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Kansas City, Tough on crime????????

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  1. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    Citizens getting tough on the crooks. Jim


    http://www.nbcactionnews.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=fdb6ab76-c0a0-43a2-a39f-9b8e002d9890


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A person who attempted to rob a 7-Eleven was shot to death Tuesday night. It happened about 10:30 p.m. at 2635 Van Brunt Boulevard.


    Two clerks were in the store; one was in uniform and the other was not. The plainclothes clerk had a gun and a concealed carry permit.


    According to authorities, an 18-year-old male walked into the 7-Eleven and attempted to rob the store. He was then shot in the neck by the clerk.


    He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police say they have viewed surveillance video and the shooting appears to be self defense. Officers did not believe there were any customers inside the store at the time of the shooting.


    Also Tuesday, a possibly-armed man was shot by a security guard at a Kansas City liquor store. The security guard told police the man had been in the store earlier and waved a gun at customers.


    Then early Wednesday morning, a homeowner shot three alleged burglars, one fatally, when they tried to break into his Kansas City home.


    Initial investigations into both of these incidents also indicate the shootings happened in self defense.
     
  2. bigclown

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    The local paper...Kansas City Pravda..(whoops) Star laments the escalating violence...as evidenced by store owners protecting themselves from criminals. The above quoted article doesn't note that the 7-Eleven store on Van Brunt is directly across the street from a KCMO POLICE STATION which includes the main dispatch center for all police in KC. Apparently, the robber felt emboldened enough to rob a store in close location to a Police facility. There is a very active movement trying to get rid of guns in the city. Regards, Ed
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    That area and the entire state of Missouri seems to be anti-gun. If you look at the corporations and other entities on the above-referenced list, you'll notice a lot of MO addresses - including most or all of the professional sports teams thereabouts.

    I think it's ironic that 7-Eleven is also on that list.

    Ed
     
  4. BDodd

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    If history repeats, that 7-11 "plain clothes" employee is now unemployed.....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  5. bigclown

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    The paper's article included info that 7-11 Corporation's stores do not allow clerks to be armed; however, this particular store is a franchisee which apparently does not have to comply with all the 7-11 rules. Not sure what the ruling will be on this one. Regards, Ed
     
  6. timb99

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    Averaged,

    I believe most of Missouri is pro-gun, except for the large metropolitan areas of Kansas City and St. Louis. If you look at the list, you'll most of the addresses in those cities.

    I believe the names on that list were populated a few years back to note to gun owners what companies gave money to the forces opposing the CC bill. Somebody did their homework well.

    That bill failed, but a later one passed.
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    This should happen more often so it would give the bad guys something to think about before trying to hold up places or break into homes ... The dead Bad Guy won't be trying it again and its swifter justice than the court system ... "Poetic Justice" ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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