Now this is gun control

Concealed carry saves a cops life…proving gun control…all rounds fired hit the target is an effective crime prevention tactic:

There were two big developments Monday in the case of a motorist who was shot and killed along Greenwell Springs Road Friday after a fight with a police officer.  Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by a bystander, not the officer.  Police also announced that no charges would be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote him a ticket for breaking into the procession.  According to Phares, that’s when Temple attacked Harrison.  Police say Perry Stevens was walking outside of the Auto Zone on Greenwell Springs Road when he heard Harrison yelling for help.  Harrison was reportedly on his back with Temple on top of him.  That’s when Stevens went to his car and grabbed his .45 caliber pistol. 

So the cop is in trouble and a citizen comes to his aid, with a .45…they make big holes.

According to Col. Greg Phares, “[Mr. Stevens] orders Mr. Temple to stop and get off the officer.  The verbal commands are ignored and Mr. Stevens fires four shots, all of which struck Mr. Temple.”

Perry Stevens fired four shots into Temple’s torso.  Officer Harrison had already fired one shot into Temple’s abdomen.  With Temple still struggling with the officer, Perry continued to advance toward the scuffle.

“He again orders Mr. Temple to stop what he was doing and get off the officer.  Those commands are ignored and he fires a fifth shot and that hits his head.  The incident is over with, and as you know, Mr. Temple is dead.”

Police are calling the shooting death justified.  Perry Stevens has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.  Col. Phares would not give out any more details relating to the shooting.  Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer’s life.  LeDuff says the entire incident is unfortunate.

Guy with concealed carry licence saves a life..exactly as intended. Also exactly as intended a ratbag goes down.


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  • JonathanP

    Certainly can’t deny the facts. A gun used in self defense saved a life.
    Correct me if I’m wrong but self defense also extends to others is peril doesn’t it?

    • peterwn

      Yes in NZ and no doubt most other jurisdictions. See:

      In the NZ context the bystander would be subject to a thorough police investigation, have to wait 6 weeks before knowing if he faces a murder charge and would be charged with unlawful possession of a pistol facing 4 years in the nick. Then the deceased’s family will probably go on radio pleading for funds to prosecute the bystander privately. And bystander would have no Police Association to help with costs (think Auckland pharmacist, Penrose(?) gunshop and Waitara).

      • Tom

        Greg Carvel? What he and his family were put through was fucking disgusting. Shame on the NZ police for trying to ruin the man’s life

    • BJ

      In the article: ‘Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer’s life. LeDuff says the entire incident is unfortunate.’

      A little to trigger happy is more like the truth – amazing how everyone here is accepting the sensationalised report

  • Seems to me

    Seems to me that the cause of this mayhem was about the rather dumb law that made it illegal to join a funeral procession. Imagine if nobody had a gun? Seems the dead guy didnt, would anyone have died? Think there is more to this story than has been published.

    • cows4me

      Bit tough, you may believe it’s a dumb law, could well be but that’s hardly an excuse to try and kill a policeman. I would maintain that if we had similar laws, CC, many of the tragedies in this country would have had a more positive outcome. Look at the guy that got killed helping a woman being assaulted in Auckland . This country is mired in the belief the state is our protector, this is of course a very big myth. The state and it’s law enforcement agencies seem to believe the people should be weak and subservient and any attempt by a civilian attempting to defend life and property is to be jumped on for a great high.

      • Mediaan

        Well said. The law is also being applied unevenly. Police prosecutorial bias is immense. They choose what charge, they choose how to prosecute it, and they choose whether to bring forward evidence which favours the accused. I would like to see stats on this being constantly monitored and published.

        • Patrick

          You are most certainly correct on that one, the reverse is also the case when they drop a case due to “lack of resources” or not in the public interest. They also have a habit of hindering the release of gathered evidence if it will harm their position.

  • rouppe

    If it’s remotely similar to here then you are allowed to use “reasonable force” to defend yourself or another person.

    Only problem here is that in NZ reasonable force doesn’t seem to extend much beyond “please stop doing that you naughty boy”. Try anything else and you are the one likely to be charged with something

    • peterwn

      IMO you are being excessively cynical. In many ‘self defence & defence of others’ cases Crown Law concedes that s48 requirements are met and does not proceed with a prosecution. It will be interesting to see how a certain stabbing case goes – media reports of the incident at the time indicated that the accused could have a strong ‘defence of others’ case, but it seems the Crown decided to prosecute either because it thinks the case stacks up or because of so called ‘public interest’.

  • Seems to me

    Was interested in this 2006 incident between two white guys and the dead black dude.
    A number of goggled items including this one.

    Also seems that the dead dude was on the phone to his mother during the incident.
    There is way more to this story than the original post infers.
    The parents of the dead dude are taking the case to court.

  • Patrick

    What is the world coming to? First a bloke cuts into a funeral procession (we were all taught to show respect to these situations) & then decides to attack the fuzz when they write out a ticket? Probably turn out he had been smoking the meth pipe or some other mind altering superman drug.

  • BJ

    This is gun ‘out of control’.

    The police officer had already shot him in the stomach – I’d like to see anybody with a bullet in their torso be able to move very fast to get off the top off someone – let alone 5 bullets. Yeah real hero – Not!

    • Tom

      You’d be surprise how much damage someone with a little .38 in the guts can do. Luckily, no-one ignores Mr .45ACP for long

      • BJ

        Maybe the cop had already put a bullet in him before the guy took to him

        • Tom

          Point is, the .38 obviously wasn’t a man-stopper. .45 does the job nicely. Like the Whale said, it makes BIG holes

          • BJ

            Thankyou. I get that. Size does matter.

  • fozzie2

    1 in over 2,200 gun deaths since the Newton massacre – one nation under the gun – so true – utter fucking madness ….