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Good for him

July 2, 2008

PLANTATION, Fla. — A retired United States Marine disrupted a robbery in progress when he shot two men who attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop, fatally wounding one of them, police said.

Good job, soldier.

Now, however, we get this piece of pathetic whining

PLANTATION, Fla. — The family of one of the men who was shot by a retired United States Marine while they attempted to rob a Subway sandwich shop said the customer shouldn’t have pulled the trigger.

Wrong. Your relative shouldn’t have been robbing the store. John Lovell did exactly what he should have done.

According to Plantation police, two armed men barged into the Subway … shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, demanding money from the employee behind the counter. When they tried to force John Lovell into the bathroom, he pulled out a gun and shot both men, police said….

Lovell, 71, was the lone customer at the time. Police said he had a concealed weapons permit.

Like the man said, “More Guns, Less Crime.” This crime was stopped. The dead guy will never rob another store, and will never shoot a customer during a botched robbery, or because he got his rocks off doing it. The other jerk will be going to jail, and therefore won’t be committing any crimes for a while.

Gadson’s grandparents told Local 10 on Thursday that Lovell was wrong for pulling the trigger. “He should not have taken the law in his hands,” said Rosa Jones, Gadson’s grandmother.

You utter, pathetic failure. You worthless human being. Your grandson should not have been robbing people. By the way you make excuses for him now, I can begin to see how he ended up being a criminal thug in the first place.

You should be down on your knees thanking God that he’s still alive, and that he didn’t kill or seriously harm an innocent person during his crimes. And you should be focusing on how you’ll get the jerk to stop being a criminal, not whining about the great American who stopped him.

Her husband, Ivory Jones, also condemned the media for its portrayal of Lovell’s actions.”I don’t condone what they did, (but) I definitely don’t condone the news people making him out to seem like they’re making a hero out of this man because he shot somebody down,” he said.

Wrong. He’s not a hero “because he shot somebody down.” He’s a hero because he shot your grandson and his criminal partner.

But Lovell’s neighbor said he made the right decision. “He did the right thing,” said Wendi Hill. “I mean, I was glad that it was them that got shot and not him.” Police said Lovell, a retired Marine, wouldn’t be charged.

It’s good to see there are some sensible people around.

Hat Tip: Ace