Kenneth Bailey Roop, Cape Coral Lunatic, Executes Door-to-Door Salesman in Self-Defense

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The reason people are antsy about coming to Florida.
Good morning! Today New Times brings you a story making the rounds by merit of its own horrifying, senseless brutality. Last week, a 52-year-old man grabbed a gun and stood his ground right into the back of a door-to-door salesman's head.

The victim, 30-year-old Nick Rainey, worked for Blue Ribbon Steak and Seafood and had knocked on Roop's door, to no answer. OK, time to move on to the next house, right? NOPE. Because Kenneth Bailey Roop happened to pull up at that moment, and Roop is the mayor of Crazytown, and Roop shot Rainey in the shoulder. When Rainey fell to the ground, Roop shot him again in the back of the head.

Self-defense! Self-defense!

"I was in fear," Roop told police when asked why he didn't warn Rainey he was about to shoot. "I'm not going to give him the chance to do something to me."

Here's Roop's horrifying explanation of why he had to shoot Rainey twice, per the News-Press:
As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, 'You shot me,' in what Roop described as an "antagonistic" manner, according to the report.

Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, "for effect," the report said. A company order brochure and cell phone were found near Rainey's body.
AN ANTAGONISTIC MANNER.

The News-Press found a witness in its original story about the shooting: "He was telling the officer, 'He stepped on my property, he trespassed, I'll kill anybody that steps on my property,'" the man said. "I went to bend over to help the guy on the ground, the victim, and out of the garage I heard something: 'I'll kill everybody or shoot everybody.'"

An off-duty deputy ordered Roop to put his gun down twice before he did. Roop has been charged with second-degree murder, which is good, because otherwise people might get the cock-eyed notion that Floridians are trigger-happy, homicidal maniacs who think gun-murdering people is the answer to everything. Those people would be so wrong.



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yejnomym
yejnomym

"Another "Law Abiding Gun Owner" the NRA and Gun Loons are so fond of promoting."Show me where the NRA promoted or defended the actions of this man.

 

"Law Abiding ... right up to the moment they decide to break the law ... ... then they're just another armed criminal."You really believe this guy was a straight and narrow angel before this? He was likely a POS his entire life and this was just the event which finally landed him under the heat he's been deserving for a life time.Stop trying to make this guy symbolic of all gun owners. Go to a gun show and educate yourself about what gun owners are really like. Or is that too much hard work for the paltry prize of actually learning something?

 

yejnomym
yejnomym

Comparing a justifiable shooting to murder is pretty effing stupid. Just another jab at responsible gun owners which only those with the reaoning skills of a six year old will fall for.

yejnomym
yejnomym

Comparing a justifiable shooting to a clear case of murder is pretty effing stupid. Yet another jab at responsible gun owners which only those with the reasoning skills of a six year old will fall for.

 

woefatcat
woefatcat

In the race to be the most fucked up state Florida narrowly takes the lead over Arizona.......

AnonBob
AnonBob

Sooo ... at the end of the piece they link to the internet cafe story implying, as I read it, that our hero was wrong for using his weapon, "the answer to everything"; I'm sorry but that actually was the proper response to the threat of violence initiated by the two bad guys. As for the pos in THIS story, yes, he deserves to be charged and put away.

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

I love the look on this guy's face...

Did someone just fingerbang his cat?

Ohyuh
Ohyuh

This is why people should learn proper self defense. This guy found a stranger on his property and just shot him. How convinient. I found a stranger on my property a while back, I kicked his ass so hard he couldn`t even use the toilet for a week. But, I didn`t kill him, just  a simple ass-kicking followed by a stern "get the hell off my property!" Worked fine. I dont even own a gun but I do have hands of steel, and if the right one doesn`t get ya, the left one will.

trollpt
trollpt

*** WARNING *** Dedicated Memorial Parents Group: DO NOT ALLOW door-to-door salesmen into your home!!! LOCK Your Door And Call The Police!!! We have documented 89 deaths and over 400 criminal felony cases. www.travelingsalescrews.info www.dedicatedmemorial.org www.magazinesalescrews.info Facebook: Beware of Traveling Door-to-door Sales Crews https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beware-of-Traveling-Door-to-Door-Sales-Crews/100395130009145 Parent Watch: www.parentwatch.org www.magcrew.com The Scumbag Criminals: National field Selling Association President: Sandra Hall http://nfsa.com Magazine Publishers of America President: Nina Link http://www.magazine.org

Bozo
Bozo

When the smoke clears you will probably find out that the salesman attacked Roop with one of the steaks that he was trying to sell and he had to stand his ground!

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

The aging human waste of a nation bent on self-destruction became Reagan democrats, moved to Florida, then became fascists outright.  Psychotics took over Florida years ago.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another "Law Abiding Gun Owner" the NRA and Gun Loons are so fond of promoting.

 

Law Abiding ... right up to the moment they decide to break the law ...

... then they're just another armed criminal.

 

Compare the similarities with this other neckless Neanderthal who decided he needed to carry his gun into a movie theater just yesterday --

 

http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2012/07/james_mapes_movie_theater_gun.php

 

beady narrow-set eyes, pronounced brow-ridge, lipless, neckless, obese ...

 

... the poster boys for Repuglykkkans and Teabaggers.

 

unowhooo
unowhooo

 @Ohyuh

 LMAO You remind me of a Homo Dojo that comments here ...Just Sayin!!!

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