‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Who Shot Wildly At Shoplifter In Tears After Losing Guns (VIDEO)

I hope you have your tissues ready, because you may need to loan them to Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez, the Michigan woman who fired wildly at a crowd in the parking lot of an Auburn Hills Home Depot. This “good gal with a gun” was everything the NRA says will save us: Her weapon was legal, she had a concealed carry permit, and she was ready to leap into action at the first sign of danger — or shoplifters, whatever.

Duva-Rodriguez pleaded “no contest” to one count of reckless discharge and was sentenced to 18 months of probation Wednesday after she fired wildly at the getaway car of suspected shoplifters as they fled the Home Depot. “I made a decision in a split second,” she told the judge. “Maybe it was not the right one, but I was trying to help.” Both men were later arrested.

It’s exactly those “split-second decisions” that the NRA encourages its acolytes to make, though it often does not turn out well. In September, for instance, a man attempted to stop a carjacking by firing at the criminals as they were getting away. He missed his target, but managed to shoot the victim of the crime in the head. Fortunately, no one was harmed when Duva-Rodriguez opened fire in the parking lot of a popular home improvement store.

The problem is that many Americans, specifically Ted Nugent and his band of merry public blasturbators and their allies genuinely believe themselves to be heroes. Duva-Rodriguez certainly did when she attacked the shoplifters, who were not in any way threatening anyone. For the duration of her probation and beyond, this particular “sharpshooter”(as her defense attorney calls her) will not be able to own a firearm. She will not be able to apply for a gun permit for eight years, thus making parking lots safe for men, women, and children who almost assuredly do not want to spend the day in the hospital with a wound from a stray bullet.

“Hopefully someone has sat down with her and talked with her about what responsible gun ownership is all about,” said Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, who feels that the situation could have been a lot worse:

“You can’t fire shots in a crowd. There are kids waking around. And adults. … I can’t even envision all of the horrible things that could have happened. In her situation she was lucky.”

For her part, Duva-Rodriguez has not learned a single thing from the incident. She has just decided to hang up her cape and spandex leggings. After her sentencing, she cried:

“I tried to help, and I learned my lesson that I will never help anybody again.”

Watch a report on the shooting, below:

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