Hero Defends Shop With Unregistered Gun

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    Shopkeeper ‘didn’t want to shoot’ robbers - Crime & courts- msnbc.com

    Thank goodness this law abiding citizen had his gun to resist these criminals who attacked his employees and tried to rob his store.
     
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    I didn't read the link, but if his gun was unregistered, doesn't that make him a criminal as well?
     
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    Completely agree. Excellent post.:clap2:
     
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    Well then we should arrest him immediately for likely saving the lives of his employees.
     
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    I think he should be thanked for saving all those people, then immediately arrested for shooting someone with an unregistered gun. He is a criminal. A hero, but a criminal who broke the law.

    Interesting dichotomy if you ask me.

    I have seen so many people say over and over, if you break the law, you should be punished. This guy should be thanked and prosecuted.
     
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    No wonder Democrats want to disarm us. Their constituents can get hurt!
     
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    all those high ranking democrats who don't pay their taxes are criminals and you voted for them. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    By doing so you'd then make it so people think twice before using their guns for self-defense, and thus making it far more likely to have victims rather than heroes. This man should be praised for his bravery, not prosecuted for an unjust law that makes criminals out of law abiding citizens.
     
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    He's innocent until proven guilty. And it looks at present like no charges are being brought.

    I'd prefer to see the gun registered, but if a gun is unregistered I'd prefer to see it in the hands of someone like the store owner rather than the guys who tried to rob him.

    For me, this only becomes a problem when the wrong guy gets shot. In this case the wrong guy wasn't but, if charges are brought, then unfortunately he is probably going to be found guilty.

    If this happens, I hope the judge convicts him of a misdemeanor and fines him $1.

    I feel potentially sorry for the families of the victims, but punishing the old guy would be, in my view, un-American. Then again, I'm not American so what do I know.
     
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    Most likely the perps had unregistered guns too. They broke the law by trying to rob the store, and they received just punishment for their illegal acts. The old man with the shotgun needs to be congratulated for his bravery in facing 4 armed robbers with just his pump shotgun. He kicked some major ass and proved once again that an armed citizenry is a safe citizenry. If New York has a law that says guns must be registered, then they need to repeal that dumbassed law. Thugs don't use registered guns. Texas doesn't have that law, and we have one of the lowest crime rates per capita in the states.
     

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