June 14, 2014 12:00 pm -

Paging Mr. Wayne LaPierre! Mr. LaPierre, please pick up the white courtesy phone…

On Wednesday night at 6:40 p.m., a 68-year-old man was getting into his car outside of Yuri’s Gun Range, which is on Percy Street, just around the corner from Philadelphia police headquarters at 8th and Spring Garden streets. A man and a woman approached him, and the man pointed a handgun in the victim’s face and stole his backpack, which contained two 22-caliber handguns. Meanwhile, the woman fished through his pockets and took some other items. The pair fled in a car.

Here are descriptions of the suspects, as provided by police:

Suspect #1: Black female, 20 years-of-age, 5’3″-5’5″, medium to heavy build, round face, short hair, wearing black framed eye glasses, gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored jeans.

Suspect #2: Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’10”, thin build, wearing dark clothing, and armed with a handgun.

An update links to the good folks at GunCrisis who point out that this was the second such incident this week:

Police rushed a critically wounded 67-year-old man to the Aria Health Torresdale Campus after he was shot during a robbery shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, outside the Delaware Valley Sports Center on Geiger Road in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia. Seven firearms were taken.

As we reported earlier, separate Thursday night shootings wounded a 29-year-old man around 7 p.m. in Kingsessing and a 48-year old woman around 9:15 p.m. in Hartranft. Both victims were initially hospitalized in critical condition.

Early Friday shootings have also left one man dead in East Germantown and a woman wounded at North Broad and Wingohocking Streets. Check our live blog for updates: Daily Report: 06.13.14

In Bustleton, police said the victim and a friend were customers leaving the gun range when a man and a woman, both armed with guns, approached them and announced a robbery, according to CBS3. 6ABC reported that police are looking for a newer model, dark colored car with heavily tinted windows, which fled the scene.

LaPierre? LaPierre? Bueller?…

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Bad Guys With Gun Stop (And Rob) Good Guy With Two Guns

  1. granpa.usthai June 14th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    what a way for a “good guy” to become a “bad guy”, -eh?

    simple enough

    make it illegal for a “good guy” to give up his firearms to a “bad guy” unless the “bad guy” can show his NRA card to prove he is a “good guy” who is taking the guns away from a “bad guy” who is giving his guns to a “bad guy” because he is a “good guy” who is taking guns away from a “bad guy”.

    it’ll work

    ’cause it’s a CONs ti tu tion al RITE!

  2. Maxx44 June 14th, 2014 at 2:07 pm


  3. Greg Allen June 14th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I lived for many years in hardcore gang territory. I lost all faith in the protection of guns.

    If a gang banger wants to kill you, he puts a bullet in the back of your head, at point blank, before you even know he’s around. If you have a gun, it’s still in your pocket as you lie dead on the ground.

    The conservative gun nuts have watched too many cowboy and cop movies were you shoot the bad guys off the roofline with your trick shots.

  4. Greg Allen June 14th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Here’s is what the gun nuts don’t understand about licensing gun owners and registering guns:

    It allows the police to know the good guys from the bad guys — BEFORE someone gets shot.

    The good guys will get a license and register their guns.

    The bad guys won’t.

    If a cop finds a bad guy with a gun, the bad guy is busted.

  5. Jack Tafoya June 14th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Its proven your gun will most likley shoot a loved one or a friend. Very small chance of shooting a bad guy. Huge chance of killing your family.