Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019
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An escaped detainee opened the door of a sleeping woman. But she had a gun.


The prisoners planned their escape for days. Bruce McLaughlin Jr. and Timothy Dill kicked off the jailbreak shortly after 2am Tuesday. It was the Pickens County Jail, S.C. cemetery, when their fellow prisoners were asleep and, if luck had come, the guards were less alert than usual. McLaughlin and Dill surprised and crushed two guards, neutralized them, then rushed to the wire fence that separates the prison from Pickens residents, Sheriff Rick Clark told reporters. Then, Clark said, the plan started to collapse and the situation became desperate. Other prison guards and Sheriff's deputies from Pickens County had learned the escape. Dill was found on Concord Church Road, about half a kilometer from the school. A few minutes after he escaped, he was on the way back to jail. But McLaughlin – a tattooed nailed criminal who was jailed for murder and first-degree burglary, according to Newsweek – kicked in the kitchen door of a nearby house. Inside, a woman was lying in her room, alone and asleep, the authorities said. McLaughlin picked up a kitchen tool from a foot used to sharpen knives. Moments later, the authorities received a call to 911. It was the woman who was not sleeping anymore. She had just shot a man, she told the dispatches, and he was dying on the floor in front of his room. She had no idea who he was, but he wore what looked like prison clothes.
Bruce McLaughlin Jr. is shown in an undated photo. (Pickens County Sheriff's Office / AP) The authorities found McLaughlin on the floor of the woman's house, shot in the head. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital, but he did not survive. And with that, the woman was plunged into the man-made debate with a gun, in a country involved in a long gun discussion. The National Rifle Association
many times rented #ArmedCitizens who kill mass shooters or other dangerous people. The lobby group also used these incidents to criticize politicians who demanded stricter gun control. Critics of this argument say that people who have access to firearms at the right time can not substitute for comprehensive gun control policies that keep guns out of reach of criminals. And they point out that many brave guys armed with rifles – including trained police officers – have become victims. [‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions trigger deadly chaos in Massachusetts] But Clark, the sheriff, said more people living in his county should imitate the woman on Meece Mill Road. She was allowed to use her handgun and was trained to use it. "This is the shining example of what this lady did, took the time to bring her [concealed weapons permit] and set up to be able to protect themselves and not be hurt, killed or raped, "Clark said at a press conference. The sheriff's office did not charge the woman; Clark said the investigators had determined that she was facing an imminent threat and had no escape routes due to the size and layout of the house. "It was a big guy," Clark said. "If she did not have a weapon, nothing says what would have happened. But she stopped the crime. She solved the crime and came out victorious. When Clark met the woman, he told her, he told her so. "I gave him a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her. To find out more: He is accused of killing someone in a dispute over a parking spot. The authorities say that he was standing. A Yukon trapper shot down an attacking grizzly bear – then discovered that he had probably already killed his family. Trump sent a letter to a retired teacher on gun policy. She corrected the grammar and sent it away. NRA host mocks Parkland teens: "Nobody knows your names" if classmates were still alive .

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