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IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED

 
 
Reply Sun 17 Sep, 2006 08:01 pm
A man sitting in his pickup truck in the parking lot of his Little Rock, Ark., church
acted quickly when a woman pursued by a robber entered the truck.
When the robber tried to steal the truck, the man, who was a member of
the choir at the church, retrieved a gun and fired a shot
that killed the assailant. (WREG.com, Memphis, Tenn., 9/14/06)
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 17 Sep, 2006 08:10 pm
GOOD SHOOTING !

He shud be awarded a gold medal ( a big, heavy, pure one )
and a year 's tax credit for valuable services
contributed to his community, in putting a
permanent end to that danger.
David
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Sep, 2006 08:10 pm
You 'n Charles Bronson, David.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 17 Sep, 2006 08:13 pm
That 's the nicest thing u 've said
to me in a long time, Ed.


I thought the " Death Wish " movies
were very cleverly done.

David
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Sep, 2006 08:14 pm
They are a cry for ending due process of law.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 10:47 am
I am 100% confident
that the Founders of the Constitution
wud eagerly applaud the hero 's
excellent dispatching of the bad guy.
( Remember that thay had no police
[nor did the English]; thay deemed police
too dangerous, refering to them as
" a standing army ". ) Hence,
just as every citizen was expected
to see to his own warm clothing in winter,
so also he was expected to naturally
attend to his own defense if attacked
by a criminal, Indians, or predatory animals.
The Founders wud have LOVED Charles Bronson.
He exemplified the American Spirit.

In other words,
the criminal got his due process of law
when he got shot in self defense
or in defense of property.

A letter survives Thomas Jefferson,
the founder of the University of Virginia,
our 3rd President, and the author of
the Declaration of Independence,
wherein Jefferson counsels his 12 year old nephew
to always take his gun with him when he walks.
He advocates practice in proficiency of firearms use,
over and above ball games.

In order for the criminal to avoid
this due process of law,
all he had to do was NOT try to rob anyone.
It was his choice.
David
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Three P
 
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Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 02:09 pm
How did he know that the man wasn't her husband and that they were just having an argument? Couldn't he just have warned the man with his gun? Too many "other" options open here, apart from killing the man.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 18 Sep, 2006 02:42 pm
Three P wrote:
How did he know that the man wasn't her husband and that they were just having an argument?
Couldn't he just have warned the man with his gun?
Too many "other" options open here, apart from killing the man.

Maybe she TOLD him.
Even if he had been her husband,
he had no right to rob our hero of his truck.

As to the other options,
we shud be very happy that he chose THAT one,
in that the robber is no longer around to
endanger your loved ones, nor mine.


Wud u have said the same thing
about an aggressive, rabid dog;
that he shud simply be chased away ?

David
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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 01:45 pm
That seems a rather extreme reaction - did the robber have a gun?

How did the robber 'try to steal the truck'? If it was locked, it couldn't be stolen, so why shoot him?

Why not shoot to maim or stop instead of kill?

David, you're just trying to get everyone riled up here, aren't you? We call that 'snit-jiggin' in my family Laughing
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 08:23 pm
Mame wrote:
That seems a rather extreme reaction - did the robber have a gun?

We don 't have that information.
We can surmise that he had the means to commit a robbery,
according to the news account.



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How did the robber 'try to steal the truck'?
If it was locked, it couldn't be stolen, so why shoot him?

Our hero was in his truck,
when the desperate woman joined him,
as she fled from a robber, as the news account relates.
( Read the story, set forth above )


Quote:

Why not shoot to maim or stop instead of kill?

That 's pretty nifty for the criminal,
but the rest of us wud still be in danger
from him ( unless he is dead ).



Quote:

David, you're just trying to get everyone riled up here, aren't you?
We call that 'snit-jiggin' in my family Laughing

No.
Just celebrating the ending of a danger
to the good people. YIPPEE !!!
David
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 08:28 pm
Re: IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED
OmSigDAVID wrote:
..... the man, who was a member of
the choir at the church, retrieved a gun and fired a shot
that killed the assailant.


