Bank Robber Ignores "No Guns" Sign

Discussion in 'In the News' started by EagleEye920, May 4, 2006.

  1. EagleEye920

    EagleEye920 Member

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    This caught my attention because today was the first day in about 4 years that I have actually stepped foot into a bank :) I love the Internet ;) I walked into the local wachovia (not the one robbed ;)) to get some documentation for an old account and as I walked in, I saw a tiny 2x2 "No Guns" sticker. Do all wachovia's have this tiny little sticker?

    Anyway, I saw this story and thought to myself, "Hey wait a second! That guy can't rob that bank! They probably have a "No Guns" sticker like the one I walked into." :roll:

    If someone in the bank had been armed, would force have been justified since this is a forcible felony? What are your thoughts?

    Here's the link:
    are those Raybans?

    http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=79441
     
  2. Recon4Life2

    Recon4Life2 New Member

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    I would think so, since you can not tell his mindset and if he WOULD actually hurt anyone or not.
     

  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    Wachovia has a corporate policy of no firearms. I think if you find a Wachovia without a sticker it is just that one location (sticker fell off/pro gun manager).

    I wonder if you saved a tellers life would they still ask you to leave for carrying?
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Forcible felony does not have much to do with the question, given that he showed up with a gun and the picture shows him pointing it at a teller and threatening her with ventilation.

    Are you asking whether one is legally justified in shooting an armed robber who is pointing a gun?

    :lol:

    This isn't England . . .