Robbed Store Owner who Shot Back is InvestigatedApril 17th, 2009 by josh farley
A Vancouver, B.C. jewelry shop owner shot at men robbing his store this week — and he may find himself in trouble for it.
The gun debate, I surmise, is a little different north of the border.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, three men came into the downtown Vancouver jewelers’ store about 10 a.m. Tuesday. One of the men took a hammer to jewelry cases; waved a gun around.
At some point, the store’s owner took out a gun and very likely shot one of the men. The suspects fled before the cops arrived.
The man was allowed to have the gun, but, “No one is allowed to have a gun on their premises for protection in the city,” a Vancouver cop told CBC news.
So police are investigating two crimes at once.
Washington’s gun laws are quite a bit different than Canada’s. Here, you can carry a gun just about anywhere — even the state capitol —with the exception of schools, federal buildings and a few other places.
Some horrifying incidents around the country, Mexico’s drug war and an increase in the number of concealed pistol licenses are bringing the gun debate back into focus.