Sunday, April 13, 2008

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

Grocery Clerk Surprises, Fatally Shoots Robber - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando Crime in the Land of Mouse? Well, in that 'region' of the state anyway.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Central Florida grocery worker shot and killed one of two men police said tried to rob a store Saturday night.
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Officers said when the scarf-wearing bandits entered the store, two of the three clerks inside dropped to the floor. The third grocery clerk grabbed a gun and opened fire.
One bad guy was hit with at least one bullet. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A second goblin ran like a rabbit.

Perhaps the guy who ran - and a bunch more like him - will get the message that a lot of people in Florida are armed in self-defense, but I doubt it. Instead, we will no doubt be treated, in the days ahead, to stories of how the dead guy was a great friend, and his relatives won't believe he could do anything wrong, and they will be mad that the clerk didn't shoot high, or give some warning shot. (As far as I have been told, warning shots are illegal in Florida.)

Self-defense is a human right. In Florida, it is also your legal right.

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