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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:33 AM

Customer at Internet cafe shoots 2 robbers (Video)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=428_1342491285

http://www.news4jax.com/news/Internet-cafe-patron-shoots-robbery-suspects/-/475880/15570742/-/irc1tyz/-/index.html



Sheriff's officials said they got a call at 9:54 p.m. about an armed robbery at Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200. When deputies arrived at the scene, patrons outside the business told them that two men in masks — one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a handgun — had barged into the business. The robbers told the approximately 30 patrons to get on the floor, and they demanded money.

Officials said one of the patrons, Samuel Williams, drew his own handgun and shot at the robbers, according to sheriff's officials.

Both robbers began running toward the front door, and the patron fired several more shots as they fled.



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Ruth and Neville Allison, also patrons of the Internet cafe, said they saw the incident unfold.

They said the robbers — one with a gun and the other with what looked like a bat wrapped in white tape — entered from the parking lot.

The robber with the bat smashed one of the computers, the couple said. Then the robbers ordered everybody to get down on the ground and take out their wallets and whatever valuables they had.

Williams — who declined to be interviewed — was sitting in the row nearest the door. He immediately took out his handgun, took aim and started firing, witnesses said.



http://www.ocala.com/article/20120716/ARTICLES/120719790/0/sports

The Internet cafe patron who shot and injured two men as they tried to rob the business will likely not face any criminal charges.


Shooting at Palms Internet Cafe
“Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don’t anticipate filing any charges,” said Bill Gladson of the State Attorney’s Office


Thoughts?

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Reply Customer at Internet cafe shoots 2 robbers (Video) (Original post)
virginia mountainman Jul 2012 OP
permatex Jul 2012 #1
Kablooie Jul 2012 #54
permatex Jul 2012 #55
DonP Jul 2012 #2
permatex Jul 2012 #3
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #17
PavePusher Jul 2012 #19
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #22
Clames Jul 2012 #23
PavePusher Jul 2012 #26
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #37
permatex Jul 2012 #40
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #63
permatex Jul 2012 #66
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #67
permatex Jul 2012 #70
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #73
gejohnston Jul 2012 #77
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #79
permatex Jul 2012 #84
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #92
permatex Jul 2012 #86
Atypical Liberal Jul 2012 #82
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #83
Atypical Liberal Jul 2012 #94
permatex Jul 2012 #85
gejohnston Jul 2012 #71
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #76
gejohnston Jul 2012 #78
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #80
Clames Jul 2012 #43
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #38
permatex Jul 2012 #41
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #64
permatex Jul 2012 #65
DonP Jul 2012 #27
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #36
DonP Jul 2012 #39
permatex Jul 2012 #42
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #45
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #56
Tejas Jul 2012 #81
Tejas Jul 2012 #4
slackmaster Jul 2012 #5
GreenStormCloud Jul 2012 #6
DonP Jul 2012 #7
virginia mountainman Jul 2012 #11
ileus Jul 2012 #15
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #31
Clames Jul 2012 #32
sarisataka Jul 2012 #34
Clames Jul 2012 #44
sarisataka Jul 2012 #48
oneshooter Jul 2012 #88
Clames Jul 2012 #91
oneshooter Jul 2012 #93
Clames Jul 2012 #95
Kablooie Jul 2012 #52
GreenStormCloud Jul 2012 #90
PavePusher Jul 2012 #8
AtheistCrusader Jul 2012 #9
sarisataka Jul 2012 #10
virginia mountainman Jul 2012 #12
sarisataka Jul 2012 #13
GreenStormCloud Jul 2012 #14
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #16
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #18
Clames Jul 2012 #24
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #57
DonP Jul 2012 #25
Hassin Bin Sober Jul 2012 #28
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #46
permatex Jul 2012 #58
Starboard Tack Jul 2012 #62
ileus Jul 2012 #20
Tejas Jul 2012 #74
shadowrider Jul 2012 #21
Tejas Jul 2012 #75
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #29
TPaine7 Jul 2012 #30
Marinedem Jul 2012 #33
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #35
PavePusher Jul 2012 #49
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #47
Fembot Jul 2012 #50
permatex Jul 2012 #51
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #87
permatex Jul 2012 #89
Kablooie Jul 2012 #53
Loudly Jul 2012 #59
permatex Jul 2012 #60
sarisataka Jul 2012 #61
Tejas Jul 2012 #69
ManiacJoe Jul 2012 #72
Tejas Jul 2012 #68

Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:45 AM

1. Looks like a justified shooting to me

 

and, apparently, the DA thinks the same thing.
Bottom line, don't want to get shot committing crimes? Don't commit crimes. Seems pretty simple to me.
Thanks for posting this video.

