Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Compare and Contrast: Nashville Edition

Story #1:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police hope that surveillance video will help solve the shooting death of a north Nashville store clerk.

Authorities said McGee was closing a Swifty gas station on Dickerson Pike when two men wearing hooded jackets and masks forced the teen back into the gas station.

The robbers then made McGee open the store safe, but it was empty. Authorities said the thieves were still able to escape with some cash before or after they shot the employee.

Story #2:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police said a pair of armed men entered a liquor store Saturday night and attempted to rob the business, but met up with another armed person inside.

That armed person was a customer, who shot one of the robbers dead.

The other robber fled on foot and has not been captured or identified by police.

Two similar crimes, two drastically different outcomes.

Now, guess which one Barack 'N Roll Hoochi-Coo Obama sees as the more preferable of the two.

I'm sure he'll be sending the parents of the dead store clerk a thoughtful card telling them how he values the lives of his killers more than that of their child, and how relieved he was to hear there were no armed customers in the store at the time their son was murdered.

And, he wants to be MY president. I don't think so.

Also, from Story #2:

Police said the customer does have a valid Tennessee permit needed to carry a weapon.

Those laws, surprisingly, didn't seem to prevent the murderous armed criminals from carrying their weapons. They apparently "needed" no permit of any kind - just a pocket big enough to hold their guns.