Posted on March 26, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

There was a shooting at a Miami Burger King and because a responsible gun owner was there, further chaos was averted.  This is one of the reasons why I am against gun control.  People who go through the proper channels to obtain a gun adhere to the laws; it’s the criminals who obtain firearms illegally.  Gun control creates problems for law-abiding citizens and violates our constitutional rights provided by the Second Amendment, and encourages unlawful means to obtain them.  I feel that gun ownership is one of the best deterrents to crime as well as to potential tyranny, whether by gangs or by government.  As we all know, it’s the weak that get targeted first.

This is only my opinion, and I’m sure there are a lot of people who disagree with my views.  Granted, there are some people who take advantage of this right, but looking at the big picture, there is so much criminal activity going on in our society that the police can’t be in all places at the same time, and with jobs being cut in law enforcement, one has to wonder what would happen if someone invaded their home.  You can’t say, "Wait a minute.  I have to call 911 for help."  If you were armed, the criminal would run for his (or her) life.  I’m all for guns used for self-defense and hunting.  The final authority for interpreting the meaning of the Second Amendment of the Constitution is the Supreme Court.  On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling upholding the right of individuals to bear arms for hunting and for self-defense.  The way our government is teetering toward rewriting the U.S. Constitution, I have to wonder if they will try to “change” our right to bear arms.  Guns don’t kill people…people kill people, and most legal gun owners don’t jeopardize that right by acting irresponsibly for that right.

In this instance, a big helping of justice was served at a Miami Burger King along with a large side order of karma…


Posted on Wed, Mar. 25, 2009 

Robber fatally shot in Miami Burger King holdup

An afternoon shootout at a busy Burger King restaurant in Miami left a potential robber dead and the customer who shot him seriously wounded.

The bloody event unfolded about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant at Northeast 54th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. It was a time, employees said, when it is usually crowded with schoolchildren and people getting out of work early.

The robber entered wearing a ski mask. He approached a clerk, showed his gun and demanded money, said Miami police spokesman Jeff Giordano.

A customer eyed him and the two started arguing. The customer had a concealed-weapons permit and his gun — and the two exchanged gunfire.

The robber crumpled to the floor and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The customer, with several gunshot wounds, was in serious but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Officers divided witnesses into several groups outside the restaurant to gather information about the incident. Employees waiting to start their shift called friends and family members on their cellphones to pass the time because they were not allowed through the police tape.

”I just hope all my people are OK inside,” said Cynthia Thomas, who has worked at the Burger King for five years. “It is scary.”

Around them, drivers on busy Biscayne Boulevard gawked at the scene.

The area is a prime destination for residents in the Upper East Side neighborhood — featuring Soyka’s restaurant, Sushi Siam and Andiamo Pizza.




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http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/282787.phpHere is just one of the links to the story of the shooting. Forgot to write the guy was caught in New mexico where he took his own life.Huggies,barbi


Well kiddo, thanks for sharing this story. I hadn\’t heard it on the news. Sure hope the "HERO", and he is a HERO in my opinion, makes a full recovery.I have my gun, purchased through a gun store and went through the check. Bob and I have considered taking the gun concealment course at the local college in town.To get a permit to carry a concealed weapon you have to go through hours of training and then pass a test before you get your permit to carry.We live in an area where we feel pretty safe because just about everyone here has a gun.Just a couple of weeks ago our neighbors were warned by the Sheriff that an unstable man they had dealings with a few years back, had killed an elderly woman and critically wounded her elderly husband up at the Show Low Walmart parking lot. He had a vendetta against some people over land issues. He sued but lost the case.Guess the dispute went on for quite awhile and his wife comitted suicide recently. This guy put the blame on the people involved in the land dispute. He was known as a trouble maker and was in and out of court for lawsuits.Here is an instance where everyone here had their guns loaded and ready if he showed up looking for trouble.Our neighbors were on edge but felt safer knowing they could defend themselves if the situation arose. It is true that if you take the guns away from law abiding citizens, the criminals will still have their guns.I would rather have my gun than leave myself at some punks\’ mercy.Whenever you and your sweetie come for a visit, we will take you out pratice shooting.Ya have ta keep sharp ya know !!~~!!Luvs and hugs and all that mushy stuff,barbi


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