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Old 10-01-2019, 07:58 AM
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Interesting that this one has turned up in both the "Positive" and "Stupid" gun news threads.

Shooting at an intruder coming at you with a pickaxe? Perfectly sound response.

Shooting again after the intruder has dropped the weapon and is running away? Questionable.

Shooting a "warning shot" off into the dark of a public space? Criminally irresponsible.

Waiting to call the police after all of the above? Deeply flawed judgment.

It's not the first shot that's the problem; it's the other ones and the delay.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:54 AM
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For a less completely fucked up "positive" gun news story from Texas, last week in Houston a woman called police (apparently right away and everything) after shooting her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly broke into her home around 10 p.m. He is expected to survive; thus far, the woman has not been charged.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:01 AM
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I took a concealed carry class and the majority of people there were women. Several mentioned being stalked by ex's.

The case in Texas is another reminder that women have to protect themselves from people they know. I'm glad no charges were filed.

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Old 10-01-2019, 12:43 PM
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SCOTUS may hear a very momentous gun case, which could expand gun rights further yet:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...Ymh9A6lSPeJsSs
Wow, that article doesn't even pretend to be objective.
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Wow, that article doesn't even pretend to be objective.
I didn't even bother opening the article when I saw it was on VOX.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:53 AM
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From Redding, California, a man with a concealed carry permit was able to free a woman who had been kidnapped after pulling his handgun on the kidnapper at a gas station. The kidnapper fled the scene, but was arrested nearby. The kidnapping victim reportedly had minor injuries and was able to return home. The assailant reportedly had also earlier beaten and injured the woman's sister at the time of the initial kidnapping; the assailant faces domestic violence charges along with a number of other crimes.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:09 PM
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From a couple of weeks ago in Wichita Falls, Texas, a man attempted to steal a donation bucket full of small bills from a disabled charity volunteer. A witness at the scene chased down the thief, who struck that person with a backpack then pulled a knife. Two other bystanders confronted the now-armed thief; one of those bystanders was armed and was able to detain the would-be robber at gunpoint until police arrived.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:04 AM
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From last week in Statesville, North Carolina, a homeowner who came home and caught a man who had broken into his house held the would-be burglar at gunpoint until sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested the intruder. The would-be burglar is facing multiple charges and is suspected in a couple of other break-ins; he also has a prior criminal history that includes other breaking-and-entering offenses.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident.
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Gunman shot to death by man he was trying to rob: Akron Police report

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Some poor fool tried to rob Nick Irving. He was detained at gunpoint, and should probably count himself lucky for that:

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#Monday got interesting...Short story, someone attempted to rob me, but didn't work out in his favor. While within my legal right to defend what is mine, property, my person, etc., with the use of deadly force, the choice not to and a little hand work was the best option #onelessstatistic Shoutout #2a #Texas and the cavalry with the quick response. #stillPositiveVibesOnly #Mondays #hedidntreadmybook
ETA: for those that don't know who Nick Irving is ... The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

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And then there's this story: Grizzly Bear Attack in Montana Stopped with 9mm Pistols
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On a side note, while I'm glad it all worked out neatly for Nick Irving I still believe there should be a maximum three-hashtag limit for any one tweet.
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Some poor fool tried to rob Nick Irving. He was detained at gunpoint, and should probably count himself lucky for that:



ETA: for those that don't know who Nick Irving is ... The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
A similar thing happened with the subject of Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, when some local yokels shot and killed his dog DASY. He gave chase, over 40 miles and through three counties, and ended up apprehending the perpetrators, without shooting them. One got probation, the other 2 years in the pen. I don't think anything would have happened to him had he shot both men.

Poor target selection by the criminals.

EDIT: Of course Irving Instagram'd the apprehension. Sigh. Sure he wasn't a SEAL at some point?

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:17 AM
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On a side note, while I'm glad it all worked out neatly for Nick Irving I still believe there should be a maximum three-hashtag limit for any one tweet.
We need common-sense restrictions on high-hashtag-capacity tweets!
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... EDIT: Of course Irving Instagram'd the apprehension. Sigh. Sure he wasn't a SEAL at some point?
This was immensely funny. Thank you.
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This was immensely funny. Thank you.
Idle musings: does a SEAL with dreads still get the hair gel allotment, or is he allowed to use the money instead for creatine, etc...?
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From last night in Dayton, Ohio, a clerk at a Dollar General store fatally shot a man who was threatening the clerk and other employees at the store with a gun in an attempted armed robbery.

(There's no official "police/the District Attorney have ruled this a case of self-defense" in the story, so I suppose it's possible some other facts will come to light, but it seems pretty clear-cut.)
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:38 PM
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From last month in Salina, Kansas, a 63-year-old man was at home with his 12-year-old daughter when a man kicked in their door. The man claimed he was running away from someone; when the intruder closed the door and attempted to lock it behind him, the homeowner told his daughter to retrieve a firearm, then held the intruder at gunpoint until the police arrived.

No shots were fired, and no one was injured (except that the intruder apparently suffered a minor injury to his foot when he kicked the door in).
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From last night in Dayton, Ohio, a clerk at a Dollar General store fatally shot a man who was threatening the clerk and other employees at the store with a gun in an attempted armed robbery.

(There's no official "police/the District Attorney have ruled this a case of self-defense" in the story, so I suppose it's possible some other facts will come to light, but it seems pretty clear-cut.)
The family's response is almost insane enough to trigger an aneurysm.

Family of armed robber outraged that store clerk shot and killed their brother in self-defense: 'Yes, he's robbing them — oh well!'

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"He's got some responsibility, but not all," Rappley's sister said. "Right and wrong is wrong, that was wrong for that clerk to shoot my brother in the chest."
Flashing back to the family who was outraged that a homeowner shot someone robbing her home. "You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” Harris said. “You have to understand … how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view."
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... Flashing back to the family who was outraged that a homeowner shot someone robbing her home. "You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” Harris said. “You have to understand … how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view."
The law, and my moral compass, disagree.
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Runner on his way to the Chicago Marathon disarmed a robber on the L. Robber, who turned out to have a long rap sheet, wasn't so tough without his gun.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:31 PM
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[Jean Paul] LaPierre grapples with the the robber and hold him against the side of the train, pulling the gun from his hand in the process.
A literal "gun-grabber" named "LaPierre"!

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