GUN Man robs gun store with machete gets shot

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3745661a10,00.html

    Machete-wielder shot in gun shop
    27 July 2006

    A man who took a machete into a South Auckland gun shop today is in hospital, after he was shot in the stomach.

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    The man was thought to have been shot by someone in the shop about 10am.

    Police spokeswoman, Noreen Hegarty said details of the shooting were still vague and she could not say what "the precursor to him being shot was.

    "It would be reasonable to question why he went into the shop with a machete."

    It was not known if the man threatened staff in the shop, in Great South Road, in the suburb of Penrose.

    "He was shot whilst in the shop and then police were advised of the incident," she said.

    It was not known what type of weapon was used.

    The shot man was conscious when he arrived at hospital, said police.

    The shooting was at Small Arms International, considered to be one of the leading gun shops in the country.

    It was at the same address as a company which specialises in firearms auctions and antique gun sales.

    Two women who work in nearby buildings said there was no obvious incident.

    The first they knew of the shooting was when the police and an ambulance arrived.

    "We are right next door and because it is such an industrial area there are big concrete walls between and I didn't hear anything and didn't see anything," said one worker who did not want to be named.

    "There wasn't an obvious gunshot or anything like that," she said.

    She said going into a gunshop with a machete was not the smartest thing for anyone to do.

    Another worker said the first she learned of the incident was when she walked past on her way to the Post Shop and saw the police.

    Austraila :eek3: hope the store owner doesnt get charged
     
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    man tries to start shit in a gun shop while wielding a knife :rofl:
     
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    I thought guns were banned in Australia... what's a gunshop doing there?

    And don't bring a knife (or machette) to a gun fight.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Whats that guy apologizing for? I mean he doesnt have to look for a reason to support his son shooting that guy.

    That guy with a machete was a dumbass, and deserved to get killed, let alone shot.
     
  5. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    the guy WILL be charged, lets just hope he doesnt loose his armourers license... its fuckin hard enough to find guns in this country :(
     
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    So I guess over there they'de rather the shop owner gave up all the cash and some guns? Not that far out of line from some states over here
     
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    mzmtg New Member

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    Wasn't this in New Zealand?

    New Zeland /= Ozzy-trailia
     
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    If you are referring to CA (hey, its safe to assume), then you might be surprised to know we actually tend not to charge people with stuff like that over here. The problem isnt the criminal lawsuit and going to jail for self def (almost never happens AFAICT), but rather the civil lawsuit filed by the attackers family (and the BS judges that dont toss the case).
     
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    true, it is BS. On the other hand, Im going to be living in the red part of the state in (looks at calender) about 20 days, where they actually believe in letting you defend yourself (Merced county is essentially shall issue CCWs)
     
  10. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    on closer inspection its a south auckland gun shop ie New Zealand...

    NZ is pretty easy going with what you can own firearms wise, pretty much everything but full-auto, but i am unsure of what the self defense laws are...
     
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    Really? I thought I'd read they were pretty strict about semi-auto rifles and handguns.
     
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    Zombie Pornstar I'm cumming RAWL

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    what teh pink baalloons about
     

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