Pizza Driver Takes Gun, Chases Robbers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers said someone called in a pizza order to an address on Baltimore Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday and then called back to offer an alternate address on Archibald Avenue.
Police said when the driver got to the address, he left his car and approached a man sitting on porch waiting for a pizza. The driver said another man came up and pointed a gun at the driver, demanding all the money in his pockets.
When the driver gave the man $20, he reached to push the gun away and took it from the gunman.
At that point the two men decided that they had pressing business elsewhere.
A lot of bloggers are linking to this story about a Leftie nut who tried to assassinate Missouri Governor Jay Nixon:
In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.
At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22 year-old Casey Brezik bolted out of a classroom, knife in hand, and slashed the throat of a dean. As he would later admit, he confused the dean with Nixon.
The story never left Kansas City. It is not hard to understand why. Knives lack the political sex appeal of guns, and even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier.
The media works overtime to convince everyone that it’s the Conservative gun-owning segment of the population that breeds violence and they work overtime to downplay or ignore acts of violence by those who don’t fit the narrative.
KC police fire at backfiring van
Two Kansas City police officers who thought they were being shot at from inside a van returned fire Thursday night.
Only later did police realize that the van was actually backfiring and the man inside was not armed. He was not injured by the shots fired by police.
The officers had been dispatched to investigate a call about shots fired, so they were already in defensive mode. But sheesh.
Apparently, they shot the windows out of their own car during the “shootout.”
1 dead, 4 hurt in St. Louis factory rampage
A man armed with an assault rifle and handgun walked into a plant in St. Louis Thursday and opened fire, killing one person and wounding four others, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. at the ABB Power factory on the city’s north side.
They’ve been reporting “assault rifle” from the first moment, even when they had no other details. First, it’s likely not an assault rifle at all, just a gun that looks like one. Secondly, it will be interesting to see if it’s even that.
The killer was apparently carrying what has been described as “an ammunition belt.” We’ll see what that turns out to be.
He may be have recently lost his job and was a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the company’s pension review committee.
UPDATE: Now looks like three victims were killed and the shooter killed himself. He could have just done that first.
Anyway, the updated version of the story says three weapons, “an assault rifle, a handgun and a shotgun,” were found, according to police.
St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 26, & 27
GRPC 2009: Challenges Ahead
Come meet national gun rights leaders and your fellow grassroots activists at the 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2009) in St. Louis, Missouri, September 25, 26, & 27, 2009. This is your once-a-year chance to network and get an insider look and plan pro-gun rights strategies for the coming year.
Past GRPCs have outlined victory plans and made public the latest firearms trends. They allow you a first-hand chance to hear movement leaders–and make your voice heard.
This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, youth violence, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, legal actions, gun show regulation, state and local activity. We’ll also preview the upcoming court cases and revisit the U.S. Supreme Court Heller Decision.
The full roster of GRPC 2009 speakers has not yet been set. Past speakers include: Alan M. Gottlieb, Joseph P. Tartaro, U.S. Representatives Ron Paul, Chris Cannon, Bob Barr & Jean Schmidt, Robert Levy, Esq. & Alan Gura, Esq., counsel for the Heller case, Wayne LaPierre, John Lott, G. Gordon Liddy, Michael Reagan, Larry Elder, Ken Hamblin, and many others.
Looks like a great lineup.
A manager of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant was shot in the leg after handing over cash to two robbers on Thursday night, police said.
At 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, the manager and another employee of the Domino’s at 1444 N. Kingshighway were loading their vehicle for a delivery when they were approached by two men, police said. One announced a robbery and the manager handed over $700. The gunman then shot the 38-year-old manager.
I thought it’s normally “hand over the cash OR I’ll shoot,” not “hand over the cash AND I’ll shoot.” Cooperating with criminals is not a guarantee of safety.
The store’s location is near a spot where a 14-year-old boy was recently shot and killed at his family’s BBQ stand.
Murdoc’s guess is that if the Domino’s manager had pulled a gun and shot at the robbers, local residents would be concerned that a local businessman was armed. Like in Akron.