This is yet another example that destroys the gun-grabber narrative.https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/30/us/stand-your-ground-polk-county-uber-driver/index.html wrote:
'You know I got a pistol?' the man yelled. So the Uber driver shot him
By Darran Simon, Jamiel Lynch and Eric Levenson, CNN
Updated 10:53 AM ET, Thu August 30, 2018
(CNN) After a heated text message exchange with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Jason Boek followed an Uber he thought was giving her a ride home.
Driving along a dark stretch of two-lane road in central Florida, Boek swerved his pickup truck early Tuesday morning in front of the rideshare car.
Uber driver Robert Westlake slammed on his brakes.
They narrowly avoided a crash and stopped in the middle of the roadway.
Then, Boek jumped out of his truck and quickly walked toward Westlake's Hyundai Elantra.
"You know I got a pistol?" Boek said, holding an object in the air. "You want me to f****** shoot you?"
Bang. With one shot, the Uber driver killed him.
The fatal confrontation, captured on Westlake's dash camera, . . .
. . . "This is a justifiable homicide all day long. You have the right protect yourself," Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday. "This was the intent of the law."
. . . And Westlake, 38, was no ordinary Uber driver. He's a licensed armed security guard who holds a concealed weapons permit and who had just completed training to be a police officer.
. . . The sheriff's office said Westlake is cooperating with the investigation. And the sheriff wanted this much to be clear: "Here's a message for the hotheads of the community: Don't do that stuff," Judd said. "Good people carry guns and they will shoot you. A lot. Graveyard dead."
. . . [Uber] policy prohibits drivers and passengers from carrying firearms while using the Uber app to the extent permitted by local law.
I do not fear armed people like Westlake.
Nor do I fear the armed Floridians I know personally. In fact I feel safer knowing they are around. They are solid citizens of good moral character.
Perhaps I should cross-post this in ed's thread: Why Florida is an awsome place to live.
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