Apple security guard shoots and kills armed robbery suspect at Dallas store

An armed man who broke into an Apple store in Dallas was shot dead by a security guard early Tuesday morning.

CBS DFW:

Around 2:30 a.m. Oct. 8, the suspect attempted to break in to the Apple store on the 3100 block of Knox Street near McKinney Avenue. Police said a witness stated he was wearing full body armor and was armed with an assault rifle. The suspect attempted to disarm the security guard — a retired Dallas police officer — but was unsuccessful. The security guard was able to pull his weapon and fired multiple times, striking the suspect.

The suspect — described as an adult black male — was taken to Baylor Medical Center, where he subsequently died.

MacDailyNews Take: That was no 🔫 that Apple employee wielded. Good thing, too, or he’d likely be the one dead today instead of the criminal.

Here’s a lesson: Attempt to harm others, lie dying in an alley.

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    1. Addendum. To clarify: There is no such thing as an “assault weapon.” There is such as thing as an “assault rifle,” but 99% of the U.S. public are incapable of owning one.

      An assault rifle must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:

      • It must be capable of selective fire.
      • It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle, such as the 7.92×33mm Kurz, the 7.62x39mm and the 5.56x45mm NATO.
      • Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine.
      • It must have an effective range of at least 300 meters (330 yards).

      All assault rifles require a Class III license. There is a long waiting period, a high tax, an additional background check, and even more paperwork. 99% (or higher) of U.S. citizens cannot and do not own an assault rifle.

      An AR-15 is not an assault rifle. If that’s what was carried by the perp, as I suspect, the Dallas police spokesman was mistaken to call it an “assault rifle.”

      1. “…but 99% of the U.S. public are incapable of owning one.”

        While the rest of your post is correct that statement is wrong. ALL law-abiding citizens may own machine guns. Most don’t because of the expense. I own three.

        1. In 1986 federal legislation, called the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), prohibited the possession of “new” machine guns by citizens. … Although it is perfectly legal for a law-abiding citizen to own a full-auto machine gun, it must be one made before 1986.

    2. “Assault Weapon” is a term made up by anti-gunners to fool the stupid and gullible into vilifying a class a firearms based solely on its looks.

      Rifles deemed to be “assault weapons” are no different than any other rifle.

      1. suuuuuure, DD. let’s not make any distinctions based on how many bullets can be sprayed out.

        i’m sure by your unreasonable interpretations the founding fathers would all support patriots marching around with bazookas in peacetime too.

        1. The Mini 14, which is not a so called assault weapon, fires the same ammunition with the same magazine capacity at the same rate of fire as AR15s. The only difference is looks.

          You would not be so stupid if you would learn to research on your own instead of having your head up CNN’s ass

  1. Tim Cook’s message to staff:

    “Early this morning an Apple employee successfully defended their life with a 🔫.”

    Your misplaced virtue-signaling makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it, SJW Cook?

    Cook is an effete fool.

    1. And yet Tim Cook heads the most valuable company on the planet whilst you debate chilli or mayo topping on your next animal murderburger.
      I’ll bet he’s really worried about that.

  2. Even more interesting… 10/3/19

    Four officers killed in knife attack at police HQ in Paris

    PARIS — An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said.

    Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appeared to have started in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral.

    The number of people injured was not immediately known.

    Travers said the motive is unknown, but that the 20-year police employee allegedly responsible for the attack worked in the intelligence unit and had not posed known problems until Thursday.

      1. Not this stupid crap again! You can kill somebody with almost any object that is pointy or weighs more than a couple of pounds.

        That reality has NOTHING to do with people’s concerns about easy access to weapons that can kill LARGE NUMBERS of people very quickly, very easily, and from a distance.

          1. Trucks are registered, drivers are licensed. People who violate laws including operating trucks without registration and license are penalized.

            Why not gun owners? If LEOs were empowered to pick up gang bangers with unlicensed guns, then the streets would be improved. People who lawfully own guns might actually enjoy and benefit from more gun training as part of their duty to safely own and operate their weapons. Alas, the NRA thinks this might lead to a … gasp … WELL REGULATED MILITIA.