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Response to permatex (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:57 PM

54. And specially don't commit crimes while brandishing a gun.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #54)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:59 PM

55. +10000000000

 

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:16 AM

2. Did you edit that video?

I missed the part where the citizen acted like a cowboy, shot several innocent bystanders, then had the gun taken away from him by the criminal and was shot with his own gun, and/or was shot by the police when they responded.

I've been assured that always happens

You must have edited that, right?

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Response to DonP (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:24 AM

3. Come to think of it

 

I missed that part also, damn, it had to have been edited, because we all know that concealed carry doesn't save lives as has been told to us time and time again.

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Response to DonP (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:10 PM

17. Maybe you'd like to share with us where someone "assured" you that would happen.

We'll be waiting.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:40 PM

19. Google search: Hoyt, cowboy n/t

 

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:19 PM

22. Feel free, but do your own search, then you can show us the results.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:47 PM

23. You asked, you search.

 

www.google.com

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:48 PM

37. I already did and no links to support DonP's post

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I missed the part where the citizen acted like a cowboy, shot several innocent bystanders, then had the gun taken away from him by the criminal and was shot with his own gun, and/or was shot by the police when they responded.

I've been assured that always happens


You picked up the ball. Now, would you care to show us all a link that backs it up?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:12 PM

40. Quit being obtuse

 

I've only been here a short time and even I know he's said shit like that. You've seen him accuse many of us here of saying and believing things which are totally untrue and when asked to provide proof or links to his claims, he accuses us some more instead of providing the proof.
You know this and yet you refuse to believe it. Here's one:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/117250652#post77
Oh look, here's another one:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/117250652#post127
And of course, this little gem I found where he encourages the detaining of legal CCP'ers until police arrive to "check their papers"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=118&topic_id=471849#471995
There you go, and it took me all of 1 minute to find these little gems.

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Response to permatex (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 04:01 AM

63. None of them come close to DONP's claim

Let me remind you once again what you are supposed to be supporting
"I missed the part where the citizen acted like a cowboy, shot several innocent bystanders, then had the gun taken away from him by the criminal and was shot with his own gun, and/or was shot by the police when they responded.

I've been assured that always happens


Was it just the word cowboy? Or was there something else you think you heard Hoyt say?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #63)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:21 AM

66. I stand by my words

 

He's said it before. Notice you didn't say anything about his encouraging the violation of civil rights of concealed carriers. Instead, you just sloughed off his constant lies and insults but go after those of us who do carry.
I am a free thinker just as much as you are.
I provided links to some of the crap he has posted, you find the rest if you want to, its out there.

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Response to permatex (Reply #66)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:21 PM

67. You provided links to some of his posts.

None of those posts comes close to the claim made by DonP
Show me where Hoyt says anything to substantiate the following. It is customary to back up claims.

"I missed the part where the citizen acted like a cowboy, shot several innocent bystanders, then had the gun taken away from him by the criminal and was shot with his own gun, and/or was shot by the police when they responded.

I've been assured that always happens"


I'm not sloughing off anything, nor am I taking a side here. I'm pointing out a claim which has no substance. You continue to back that claim by pointing out other, totally irrelevant posts. By doing so, you just become part of the rabble and lose credibility. The irony is that you are now presenting yourself as another parrot of the "over my dead body" crowd of carriers.
BTW, civil rights don't require permits.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #67)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:11 PM

70. I've posted the links

 

despite what you say. The comments by him are there, I've seen them.
Think what you want, but I've never seen you chastise him for his wild accusations, just us.
I don't parrot anyone, I am my self whether you want to aknowledge it or not.
BTW, you still dodged the question about his encouraging violation of civil rights, and I'm not talking about a permit, I'm talking about being illegally physically detained as he has said should happen to carriers.

