Bob Owens of Bearing Arms Discovers the Bottom of the Barrel

And a robber discovers the end of one. h/t Freedom is Just Another Word…

The parents of a dead armed robber are very angry over his death, and are demanding to know why his innocent victim was allowed to be armed.

It’s been a difficult week for parents Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. Their son, Michael Grace Jr., was shot and killed during an attempted robbery early Sunday morning.

Police said Grace Jr. and two other people tried to rob a Pizza Hut in the 3200 block of Freedom Drive. During the incident, an employee fired his own handgun and killed Grace Jr.

Hairston said she learned of her son’s death on social media, and only got confirmation from police after contacting them first. The grieving mother said she has been left with dozens of questions about the situation that have thus far gone unanswered.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” said Hairston


The parents are angry that their son was shot and killed by an employee. They don’t believe the full story has been released to the public.

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.

The three robbers were armed.  This guy was shot to death by someone protection the lives of others.  I’ll bet Pizza Hut policy prohibits shooting customers, but I hope they make an exception.  

I still would rather be judged by twelve than carried by 6.  

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17 Responses to Bob Owens of Bearing Arms Discovers the Bottom of the Barrel

  1. Toastrider says:

    Reminds me of a story down here in Alabama.

    It was a Dollar General, but I could be incorrect. Good Guy with concealed carry permit and weapon comes in to find a Bad Guy standing over a cashier, gun to his head. Good Guy promptly draws down on Bad Guy, tells him to drop it.

    Bad Guy turns to aim at him, and Good Guy centerpunches him.

    (pause for cheers to die down)

    What I found most disturbing was Bad Guy’s family’s reaction, wherein they complained about how ‘it was none of Good Guy’s business, and he should’ve just walked off’.

    What. No, seriously, I don’t even have a reaction image for that.

    But my opinion is that they’re upset that someone DARED to fight back, and DARED to put an end to their thug-relation’s burgeoning criminal career. And I’m getting the same vibe from this story.

    And remember, folks: these people vote.

    Liked by 2 people

    • John “Minemyown” Doe says:

      You recall correctly.l


      • John “Minemyown” Doe says:

        Link to that story.

        Thanks John. Here’s a part of the story. — Dave

        The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopped the robbery.

        Adric White, 18, was shot five times after he allegedly tried to hold up a Family Dollar store in Mobile on Nov. 12.

        FOX10 spoke exclusively to both the unnamed Good Samaritan and the family members of White. They’re livid that their son was shot while pointing a gun in someone’s face.

        “If [the customer’s] life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” a relative, who wished to remain anonymous, told FOX10. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”

        Liked by 1 person

      • Toastrider says:

        Thanks, John, that’s the one.

        God, I wanted that family to die in a fire. I was so damn furious.

        Liked by 1 person

    • I think if you actually have the tools to check, you’ll find that “these people” almost entirely do not vote, even if they’ve ever bothered to register to do so. Which has been a help to the rest of us, truth be told.


  2. Similar stories come after an individual is shot in a clearly justified police shooting. He aimed a gun at police and was shot, like 40 times.
    Momma says, “They didn’t have to shoot him so many times.” Sorry about your grief, but not about your dangerous son.

    Dead is not quantifiable. Aim a gun at someone in commission of a felony, and you might end up dead. Head shot, gut shot, multiple shots…none of that is up for debate. The ‘good guy’ chooses.
    In the original story, there were three robbers. I don’t think I want shot number one to merely injure the armed robber #1. I will soon be busy with #2 and #3. I don’t need #1 angry, injured and armed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pablo says:

      Another part of this perception problem is the Aim To Maim fallacy. Lethal force is lethal.

      Liked by 2 people

      • When my gun friends discuss types of ammo, the discussion is never lethal vs. non-lethal. Most of the time the consideration is penetration and damage. Most agree that a bullet which does maximum damage but stays inside the intended target is most preferable for self-defense. Lefties and folks who know nothing of weapons assume gun people are like Dirty Harry, picking the most powerful handgun, so they can take your head off. On the other hand, gun people think about where the bullet will go if it leaves the body of the target.

        This is o/t, and probably would seem like a nasty conversation to have about another human being…but the gun owner has to consoider the neighbors, too. Unlike on TV, drywall does not stop a bullet.

        Go to a gun forum and ask about non-lethal ammo. It is an invitation to be sued.

        As always, point the weapon at a target to practice, or to kill.


  3. This Other Latin F*cker says:

    There are plenty of stories out there about people getting killed while committing armed robberies and their families getting pissed about it. I hear zero talk about these parents reaching out to their communities to encourage other parents not to let their kids turn into armed criminals.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Paul Krendler says:

    One of the first things I noticed in the story…and it may just be me, but I’ll bet social scientists would call this a CLUE, is that Michael Grace, Jr’s father’s last name is Grace, and his mother’s last name is Hairston.

    This observation (step 1) leads me to think a little research would lead to a testable hypothesis (step 2) about the correlation of broken families to crime and reduced llifespans. I might then devise a means to measure by experimentation and analyze results (step 3) various family situations to determine if my theory is correct, and publish my results (step 4).


    Liked by 2 people

  5. Adriane says:

    Don’t start none, won’t be none …

    Liked by 1 person

  6. samk says:

    Now, wait a second. I thought we were supposed to be up in arms about cops killing young people. This Hairston person says, “If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement.”

    I am very confused.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Paul Krendler says:

      If you think of them as Democrat operatives with bylines, it all makes perfect sense.

      The Blogfather taught me that.

      Seriously…you weren’t really expecting consistency out of the Mainstream Media, were you?


    • Hairston is the mother of the perp who was shot. She objected to the location of the bullet (her son’s head, not torso) and the fact that citizen was allowed to pull the trigger (apparently a right reserved for police and thugs.) Yes, she is filled with grief. No, she don’t make sense.


      • Paul Krendler says:

        So not only do we get to point and laugh at the parents who are too grief-stricken (and stupid) to realize that when you attempt an armed robbery you have assumed the risk, legally speaking, of being on the wrong end of someone else’s self-defense efforts…

        We also get to indict the media for exploiting this tragedy?


        I must need batteries for my sympathy meter…


    • Freedom Costs says:

      They want law enforcement to do the deed if it happens, because then they could sue the city and get paid for their son’s death.


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