Last week's post on the pistol-packing ways of some credit union members, and their bad attitude toward robbers, led some credit union officials and attorneys to keep an eye out for similar incidents. In what cannot be a mere coincidence, a well-known credit union attorney put me on to another take-down, this one in Michigan.
Would-be robbers picked the wrong person in Redford Saturday Night.
Redford police say a 31-year-old Redford resident had just withdrawn money from an ATM at Community Choice Credit Union, 25447 Five Mile, when he was approached by two people who demanded he hand over his money. While the robbery suspects merely implied they had a weapon, the bank customer did in fact have one and used it — drawing his legal handgun and firing several shots at the suspects.
One suspect was injured by the gunshots, while the other got away.
The injured suspect was later found by police and taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The shooting "victim" will be charged as soon as he's discharged. The "shootist" will not be charged.
I always thought of Michigan as the birthplace of The Three Romneys: Mitt, Matt and Mutt. Now, I'm replacing that knee-jerk initial reaction with a mental image of Josey Wales on ice skates.
Perhaps it's the fact that credit union members actually "own" a share of their credit union and, therefore, have a visceral hatred akin to that of mother who sees a cat trying to smother her baby by licking the milk from the baby's lips, stuffs the feline into a burlap sack, and throws it off I very high bridge. I mean, we can all relate to that feeling, right? Right?
Maybe that's just a Texas thing.
Speaking of Texas things, the lawyer who sent me a link to the story of this latest instance of good prevailing over evil via the use of a firearm, a person who resides in a very, very blue state, supposed that a shooting like this wouldn't even make the news in Texas. I told him that in Texas, unless both parties used fully automatic weapons and/or the shooting involved one Texas Ranger versus not less than five robbers (what we in Texas consider to be "even odds"), it wouldn't even make the early news, much less prime time.
Incidentally, I love writing purely hyperbolic paragraphs like the immediately preceding one for the sole reason that it drives the leftists in the trade press to practically spontaneously combust in flames of condescension. It will absolutely kill them to know that I grew up in New York.