Witnesses told police a man in his 20’s walked into the store and placed a hard object into the back of a female employee. The suspect then forced the victim to the office area where another employee shot him in the face.
The suspect was taken to Wishard Hospital in serious condition, but later died. His identity has not been released pending notification of family.
Joan Responded with this: “Hard to tell how this would have turned out without the robber being shot.”
Anthony goaded her on with” “You are right he might have donated the money to charity and reformed his life. Is there some good thing that could have happened when this apparent armed robber took the cashier to a office?”
Joan’s answer is what is the most telling: “Nothing good. Perhaps just a robbery.”
Not really enough is given in the report, we don’t know what the “Hard object was” but at the time everybody suspected it was a gun, and certainly whatever it was it was being wielded with threat of violence. I’m not sure if there was a safe he wanted opened, or if he had already gone for the cash in the register, or what. It also could be he wanted some place private to rape or kill her.
Either way Joan shows her desire to coddle the most violent among us and demand those of us who do good in life yeild to those with no ill intent.
On that note, Joan wrote a tribute to her dead sister on the Brady Campaign Website.
This tribute is to my sister, Barbara Lund. On Aug. 5, 2012, it will 20 years since her estranged husband shot her to death in a moment of rage and depression during a contentious divorce. It was so unexpected since my now deceased ex brother-in-law fit the description of someone who one would not have thought could shoot someone. I have found that that is often the case in domestic shootings. It can happen to anyone.
Really, rather than a tribute to her sister, she seems to be paying excellent tribute to her dead Brother In Law, Russell Lund Jr, an abusive husband with mental illness, a raging temper, and who was constantly evading serious criminal actions, with the help of a corrupt Police Chief.
Go read Sean’s post and see if that sounds like the description of somebody who could never be violent. Joan can never look at what she did wrong, nor will she admit that it was a violent, mentally ill man who killed her sister, because she feels compelled to blame the guns, and if she needs to disrespect her dead sister to do that, she will. Also her statement that “It can happen to anyone” is also false. Her sister was in an abusive relationship, and even had a restraining order against her husband but she continued to make contact with him. I’ve said this before, if you are in an abusive relationship GET OUT! Living with an abuser will always escalate to worse and more brazen behavior. It doesn’t ALWAYS end in murder, but if you don’t want to be murdered by your spouse DO NOT LIVE IN THE SAME HOME AS AN ABUSER! When you do what Barbara Lund did, and move out and get a restraining order STAY AWAY! Protection orders do NOTHING but give you a legal edge, and do NOTHING if you go and meet with your abuser, or if they decide to come looking for you. ALWAYS backup a protection order with a defensive weapon, preferably a firearm. The protection order does NOTHING but protect you in court if you have to kill your attacker.
Now on the other hand, good people can do what the grocery store employee did. Carry a gun, and carry it to defend the lives of the good people you hold dear. Can you imagine how he would have felt if he had left his gun at home, or locked in his car that day, and his co-worker was raped and/or murdered, and possibly others harmed in the process?
Meanwhile there is one violent criminal who will never hurt another person, and possibly other criminals who now factor “Getting shot in the face” as one of the risks of their current vocation, and may plan to seek alternate means of subsistence.
Carry your guns, its a lighter burden than regret!