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Give this guy his Stupid sign?

This is a discussion on Give this guy his Stupid sign? within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Ha! that's hilarious! i had to stop laughing before i wrote. the clerk probably has to invest in some spackle now do the his buildings ...

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    Ha! that's hilarious! i had to stop laughing before i wrote. the clerk probably has to invest in some spackle now do the his buildings extra air conditioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve48 View Post
    It is like that movie where 2 idiots try to rob a police bar in New York. You ever have 50 guns pointed at you!! Steve48

    I think you may be referring to a scene in a Chuck Norris movie titled "Code Of Silence".

    It was in Chicago at a real Cop Bar. After that happened the owner put a doorbell on the door and if you didn't show creds, or they didn't know you, you didn't get in.

    IRL it happened during the day and it was 3 On-Duty Officers drinking in the bar. Both badguys got shot and the shotgun hole is still in the ceiling.

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    I saw this before. He sure picked a bad place to rob. Must have been on drugs.

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    A fool is born every minute !

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    I love when the gene pool gets cleaned up!
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    Yeah, in reality the Clerk didn't have a .50AE Desert Eagle, but he still had a 10mm pistol, which is a relative hand cannon in its own right.

    Suicide by stupidity. :)
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    Sometimes you have to drop a chlorine tablet in the gene pool. Gets rid of the scum.
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    It wasn't fair, he was out-numbered!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmexiglock View Post
    This smacks of a suicide and nothing more. I would bet dimes to doughnuts that this guy serious psych problems and inadequate treatment.
    Have to partially disagree - it probably did have serious psych problems, but his treatment was adequate + .

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    Classic case of how "fish stories" grow over time. I remember reading the actual story in a 1991 Guns and Ammo annual. It happened in Renton, Washington. The perpetrator had a history of mental illness. The gun shop clerk was carrying a Colt Delta Elite that he had never fired. But he put three center mass after the perpetrator opened fire at the police officer. The officer fired the round that hit the perpetrator in the arm, then his Glock 17 jammed due to operator error. No customers fired any shots. The perpetrator was armed with a cheap .380 and had opened fire on the officer after being challenged. He fired rounds that passed through the officers hair, and also hit a display of .223 rifle ammo on the counter that spread rounds around the area. The clerk at the time was around 61, and participated in some form of pistol competition that had him shooting about 500 rounds a week. Sounds like that practice paid off.

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    I agree "This smacks of a suicide and nothing more. I would bet dimes to doughnuts that this guy serious psych problems and inadequate treatment." but this is the most incedible & stupid story on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko View Post
    I hadda post this for laughs:

    > The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington, DC
    appeared to be the robber's first (and last), due to his lack of a
    previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:
    1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms; A gun shop
    specializing in handguns.
    2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.
    3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked
    police patrol car parked at the front door.
    4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having
    coffee before work. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber
    announced a hold-up, an d fired a few wild shots from a target pistol.

    The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with a
    9mm GLOCK 17, the clerk with a 50 DESERT EAGLE, assisted by several
    customers who also drew their guns, several of whom also drew and fired.
    The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics. Crime scene
    investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The
    subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified
    rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt in the exchange of
    fire. <

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    Where in DC did this happen? Link to story?


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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Snopes has the story... http://www.snopes.com/crime/dumdum/gunshop.asp

    It was near Seattle Washington, but still ALMOST true! Read the snopes story to see some of the other, shall we say, exaggerations.
    Yep, I knew that story was wrong from the first line...there are no gun shops in Washington, D.C. and have not been for nearly 40 yrs.
    Everybody and their grandma knows firearms are and have been prohibited in D.C.

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    A DC gun shop. Will wonders never cease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko View Post
    <edited for space>...... investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt in the exchange of fire.
    Old post, sorry to drudge this up - I suck at teh internet
    I know that snopes has "debunked" this story to a certain extent and I now know how it could be possible that there were 47 cases found (the hit ammo behind the counter) BUT! When I first read this, all I could think was "47 cases and ONLY 23 (from 7 different weapons at that) hit this guy? Most of the gun shops I've been too haven't been gigantic places. If you're hitting at less than 50% in potentially 10-20 yards it's probably not a good idea to be carrying a weapon, especially firing in a place that has at least 7 others (unless someone was doubling up w/ the BUG) potentially in the firing path."

    Now, why do I bring this up? The story's embellishment illustrates the public's general lack of knowledge and/or the general misconception that those of us that carry guns (including police officers) are going to start shooting wildly as if we're all in some new action flick without regard to those around us, what's behind our target, or what the situation may or may not be at the given time.
    Sometimes creative writing..... isn't. People study dragons and hobbits more thoroughly and create more believable stories than some of these "News stories" that one may find in their inbox.

    Stupidity should be painful.

    -Argh.

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