Thursday, January 27, 2005

Don't threaten my life

Jumpy teens died in store they came to rob | ajc.com. The incident the other day in Crawford, Georgia (70 miles from Atlanta) illustrates something the anti-gun crowd never wants to deal with.
The cash register at Shoat's Grocery and Package Store in Oglethorpe County held just $300 Monday when the two teenagers walked in.

If they had been patient, the would-be robbers could have had it.

But, deciding the shopkeepers were too slow in complying with their demands, one of the young men pulled out a gun, igniting a gunbattle with the 62-year-old owner and his wife.
Gun-owners are not crazy people itching to kill. The 2 store owners were willing to hand over the money, but when the 62-yr-old was "moving too slowly," the hoodlums decided to open fire. Once threatened, the couple acted to defend themselves, and both drew guns. Both teenagers are dead, of justifiable homicide (self-defense). "Oglethorpe County Sheriff Mike Smith says people have a right to protect their lives and their property."

This is not a case of vigilante justice. It is not case of crazy gun-owners out for blood. It is a case of 2 armed criminals who were stopped when they violently attacked armed citizens. [h/t Individ]

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