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    Autozone employee foils robbery; gets fired for it

    Liberal political mindset at its worst
    See AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped Robbery | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

    Devin McLean and his store manager were about to close the AutoZone in York County, Va. when a gunman barged into the store.“He pulled a gun from his waist band and demanded me and my manager go back into the office,” McLean told Fox News.
    At some point, McLean was left in a restroom while the gunman made the manager open the store safe. That’s when McLean, a 23-year-old Air Force veteran, bolted through a side door and ran to his truck.
    He returned through the front door holding a Glock 40 – pointed directly at the masked robber.
    “I told him to freeze and to drop his weapon,” McLean told Fox News.
    Instead, the robber took off – last seen running down the street from the store.
    “I watched him run down the street,” he said. “I came back inside and made sure my manager was okay and he called the police.”
    The York County Sheriff’s Dept. believes the bandit is responsible for as many as 30 robberies across the region.
    “One of the officers asked why I didn’t shoot the robber,” McLean said.
    Sheriff J.D. Diggs told Fox News he considers McLean to be a hero.
    “He did a very brave thing,” the sheriff said. “He put himself in jeopardy in an attempt to make sure his friend was safe. He did a very brave thing.”
    The part-time worker’s manager was especially thankful and credited McLean with saving his life.
    But two days after the robbery – and just a week before Thanksgiving – McLean was fired.
    Autozone has a "zero-tolerance policy" about having guns on the property. Even though it was in the mans car, and he retrieved it to foil a robbery during which his manager was being held at gunpoint, he was fired.

    "Zero tolerance" policies are the respite of people too lazy to use common sense. Autozone's stock dived 11 bucks yesterday, another 11 bucks this morning, and people are pissed at their treatment of the hero, a trained USAF vet, and a brave man who risked himself to do the right thing.

    Drop by their facebook page, and you'll see a lotta pissed off Americans have a zero tolerance policy for chickenshit corporate bastards. https://www.facebook.com/autozone
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    Charles Barkley tells Bob Costas....I have a gun because I am safer!

    Tell you, the left will NOT stop until there are no guns except for their gestapo agents!

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    The Left cannot accomplish their goal of total takeover of the USA unless guns are removed from the hands of citizens.

    Like they say, trying to blame the gun for the crime is like blaming the spoon because people are fat or the car because drunk driving leads to a death. The best solution for drunk driving is a total ban on alcohol and automobiles, yet you never hear anyone on the Left call for that.

    Quite literally, thousands of crimes are prevented every day in the USA because people carry handguns. Crime goes down in every state when it becomes easier to carry concealed handguns. Crime also goes way up in every city that bans the possession of handguns. Take a look at Obama's Chicago. It is now illegal to possess handguns in the city of Chicago and their murder rate has skyrocketed.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Guy broke into a house in Springtown last night, a little ways from here, while homeowners slept. Homeowner got up and covered him with a handgun. Fella just broke into the wrong house. The man that broke in explained what he was doing there by saying "I was unlucky".

    He then fled to his vehicle and locked himself in. Wife called 911 while the homeowner blocked the vehicle with his own and had his 13 yr old cover the guy with a shotgun from the 2nd floor so he wouldnt leave the vehicle. The youngster was instructed to just shoot him in the leg if he tried to make a break.

    At that point, the burglar called 911 for help.

    After the man was held captive in his own car for a while, police arrived and took the burglar into custody. Asked why he broke in, the man (who had a criminal history) said he "had bad intentions".

    Nobody got hurt *because* the owners were well armed and prepared. Beats confronting a burglar with a baseball bat in hand. Firearms make a very convincing visual aid. Here our houses are protected by God and a shotgun. Break in and there's a chance you'll meet both of 'em.

    Burglary suspect held at gunpoint, calls 911 - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    The Left cannot accomplish their goal of total takeover of the USA unless guns are removed from the hands of citizens.
    The left, the right, the government, whoever. We can all just sit tight and suck up the crap being spoon fed to us at that point. Its starting to feel a lot that way already.

