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    From The Charlotte Observer:

    IN NORTH CHARLOTTE
    Would-be robber
    shot at restaurant
    Incident 2nd time in 3 months a suspect gets wounded at a business
    CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR.
    cwootson@charlotteobserver.com
    A would-be robber had life-threatening injuries after being shot by his intended victim at a northern Charlotte restaurant late Wednesday, police said.

    The suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center after the 9:20 p.m. shooting at Floyd's Homestyle Cooking restaurant on Graham Street. Some of his bloodied clothes were strewn in the parking lot of the restaurant. Nearby, two guns lay on a sidewalk.

    Police haven't released an account of what happened during the shooting, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Officer Hassan Peterson said the restaurant was closed when the first officers arrived.

    Police interviewed the man working at the restaurant and homicide investigators planned to interview him again late Wednesday.

    It was the second time in less than three months that someone working at a business shot a potential robber.

    In December, a man shot a teenager who was trying to rob his west Charlotte convenience store.

    On that day, two teens walked into the Bradford Food Mart demanding money and at least one of them was armed.

    So was the store's owner.

    The owner and one of the suspects fired their weapons, and one of the suspects was hit in the stomach. The owner wasn't hurt and the injured teen survived.

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    Some clever reporter wrote:
    A would-be robber had life-threatening injuries after being shot by his intended victim at a northern Charlotte restaurant late Wednesday, police said.

    The suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center after the 9:20 p.m. shooting at Floyd's Homestyle Cooking restaurant on Graham Street. Some of his bloodied clothes were strewn in the parking lot of the restaurant. Nearby, two guns lay on a sidewalk.

    Police haven't released an account of what happened during the shooting, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Spokesman Officer Hassan Peterson said the restaurant was closed when the first officers arrived.

    Police interviewed the man working at the restaurant and homicide investigators planned to interview him again late Wednesday.

    It was the second time in less than three months that someone working at a business shot a potential robber.

    In December, a man shot a teenager who was trying to rob his west Charlotte convenience store.

    On that day, two teens walked into the Bradford Food Mart demanding money and at least one of them was armed.

    So was the store's owner.

    The owner and one of the suspects fired their weapons, and one of the suspects was hit in the stomach. The owner wasn't hurt and the injured teen survived.
    I think I'm sensing a trend that could work to our advantage. The media has discovered that they can dramatize self-defense shootings even better than anti-gun propaganda. Here, they were able to use evoke emotional reactions to mortality, play up the irony, track a new "wave" of self-defense shootings, and use nostalgic images of wild-west shootouts where the good guys win the epic gun battle. I even see hints of a human-interest story in there.

    Certainly not the best way for the media to support our cause, but at least it supports an opinion better than "look at what the evil guns did!"

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