News Black and concealed carry...A heartwarming story

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  1. Shithead

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    South Carolina barber and his client defend shop full of people during stickup and shoot dead would-be robber

    The owner of a South Carolina barbershop is thankful that he was carrying a concealed weapon after two armed robbers walked into his business demanding money.
    Elmurray 'Billy' Bookman, owner of Next Up Barber & Beauty in Columbia, said shortly before 7pm Saturday two men wearing masks walked into his business and demanded money, as one carried a pistol and the other had a shotgun, The State reported
    That night the barbershop was packed full of customers, including children, who were trying to get their hair cut.
    'I didn't want anybody to get hurt. But the kids, the way they were crying and hollering, you know, so I felt sorry for them,' Bookman told WACH.
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    Grateful: Elmurray 'Billy' Bookman (pictured standng left), owner of Next Up Barber & Beauty in Columbia, South Carolina is thankful that he was carrying a concealed weapon during an attempted robbery at his shop
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    Bookman said shortly before 7pm Saturday two men wearing masks walked into his business and demanded money, as one carried a pistol and the other had a shotgun
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    That night the barbershop was packed full of customers, including children, who were trying to get their hair cut
    He explained that the robbers forced all of the customers, including the children, to put their hands up as they began to go through everyone's pockets and belongings.
    When the thieves demanded Bookman to hand over his wallet, he told them it was on a chair across the room.
    As one of the gunman turned to find the money, the client in Bookman's chair drew his concealed weapon and shot at the suspect.
    Moments later, he also drew his gun and started to shoot at the other suspect in his business.
    The owner and customer both fired shots that left one of the suspects dead and the other on the run.
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    Bookman (above) explained that the robbers forced all of the customers, including the children, to put their hands up as they began to go through everyone's pockets and belongings
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    When the thieves demanded Bookman to hand over his wallet, he told them it was on a chair across the room. As one of the gunman turned to find the money, the client in Bookman's chair drew his concealed weapon and shot at the suspect
    'I felt like something had to be done,' Bookman told WACH. 'If we didn't have our concealed weapons, if we didn't have our weapons here, I don't know what would have happened.
    'It helps that he had it [and] it gives you a chance to defend yourself and help other people.'
    The Columbia Police Department is investigating how the second suspect escaped from the scene, and if he was shot, WACH reported.

    None of the 20 customers or employees inside of the barbershop were injured during the robbery.
    One of the suspect's weapons was stolen from a home in the city in 2012, according to WACH.
    The name of the deceased suspect has not been released and an autopsy is expected to be performed sometime in the next few days.
     
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    Everyone knows that guns are bad and only criminals carry them. This story was fabricated by the racist conservative media.
     
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    Wonder if obama will comment on the heroism of the CCW holder.
     
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    If obama had his way, only the criminals and illegal aliens would have guns.
     
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    I hope the CCW holder becomes a national hero. Has this gotten any press outside of the local media?
     
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    That could've ended a lot worse.
     
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    But it didn't
     
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    Yes, the bad guys could have killed someone.
     
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    Nice to see news where there's no racial angle, when in this case there really could be.
    Just regular people doing good things.
    It must infuriate the baiters.
     
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    Christ you can't even cut n paste correctly. :jj:
     
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    Can no one edit copy any longer? WTF? My journalism teachers are spinning in their graves.
     
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    Thank God the didn't rob the wig shop Robin !
     
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    He really should be invited to the White House and be celebrated as a hero for saving all those lives. I guess that honor is only awarded to grifter children that make "clocks."
     
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    Yeah, the robbers could have opened fire on unarmed victims. Kill yourself, stupid.
     
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    Score 1 for the good guys!! :yay:
     
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    Right on cue! :backlol:
     
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    C'mon man that was horrible cut n paste job done by the OP, even you can admit that. :lo5:
     
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