Country Store Becomes Shootout Site

Country store becomes shootout site (CNN)

Photo:Gloria Turner and Bobby Doster, stand in their store in Hutchins, Georgia.  When two men walked into a popular country store outside Atlanta, announced a holdup and fired a shot, owners Bobby Doster and Gloria Turner never hesitated. The pair pulled out their own pistols and opened fire.

The armed suspect and his partner were killed. The owners won’t be charged, according to local officials, because they were acting in self-defense.

“I just started shooting,” said Gloria Turner, 56. “I was trying to blow his brains out is what I was trying to do.”

Apparently, she was successful. It’s been said that gun control is being able to hit your target.

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Comments

  1. Alan Kellogg says:

    It should be noted that a weapon does no good if you’re not willing to use it. Gloria and Bobby were, and that’s what made the difference.

    If you’re going to go around armed, be sure you’re ready to use whatever you carry.

  2. riley COMSTOCK says:

    I AM SORRY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO YOU SHOT PUT YOU IN THAT SITUATION, BUT AM GLAD THAT YOU WERE PREPARED TO DEFEND YOURSELF. I BELIVE WE ALL HAVE THAT RIGHT .AND THATYOU HAD SOME TRAINING SO YOU WERE ABLE TO GET THE BAD GUYS AND NOT INNOCENT VICTOMS . MAY GRANT YOU SOME PEACE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED I KNOW IT IS NEVER EASY TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

  3. American justice
    This story from the AP wire caught my eye: ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — When two men walked into a popular country store outside Atlanta, announced a holdup and fired a shot, owners Bobby Doster and Gloria Turner never hesitated. The pair pulled out thei…