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Sometimes there are bad examples

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by elsie, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    From Reuters/AFP http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us...lifter-as-he-flees-store/ar-AAfcjea?li=BBieTU


    US woman shoots at shoplifter as he flees store

    A woman in suburban Detroit opened fire on a shoplifter after seeing a security guard chase him out of a Home Depot store, police said.

    The shoplifter in Tuesday's Home Depot incident was not injured, the Detroit Free Press said.

    It was not clear if the woman, who has a license to carry a concealed weapon, would face any charges for taking the law into her own hands.

    The woman, 48, was in the parking lot when she saw a security guard chase a black man in his 40s out of the store. The man jumped into a waiting sports utility vehicle and the woman opened fire when it began to pull away. Police believe she shot out one of the tires.

    A spokesman for the Auburn Hills police department did not immediately return a request for comment. The department did, however, publish some details on Twitter.

    It noted that "business was not disrupted" and asked for the public's help in locating the "getaway" car.

    The incident comes just a few weeks after a bank customer in a neighboring Detroit suburb shot a robber as he was fleeing the scene.

    The local mayor said the 63-year-old man, who also had a license to carry a weapon, acted within his rights because the robber threatened him on his way out the door.

    The robber, 43, was treated in hospital after being shot once in each arm and once in a leg.

    "I'm happy that no one was seriously injured," Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press at the time. "He apparently exercised some caution by not shooting the robber in a vital area."


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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We don't need that kind of press. Unfortunately, having freedom to own and carry a gun will, from time to time, lead to these kinds of incidents.

    This lady is a moron and one of the reasons the anti-gun crowd loves to push for mandatory training.
     
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  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Seen too many cop shows.

    I bet she learns a lesson
     
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  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Somebody find the video please. I gotta see this idiot.
     
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  5. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Of all of the successful armed citizen stories out there, it's these that get attention. Not the ones that save lives during a major crime, it's the ones where idiots shoot at a fleeing suspect after shoplifting. Never ceases to amaze me the ones they pick for tv/news.
     
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  6. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    In the past 10 years I can only remember a handful like this though. The overwhelming majority of gun owners have enough sense to not shoot a thief running away.
    Saying that we have plenty of idiot gun owners that trash the shooting spots and hurt themselves and others with N.D.s
     
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  7. donaldc

    donaldc Seattle Active Member

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    The timing with this idiot shooting at a shoplifter could not be worse. It's circle jerk over at the anti-gun sites trying to make it seem like all CPL holders are like this.
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Really not sure if her actually hitting what she was shooting at would have been a better ending but there would have been less potential for the errant bullets to go where ever.
     
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  9. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The holes should all be in the front.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Heard she got charged, felony and 90 days for unlawful discharge of a weapon in city limits or public... She did have a CCW just didn't engage her brain, obviously.

    Someone who would have thought out the scenario fully would have shot the wheels out from under the speeding shopping cart....:confused:

    Brutus Out
     
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  11. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No need if it was one with magnetic locks.:D
    The front wheels lock up at the edge of the parking lot.:eek:
     
  12. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The robber, 43, was treated in hospital after being shot once in each arm and once in a leg.

    "I'm happy that no one was seriously injured," Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, told the Detroit Free Press at the time. "He apparently exercised some caution by not shooting the robber in a vital area.".....Reeeeeeeally :confused:
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow, I just wrote and erased a post, basically, bad lady, shouldn't ever do that, etc. But wouldn't it be fun!

    I just spent a week in SoCal! I'm going to have to check myself! Odd feeling!:cool:
     
  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess I'm becoming the polar opposite of "Let the punishment fit the crime!"

    I'm just so danged sick of criminals that I feel, Hey, criminal! Meet the Draconian"
     
  16. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Was it smart to do? In 1850, yes. This day and age, I guess not. But I still like the standard she set for the next burgler.

    Just how I feel.