Posts Tagged ‘FL’
West Melbourne, Florida: Pizza Delivery man shoots and kills armed robber
Detectives say 54-year-old Bryon Park of Palm Bay had just returned to his vehicle after delivering a pizza to a room in the motel complex, when he was approached by [32-year-old Fredrick Lorenza] Kelly who had a large knife.
Kelly demanded money from Park and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. Deputies say that’s when Park, the pizza delivery man who happens to be a former law enforcement officer, grabbed a gun from his car and defended himself, by firing one shot towards Kelly.
Kelly was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say this wasn’t the first offense for Fredrick Kelly Jr. It turns out he has a lengthy violent criminal history that includes Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and False Imprisonment. Brevard County Sheriff deputies also said that the suspect in this investigation, Kelly, was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes.
The driver works for Domino’s.
Some people sure hate it when they can’t prove conclusively that others should not be allowed to defend themselves.
They’ll get over it. Or not. Who really cares?
Auxiliary Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer was in the shower in her upstairs bathroom when her 9-year-old son told her a man he didn’t recognize was in the house, the Pensacola Police Department said.
When Nussbaumer left her bathroom, Harris was at the bottom of the stairs holding the bow and arrow, police said.
Nussbaumer said Harris asked for money.
In an effort to get Harris out the house, Nussbaumer told him she had money in her truck. As Nussbaumer went out the front door, Harris followed and removed his clothes, police said.
She retrieved a handgun from the truck and ended up shooting the naked archer. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, as though the encounter began in the woman’s home it ended on the street. From the write-up, it sounds like a clear case of self-defense, but it will depend upon the exact circumstances. Didn’t he have to put down the bow to undress?
For what it’s worth, this is just another example of why the “magic wand solution” wouldn’t be any solution at all. Even if you could wave a magic wand and make all guns disappear forever and make it impossible to ever build more guns, we’d be worse off than we are now.
Naked guys with bows could rule the world. No one wants that.
Effective Saturday , many of South Florida’s “No guns allowed” signs are gone. That’s thanks to a new state law imposing fines of up to $5,000 on county and municipal officials, and even threatening them with removal from office, if they enforce firearms and ammunition restrictions other than those spelled out by state statute.
Seems straightforward. So what are these officials “worried” about?
The state legislation has been on the books since 1987. But because it did not contain any penalties until now, many local governments passed their own, more restrictive laws.
People who have been breaking state law since 1987 are suddenly worried that they’ll be penalized for it now.
One city manager, Joseph Gallegos of Wilton Manors, claims that penalizing officials who break state law is “speaks to a degree of intimidation seemingly unprecedented.” What an idiot.
Murdoc continues to be amused by the reaction his old posts on hunting Florida iguanas are getting. Here’s another good one:
While Iguanas are not native to Florida, we have no right to be slaughtering them like this. First of all, you can’t effectively erradicate a species from an area too easily. Mankind in its path of destruction has killed off species in the past, but it requires alot more than a couple of hill billies with pellet guns to do so.
A “couple of hill billies with pellet guns” cannot “effectively erradicate a species,” yet they are “slaughtering them”?
With all the species we have introduced to Florida, its next to impossible to perserve the ecosystem there at this point anyway. Its depressing I know, but nature has a way of bouncing back from disasters. METEORS HAVE HIT THIS PLANET AND THERE ARE STILL LIVING CREATURES HERE!!!! In a few million years, the imported creatures in Florida will become part of that ecosystem as other creatures adapt and evolve to deal with them. I say let it happen, stop trying to prevent what can’t be stopped.
So I’m sure the commenter would agree that it’s pointless to stop polluting the atmosphere or trying to clean up industrial waste dumped into rivers. BP dumping oil into the Gulf? “Let it happen, stop trying to prevent what can’t be stopped.” In a few million years, what difference will a little oil in the water make, anyway? Mother Earth is tough, you hill billie:
EVEN IF HILL BILLIES HAVE KILLED ALL OF THE IGUANAS IN FLORIDA AND THERE WOULD STILL BE LIVING CREATURES HERE!!!
