Armed Citizens

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    Huntsville, AL -

    After casing the location on two previous visits, an armed robber entered the Chazz liquor store in Florence, Ala. and attempted to strong-arm the clerk. An altercation ensued in which the clerk was able to retrieve a gun and fire at the criminal, striking the robber and causing him to flee. In his escape, the criminal only made it to the store parking lot, where he collapsed and died. After an initial investigation, police determined that the robber was on probation for a previous robbery conviction. Chazz manager Terry Rhodes hoped that the incident would deter future robbery attempts, stating, “I know times are hard and everything, but I hope they'll think twice, because this is not something anybody enjoys doing. You don't want to kill anybody, but sometimes you're afraid for your life, you don't know what they're gonna do.” Police do not plan to charge the clerk.


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    Anniston, AL -

    A woman was alone in her home in Piedmont, Ala., when she heard a suspicious noise. After retrieving a handgun, the woman searched the house and noticed that her sliding glass door had been broken and a man with a flashlight was inside the home. The intruder yelled something at the homeowner, who then shot the intruder several times, killing him. Police noted that it is unlikely the homeowner will face any charges, with Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson stating, “She was totally within her rights to defend herself.”


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    Birmingham, AL -

    Career criminal Kevin Duane Dudley entered the Bait Shop in Bessemer, Ala., drew a sawed-off shotgun and demanded money from the owner. While Dudley was holding the owner at gunpoint, two customers walked into the store, distracting Dudley long enough for the store owner to grab his pistol. The owner then fired at Dudley, striking and killing him. After an investigation, it was shown that Dudley had been convicted of robbery in 1996 and spent time in prison. More recently, Dudley had been a suspect in a number of other armed robberies as well as a murder


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    The Illinois legislature is considering a concealed carry law. It's the least they could do after Quinn abolished the death penalty.
     
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    So if we all just armed ourselves to the teeth there'd less property crime?

    Yeah, I believe that.

    I also believe that crimes would become even more violent, but I don't doubt there might be less of it.
     
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    Won't know until we try it, I suppose?

    The important thing to take from the stories in the OP is there are a few more dead criminals, which are the best kind of criminals.

    And a few more living victims, which are the best kind of victims.

    It was not intended to be propaganda for either side of the debate, just information on a few heroic citizens who did their civic duty and protected themselves, their families, and their property.

    Alabama is a Castle Doctrine State. You can kill to protect your property if the assailant poses any threat while illegally on your property.

    More and more breaking and entering cases are not making it to trial in Alabama, because more and more of those breaking and entering are unable to testify.

    The system is working here.
     
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    So why is it that most cases where more than 3 people were killed by a gunman happened in gun free zones?
     
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    Billings, Montana -

    Out for a Sunday morning drive with his wife and two children, Buford Harris was feeling good. It was a beautiful day, Buford's wife, Clara, was in the seat next to him, singing happily and, best of all, Buford had his trusty, .357 magnum right next to him there in the center console, loaded and ready for whatever trouble might come Buford's way.

    Directly behind Buford was a pickup truck being driven by Billy Bob Cutler, another married man. There were only two occupants of the Cutler vehicle - Billy Bob and his fully loaded and ready for whatever trouble might come his way, .38 caliber, Glock, semi-automatic handgun.

    Buford was driving a tad slower than Billy Bob. Billy Bob went to pass Buford. As he did so, Buford sped up to prevent Billy Bob from passing him. Billy Bob looked over at Buford and shot him a dirty look as he sped up even faster. As Buford flipped Billy Bob off, Billy Bob cut sharply in front of him, causing Buford to have to brake sharply.

    This was trouble. Both men instantly pulled up their respective fire arms and began firing at each other. When it was all over, Buford's wife was dead, one of his children was blinded for life and Billy Bob was in a coma. He would die three weeks later.

    Thank GOD Montana has a law authorizing citizens to carry weapons. Think what would have happened if that had not been the case . . .
     
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    No one would have just run the other off the road.

    So maybe we should not allow people to drive.
     
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    One small problem with your story, which puts the credibility of all of it into question:

    Glock has never made a .38 caliber firearm in any configuration.

    Other than that, cool story, bro.
     
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    In an ideal world, a property owner would be able to give an intruder the chance to surrender themselves to the [armed] occupant to be held until the authorities arrive. Reality, on the other hand, reminds us that there are x amount of variables to contend with in such a volatile and unpredictable situation.

    In general, I don't really see a problem with homeowners being able to use deadly force in clear-cut scenarios without fear of prosecution. This is an area in which the UK could really learn from the US. In the UK, thanks to over twelve years of an ultra-liberal, slavishly pro-EU government, that means laws remain in place that by-and-large favour an injured intruder over a terrified homeowner that has taken matters into his own hands by forcibly repelling an intruder, you stand a good chance of going to prison for shooting or injuring an intruder. I kid you not when I tell you that I've lost count of how many times I've read in the papers that an intruder has successfully sued his victims for damages because in confronting the intruder on their property the homeowner infringed upon the intruder's human rights.

    I don't, and never will, condone legislation that permits citizens to walk the streets with a concealed handgun.
     

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