Man who shot robber at AA gets gun back

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COLUMBIA — A South Carolina man who shot and killed an armed robber at an Alcoholic Anonymous gathering in Columbia has his gun back.

Police returned the .32-caliber semiautomatic pistol to Columbia lawyer James Corley.

The local prosecutor said this month that Mr. Corley's shooting of 18-year-old Kayson Helms of Edison, N.J., was justifiable self-defense of himself and others at the center.

The 61-year-old Mr. Corley has a concealed-weapons permit.

Police say Mr. Helms already had robbed one person at gunpoint and was about to rob others when Mr. Corley shot him.

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mad_max
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mad_max 06/23/09 - 08:04 am
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Yea!!!!

Yea!!!!

ironpurps
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ironpurps 06/23/09 - 08:05 am
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Now that is why we have the

Now that is why we have the right to bear arms!

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 06/23/09 - 08:35 am
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Good job......Shoot the

Good job......Shoot the robbin thug.

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 06/23/09 - 08:41 am
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It shouldn't even be news

It shouldn't even be news that the guy got his firearm back. The gubment ought to buy him a bigger, more powerful one as a reward. Good for him and keep up the straight shootin!

NANF
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NANF 06/23/09 - 09:03 am
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FINALLY !!!!!! Some GOOD

FINALLY !!!!!! Some GOOD NEWS reported.

Native007
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Native007 06/23/09 - 09:27 am
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Excellent job!

Excellent job!

1CowboyFan
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1CowboyFan 06/23/09 - 10:08 am
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1 bullet is cheaper than a

1 bullet is cheaper than a trial.

oldenuff2nobetter
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oldenuff2nobetter 06/23/09 - 10:38 am
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Give the man a reward.

Give the man a reward.

Painter
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Painter 06/23/09 - 10:47 am
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Send him to Georgia Tech.

Send him to Georgia Tech. They could use that kind of vigilante on campus.

KSL
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KSL 06/23/09 - 01:23 pm
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I think every time a good guy

I think every time a good guy with a gun shoots a bad guy it should make national news. Get the word out, the some good people are packing. Do the crime at your own great risk.

jack
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jack 06/23/09 - 05:12 pm
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Good job!

Good job!

Ben There
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Ben There 06/23/09 - 06:03 pm
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The sad truth is that for

The sad truth is that for every story like this one, there is 3 or 4 other stories where a unsuspecting fool or child killed themselves while mishandling a gun.

brimisjoshan
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brimisjoshan 06/23/09 - 06:52 pm
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Ben There, where did you get

Ben There, where did you get that stat.. out of a hat? You show me some hard proof and we will talk. I think its ridiculous that it took him that long to get his gun back

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/24/09 - 12:43 am
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I know Robbery is wrong ,but

I know Robbery is wrong ,but with all the stupid laws we have now tell me, what crime did he commit. He was ABOUT to..........

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DonH 07/26/09 - 08:35 am
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It is good that the police

It is good that the police returned this man's gun. He will need it again, no doubt, as people become more desperate due to today's economy.

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