How often do bad guys clean their guns? Do they take ’em to the range to see what ammo they like best? Guess there’s no way to know for sure. Let’s just be glad most of ’em don’t seem to bother. Lee Tate had been out of jail all of two hours Monday when he held a rifle at the door of a convenience store while his partner in crime, Demond Guyton, politely asked the man behind the counter for some cash. He probably wasn’t expecting the clerk to send a shower of lead his way . . .
And when he raised his rifle to return fire, nada. “The policeman said he’d be dead if the gun hadn’t jammed,” wyff4.com quoted another employee. “If they come back, they’re going to get shot again. If it had been me, I would’ve shot them.” Message sent.
“The man who had the rifle, Lee Tate, was later found lying in the back yard of a nearby building, Turner said. Tate was suffering from two gunshot wounds when officers found him, according to (Gaffney Police Chief Rick) Turner.”
Tate’s holes were plugged and he has re-assumed his old cell in the county jail. MikeB and, well, Mike B., brothers from different mothers, are fond of telling us that no one needs a gun. When was the last time either of them manned the til at a c-store?