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Wrong dry cleaners to rob

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    Wrong dry cleaners to rob

    This happened about a mile from my house. One dead, second robber possibly shot.

    One suspect fatally shot in robbery at dry cleaners in northwest Harris County - 12/07/09 - Houston News - abc13.com


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    Yea, that's only a couple of miles from me. Maybe the one that lived will think twice next time.

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    Plus 1 for the good guys
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    I guess he lost his dry cleaning ticket

    He'll be saggin some where else now.
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    I really don't get it. By now, the bad guys should be catching on that more and more citizens have armed themselves for defense. I can't help but wonder what the BG was thinking as he laid dying behind the store. People willing to risk it all for a few dollars just seems so pointless.
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    Did I get this right, the manager shot before the BG's even got their guns out?

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    +1 for the good guys! Shooterx, its conflicting, the VERBAL/VIDEO report says they pulled guns the WRITTEN says they did not produce but were "fumbling" in their waistbands, but to be honest it does NOT matter. They walked in with SKI MASKS on that the manager SAW them pull over their face BEFORE walking in and they reached into their waistbands. That just SCREAMS armed robbery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinNEPA View Post
    +1 for the good guys! Shooterx, its conflicting, the VERBAL/VIDEO report says they pulled guns the WRITTEN says they did not produce but were "fumbling" in their waistbands, but to be honest it does NOT matter. They walked in with SKI MASKS on that the manager SAW them pull over their face BEFORE walking in and they reached into their waistbands. That just SCREAMS armed robbery.
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    Thank goodness for Texas' stand your ground and fight laws.

    While it may seem harsh to shoot instead of just handing over the money, the store mag may have stopped even worse crime in the future.

    Robbers need to think twice before taking on any business or individual. Maybe they should move to another state like Ill. and try their chosen trade. The unemployment rate in Texas for BG tends to be permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by searcher 45 View Post
    ...While it may seem harsh to shoot instead of just handing over the money, the store mag may have stopped even worse crime in the future....
    Disagreed.

    The store manager did not defend his business/employer nor the businesses property (money/receivables).
    What he did was defend his own life and ability to continue living.
    That is the priority in general, and the focus here.

    I'm sure if you asked the store manager what his life is worth to him and/or his family, that his response would be some figure greater than all the monies in his _employers_ register and what ever else might have been kept in a safe there as well.

    Let it be understood that a case such as this is not about defending property.
    Money, bits of paper and metal, is property.

    This was a man, a human being, seeing The Devil come before him with a very personal challenge.
    Do these guys OR risk potential of real injury or death as/if you can comply to their whims.

    This man defended his life.
    Not his employers property.

    Commonly anti 2A persons use the defense of money/property view as reasoning to limit and even eliminate the basic right of every being to defend it's life. By stating that a human life is worth more than property.
    Generally this is true.
    But when a human being chooses to wager his life criminally as against another for the reward of committed crime it is then that as they say in gambling and schoolyards; 'All bets are off'.

    These guys went all in and came up snake eyes.

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    Ah yes... another story with a happy ending!

    Now the Dry Cleaner can add Pool Cleaner to his resume!
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    The store manager did not defend his business/employer nor the businesses property (money/receivables).
    What he did was defend his own life and ability to continue living.
    That is the priority in general, and the focus here.




    This man defended his life.
    Not his employers property. jang

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    I really don't get it. By now, the bad guys should be catching on that more and more citizens have armed themselves for defense. I can't help but wonder what the BG was thinking as he laid dying behind the store. People willing to risk it all for a few dollars just seems so pointless.
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    saber,
    I was thinking the same thing.

    You'd think these knuckledraggers sooner or later would catch on, but it seems its human nature, "other BG's get shot at and die, it can't happen to me", train of thought.


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    Another point for our team.
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    An owner/clerk must assume the worst when faced with BG's, too many scumbags kill even after getting what they want. This guy did what he HAD to do...no quesitons asked.
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