(Murdoc only used three exclamation points instead of the five used in the commenter’s version. Five seemed over the top.)
So when it all boils down, what I’m saying is that I think we should just leave this mess alone.
Yeah. We got that.
I personaly think that you lowly, pathetic creatures, should I even call you human, are using this as an excuse to murder these beautiful animals. This horrifying brutallity that you people call a “Sport” makes me want to vomit out the deepest contents of my digestive system. I’ve always loved iguanas in particular. I’m fascinated by them really. In fact, my best friend is an iguana, a very loyal, trusting pet. Seeing one of these marvelous creatures dead in your arms… There are no words to describe the burning hatred I have for you, sir. You and all your trashy friends who have brought death to these animals. I hope multiple tornados come to decimate your trailer park. May you be tormented for eternity in the deepest, most vile pit in hell!
This last bit seems sort of tacked on. Like suddenly they decided to abandon their logical attack (such as it was) and begin the passive-aggressive trifecta of name calling, bleeding heart pleas for peace and love, and hopes for the violent death of those who advocate violence.
Obviously, the biggest disconnect seems to be the fact that the commenters calling for the violent deaths of those who hunt feral iguana don’t seem to get the idea that it’s not pet iguanas we’re talking about. Just like those folks who are in favor of illegal immigration from Mexico because America was founded by immigrants.
Murdoc needs to remind himself that iguana lovers who post on GunPundit are probably NOT a fair representation of the typical iguana lover. Dear Lord, he hopes they aren’t…
Good for a laugh, anyway. Carry on.
25-year-old beauty pageant winner:
Meghan Brown had fired her pink .38-caliber handgun only inside a shooting range. Even there, she said, she wasn’t very good.
The 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, 25 and a slender brunet, had trouble pulling back the trigger. When she did manage, she said she almost never hit the target.
That Saturday was different.
The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted 10-3 for the proposal by Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, over the objections of law-enforcement lobbyists and representatives of retail merchants. Dorworth said his bill is only intended to protect licensed concealed-weapons carriers who inadvertently show their weapons.
Marion Hammer, the veteran lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, said there have been several prosecutions of law-abiding gun owners for “brandishing” their weapons by accidentally letting them show in public.
Seems like some people don’t know what “brandishing” means. Or are just idiots.
This one was from an expert on feral lizards:
JUST SO YOU EXPERTS KNOW HOW THEY GOT TOO FLORIDA THEY CAME ACROSS THE OCEAN ON DRIFT WOOD I HAVE 22 LIZARDS SO I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM. [emphasis Murdoc's]
Driftwood. Good stuff.
He closes with:
IF YOU KILL ANIMALS F*CK YOU I’M OUTTA HERE BITCH! [partially sanitized by Murdoc]
And then proceeded to leave nine (count-’em) more comments in the next hour. All in all caps. All on the same post. A few times he digressed off in the direction of ranting about the oil spill, but it was mostly regurgitation of the original comment. With plenty of wishes for harm and death to those who hunt iguanas. These peace-loving types sure are violent.
I decided to consider the additional comments to be an invasive non-native species and exterminated them.
New legislation in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma would legalize the “concealed carry” of weapons on college campuses, and many student governments in those states are mobilizing against the bills. Meanwhile, the few other campuses that already allow weapons are waiting to see whether this year marks a real shift in gun policy, or is just another short-lived reaction to a tragedy.
Knee-jerk reactions are rarely good in the long term. And knee-jerk reactions that restrict freedoms are, IMHO, practically indefensible. And critics who try to use Virginia Tech as an example of why concealed carry should be banned on college campuses are either clueless or lying, because concealed carry was banned on the VT campus at the time of the shootings.
