A 17 year old walks into a jewelry store and asks to try on rings. Once he has three of them, worth about $3,000 or so, an employee tells him that he cannot try them all on. The thief threatens her, and then runs from the store. The owner’s husband, along with another employee, chases him out of the store, and this happens:
The man with the gun fires into the fleeing vehicle, hitting the 17 year old in the head.
When I pointed out in the comments on social media that this was a bad shoot because you cannot shoot someone who is fleeing, I was called an idiot, pro criminal, anti-gun, a Democrat, accused of having an “agenda” and every other name you can think of. Even when I pointed out that this case was very similar to another Florida shooting case, it got worse.
Stuff like this is what makes gun owners look bad.
Aaron C. de Bruyn · December 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm
I personally wouldn't have shot. But isn't that dollar amount a felony in Florida? Not to mention he just hit sometso with his vehicle which means he's a danger to others?
Divemedic · December 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm
Upcoming post on that…
Angus McThag · December 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm
-sarc- Parking illegally in the handicap space, shoot 'em! -/sarc-
That line of fire crossed a busy street too!
I'm all in favor of changing the laws to let us shoot fleeing thieves. They cost society too much to say there's no danger while they're running away with someone's property.
But that law isn't passed yet.
SiGraybeard · December 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm
I’m with you. Bad shoot.
ASM826 · December 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm
Bad shoot. But I disagree with the idea that it makes all gun owners look bad. Behavior by a gun owner can only reflect on him or her, not everyone else. Otherwise, you would be able to make the argument that terrorist acts by individuals might reflect on the group they were part of.
Divemedic · December 31, 2018 at 3:04 pm
ASM_ I would agree with you, but the MSM uses bad shoots to paint all of us with the gun ban brush.
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