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Thread: Robber shot in Miami Burger King

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    Just saw this in the news:

    A robbery at a Burger King in Miami's Upper East Side neighborhood left one person dead and another seriously injured.


    An afternoon shootout at a busy Burger King restaurant in Miami left a potential robber dead and the customer who shot him seriously wounded.

    The bloody event unfolded about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant at Northeast 54th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. It was a time, employees said, when it is usually crowded with schoolchildren and people getting out of work early.

    The robber entered wearing a ski mask. He approached a clerk, showed his gun and demanded money, said Miami police spokesman Jeff Giordano.

    A customer eyed him and the two started arguing. The customer had a concealed-weapons permit and his gun -- and the two exchanged gunfire.

    The robber crumpled to the floor and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The customer, with several gunshot wounds, was in serious but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

    Officers divided witnesses into several groups outside the restaurant to gather information about the incident. Employees waiting to start their shift called friends and family members on their cellphones to pass the time because they were not allowed through the police tape.

    ''I just hope all my people are OK inside,'' said Cynthia Thomas, who has worked at the Burger King for five years. ``It is scary.''

    Around them, drivers on busy Biscayne Boulevard gawked at the scene.

    The area is a prime destination for residents in the Upper East Side neighborhood -- featuring Soyka's restaurant, Sushi Siam and Andiamo Pizza.

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    If we had open carry, there never would have been a problem.

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    Exactly! All this CC'tactical advantage' stuff is hogwash.

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    smoking357 wrote:
    If we had open carry, there never would have been a problem.

    great point.

    my question is: what if you are in that situation- do you react the same way as that CCW holder did? what if you are with your wife and kids? do you still open fire? or do you hold off because the collateral damage is too personal? i have never been in a situation, nor hope to, but i was just thinking about this today

    doubt is a distraction from reality. fear is acknowledging doubt as reality.

    it's time to tap in to a higher reality; the one you were made for.

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    i do agree on some terms if there was open carry allowed it most have likely prevented a crime but could have also given the suspect a way to attack more then one person carrying?

    Either way they need to make open carry legal for the public!!!

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