Have you ever read something and, then, said to yourself, “That can’t be true! No one could be that stupid, could they?”
I found myself thinking exactly that when I read what Marvin Payton, Jr. did in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now, what happens in Vegas generally stays in Vegas (or so I’ve heard), but when you do something this unbelievably idiotic, it’s going to be talked about outside of Vegas, too (hat tip to here for the lead).
So, what did Payton do? He was caught rifling through the bag of another customer at a Las Vegas shooting range. One report indicated that police said that Payton was trying to steal a gun. The folks at the range escorted Payton outside to wait for police to come arrest him. What did Payton do, then? He attacked a female officer with a screwdriver. Outside of a gun range. While employees of the range were outside, too, making sure that he got arrested.
You can guess what happened next. Payton was shot fourteen times and died.
Yes, Martha, stupidity can kill people.
You can watch video of the incident below. And, yes, because it is a shooting, everyone may not want to watch it. Viewer discretion is advised.
Even for someone with a violent history (Payton had a history of run ins with law enforcement), attacking a police officer while multiple armed gun range employees are on hand seems to be a not very well thought out move. An uncredited writer at liveleak.com notes:
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said Payton had a violent history with police, including charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery of a firearm and assault on a protected person. All involved police and arriving officers had knowledge of Payton’s violent past before the shooting.
Another viewpoint on this incident is that it perfectly illustrates what I tell people will happen in the first week after all gun control is nullified nationwide and Constitutional carry goes into effect across our country: those prone to criminal violence will either become the example Payton did or they will learn from their example and rush to find different (and, more likely, legal) professions.
Thus, eliminating gun control would radically decrease violence after the first week of implementation.
Just something to consider if you have a tendency to support any gun control at all.
On a side note, if you want to learn about concealed carry firearm safety, you may want to take the time to watch this video series.
This is a great example of gun control. The bad guy was shot 14 times and died. These wonderful people helped the cops and saved the taxpayers $35K a year for the next 25 years. It’s not nice to say this but, I’m glad that idiot is dead . I’m sure his mother will say he was a good boy though!
Right on 100%
This guy was the dullest knife in the drawer. What an idiot.
What would you do if this fuckin idiot came in your house but our idiots who want to ban guns took your
means of protecting you and your family, what then biden?
If this fuckin idiot walked in your house you assholes against guns what are you gonna do? Feed the sonofabitch and loan him your car? Hell no you take his ass out, quick
Seems he was unarmed!!!!
It does not take much to shoot someone when they are unarmed and you are!!
Real brave real brave!!!
People are beaten to death by unarmed people. Just because he is unarmed doesn’t mean he wasn’t dangerous, just stupid.
If he, or she, enters my home uninvited, they will face deadly force. God gives me the right !
Did you not read the article and watch the video? He attacked the deputies with a screwdriver. He was armed! Clean shoot! I just love a happy ending!
Speaking of “Stupid”!
It was a good ending but Why in the hell was this horrible thing still out around people? He should have been locked away already! There is a big part of that Stupidity thing. Keep these Bad people away from good people!
That’s about the only, maybe best, way to fix stupid.
He was not (unarmed) armed with what is considered a weapon by most. He wss armed with a scrrw driver as stated in the article and a person stabed wit it could die just as if he was shot. Some of you need to learn how to read and understand that common items can be deadly.
The NUMBER ONE, EDGED WEAPON USED IN edged weapons Homicides IS: ………..Can you guess?………….Really! This was taught to me in my Police Training and I confirmed it’s danger and LETHALITY in my Forensic Scientist research! ………plus Law Enforcement Officer generally isn’t going to snatch you up if you have a ten inch long one sticking out of your back pocket! After all you can claim you only had it to tighten the screw that keeps working loose on your Bicycle, car, Etc.! That’s right the NUMBER ONE EDGED WEAPON used in Homicides, is NOT that fancy flinging Butterfly knife of the Hollywood Gang Movies! It’s the common Screw Driver! Phillips or Blade tip, DOESN’T Matter, it’ll still penetrate right into your heart, lungs, windpipe, liver, etc!
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