Store owner defends with AR-15

Store owner defends with AR-15

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    Store owner defends with AR-15

    A new tongue twister to teach to kids: "Staties Say Shingleton's Shawn Schank Scared Ski-masked Scumbags on Sunday."

    Iraq War vet thwarts break-in at Michigan gas station | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

    SHINGLETON — Police say an Iraq War veteran thwarted two would-be burglars at his northern Michigan gas station by kicking one of them and ordering them away with an AR-15 rifle.

    State police said Shawn Schank was inside the gas station about 4:10 a.m. Sunday in Shingleton, an Upper Peninsula community in Alger County, when two people wearing ski masks forced their way into the building and approached the cash register.

    Police say Schank kicked one of them, retrieved the AR-15 from his office and ordered the burglars to leave.

    Police say one of the burglars took off his mask and pleaded with Schank not to shoot him before both suspects fled on foot.

    Police say they arrested a 17-year-old from Shingleton and an 18-year-old from Munising. They’re jailed pending charges.


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    Hopefully both hoodlums were issued clean underwear upon arrival to the jail.
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    Now they will get a second chance. "Don't help a good boy go bad".
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    I guess this guy did not watch the video with Whoopi Goldberg saying you can't use those weapons for self or home defense.

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    He should have used a shotgun
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    If anything it proves their worth in my mind. He prevented violence with just the sight of the weapon. Granted they will probably do it again when they get out However they young and maybe this may encounter may turn them around. Hopefully so.

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    One of the perps pleaded to not get shot. Really? Then stop engaging in criminal activities and putting yourself at risk. Hopefully he'll realize his stupidity, stay in school and make an honest living.

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    This vet clearly doesn't know what hes doing. He did not grab his double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts into the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    Hopefully he'll realize his stupidity, stay in school and make an honest living.
    What are you smoking? He will most likely go to prison so he can hone his BG skills and come out worse for the experience. Someone else will get to deal with his sorry butt in a few years and hopefully will get the same response. BG in jail; GG back to work unharmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    He should have used a shotgun
    And with both barrels.

    Both BGs should appreciate him being such a nice guy and not sending them into the afterlife.
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    Wow, surprising for this area. Small town and all, gues they wore masks due to being easily identified otherwise. Good to hear of another defensive use with an AR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    I guess this guy did not watch the video with Whoopi Goldberg saying you can't use those weapons for self or home defense.
    Yep, back to the indoctrination center, I mean school for the vet. Civilians (even vets) have no use for an assault wepaon.

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    But, but, but... I thought the only purpose of an "assault rifle" was to kill a lot of people really quickly? You mean they can be used to defend things too??? And not even need to be fired to do it's job? That can't be right. Harry Reid said it isn't true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    What are you smoking? He will most likely go to prison so he can hone his BG skills and come out worse for the experience. Someone else will get to deal with his sorry butt in a few years and hopefully will get the same response. BG in jail; GG back to work unharmed.
    I don't smoke or toke. I said hopefully, thinking his learning curve might not be a flat line. However, I would not be surprised that he'll most likely end up in jail or a morgue at a relatively young age. Mores the pity.

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    I bet dem Yuppers will call this the Shawn Schank Redemption...
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