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    Local Liquor Store Robbery

    Found the local LEO comments enlightening.

    Store owner fought back with own gun.

    Liquor store clerk shoots at robbery suspects - WBBJ TV

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    Sounds like he should have at least fired his gun a few times before this ever happened. He very well may have been on target.

    Lesson: If you have a gun for protection, get some practice in with it.
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    A West Tennessee liquor store owner took the law into his own hands, firing at two men he said tried to rob him.
    How is defending yourself, taking the law into your own hands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood717 View Post
    How is defending yourself, taking the law into your own hands?
    That statement is one of the most misguided statements that can be made about self-defense.

    Now, if the storeowner would have jumped in his car and started chasing the suspect down the street shooting at him, perhaps they would have a point, but just defending oneself is not "taking the law in to your own hands."

    "Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." ~James Madison

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBJTV Article
    Adams said he did not put up a fight until one of the suspects punched him square in the nose.

    “I can hurt you if you do crazy stuff to me,” Adams said. “I can’t deal with you hitting my mouth.”

    That’s when Adams said he reached for the pistol hidden under the register. He fired one shot, narrowly missing the suspect.

    “I’m 61, and this is the first time that I’ve ever shot a gun,” Adams said. “No wonder I shot the wall, but I really meant to hit him.”

    Adams then chased the men out of the store, firing one more shot and once again missing.
    Two things:
    1) If the guy is telling you he's robbing you, appears to have a gun, and is in the process of robbing you: don't just sit there waiting until he punches you to FINALLY decide to fight back.
    2) If you have a gun, practice how to use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by WBBJTV Article
    “If they’re in fear of death or bodily injury, they have the right to defend themselves,” Capt. Jeff Middleton with the Lexington Police Department said.
    An officer who understands that the lowly Citizen has a Right to defend themselves. A rarity, it seems, but good to know Capt. Middleton is an officer.
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    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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    This old, but my all-time favorite self-defense story.

    HPD identifies 2 of 3 robbers killed in jewelry store shootout - Houston Chronicle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood717 View Post
    How is defending yourself, taking the law into your own hands?
    Thanks Elwood, I don't have to bother pasting what I copied from the article.
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