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Response to permatex (Reply #70)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:00 PM

73. No, you haven't shown one link that supports what you claim.

I decide whom to chastise. I agree with him on some things and disagree on others.
I don't take issue with people being detained for carrying guns in public, as long as it is legal and not abusive by the police. The police run traffic stops and sobriety checks all the time. Why not gun checks. Nobody has any business wandering around with a loaded firearm, unless they have a damn good reason beyond "It's my right".
You have the right to carry your gun. You do not have the right not to be questioned, laughed at, mocked, ridiculed or derided for behaving in such a way. 2A does not trump 1A or any other part of the constitution.
For most of us, public safety comes before personal fear.

Now, show me one post where he encourages detaining people illegally. Enough with the smoke and mirrors.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #73)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:13 PM

77. He encourages illegally detaining people here.

Further, every citizen should report anyone carrying a gun in public -- Maybe even hold them until police arrive. You just never know when the gunner is a criminal, has bad intentions, or just walked off their compound with a plan to harm innocent people.
If the "toter" is committing no crime, that is unlawful detention.
comment 32
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=118&topic_id=471849#471995

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #77)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:21 PM

79. Thank you! Finally an actual quote.

And I strongly disagree with his suggestion to "Maybe even hold them until police arrive."

I am aware that he makes some OTT comments at times, but nothing close to DonP's claim, which for some reason, others are trying to back up, while DonP himself seems to have skedaddled. The old "hit and run" scenario.

Back to your quote from Hoyt, it is not illegal to report people you think might be up to no good. Detaining them would be foolish and wrong without authority.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #79)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:20 PM

84. WTF

 

I posted that same quote and you pretty much blew it off. Why didn't you respond to me in the same manner?

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Response to permatex (Reply #84)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

92. You posted a link, not a quote. Nothing personal.

Sorry if I don't read every link. If you want to back something up, you need to cite what was said. A bunch of links doesn't cut it sorry. I'm not trying to be petty, but that's usually the way we do it. I actually have a life and don't want to spend time plowing through links to find a quote that could have been highlighted.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #73)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:03 PM

82. "But I didn't saaaaay THAT!"

 

There was another poster here some for quite some time who was big on saying shit and then when called on it exclaiming, in so many words, "Oh, I didn't say THAT!

I'm not playing that game again.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #82)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:32 PM

83. Did you think this was about you? LOL

I don't think we want to go back and look at some of your posts, do we? Let me know if you do. I'll be glad to supply links to some of your most outrageous statements.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #83)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:01 PM

94. No it was about Iverglas.

 

She would constantly say things that clearly insinuated something and then when you called her on it she would claim otherwise.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #73)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:23 PM

85. Are you blind

 

I provided the link, you obviously didn't click on it.
Yeah, you do chatise people but its usually the pro gun people.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #67)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:25 PM

71. and then there is his

OK to machine gun dogs and fleeing kids.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #71)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:07 PM

76. WTF? Are you joining in this attack too?

I'm not here to defend Hoyt or anyone else, but a little honesty and respect would be nice.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #76)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:15 PM

78. I am being honest

and yes, I have a serious problem with cops having machine guns and using them on dogs and children. Hoyt said it was OK for the DUSM to machine gun Sam Weaver in the back. At no point did he denounce the act. Instead he deflected the way Randy answered Fienstien's pointless and irrelevant questions. At one point he did say that what amounted to "he deserved it because his parents homeschooled him".

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #78)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:29 PM

80. I'm not saying you are being dishonest.

You know well that I respect you even if we disagree on some things. However, if attacks are made about other members, they should be backed up with relevant links and quotes, not editorialized opinion pieces.
I really dislike the unsubstantiated smearing that goes on around here.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:30 PM

43. You didn't try very hard.

 

One of the first results:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117216229#post7

It seems even back then it was a common theme with Hoyt. There are plenty more too.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:17 PM

41. Conveniently left out the part where the majority

 

of those posts are mocking Hoyt for his references to "cowboys, strap on a gun or two, shove a gun or two down your pants, practice your quick draw in front of a mirror and then go out in public to play cowboy".

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Response to permatex (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 04:26 AM

64. No, just showing Google comes up with a shitload of returns.

Nothing close to anything claimed by our friend DonP. Hoyt's prose is rich at times, but nothing like the "blood in the streets" inferred by DonP, PavePusher and now you, who have apparently decided to link up with some of our more vociferous advocates of carrying concealed guns upon their person. Way to go there. Thought for a moment you might be a free thinker. Oh well.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #64)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

65. Back atcha

 

I thought the same thing also.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

27. Yeah, no gun grabbers ever say things like that down here :sarcasm:

I just made it up out of whole cloth.