            1. Mike,

              Stop being stupid. I beg you.

              Driving is a privilege. Gun ownership is a constitutional RIGHT

              People with cars kill 3X as many people as criminals do with guns. Why dont you want car control?

              Thoughts on the gun debate part seven: Treat guns like cars.
              One of the frequent things I hear when discussing the gun control issue with many people is the proposal that we treat guns like cars. Recently, Michael Z. Williamson took a turn at that idea that I want to build on a bit. Let’s visit that guns/cars equivalency. Let’s turn it around for a moment. There are already rather a lot of gun laws out there which most folks who aren’t “gun people” don’t know about. So, let’s try the analogy in the other direction; as Mike asked the other day, how about we treat cars like guns? Here’s what would happen if we tried that.

              Anyone wanting to operate a business selling cars will have to apply to the Federal Bureau of Automobiles, Trucks and Gasoline for a Federal Transport License. You will have to pass a criminal background check, file your photos and fingerprints and get the approval of your local law enforcement to be allowed to get your license and open your business.
              You may only sell cars to people who complete a form and who pass a federal criminal background check. Certain categories of cars — two doors, cars with eight cylinder engines, cars painted red, may only be sold to people over 21. In any case, you may not sell a car to anyone under 18. You may only sell a car to someone who is a resident of your state. If you have a car that someone out of state wants to buy, you will have to formally transfer title of that car to a Federal Transport License holder in their state and then that person will charge them a “transfer fee” to transfer the title to the person buying the car.
              Certain categories of cars are extremely limited. “Sports” cars, with features like manual transmissions, gull wing doors and dual exhausts may only be sold to government agencies unless you can prove that the car was built before 1981. If you have a “grandfathered” car built before 1981 then you have to have a special “Federal Transport License – Sports Car” license to deal in them, and your customer will have to buy a special $2000 tax stamp for each one he wants to buy, and the local police agency will have to approve the purchase, and the customer will have to provide their photo and fingerprints before they are allowed to buy the car.
              Some car accessories including turbochargers, superchargers, glass pack mufflers, and tinted glass are restricted similar to the sports car restrictions. While you can sell new “sports car accessories” to individuals, they are subject to the same taxes and registration and police approval as above.
              Owning a “sports car” or a sports car accessory without the special tax stamp and registration is a felony and will result in your losing all your rights to own ANY car or to drive.
              If you are convicted of any crime which can be punished by a year in jail (even if you never served a day in jail, if that punishment is possible), or if you were ever had a restraining order against you, even if it was later set aside, or if you were ever involuntarily committed to a hospital or released from the military with a less than honorable discharge, you may not ever own a car or drive one, and it is possible you may not RIDE in one.
              Different states have different regulations about getting drivers license, about who may purchase a car, and how many or how frequently you can purchase a car.
              Your drivers license from one state may not be recognized by another, and it is entirely your job to inform yourself about the different states rules about car driving and car ownership. If you attempt to drive your car through another state which does not recognize “personal transportation” as a valid reason for owning and using a car instead of taking public transport, your car may be seized and you may be charged with a felony. If you drive your car through a state which does not recognize your states driver’s license, you may be charged with a felony. If convicted, you lose all rights to ever own or drive a car anywhere.
              In some states, in addition to a driver’s license, you will have to have a “car operators identification card” which you must present in order to buy gasoline or oil or the services of a car wash.
              Ok, that’s enough. Let’s try going the other way. How about we treat guns like cars?
              Anyone of any age may buy any gun at any time. There is no background check.
              A concealed carry license is available in every state with the assumption that any largely normal and competent teenager can complete the well defined test and receive a license.
              A concealed carry license issued by any state is completely and automatically reciprocal with every other state and many foreign countries.
              Guns for concealed carry use may be required to pass certain standards of construction and safety just like cars which are tagged for use on public roads may have to meed certain safety and environmental regulations, however…..
              Guns not intended for use “in public” as a concealed carry gun may have absolutely any features and may be modified in any way by anyone as long as they are not used “in public” but are restricted to private lands and ranges just like you can make indy-cars, monster trucks, swamp buggies, dragsters etc… which have no title, no registration and are not subject to the rules for cars used on the public roads.
              A person found carrying a gun not licensed or approved for concealed carry will be subject to a fine ONLY, exactly like a person driving an unregistered or uninspected car.
              No license is required to purchase guns, nor is a license required to keep and use guns other than concealed carry in public — exactly like a twelve year old can run a truck or tractor around on the farm without a license. As long as the tractor stays off the public roads, it’s not subject to road rules, similarly as long as a gun isn’t used for concealed carry it’s not subject to “carry rules.” You can buy all the cars you want, you can buy all the trucks, tractors, golf carts etc, and store them in a museum or a warehouse or run them around on a track on your private land, and they need never be registered or tagged or pass inspection. Similarly, you can do the exact same with guns.
              That’s what you get if you want to treat guns like cars. Are you up for it?

