had the clerk and one of them was at the front cash register,” Schoonover said.
The manager then alerted the customer to the situation.
“The customer, who had a concealed firearms permit and a firearm, fired at the suspect, striking him apparently two times, killing him,” Schoonover said.
The other robber, wearing a blue bandana and gloves, ran out the front and fled eastbound on Dunn Avenue in a small sport-utility vehicle. . .
The man, who the Times-Union is not identifying because the other robber has not been caught, knew well how to use his gun, according to his family.
“He’s always been a marksman,” his wife said. “He shoots in competitions, but this is the first time he’s ever killed anyone and I don’t know how he’ll handle that.”
The store was equipped with video surveillance and the man was being taken in for questioning, but he’s not being charged, Schoonover said.
“The citizen did not get shot, none of the employees were hurt, this worked out good tonight,” Schoonover said.


Maddawg308 said...

Kudos to the citizen with the CCW! If they don't catch the other perp, you better believe he'll think twice before he tries and robs someplace again...

Roger J said...

I am glad it was an armed citizen in Jax and not the NYPD - who knows what kind of carnage might have ensued had the latter responded.

Judgement Comes said...

I have been mugged at gunpoint once and burglarized twice.

I get a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that one of these animals has been killed. I hope he bled out slow, and died in pain, aware and regretting his life choices.

Anonymous said...

Just got this in email
Just a few weeks ago, I returned home from the UnitedNations Headquarters in New York City.

Thanks to your hard work, the UN Gun Ban stalled lastmonth. Hillary and her allies were forced to close the July conference without a completed treaty.

But the bad news is, the anti-gun gang have already begun their next UN meeting against your gun rights.

The UN Programme Against Small Arms began yesterday and is scheduled to run through September 7th at UN Headquarters in New York.

And my sources at the UN report countries like Mexico are banging the UN Gun Ban war drumslouder than ever.

Let me make this clear, the UN Gun Ban is FAR from dead.

In fact, I’m afraid this nightmare has just begun. Hillary’s global gun grab is proving harder tokill than Freddy Krueger.

American gun owners have no choice but to continue to fight againstthis monstrosity -- or face incredible consequences.

I’ve spent many years leading fightsagainst gun grabs and control schemes from anti-gun zealots.

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The actors have stayed the same -- it’s the same international and U.S. gun control fanatics,banging the gong against civilian ownership of “the tools of violence” -- but their avenue of attacks are so varied that it is vitalNAGR keep on top of this . . .

. . . and critical that grassroots activists stay involved.

A job well-done, but not finished

First, know that you’ve already done so much to derail the UN Gun Grab that future generations owe you a debt of gratitude.

Remember that just a few years ago, most of the so-called “gun rights experts” mocked anydiscussion of this issue.

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Your loud shouts of protest and more than 1.4-million signed petitions got the attention of policy makers worldwide.

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What can you do now?

Like some monster from a cheap horror flick, Hillary’s UN Gun Ban is very much alive. Only vigorous action willcontinue to hold it at bay and finally kill it.

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Our method of fighting hasn’t changed, either -- providing pressure on the U.S. Senate and the White House (regardless of who controls theinstitution) is what will keep our freedoms safe.

I know we’re up to the task of thisfight.

My prayer is that you will continue to stay involved as well.

Please consider chipping in $10 or $20 to help the National Association for Gun Rights keep up the fight against theUN’s attack on our gun rights.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

P.S. With global anti-gunners renewingtheir push for a UN Gun Ban at the Programme Against Small Arms meeting right now in New York, it's safe to say the attack on our gun rights is FARfrom over.

NAGR is only able to wage war against these attacks on our gun rights thanks to the generouscontributions of members and supporters like you.

Would you please chip in $10 or $20 to help NAGRkeep up the fight against the UN Gun Ban?