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South African store owner defends himself against four robbers, one of whom is now dead

Originally ran here as:
"Shop owner shoots robber dead"
by South African Press Association
M- Web
March 07, 2002

Pretoria, South Africa -- A suspected robber was shot dead and another wounded in the hand when a four-member gang tried to rob a chicken retailer at Hammanskraal train station, Pretoria police have reported.

Inspector Percy Morokane said the men entered the shop about 07:00, pretending to be customers. One produced a firearm after ordering chicken portions.

Morokane said the shop owner shot the man in the head, killing him instantly. Another robber, who tried to produce a gun, was shot in the right hand.

The other two fled empty handed with their wounded accomplice.

The shop owner was not injured. Two unlicensed firearms and a red Golf, which police suspect belonged to one of the robbers, was found abandoned a few metres away from the shop, said Morokane.

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There are other things so clearly out of the power of Congress, that the bare recital of them is sufficient, I mean the "...rights of bearing arms for defence, or for killing game..." These things seem to have been inserted among their objections, merely to induce the ignorant to believe that Congress would have a power over such objects and to infer from their being refused a place in the Constitution, their intention to exercise that power to the oppression of the people. —ALEXANDER WHITE (1787)

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