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When Trying to Rob a Gun Store, Come Armed With More Than a Baseball Bat

There is an old saying, ‘fight fire with fire.’   Then there is also the phrase, ‘never bring a knife to a gun fight.’

Meaning, if you want to have a chance during a battle, you need to come armed equally as strong.

Which is why the story of 22-year-old Derrick Mosley is especially puzzling.  Mosley had the brilliant idea of trying to rob an Oregon gun shop on Thursday, walking into a store that had armed individuals, and weapons on display.

So, did he come armed with some heavy artillery to counter the cache of weapons in the store?  Did he at least bring a firearm that could protect him during the crime?

Nay.  He brought himself a piece of wood with the words ‘Louisville Slugger’ branded into the side.

Via The Blaze:

Common sense is apparently hard for some criminals. Take for example, 22-year-old Derrick Mosley, who reportedly attempted to rob an Oregon gun shop on Thursday armed with a baseball bat.

According to various news reports, Mosley strolled into Discount Gun Sales in Beaverton, Ore., with his baseball bat and criminal intent. He reportedly smashed a display case and attempted to steal a firearm.

The manager of the gun shop drew his own firearm which, unlike the one Mosley attempted to steal, was loaded. The manager trained his gun on Mosley and ordered him to drop the bat, the unloaded gun he was trying to steal and the 9-inch knife he was carrying. The first smart thing the crook did that day was comply with those commands.

The gun shop manager was still holding Mosley at gunpoint when the sheriff’s department arrived.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Mosley “is lucky to be alive.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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