    One of my favorite videos:

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    Another favorite:

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    LOL. Here's a nice addition to the gun argument, and Chicago's dubious contribution:

    Anti-Gun Chicago Legislator Arrested At Airport -- With Gun...

    December 06, 2012

    State Senator Donne Trotter is expected in court Thursday after he was charged with trying to bring a handgun onto an aircraft, prosecutors said.


    He was arrested Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport, where security discovered the gun in Trotter's carry-on bag.


    Trotter, 62, told police the gun that was confiscated was the same one he uses for work as a security guard, police said.


    Trotter has a valid firearms owner identification card and a permit with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations to work as a security guard.


    Trotter, a Democrat who has served in the state legislature since 1988, spent Wednesday night in police lockup.


    According to police, Trotter was going through security at O'Hare Airport around 7 Wednesday morning when a Transportation Security Administration agent spotted a .25 caliber Beretta in his garment bag via x-ray.


    Trotter told investigators he worked late Tuesday night at his job as a security guard at All Points Security, packed his bag early this morning but didnt realize the gun was in his bag, police said.


    Last week, Trotter announced he would seek the Congressional seat left open when Jesse Jackson Junior resigned-- making him one of more than half a dozen contenders for the seat.

    More at Anti-Gun Chicago Legislator Arrested At Airport -- With Gun... | RedFlagNews.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    The left, the right, the government, whoever. We can all just sit tight and suck up the crap being spoon fed to us at that point. Its starting to feel a lot that way already.

    One of my favorite videos:
    Spoon fed crap is Obama's specialty. Nothing that he says matters anyway. What he says and what he does are always two very different things.

    I'm glad you found the full video of the black guy with the AR-15. That was a Tea Party rally. The national news tried to make it looks like Tea Party members are all radicals, but they only used the initial cropped shot of the guy sporting the AR-15. In the photos that were released at the time of the rally, you could not see not see that the guy was black, which does not play well with the liberal media's stereotypical and very incorrect view that all Tea Party members are racist and the reason that they do not agree with Obama is because he is black.

    I live in Arizona. Anyone can openly carry a firearm in this state, so the guy was not breaking any laws. When I moved here, I went down to the local police station and asked if there were any unusual gun laws that I needed to be aware of. The female cop said, "Sir, this is an open carry state. Anyone can walk through downtown Phoenix with a loaded gun on their hip, as long as it isn't concealed. If you want to conceal a handgun, you will need to get a Concealed Carry Permit." I then went through the training and got the permit.

    Since then, Arizona has passed a concealed carry law that allows ANY legal Arizona citizen to carry a concealed loaded handgun, either in their vehicle or on their person, without a permit. The pro-illegal alien crowd likes to claim that illegal immigration is not a problem because the crime rate is going down. I happen to know that the crime rate is going down because of another factor.

    We also have Castle Doctrine laws in this state. If someone breaks into your home and threatens you or your family with bodily harm, you have the legal right to do whatever is necessary to protect your home and family. Furthermore, when a citizen shoots a criminal, the shooter's actions are reviewed by a judge. If the judge determines that the shooting was justified, the shooter cannot be sued in Civil Court.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    LOL. Here's a nice addition to the gun argument, and Chicago's dubious contribution:
    Classic. .25 caliber Beretta is a mob weapon (I own one myself). It fits in the palm of your hand making it's primary purpose concealment, not stopping force. Much more useful for popping a few pills in the back of someone's head, or carrying with confidence of complete concealment with almost any attire. What kind of real security guard carries a .25 for work? Its complete bullshit.

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    A .25 is not likely to do much more than tickle a serious attacker, and perhaps poke a few little holes. There isn't enough energy or penetration to stop someone. In fact, we used to call the little .25 autos "rib ticklers." The joke was that you had to get that close to someone in order to hit them in a fight.

    It appears that the anti gun legislator just wants to see other people's guns banned.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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