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    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida man who collects cash for parking at a church fought off five armed men who had ambushed him and demanded cash.

    The 65-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified, said he was collecting cash in the Parramore area before an Orlando Magic basketball game when someone put a gun to his head.

    He noticed that that he was surrounded by four other men as well.

    The man said he pretended to reach into his jacket for cash but instead pulled out his hidden gun and opened fire.

    The men fled during the shooting and it was not known if any of them were hit by bullets.

    The victim said he had a permit for the concealed weapon.

    He said he has been a victim of crime before.

    "A couple of years ago, eight teens attacked me with a pipe trying to rob me," the man said.

    http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbc.../71227025/1086

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    Excellent!!
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    I love that. They thought they were gonna "scare the old man," and look who ended up running away with a fresh collection skid marks. I'd have taken as many with me as I could if somebody put a gun to my head. He may have been executed at any moment, great job! This is also an example of where having one in the chamber may have made the difference IMO.

    Actually, this is probably just example of "vigilante justice." :quirky

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    Glad he was able to save himself.

    Will enough people ever be carrying for the BGs to get the idea that their chosen profession is likely a death sentence?
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    We can only hope...and educate...and write our representatives..and OC....and repeat

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    deepdiver wrote:
    Glad he was able to save himself.

    Will enough people ever be carrying for the BGs to get the idea that their chosen profession is likely a death sentence?
    I doubt it. If they had any thought processes they wouldn't be BGs. Dumb breeds dumb

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    Ahh, Florida, Satan's Sauna. I'm glad I carry a .45 down in this place. :?

    Good on the guy for pulling and firing!

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