It’s like the newspapers want to tell you only half of the story.
(Suspect) is one of two men accused of going into the 211 Quick Check store at 2133 E. Fifth St. on May 11, pointing a gun at two people inside and demanding money, Barnes said.
(Suspect) is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy, Barnes said.
What they aren’t telling you, but could figure out as easily as I just did, is that he’s a convicted felon who was release from prison in February. So he makes it a grand total of 96 days between release and his alleged crime.
But we need to make it harder for people like you and me to get guns.
I could take the average person off the street today, give them the money, and say “Go” and they couldn’t have a NC Concealed Handgun Permit in 96 days. It’d take them longer than a week to find the training, and the Sheriff is allowed to take 90 days to make a decision. But some clown less than 100 days out of prison has a gun in his hand when he robs a local quickie mart.
It isn’t the gun, it’s the criminal holding that gun.