Good, now he can sing at the choir in jail. One idiot less on the streets.
When are you going to shoot someone? Someone with your frame of mind ought to be off the roads as well.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 19 Sep, 2006 10:23 pm
I'm glad David doesn't live anywhere near my neighborhood.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 04:39 am
Re: IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED
CalamityJane wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:
..... the man, who was a member of
the choir at the church, retrieved a gun and fired a shot
that killed the assailant.



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Good, now he can sing at the choir in jail.
One idiot less on the streets.

thanks to his fine service




Quote:

When are you going to shoot someone?

probably never,
unless it becomes necessary





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Someone with your frame of mind ought to be off the roads as well.

My frame of mind
is that of the Founders.
America rightfully belongs to US, not to U.
David
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 06:16 am
You are not too bright for a mensa member, David. Calamity Jane IS part of the US that you are referring to.

Unless, of course, you consider yourself part of some elite group that does not include all American citizens.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 06:21 pm
Intrepid wrote:
You are not too bright for a mensa member, David. Calamity Jane IS part of the US that you are referring to.

Unless, of course, you consider yourself part of some elite group that does not include all American citizens.

YES.
The ELITE group is those of us who adhere to the vu
of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Ben Franklin, James Madison, and Patrick Henry;
this does NOT include liberals who have deviated
from the Founders' philosophy of individualism n libertarianism.
That is the ELITE group to whom America rightfully belongs,
and that is the point that I was making.

I will restrain myself from comment
upon YOUR intelligence.

David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 06:31 pm
Re: IT PAYS TO BE PREPARED
CalamityJane wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:
..... the man, who was a member of
the choir at the church, retrieved a gun and fired a shot
that killed the assailant.


Good, now he can sing at the choir in jail.

One idiot less on the streets.
When are you going to shoot someone?
Someone with your frame of mind ought to be off the roads as well.

ON re-examination of your post,
I observe that u seem to be under the misapprehension
that the hero was incarcerated; is there evidence of THAT ??

Killing a robber is a fine and admirable thing
for any American citizen to do.

By analogy:
if I said that a man saved a desperate woman
from fire, by extinguishing it with his fire extinguisher,
wud u ask me:
" When r u going to put out a fire ? "
I see no reason to lite a fire,
just to use my extinguisher.

We all have reason to take delight
in our hero 's having extinguished the robber.
We r all safer for it.
David
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 07:31 pm
But he didn't need to be extinguished. You didn't answer my questions above. Could you?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 08:36 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Intrepid wrote:
You are not too bright for a mensa member, David. Calamity Jane IS part of the US that you are referring to.

Unless, of course, you consider yourself part of some elite group that does not include all American citizens.

YES.
The ELITE group is those of us who adhere to the vu
of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Ben Franklin, James Madison, and Patrick Henry;
this does NOT include liberals who have deviated
from the Founders' philosophy of individualism n libertarianism.
That is the ELITE group to whom America rightfully belongs,
and that is the point that I was making.

I will restrain myself from comment
upon YOUR intelligence.

David


Makes me glad that I am not an American. Your restraint is admirable given that it is an unusual occurance.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 09:19 pm
Intrepid wrote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Intrepid wrote:
You are not too bright for a mensa member, David. Calamity Jane IS part of the US that you are referring to.

Unless, of course, you consider yourself part of some elite group that does not include all American citizens.

YES.
The ELITE group is those of us who adhere to the vu
of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
Ben Franklin, James Madison, and Patrick Henry;
this does NOT include liberals who have deviated
from the Founders' philosophy of individualism n libertarianism.
That is the ELITE group to whom America rightfully belongs,
and that is the point that I was making.

I will restrain myself from comment
upon YOUR intelligence.

David


Makes me glad that I am not an American. Your restraint is admirable given that it is an unusual occurance.

We r even GLADDER not to have u among us.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 20 Sep, 2006 09:32 pm
Mame wrote:
But he didn't need to be extinguished.

This is true; HE did not need to be extinguished,
but THE REST OF US needed to extinguish him
because he was too dangerous of a predatory criminal.



Quote:

You didn't answer my questions above. Could you?

Yes.

U did not ask " questions above ";
u asked a question.
I have already answered it above,
which u will see if u look above.

David
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