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Mich. Man Accused Of Shooting At Snowplow

While we're all certainly a little frayed after braving multiple polar vortexes, one man took his winter weather frustration a little too far, shooting out the windshield of a front-end loader while it worked to clear the parking lot of an apartment complex in Pittsfield Township, Mich.

Driver Ben Clink started working at midnight to clear four inches of snow from the Valley Ranch Apartments parking lot, according to Mlive. Around 7:30 am Clink was piling snow behind a white car. He planned on removing the snow once he had finished clearing the piles from behind a dumpster when a man came out and began screaming at Clink about blocking in his wife's car with snow. During the altercation the man pulled a gun and fired a shot, shattering the nearby heavy truck's windshield. Fortunately, Clink was unhurt. He even finished plowing the lot.

The suspect, who holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon, turned himself in to police and surrendered his weapon. Charges are still pending, but he could be face assault with intent to murder.



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      nldr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yep, everyboby should have a gun, no exceptions!
      rreggaeredkc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Second example today of an "adult" losing their temper. Plain and simple. A man killed a 15 year old for egging his car and using tp and leaves. He could have killed many of them. And now, here is an "adult" firing over losing his temper. How many school shootings have we had in the last 6 months? WE need extensive background checks and continued checks into those "adults" who are acting like children stomping their feet with a gun in hand to "show their power". Basically, we need yearly background checks on all gun owners. It's the only way to reduce adults shooting children and children shooting children. It is blatantly obvious there are many who should Not have a weapon. We know it. We acknowledge it. And we do nothing. So, we give one teenager probation and we give another teenager years because one teenager didn't have "affluenza". Believe me, I am not defending either one of them. People perished because of irresponsible behavior. When is the US going to pull together and say no? This is not acceptable and the majority of Americans are Not in the top 5%. I am going to express my opinion in Nov as I do in every election. Double standards do not work.
      breid2
      • 1 Year Ago
      revoke the license and incarcerate. no excuse for this early morning rage.
      dkp50
      • 1 Year Ago
      I tihnk He's a COWARD... Shooting at Someone without a Gun? That Makes Him a COWARD In My Book ! Just another reason..to Pay $100 More a Yr to Support your Local Police, than spend $500 -$1,500 to Buy a Gun They're all brave with a Gun , If the other person doesn't have one.. aren't they? He's a COWARD!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      crabbyoldart
      • 1 Year Ago
      Face it - some people just shouldn't be allowed to own firearms. Their moronic behavior can cause devastation and does makes responsible owners of firearms look bad.
      fldpwrman
      • 1 Year Ago
      fkng idiots with guns
      Mikerrr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Again, can't blame him. After you've shoveled your drive a few times only to have a plow come along and effectively block off your drive, you get a little tired of it. In the interest of keeping his CCW, he should have just settled for cussing out the plow driver and making sure he didn't leave the snow behind his wife's car. But, I can understand his frustration. And, frankly, failure to understand his frustration is one of the problems in cases like this. Nobody seems to get how their narrow perspective affects others around them.
      johnria
      • 1 Year Ago
      An other "Responsible Gun Owner". "Guns don't kill people, People kill people". Stop the carnage.
        karl leinfelder
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnria
        On the other hand, no one can shoot another person unless they had a gun.
          veloci1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @karl leinfelder
          No, but I can beat the hell out of you with a snow shovel or baseball bat. I think, in this case, you'd be in worse shape.
        philips0811
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnria
        Yes, a rare legal gun owner who committed a crime and needs to be punished. Passing more laws that the ILLEGAL gun users who commit the vast majority of crimes won't pay any attention to won't solve a thing except to make liberals feel good. God forbid we should look at the root causes of violence of all types, like maybe the most VIOLENT media on the planet, all 'created" by good liberals, or why the vast majority of violence occurs in cities controlled for decades by good liberal Democrats. No, let's pass some more laws that punish the law abiding and solve nothing instead. Great solution.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philips0811
          Yeah,. the liberal democrats are running the show in the gun states and cities where this **** happens all the time. Moron.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philips0811
          An awful lot of legal gun owners are committing great acts of stupidity lately. Maybe fewer people should be approved to carry a gun. I have no problem with guns or gun owners. My problem is with morons who think every situation is a call to arms.
          czechgeri
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philips0811
          Agreed. Plus, this legal gun owner turned himself in and surrendered his weapon.
        veloci1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnria
        My question to you. Did the gun just lay on the ground and shoot the window? Did this FOOL use the gun to shoot the window? You just answered your own stupid comment.
      tagroupmd
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is an amazing story, how does a concealed carry license holder do something as foolish as shooting at another human being performing a job and gets to go home and is not arrested? Am I missing something in this story? Is his brother-in-law the States Attorney? Yes Sir, this clown should be charged with everything in the book for such an immature and foolish act! Followed by incarceration without bail until his case is tried. Lifetime loss of his conceal carry privileges along with confiscation of all firearms in his possession for starters. Prayerfully, all conceal carry owners received a back round check and some training before they received their carry permits. I know that I did!
        jubequinn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tagroupmd
        Permit to carry or not. He needs to surrender ALL his weapons and never be able to purchase another.
        k.sorter
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tagroupmd
        Where do you read that he got to go home? It just says charges are pending, that he turned himself in and surrendered his weapon. You can be held without charges for 72 hours. It is very common for a person who surrenders himself to be held without charges until the Prosecutor has a chance to review the incident and file charges based on his findings. I do not see anywhere in the article that says he was released after turning himself in.
        mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tagroupmd
        Just some one passess a back ground ,still mean they still have enough sense to have a gun. The main answer is anger
      • 1 Year Ago
      The wild, wild West
      • 1 Year Ago
      the answer is always more guns, for idiots to rule, eh?
        FRED
        • 1 Year Ago
        Liberals and gun haters have been waiting for some legal owner to do something stupid. But when people of the liberal bent do something like shoot up a school Sandy Hook and in Colorado) or a college or Ft Hood, then it is something else entirely.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @FRED
          i hardly think the boy who shot up sandy hook was liberal. he had mental illness and could barely communicate. i never saw anything about his mother being liberal or conservative so i dont know how u would make this assumption.
          Claudia Cummings
          • 1 Year Ago
          @FRED
          Fred, I love how you speak for me and other liberals who are carry and believe in our right to be gun owners. Morons and right wingers like you, always tell lies and blame evertything on liberals, when we all know its morons and rightwing nutjobs like you. Now Fred, I don't know if you're a right wing nut job or not, but I am betting the farm, you're a moron. I don't speak for anyone but me, but I'm betting I'm right on the mone ywith you Fred..the moron
        philips0811
        • 1 Year Ago
        No, if you liberals could find some way to stop your fellow liberals from breaking every law passed that would be far more effective. This guy will be punished and will never carry a gun again. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2013/08/17/woman-with-concealed-carry-permit-stops-6-robbers-in-houston-n1667028
          gswillis807
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philips0811
          "No, if you liberals could find some way to stop your fellow liberals from breaking every law passed that would be far more effective. This guy will be punished and will never carry a gun again." --- There are stupid comments and then ... there are your comments.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philips0811
          His mother gave him the guns he used, she had enough in the house to fend of an army. I doubt either of them was a liberal. Liberals have a social conscience; the right wingers and gun nuts do not.
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