This Is Why You Arm Teachers: Good Guy 1, Bad Guy 0
In Milwaukee, an armed 21-year-old made the mistake of trying to carjack the wrong person.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department, the suspect was shot and killed after he tried to break into a car being drive by a 24-year-old man just before 6:00am.
Despite this being open and shut — the suspect was clearly wrong to attempt a carjacking with a weapon, and the would-be victim was clearly right to defend his life with his concealed carry permit — there are still cries that it was unfair that the suspect was killed, with a local politician saying that the young man was only making one teeny tiny mistake.
Save it for the judge. Play stupid games, win a stupid prize.
Saved By Concealed Carry
The male driving the vehicle was not made a victim in part because of his concealed carry permit that allowed him to shoot the suspect who was attempting to break into the car as the would-be victim was still inside.
Police said that “this is the worst thing that could possibly happen to someone,” but I’m not sure if she means to the victim or to the suspect.
Captain Andra Williams went on to urge “everyone in the community that this is not a game. This is very serious.”
The would-be victim has been cooperating with police.
Reports from other workers near the Milwaukee MachineTool Corporation said that the area is “frequently targeted” by carjackers and that many of the workers hold concealed carry.
Carjacking On The Rise
Carjackings have been on a steady surge in the last few months in cities including Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis and Baltimore.
Police in St. Louis recently spoke with media about the problem, saying that they’ve already had to put together a taskforce to track the thefts. It wasn’t long until they realized that their job had been made easier — yet more difficult — because the thieves were posting the stolen cars on social media. While it was easier to find someone if they were uploading pictures of stolen vehicles on Facebook, the practice also encouraged copycat crimes. This seems to be the fuel for the rise in luxury car jackings. No longer are thieves looking to pick up a nondescript Honda. They’re going after Mercedes and Lexus brands in order to show off even more online.
Chicago police announced that they would be working with both the FBI and the Bureau and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in order to track down what they believed to be a gang involved with that city’s carjackings.
Rush Limbaugh always talks about how when he was young, you’d see someone with a really great car and you’d say — wow, I want to work as hard as him so I can own a car like that! But now people see another person own something nice and assume that he doesn’t deserve it, and you believe that you deserve the same thing for free.
Boo Hoo, The Carjacker is the REAL Victim!
I’m sure the person in the car was happy to be able to go home to his family thanks to concealed carry.
Representing the northwest of Milwaukee, Alderman Cavalier Johnson told local media that the shooting was “completely preventable.”
Yeah, it was preventable because the carjacker shouldn’t have tried to use a weapon to threaten someone out of their vehicle.
The Alderman wants us to believe that the person who was shot was a good boy who didn’t do anything wrong:
“That young man didn’t have to die today. He didn’t have to lose his life, but he made a bad decision and he did.”
You see, friends, we should never protect or defend ourselves if we are put into a violent situation in the very early morning when we’re alone. The person threatening to kill us and steal our possessions are just making bad decisions.
“This isn’t a game,” moaned Johnson, referring to a video game called Grand Theft Auto where you play at carjackings and other violent actions. “You don’t respawn after you’re dead.” Hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of people playing Grand Theft Auto V know that it’s just a game and don’t believe for a moment that they could use the button tapping they learned on a fun game in real life.
Sources: Fox News