Man, they’re coming in thick and fast. From Reader JohnC (thankee!) comes this excellent news*:
Police said three employees were inside the Wingstop in northeast Philadelphia Sunday when a 53-year-old man walked in wearing a mask and gloves around 10:30 p.m. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at them and demanded the employees hand over the money from the cash register drawer.
Investigators said that’s when a customer, identified by police only as a man in his late 20s, walked in talking on the phone, likely not noticing a robbery was taking place, WPVI reported.
The suspect then turned and pointed his firearm at the customer, demanding he turn over his cell phone.
The customer pulled his own gun and fired one shot at the perpetrator, striking him in the neck, said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
[pauses to let the cheering and catcalls subside]
There’s so much to like about this story that I barely know where to begin. (A neck shot? Dude.)
And now comes the time at this website when we do the Happy Dance…
*no link because it comes from the foul Fox News, who persist in embedding annoying loud auto-start videos in their articles. Also because Fox News, period. Fuck ’em. They’ve joined the list of news orgs which get no links from me.
So you and a buddy decide you don’t want to go through all that jive about applying for a car loan, making payments, paying for insurance, and all that other “White” jive. Also, you’re a 14-year-old “youth” and therefore unlikely to be able to get all that done anyway.
Why not just steal a car, you think — but you don’t want to break its windows to get in because it’s getting cold, you see, so you just decide to hijack one. After all, you live in St. Louis, right? so it should be easy-peasy.
Only problem is that St. Louis is still in Missouri, and a lot of Missouri folks carry guns. Which leads to this situation:
The St. Louis County Police Department indicates an alleged 14-year-old carjacker was shot and killed by a 53-year-old driver Sunday afternoon at 3:47 p.m.
KSDK reports the St. Louis County PD received a warning of a shooting “at Jennings Station Road and Lewis and Clark Boulevard” and arrived to find “a 14-year-old boy who had tried to run away after he was shot.”
The boy was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
A 53-year-old was taken into custody for questioning, and early stages of the investigation indicate the man “was carjacked by the boy and another person near the Gas Mart on 9301 Lewis and Clark Boulevard.” The man retrieved a gun during the incident and shot the 14-year-old.
My only complaint is that Our Hero only snuffed one of the choirboys — the other one fled and hasn’t been caught yet.
Of course, even though this is Missouri, I expect Our Hero to fall foul of a poxy St. Louis asshole D.A. and/or judge, so let’s hold thumbs and hope things turn out all right for our Righteous Shooter.
So over in Brazil, these three mopes decide on doing a little undocumented clothes shopping, and call on a local emporium, waving a gun in the owner’s face etc. etc.
Whereupon Our Hero pulls out his own gun and shoots all three dead. [pause to let the massive applause and cheers die down]
Now there are a couple of noteworthy aspects to this happy little episode.
1) El Grandes Huevos had the gun pointed at him when he pulled his own gun
2) from his waistband, and
3) kept shooting until it was all over.
To recap: no sexy quick-draw holster, no quick reloads. Just eight(?) bullets and two brass balls.
We should all be so manly.
Good Guy 3, Choirboys 0.
This from Florida, where people seem to forget that everyone has a gun, even (or maybe especially) convenience-store clerks:
The Miami Herald reports that the man, 34-year-old Stephon Brown, allegedly entered the Valero at about 5 a.m. and “pulled out a gun to rob the place.” The clerk responded by pulling his own gun and shooting Brown multiple times.
Brown was able to run out of the store and cross the street before collapsing in front of a McDonald’s.
We will now have a brief pause to allow the applause, cheers and catcalls to subside… nah, the hell with it. Go right ahead.
Seems as though the Jackals Of The Press (JOTP©) may have jumped the gun, so to speak, once the charges against Kyle Rittenhouse are examined in detail:
The story of Kyle Rittenhouse is more than a gripping piece of news, it is a telling philosophical Rorschach test. A lone individual stood up to a mob of violent felons, abusers, and pedophiles, asserting his right to live over their lust for his blood, and won. While the American public, generous in their deference for human life, and may have paused in horror at the shootings, the tide of public opinion is turning for Kyle as the deluge of exculpatory facts break through the dam of misinformation. Americans should take note at which institutions were quick to back Kyle, which condemned him, and the cowards in between.
Considering the facts of the case and the state laws governing Wisconsin, it becomes clear that Kyle’s actions were not reckless — the prosecutor’s decisions were.
In fact, given the the circumstances and the nature of Rittenhouse’s attackers, we might even, and justifiably term this a Righteous Shooting. Follow the link to the story and the links within, and you’ll see why.
Let’s hope this turns out well for the boy, although when it comes to asshole, thuggish prosecutors I have little faith in the legal system.
Seems like this
asshole I mean suspected asshole was in the habit of beating his wife, so in the end she fled to a relative’s house for sanctuary. Abusive Hubby didn’t take to this idea, so he kicked down Kind Relative’s door and rampaged into the house.
Whereupon Kind Relative became Not-So-Kind Relative, and shot Abusive Hubby dead.
[pause to let the cheers and applause die down]
Details here, but you got most of them. It’s Floriduh, so unless there’s more to the story, the cops won’t do anything untoward.
Oh, and it turns out that The Late was using a .380 ACP pistol, but Our Hero was either using something bigger, or else was a better shot.