That’s right, an entire shipment of guns was stolen. (And it isn’t just 1 shipment.) Guns stolen from Springfield UPS facility were destined for Bass Pro, ATF says. (That is the Springfield, Missouri facility.)
The ATF is offering a reward. But I doubt there will be takers. Bass Pro is “Not commenting.”
UPS is also “not commenting.” But there is no video of the thieves in the UPS facility. So that says something.
The official reports are light on details, but Second City Cop is saying it is nearly 1000 guns. 600 pistols. A few hundred shotguns.
So how many laws will the Left want to pass to make my life difficult, and those 1000 guns (or whatever) have nothing to do with law-abiding gun owners? And do you think anything will happen to UPS, or the folks who wouldn’t cough up the money for better security?
As for the ongoing nature of this problem, consider this story from CBS Chicago. Gun Thefts Continue At Chicago Railyards « CBS Chicago (That is plural. “Thefts.”)
If you break into homes, you will eventually run into an armed homeowner. Man killed, teen injured in South County double shooting were bu – KMOV.com
The Brady Bunch (or whatever they are calling themselves today) will call this “a teen tragically shot,” because the fact that he was engaging in a home invasion burglary is beside the point. Don’t clutter the issue with facts!
So a 19-year-old and 14-year-old decide to rob a house, and run right into an armed homeowner. The 19-year-old (The Brady Bunch would call him a “teen” if they thought they could get away with it) was killed. The 14-year-old is in the hospital and is expected to survive.
Self-defense is a human-right.
He got a call from his alarm company that something was not right. St. Louis man shoots armed burglar caught in the act – KMOV.com
He came home and found an armed burglar jumping out a side window.
Thornton told News 4 he saw the man’s gun and grabbed his own, shooting the suspect as another thief ran away.
“I was just trying to make sure he didn’t shoot me first,” said Thornton.
A second guy got away with stuff like a Macbook and Sony Playstation.
“(Police) put me in handcuffs,” said Thornton. “I was in the car like I was the bad person.”
But apparently they got that straightened out.
Self-defense is a human-right.
The reality is simple: A court order is just a piece of paper. Domestic abuse victims express frustration with protection order process
The order has to be served before it is active. They expire and the extensions need to be served before they are in effect. If the cops/whoever can’t serve the order, you are on your own. Of course even if there is an order in place, it is still just a piece of paper.
“I’ve had tons of people tell me that, you know, the only thing that’s gonna protect your kids and you, is you. That paper isn’t gonna do anything,” said [a woman struggling with an abusive ex].
If you need an order of protection, then you need a plan for your personal safety. (In this case the woman is also worried about her kids.) Even if there is an order of protection, the cops don’t have a duty to protect you. They are helpful after the fact, but the fact of abuse can be pretty awful.
He suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Would-be car thief with box cutter shot by car’s owner – KMOV.com
According to police, a 56-year-old man discovered a 35-year-old man attempting to steal the victim’s car.
The suspect then lunged at the victim with a box cutter, but the victim shot the suspect in the leg in self-defense. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and is listed in stable condition.
He thought he was bad-ass with his box-cutter. But he picked the wrong guy to try and rob.
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.
He suffered from a failure of the victim-selection process. Sheriff: Licking shooting was self-defense against home invader
[Texas County, Missouri Sheriff James] Sigman said a 34-year-old man who lives at the Highway 32 home said a 28-year-old man was attempting to break into the home while cursing and challenging the homeowner. The man forced his way into the home, Sigman said, and the homeowner fired one shot from his pistol.
He wasn’t sure if he hit anyone, but the cops found a guy a short time later with a gunshot wound, and he was taken to a local hospital.
Sheriff Sigman says that the evidence and testimony show that this was an act of self-defense. Which is a human-right.
They suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Homeowner Reportedly Shoots Burglar
According to [Crawford County Sheriff Darin] Layman, deputies responded to the home around 4 a.m. The homeowner said someone had tried to force entry into his residence. Fearing for his life, he fired a weapon at the subject. The subject fled the residence in an unknown vehicle.
About 45 minutes later, deputies and an ambulance service responded to a local gas station where a man was reported to have a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead. The 2 people he was with are in custody.
So did they drive around for 45 minutes waiting for their friend to die, and only called for help when it was too late to do any good?
In more cynical moments I would have titled this post something like “Self-defense hat trick.”
My guess is that will be another instance of people who didn’t know that they can be hit with felony murder charges, because someone died as a result of a crime they were committing. (Though I honestly don’t know what the Missouri law is like.)
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0.