Patterico's Pontifications

4/29/2008

Houston and Guns

Filed under: Crime,Second Amendment — DRJ @ 1:47 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

As we say in West Texas, it seems “everyone and his brother” has guns in the Houston area and they know how to use them:

“Robbers shot and wounded a northwest Harris County convenience store clerk late Monday but the clerk fired back and sent one of the attacker [sic] to the hospital in critical condition, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The shooting occurred at the Phillips 66 store in the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive about 11:25 p.m., deputies reported.

The clerk was alone in the store when two men entered and opened fire. When the clerk fired back the pair fled and one was hit by a bullet as he ran, deputies said.”

I wonder if the robbers’ willingness to open fire could be due to their belief that the clerk might be armed and dangerous instead of submissive? I don’t know, but I’d rather have a gun than rely on submission.

— DRJ

17 Responses to “Houston and Guns”

  1. I think Glenn just linked to an incident in Tennessee where a customer with CCW shot some armed robbers.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  2. I’d rather have a gun than rely on submission.

    Amen sister…

    Scott Jacobs (fa5e57)

  3. Tennessee and Texas have a lot in common.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  4. Besides their position in the alphabetic list of states? 😎

    SPQR (26be8b)

  5. I believe Texans wear shoes.

    nk (1f1707)

  6. We also eat real barbecue made from beef.

    DRJ (a431ca)

  7. nk, great, now I know how to tell them apart.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  8. Just kidding. Grant’s Army Of The Tennessee was supposedly barefooted. But I think it was composed of Illinoisians and Missourians mostly.

    nk (1f1707)

  9. The Illinois Boys must have been from Pekin…

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  10. One of my favorite calls I ever responded on was where two parolees tried to rob an elderly Korean man who was working the cash register at Photo-Mat. Both of the men, on parole for past crimes of violence decided they would avoid an armed allegation in connection with a then recently passed “use a gun-go to jail law.”

    They entered the establishment. The pulled up their shirts & displayed what we later found to be toy guns. They demanded money. The proprietor was cooperative & reached under the counter for the cash box. Much to the criminals surprise, the proprietor retrieved his 357 magnum shooting both suspects in the chest at point blank range. Both were dead before they hit the ground. The chance of recidivism for these two criminals is zero.

    Contrary to popular urban myth, we did not arrest or even later charge the proprietor.

    Case closed.

    Stan Switek (7cfd24)

  11. Another connection comes to mind…

    All my ex’s live in Texas
    And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee

    Kinda sorta understand that better now.

    allan (37f54b)

  12. I always kinda liked

    She’s makin hay in Dallas while I’m pullin weeds in Tennessee

    Buckshot (d4346c)

  13. Good thing he doesn’t work for Pizza Hut.

    the wolf (3cd7f8)

  14. #6 DRJ:

    We also eat real barbecue made from beef.

    MMmmmmmm. McBee’s in Hondo!

    /Wish they delivered, by air freight.

    EW1(SG) (84e813)

  15. 6, DRJ, you should say we eat REAL Barbeque made from REAL BEEF in Texas.

    Some idiot said Barbeque made with tofu was better. Sounded like I met Levi or stef IRL.

    PCD (5c49b0)

  16. one was hit by a bullet as he ran

    OMG, the clerk shot him in the back, after he was fleeing, and no longer posing any danger to life or property!

    Wonder how this’d play out amongst the powers that be in Chicago or Philadelphia?

    Dana R Pico (3e4784)

  17. One less of those miserble scumballs to commit anymore robberies his next step should to prison for 50 years and the same to his partner

    krazy kagu (b3eb4a)


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