Losing miserably for a decade on every front really seems to make you gun control people frustrated and cranky?

I'm just trying to decide if you are just "playing dumb" and working on being condescending and supercilious? Or if you are actually living the part?

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Response to DonP (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:43 PM

36. So, no links. Thought so. Empty barrels and all that!

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #36)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:06 PM

39. You're comments are not worth the time to do the research ...

... based on the majority of your comments, pretending to be a middle of the road on the issues, but always coming down on the side of more government control, everyone knows where you stand.

But every honest person here has heard exactly those words used again and again, mainly by the same 4 or 5 losers.

But in the future I'm sure we'll all be happy to call your attention to every single asinine comment that comes out of the electronic mouth of the inane gun grabbers that inhabit these regions.

Oh, and barrels aren't full or empty, that's the chamber you are trying to use as a poorly phrased metaphor.

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Response to DonP (Reply #39)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:22 PM

42. I just posted 3 examples

 

only took me all of 1 minute, wonder why he can't seem to find them?

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Response to DonP (Reply #27)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:54 PM

45. we know what he is trying to do - he is trying to goad someone into making an Alertable post. n/t

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #45)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:08 AM

56. Exactly.

 

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:34 PM

81. I missed the part where the perp "assured" everyone the gun would not fire.

 

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:42 AM

4. * "Am I understanding a white guy shot two black guys? Guess that means no charges, and

 

Florida gun stores will be full of white guys arming up."


*Above is obviously sarcasm, just saving a certain racist the trouble of posting the race card.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:46 AM

5. Good shooting on the part of the shooter.

 

He did not hesitate. He took an aggressive stance, pursued, aimed his weapon, and fired until the threat was ended.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:33 PM

6. Good thing for the robber that the customer was using a .380.

I he had been armed with a .45 JHPs, a shot into each side of the butt would have left the guy in a wheelchair the rest of his life, or dead.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:59 PM

7. It looked like a compact .380

Maybe a Bersa or similar? A little too big for a KelTec P3 or Ruger LCP.

But they always say; better a .380/.32/.22 in your pocket than a .45 in the drawer at home.

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Response to DonP (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:12 PM

11. I carry a Glock 36...it's the .45 in my pocket...

A very compact .45 that I can hide behind my very average sized wallet...

Here is a photo of one, not mine, showing how small it is.



If I must use a gun, It MUST be of effective caliber, IMHO a .380 is a "experts" weapon. I like a "margin for error" so to speak.

I am able to pocket carry a Glock 36 in my right front pocket, right beind my wallet and smart phone. In my left front pocket I carry my car keys, and two spare magazines. I can carry it all day long, without trouble.I can even carry it in my "summer" Khaki Shorts with a tucked in T-Shirt and no one has any idea that I am well armed, with a relativity powerful handgun. Causes no problems getting in and out of cars, nor are restaurant booths an issue.

Best of all, no one in the room, restaurant, street, store, park, car, beach, trail, or any other location where it is legal to be carried, only close friends, and family know about it.


EDIT, I can even carry it that way in a suit, or blue jeans, or even in a pinch, knit shorts, sweat pants or sweat shorts for that quick run out to the store for something needed in hurry.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:27 PM

15. I looked at an XDS a few weeks ago....

didn't have a 36 to compare it to, but the XDS was a nice looking and feeling firearm. I have a friend that has a 36 for his EDC but I've never got to shoot it.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:36 PM

31. Interesting photo and information.

 

Although I have not favored conceal carry prior to seeing the posted video in the OP, I agree with your assessment regarding a .45 versus a .380. I'm now in the market for a concealable .45 and have a S&W 625 JM for home defense. It never jams, but it is something that is obviously too big for conceal carry.

While looking for more information regarding the Glock 36 that you mention, I ran across a web site. You might want to check it out. From the video that he posted regarding a problem with the Glock 36 that he now considers to be a relatively common problem that other Glock 36 owners have had, it's clear that he is an experienced shooter and he has a proper grip on his Glock 36 when firing it. He has information which you might want to be aware of.
http://g36mf.blogspot.com/

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:05 PM

32. .380 ACP is a perfectly good caliber for self-defense.