              And before you get all upset with me at the idea, let’s recall a few numbers….

              U.S. for 2010, there were 31,513 deaths from firearms, distributed as follows by mode of death: Suicide 19,308; Homicide 11,015; Accident 600, so here’s our first number:

              2010 Non Suicide Gun Deaths: 11,615

              Meanwhile the CDC gives us our other number:

              2010 Non Suicide Car Deaths: 32,788

              So why is it we regulate guns more? Right, I know your answer: “There are far more cars and drivers than gun owners, and so it’s more appropriate to regulate them.

              In 2010, there were approximately 200 million licensed drivers in the US. The death rate from cars then was around 16 deaths per 100,000 licensed drivers.

              In 2010 there were approximately 80 million gun owners in the US. The death rate from guns (excluding suicides) then was around 14 per 100,000 gun owners.

              Gun owners (and their guns) are safer than drivers.

              We actually can go one better than that. Most states report revocations of concealed carry licenses giving the reason for the revocation. Any conviction of any crime with the POTENTIAL of more than one year in jail causes the loss of a license. (Wow, if that were true of cars…. nevermind.) So, we can look at the criminal conviction rate of concealed carry holders vs the criminal conviction rate of drivers. Without boring you with the sources, it works out to carry license holders having a criminal conviction rate about 1/70th the rate of drivers.

              Of course, drivers don’t have to be fingerprinted, get a criminal background check or risk loss of license for small errors (like accidentally driving where they’re not allowed.)

              Still, here’s my conclusion:

              Sure, let’s treat guns like cars. If you can agree to the seven bullet points above, I’ll back you and even go along with working for legislation to that effect. You still up for it?

            2. Dd
              Is this the new NRA tactic? “Because we’ve lost the moral argument, don’t have enough cash to bribe all the politicians, game the education system or hoodwink joe public anymore… we’ll just bore them to death with endless debates about minutiae and pointless definitions”
              Guns v cars ‘whataboutism’
              Are you for real

  3. According to the original story, “a witness stated he was wearing full body armor and was armed with an assault rifle.”

    The Wikipedia post on assault rifles states…

    The term “assault rifle” is sometimes conflated with the term “assault weapon”. According to the Associated Press Stylebook, the media should differentiate between “assault rifles”, which are capable of fully automatic firing, and “assault weapons”, which are semiautomatic and “not synonymous with assault rifle”. In the U.S., civilian ownership of machine guns (and assault rifles) has been tightly regulated since 1934 under the National Firearms Act and since 1986 under the Firearm Owners Protection Act.

    Finally, I looked over a number of reports on this, and so far, I haven’t found any that actually identify the specific weapon the suspect was carrying. Until we know, let’s all take a deep breath for now.

  4. The man was bl@ck so clearly a r@cist incident.

    Could they not have just talked to him? Or called his social worker?

    That’s what the Brits would have done. We don’t carry guns.

  5. Dd,
    I was with you on all your earlier posts until this last one. It seems rather likely (unless I’m just way off on this) that Brixit was trying to be humorous. Hey Brixit! Can you please confirm that for us?

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