Thursday, January 05, 2012

Well, paint me purple and call me "Barney".

Marion Country prosecutor Terry Curry (who I voted against, predicting he would be a disaster on anything gun-related) has announced that no charges will be filed against the man who slew an apparent armed robber at an Indianapolis Kroger.

Let us see if Kroger can take a hint from that.


Joseph said...

I oft wonder if companies, like Kroger, are banning workers from carrying firearms due to insurance reasons?

In any case, I'd expect to be fired if I were him and he'd have no case. Perhaps the legislature can pass a law stating that nobody can be fired for defending themselves against deadly force, however they do it?

Heck, the Circle K guy who clocked the armed robber bare handed got his pink slip.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Imagine that. A prosecutor who actually applies the law as written and intended. What is this world coming to?

Ruth said...

I fully expect Kroger to fire him, having said that I hope they don't.

Pakkinpoppa said...

I don't know why all places do that, but in Ohioland, I don't believe you have to do so.

Saying that, I hope the guy keeps his job, even if he's got to move to a new Kroger to do so.

I do imagine, Kroger will tell him to leave the heater in the ride, or maybe at home.

My workplace, we recently had a new employee manual get passed out, blades over 3" are verboten, as are firearms and bla bla bla. All packages subject to search.

Then the new guy who wrote it, well, basically blamed me. Said, well, your 4" voyager may make some customers nervous, so if you could get a smaller knife, we'd appreciate it, at least to open boxes and bla bla bla.

There is nothing mentioned about vehicles, however, so I don't say a word about, well, anything that might or might not be aboard.

Pakkinpoppa said...

My company just does that policy. Had a "no guns" policy for years, and am pretty sure all the fudd hunters have violated that at some point or other at least with deer blasters.

Weer'd Beard said...

Joseph, if that's true people need to start suing if they're harmed in a gun-free zone where it could be argued that if they had been armed they could have defended themselves.

The Luby's Shooting, or Ft. Hood, come to mind as VERY definitive cases.

Make the insurance companies recommend AGAINST disarming the lawful for financial reasons.

rickn8or said...

Weer'd, it's not so much the disarmed packers or the freelance socialists the insurance companies are afraid of, but punctured Innocent Bystanders.

It's all a matter of who can bring the biggest lawsuit.

If you want firearms intolerant, try working for a Japanese company headquartered in Neu Jersey.

RevolverRob said...

From the article RX linked, "He (Now Deceased Bad Guy) received a six-year executed sentence on that case and had been released to community corrections. He violated community corrections, and on February 24, 2011 a warrant was issued for his arrest. That warrant was outstanding at the time of this incident."

Hmm...seems to me if we didn't let baddies out on "community corrections", they may not commit Class B Felonies and get aired out in the frozen food section of Kroger's and then maybe our man wouldn't have had to see the, at-least-I-can-read-the-law DA and wouldn't be "disciplined" by his, "we-cannot-read-the-law" employer.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Curry probably realized that if he prosecuted, he'd get his Clock Cleaned on Appeal, due to all those Pro-Gun State Laws Indiana has vs someplace like Kalifornia. D.A.'s tend to be more worried about their Egos and their Reps than enforcing the Law fairly in a lot of places. After all, it might hurt their chances to get elected to a higher level post down the road.

the pawnbroker said...

Meanwhile in OK...

Now that right there's why God and JMB made shotguns.

Anonymous said...

"Well, paint me purple and call me "Barney."

Only if you promise to wear the big stupid looking foam "Barney" head. It ruins it if you don't wear the "Barney" head.

Oh, and attaboy for the Marion County District Attorney. He may or may not have applying the law fairly uppermost in his mind, but I'll bet he likes his sweet prosecutor job and wants to keep it come election time. Best outcome, either way.

Mike James

Hurrah for the Kroger's guy.

the pawnbroker said...

What a puzzlement, yes? Well, no, not really.

You'll never see the grabbers in the MSM acknowledge that correlation. But can anyone doubt that the prospect of getting perforated will make a boy behave?

Robert Fowler said...

rickn8or said...It's all a matter of who can bring the biggest lawsuit.

There it is. One of my customers was fired from pizza hut after he shot a armed robber. Their "no guns" policy could have cost him his life. Somehow he managed to disarm the goblin and put three rounds into his midsection. Pizza Hut cited liability as the reason.

I deliver part time for a independent place and my boss allows me to carry.

tanksoldier said...

My life is more important than my job. I respect an employer's right to regulate what I do on company time and company property... but what they don't know won't hurt them, either. If they DO find out it will be because I have bigger problems than my next paycheck.

skidmark said... takes you to where you learn that GUNZ in the workplace make it an unsafe environment. (OK, you have to drill a bit and follow the trail down a wormhole or two).

THAT is why companies have policies saying no guns, knives, peashooters or spitballs.

And you all thought it was because the big, bad companies were afraid of getting sued by some individual who got hurt. Never underestimate te coersive power of a government fine.

stay safe.

wv= (hand to $diety it is) deali. That's what it is.

Sport Pilot said...

Sadly enough Kroger can continue to refuse to allow employees to carry firearms at work. They can also terminate an employee’s employment found to be in violation of store and or corporate policy on this if the policy indicates such. If any other Kroger employees have been fired under this “no firearms” at work policy then the employee in question here will be fired.

Tim Ellwood said...

I worked for a Firearms dist in the south that had a "no guns" in the office policy (I know, WHAT?)
Because we had a UPS driver shot just 100 yards up the road for his watch, I carried a J frame in my pocket, a 25-5 in a S/H and a kimber and brokedown S/S 20 ga in my oversize briefcase. They never knew, I never told.

Old NFO said...

One can only hope 'sanity' will prevail!

Rob Crawford said...

As far as I know, Barney Kroger was never purple...

(Yes, the chain's founder was named Barney.)