 

And with the resurgence of light weight CCW pistols tailored for the round there has been renewed interest in developing self-defense loads for it. Stopping power is a myth. Large bore or small bore the only metric that counts is shot placement. That is what determines how effective a particular type of round will be.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:10 PM

34. It is like real estate

location, location, location.

A miss by a .45 is as good as a miss by a .22. A hit will, obviously, have different results.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:39 PM

44. A hit by a .45 on somebody under the influence of drugs...

 

....would have different results on a slim-build person who is stone sober. I've seen incidences where a person took rifle fire and should have died on the spot but managed to keep going through sheer force of will. Another dies from a single small caliber pistol shot like somebody turned out the lights. Too many variables to make generalizations with respect to caliber.

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Response to Clames (Reply #44)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:02 PM

48. Agreed

each person is unique and even different day to day.

I am happy with .38 these days and always practice failure to stop drill.

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Response to Clames (Reply #44)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:33 PM

88. Unless the hit was on a major structure in the body

such as a head or spine fit.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #88)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

91. Not always.

 

Some people just keep going. Even if you fired a shot that destroyed the heart there is still enough oxygen in the blood to keep the attacker going for several minutes. That is an eternity in such a situation.

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Response to Clames (Reply #91)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:21 PM

93. If you hit a major STRUCTURE member with a properly sized

projectile, the target is going to stop. This means head, spine, pr femur.

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Response to oneshooter (Reply #93)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:23 PM

95. You hope it does.

 

Sniper's are trained to aim for a "T" that covers the eyes and center of the face. A shot in that zone will instantly sever the brain and essentially "turn out the lights" on an attacker. Not an easy zone to hit and doesn't work as well with popular pistol calibers. If you hit the spine you might paralyze the attacker but it is seldom instant (a recent video was posted here where a robber was shot in the lower spine and was still able to scramble away before paralysis set in) and the femur is a tough bone even against .45 ACP.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:49 PM

52. Well I always carry a 5" Neon Squirt Gun

Not as powerful as your Glock but formidable if you fill it with really stinky water.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #52)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:44 PM

90. Some street thugs never bathe.

For them your stinky water would be an improvement.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:12 PM

8. The Citizen should probably refine his aiming technique a bit....

 

but over-all, very well done. He made sure he had clear lanes of fire, hit moving targets 3 times (looks like 5 or 6 shots fired, hard to tell for sure from the silent video), for a hit rate of approx. 50%.

Well done, Citizen!

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:52 PM

9. Hell of a lot better than the Seattle PD on hit ratio, that's for sure.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:55 PM

10. Nineteen seconds

from robbers come in to last shot fired. These things happen very fast.

My main criticism would be the last shot fired out the door could be seen as excessive by an overzealous prosecutor. OTH if the robber appeared to be turning to fire a shot, remember nobody could tell the gun didn't work, it would be entirely justified.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:21 PM

12. It would depend..

Was the suspect STILL ARMED????? If so, he was still a lethal threat, even running away, he could turn and shoot at any time.

Running away is not "surrender" the threat for things to go really bad is still their. Running OUTSIDE the building and continuing to fire could have been considered excessive.

Like you pointed out, it all happened in 19 seconds.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:10 PM

13. It would be difficultto prove

the shot was reckless. I just envision a DA with a serious anti-gun agenda giving it a try.

Like you point out, they are still armed and have shown that they are violent. That in itself could justify attempting to stop them while fleeing.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 03:51 PM

14. Central Florida, in July, and they are wearing hoodies.

I was assured by another anti-gun poster that people don't wear hoodies in hot weather.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 04:49 PM

16. Hey, what's my dad doin' in Florida literally bustin' caps in asses?

Score one for the good guys.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:26 PM

18. Is that the level you're at? Really? "Score one for the good guys."

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You think shooting people is a game with "good guys" and "bad guys"? You think it's about keeping score?
Do your parents know you're hanging out on the internet? Oh, right, your dad's in Florida "busting caps in asses". What's mom doing? Maintaining the integrity of your SN?

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:49 PM

24. He is mistaken.

 

Should be "score two for the good guys".

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Response to Clames (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:16 AM

57. Good one. Thanks for the laugh.

 

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:51 PM

25. Are you that dense? - It's easy to tell the bad guys from the good guys here.

Or are you taking over the now vacant position of criminal apologist from our prior resident Canadian?

