Gotta love the concealed hand gun law!

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Retired Marine and former Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell is Top Gun at Subway Sandwich Shop
Plantation, Florida:
Last week police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, and he works out every day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.

According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at1949 N. Pine Rd. Just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.
When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units found the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.
Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center , where one, Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.
Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.
He is not expected to be charged authorities said ”He was in fear for his life,” Detective Rettig said, “These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70’s have military backgrounds and aren’t intimidated by idiots.”
Something tells me this old Marine wasn’t ‘in fear for his life’, even though his life was definitely at risk. The only thing he could be charged with is participating in an unfair fight. One 71- year young Marine against two punks. Two head shots and one center body mass shot.
Outstanding shooting! That will teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal.
Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon. Don’t you just love a story with a happy ending?
~Steve~      I Love living in Fla. 😀      H/T   I- Man

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0 responses to “Gotta love the concealed hand gun law!

  1. If people decide to assault and steal from others, in this case a senior, they have in effect declared war on that person, and all limits are off. The assailants should not be surprised that some people in such a war will be armed appropriately, and know how to use small firearms. They may get away w/their crimes ninety-nine times before meeting fatal resistance. That’s the price of stupidity.

  2. Critically wounding?????? Must have not been packing his 1911.
    Don’t the Gi-rines just ALWAYS make you smile….:)

  3. Si vis pacem, parabellum!

  4. If you want peace, prepare for war.

  5. Being a criminal is risky business…good for this Marine!

  6. Good on you, gal, and be sure to face them down, never show fear, even if you ARE nervous. I learned to face down bullies starting in Chicago grade school, and 98% of the time they back off when they meet resistance. All best to ya!

  7. I never leave home without my 45. VietNam 69to71 retriedl law man

  8. yea I know I missed spelled a word

  9. Nice…
    Semper Fi
    (from a former squid)

  10. An uncomfortable fact from the FBI stats: regions without CommuNazi gun control have lower crime rates – add in not-impossible “Concealed Carry” permits and the rate drops even more!

  11. Good thing he didn’t have to wait for the Police or we know who would have been laying on the floor .


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