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    Don't mess with a retired Marine!

    A Retired Marine and former Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell is Top Gun at
    Subway sandwich shop!

    Plantation, Florida: Last week police were called to investigate an
    attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire
    on
    two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday,
    killing
    one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a
    former
    helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke,
    and
    he works out every day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.


    According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway
    at
    1949 N. Pine Rd. just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell,
    who
    was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted
    to
    shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his
    money,
    but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one of
    the
    thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

    When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units
    found
    the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash
    strewn
    around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert
    Rettig
    of the Plantation Police Department.

    Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center, where one,
    Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old
    Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.

    Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents
    John F.
    Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and
    Delta Airlines.

    He is not expected to be charged authorities said. ''He was in fear for
    his
    life,'' Detective Rettig said, "These criminals ought to realize that
    most
    men in their 70's have military backgrounds and aren't intimidated by
    idiots."

    Something tells me this old Marine wasn't 'in fear for his life', even
    though his life was definitely at risk. The only thing he could be
    charged
    with is participating in an unfair fight. (One 71- year young Marine
    against
    two punks. Two head shots and one center body mass shot.)

    Outstanding shooting! That'll teach them not to get between a Marine and
    his
    meal.

    Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon.

    Don't you just love a story with a happy ending?


    If it weren't for the United States military,

    there'd be NO United States of America.

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    Finally some GOOD news to start my day. But I wish he would have had another round!
    IF YOU WANT TO BURN OUR AMERICAN FLAG, PLEASE WRAP YOURSELF UP IN IT FIRST...

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    That's some nice grouping!
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    apparently performing the Mozambique Drill on non-static targets while under duress is sort of like riding a bike.

    That's reassuring to know.

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    great story!

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    I think thats several years old, BUT true.

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    Now I am cheered up after the election let down today. This is one Hard core Muther Fracker !!!
    Ye tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil...for I am the BIGGEST BADDEST MUTHER in the valley.

    I found a video of our Hero flying Marine one , landing the president ( Kennedy ) at an old AFB.

    http://youtu.be/eBlhhz5aMMw
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    http://youtu.be/xWgVGu3OR4U AACFI, Wisconsin / Minnesota Carry Certified. Action Pistol & Advanced Action pistol concepts + Urban Carbine course. When the entitlement Zombies begin looting, pillaging, raping, burning & killing..remember HEAD SHOTS it's the only way to kill a Zombie. Stockpile food & water now.

    Please support your local,county, state & Federal Law enforcement agencies, right ???

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