Thankfully, no one was hurt in this incident. Well, besides the jackass who killed himself. Luckily, he was able to hit at least one of his targets.
Watching the video, it seems to me that he either missed intentionally or he didn’t quite believe in his mission and couldn’t quite get it done. Maybe looking for a suicide-by-cop?
How about this:
Before the shooting started, the only woman on the five-member board — who had left the room as ordered — came back, sneaked up behind Duke and whacked his gun arm with her large, brown purse.
You can see her in the video. She had the drop on him but used a purse instead of something that would maybe work. As she had been sent out of the room, you’d think she would have grabbed something (anything) else from the hall or a nearby room. Still, major thumbs up for courage and the willingness to do something. She’s lucky he didn’t really seem to want to kill anyone, though, because it would have been all over pretty quick for her if he had.
An armed security guard opened fire (and missed) after the jackass started shooting.
SWAT stormed the place after everything was all over.
The jackass Clay Duke was apparently a big V For Vendetta fan and was an ex-con. They should make it illegal for ex-felons to buy guns in Florida.
After purchasing a truck from a Sanford, Fla., dealership, customers get a voucher for a gun shop, which will fill out the required federal and state forms and perform a background check. If you pass, you’ll be entitled to a gun. And if you’re not in the market for a gun, you get $400 off your truck purchase or vouchers for other stores.
Over at Murdoc Online, I’ve been subjected to all sorts of harassment, ignorant commentary, and uninformed drivel about politics and the war. Here at GunPundit, though, most commenters are surprisingly rational. Sure, a few wackos chime in every now and then, but it’s mostly pretty solid conversation and reasonable debate.
Except for the posts on hunting invasive species, especially Florida iguanas. Here are a few for your entertainment.
As an iguana owner I would like to shoot you in the head at close range and shoot your dog and cat with guns what kind of pathetic a$$hole are you anyway. Go home to your trailer, trash.
Or this one:
OMG!!! I cannot believe what I am reading. As a wildlife rehabilitator and a rescuer and keeper of reptiles, including iguanas, I am absolutely infuriated! May the herds of iguanas you are hunting retaliate against you and leave you rotting and dying in a ditch in hell!! You bastards!
Because, yeah, feral invasive lizards attacking people would convince humans to stop hunting them.
stop bitchin its not the igaunas fault that their homeland (Florida) has been over populated by people
Hah. “Their homeland.” It’s like all those idiots who equate illegal aliens in the US with the immigrants that came through Ellis Island. That no makey the sensey.
Then there was this one that I simply had to completely edit due to the unacceptable nature of the comment. I think I’ve only deleted or edited about 8 or 10 comments in over seven years of blogging (and several of those were by the same idiot) so just be assured that if Murdoc felt the need to change it, it was pretty rough. But here’s a bit of the original:
you stupid fu[$$]ing human filth, you just dont get it do you. you should kill yourself instead…all I got to say is, if I ever see or find one of you ignorint fu[$$]s killing and not eating them… the gun aint goin to be pointing at the iguana but, You, and, it anint goin to be know BB gun… more like 40 cal.. so watch yourself and what the fu[$$] your doin because, there’s more people out there like me. waiting.
Left by someone calling himself ‘Mutant,’ and who am I to argue with his description of himself?
I am an iguana lover and seeing that picture of you with a dead iguana makes me sick.I hope you rot in hell.Dont worry asshole carma will give you all you deserve and more,hope to see you strung up by your balls with someone holding you up with a smile on their face while you suffer and die.
Thanks, Jennifer. I appreciate your feedback. It’s always nice to hear from the adoring public. A point of clarification: That isn’t me in the photo, it’s Terry Gibson from a story in Outdoor Life. Here’s a photo of the iguana without Terry in it.
Ah, comments on iguana posts. The gift that just keeps on giving.
Anyway, Murdoc wouldn’t mind getting in on the iguana hunting. And, as it’s in Florida with air guns, it sounds fun for the whole family.