I'll make it simple, so even you and all your gun control friends can grasp the concept.

Bad guys are the ones that run into the store, smashed some computers, ordered a bunch of innocent people to the ground and to produce their wallets under threat of death or severe physical injury (That's what the bad guys gun and baseball bat were for)

The good guy was the one that responded and shot one in the ass twice and the other once, didn't injure anyone but the criminals, and sadly, deprived the criminals of a lot of free stuff and gun grabbers of being able to point to a bunch of innocent civilians injured by "a rude toter with a gun stuffed down his pants".

That should help you and others with obvious cognitive impairments.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:12 PM

28. Take a pill.

We are probably MOSTLY on the same side in these debates.

I found it a bit humorous the old codger who looks like my, now deceased, father who never owned a gun putting a few pills in those assholes. Besides, no one was killed or sustained life threatening injuries.


And for the mother crack: Go fuck yourself.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:58 PM

46. I like your style.

brave. but, Mothers are always worth taking a chance on a hidden post. I wonder if it was alerted and allowed to stand.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:21 AM

58. You really should

 

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Response to permatex (Reply #58)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:53 AM

62. LOL If I got any lighter I'd float away.

BTW the pic is starting to get old.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 05:51 PM

20. What a rude toter...probably there chatting with Randy Weaver

He doesn't trust proxies at his home where he's monitored because he's on the watch list.

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Response to ileus (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:02 PM

74. STOP IT!

 

please? My sides are hurting

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:00 PM

21. This guy was obviously not armed with beans, bicycle tire, benjamins or a stern voice.

He should have attempted to disarm the guys using his shoe as a weapon. At 80 years old I'm sure it would have been no problem.

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Response to shadowrider (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 03:07 PM

75. Remember the broomhandle episode?

 

Some female poster said firearms were for cowards and that she used one to thwart a home invasion by 3 disadvantaged individuals. She was a real firecracker.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:13 PM

29. Thanks for posting the video. I have been in favor of self-defense at home but not concealed carry.

 

Your posted video has convinced me.

It's also good to see that the guy had some practice. It looks like 6 rounds fired at moving targets with three hits. Not bad.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:32 PM

30. Welcome to the fold, friend...

 

*wipes away tear*

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

33. WOW!

 

Someone pin a medal on that guy!

Well done old dude. Well done.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:36 PM

35. I wish that some of the posters would stop calling the shooter "old." Older, not old.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:17 PM

49. Heh, it's all relative.

 

I'm in my 40's and I'm old to some, young to others.

Perspective is a variable.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:59 PM

47. thanks for the links. n/t

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:34 PM

50. Obviously Excessive

 

Shooter did not try reason with these misunderstood youths.

The Hoodies are a cultural thing you crackers wouldn't understand.

They were probably wearing hoodies in solidarity with Trayvon.

This old dude should have just dropped to his knee's and begged for mercy, they probably would not have killed him.

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Response to Fembot (Reply #50)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:38 PM

51. LOL

 

Welcome to DU.

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Response to permatex (Reply #51)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

87. Troll is no longer with us. say BuhBye

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #87)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:36 PM

89. Sure didn't last long

 

now I'll say goodbye to a racist troll

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:54 PM

53. “It was scary,” said Kristy Kuhn, a customer. “It wasn't my idea of a good Friday night.”

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:49 AM

59. Guns as solution to guns.

 

The story would have been more persuasive with just the bat.

But one of the robbers had a gun which emboldened this crime.

Zero points.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #59)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:56 AM

60. I'll say this to you also, you really need to

 

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Response to Loudly (Reply #59)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:03 AM

61. The solution worked pretty well n/t

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Response to Loudly (Reply #59)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:33 PM

69. Guns as alternative to getting a job.

 

Too many youths buying into MTV and hype from ex-cons.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #59)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 02:38 PM

72. Oddly, you seem to want to subdivide the lethal force category of weapons.

Some lethal weapons are OK to use a gun against while others are not?

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Response to virginia mountainman (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:31 PM

68. finger wasn't on the trigger...trying to get his life together...

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117249228

"Noooooooooo, don't shoot, you can plainly see it's just a rusty old gun that doesn't work. My finger isn't even on the trigger! I'M INNOCENT!!1!"

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