Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Florida Concealed Carry Permit Holder and Wife Beater Murders Deputy Rather than Give Up the Guns

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Joel Dixon Smith


A Florida deputy was shot from behind and killed after serving a domestic violence injunction Tuesday morning, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputy Bill Myers, 64, was working in Shalimar when he was struck by multiple bullets, including in his head and back.

The suspect, Joel Dixon Smith, was later killed in a hotel shootout with a tactical team, officials said.
Myers had served the papers, which prohibited Smith from having contact with his spouse, at the office of the suspect's lawyer and had talked to the suspect about surrendering his firearms, the sheriff said.


  1. Well Mike, not saying for sure he didn't have one, but I'm not seeing anything in the article you posted that said he did. It did mention an arrest for domestic battery several years ago, which if he had been convicted would equal no permit and no legal guns at all.

    1. I think that's why the deputy was there to disarm him. So, like Kurt pointed out in his picky and petty comment, immediately before the incident, he was already disqualified, but I still use that tag about you lawful gun owners. He was one of you.

    2. . . . he was already disqualified, but I still use that tag about you lawful gun owners.

      Ah--that famous Mikeb honesty again. To paraphrase: "It's utterly untrue, but I'm perfectly happy to say it anyway."

    3. Oh . . . and let's examine this little gem of yours, shall we?

      He was one of you.

      So the guy who killed and died rather than surrender his guns was "one of [us]"?

      But, but, but . . . wait a second. I thought you said that such people represent only a very tiny proportion of gun owners, and even of avid gun rights advocates:

      I'm still wondering why there'll be "bloodshed" in CT when confiscations have taken place in Illinois and California without any? The explanation is that there won't. Mike V., and you too Kurt, are among the 3% who talk tough molon labe nonsense because you think it sounds cool, but those who really are tough are about .0003%.

      And . . . :

      I'll point out once again that in Illinois and California where thousands of warrants have been served in cases like this, there has been no bloodshed. Amazingly not a single one of those guys turned out to be a so-called 3%er. That's why l suggest we change the name of that "molon labe" crowd to the .0003%ers, and that may even be generous.

      So, which is it, Mikeb? Was he "one of [us]," or the incredibly rare exception, "tough" enough to back up tough talk with suicidally tough action? You have specifically named me as one of the people not ready or willing to actually go to guns when the confiscators come a-knockin', so how can a guy who did just that be "one of [us]"?

    4. "It's utterly untrue, but I'm perfectly happy to say it anyway."
      You mean like SS and you, who have been proven MANY times to be outright liars.

    5. Ooh--here's a good one, Mikeb--remember saying this?

      First of all, no one is coming to disarm you. Secondly, if they did, you tough-talkers would be the first to submit.

      See where I'm going with this, Mikeb? If I and the other "tough talkers" would be "the first to submit," would that not make us pretty much the exact opposite of the killer in this incident (his willingness to kill and die rather than submit would, I hope even you would have to agree, make him the last to submit)?

      And yet somehow, he is "one of [us]"? R-i-i-i-g-h-t.

    6. NRA's Charlton Heston, "Not until you take my gun from my cold dead hands."
      One of SS's heroes

  2. Um--"dangerous lawful gun owners," Mikeb? You're saying that the deceased deputy was trying to confiscate guns from someone who was permitted by law to have them?

  3. That's the gun loon cry, they would rather break the law and die, than give up their guns.

  4. It's always so sad when a good man like the deputy gets killed in the line of duty.

    This story, brought to us by Southern Beale's Tennessee Gun Report back in June is much more cheery. Who could read this and not laugh? Kind of puts the whole thing in perspective doesn't it? "I ain't going back to jail! Nobody is going to take my guns away!" Ya just gotta love it!


    Tennessee Gun Report

    Haven’t done one of these in a while but two accidental shootings in one day reminded me it’s time …

    • June 11, 2015:

    Country singer Randy Howard went out in a blaze of glory:

    “He said he wasn’t going back to jail,” one of Howard’s neighbors shared with WSMV of the musician. “That’s what he told me.”

    Howard missed a court appearance on charges that included DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, and possession of a gun while intoxicated. When a bail bondsman went to collect him, Howard began shooting.