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Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:16 PM

 

More Good Gun Owners: Police: Florida Mom Fatally Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her For Intruder

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ByASSOCIATED PRESSPublishedDecember 30, 2015, 12:56 PM EST 6597 views

ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) Police in central Florida say a mother mistook her daughter for an intruder and shot her to death.

St. Cloud police Sgt. Denise Roberts said Wednesday the mother was asleep when she heard someone enter her home late Tuesday.

The mother told police she heard footsteps approaching quickly so she fired a single shot. She then discovered the person was her 27-year-old daughter.

See? More guns do make us safer.

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Reply More Good Gun Owners: Police: Florida Mom Fatally Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her For Intruder (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 OP
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2015 #1
MillennialDem Dec 2015 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2015 #11
MillennialDem Dec 2015 #13
randr Dec 2015 #2
jberryhill Dec 2015 #3
SoCalMusicLover Dec 2015 #8
GoneOffShore Dec 2015 #4
Eleanors38 Dec 2015 #5
Hoyt Dec 2015 #16
SoCalMusicLover Dec 2015 #6
PowerToThePeople Dec 2015 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2015 #14
ileus Dec 2015 #9
mwrguy Dec 2015 #12
Rex Dec 2015 #15
Spazito Dec 2015 #17

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:25 PM

1. Someone in the household is in Law Enforcement

So of course, it was a good guy with a gun.

The mom has to live with this for the rest of her days. I imagine her life will be hell.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:32 PM

10. Yet the daughter gets no more days. You wanted this gun owners.

 

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:41 PM

11. I don't know what to think of the daughter ...

Do the dead regret having no more days? Death is a puzzle to me. But I think it's only the living who feel good, bad, or indifferent about death.

As for gun owners, I don't know that it's determined who owned the gun. If someone in the house was in Law Enforcement, the gun might be owned by the city or the police force. Nobody's talking about restricting their rights. Police, and to some extent their spouses, get special "courtesy".

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:47 PM

13. Probably not, but contrary to most movies and other media accounts, death by

 

gunshot is far from instantaneous. So she had that to deal with that. And she doesn't get to see what the future will bring in science, technology, medicine, etc. At 27, she had a good chance of living another 60 years. Possible by then humans will have conquered death.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:27 PM

2. Who woulda thunk it?

What are the odds?
Just multiply that out if the NRA were to achieve their greatest desire, a gun in every hand.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:47 PM

3. This has to be some form of criminally negligent manslaughter

 

I hope this woman is locked up for a good long time to think.

"Detectives are investigating the case but say so far the mother's story matches the evidence."

Yes, the evidence that this woman is a danger to society and needs to be prosecuted.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:19 PM

8. No Way There's Any Prosecution

 

For one thing, there's the common refrain...."It was a horrible accident, and the mother has been through enough." That's more than enough to prevent any charge whatsoever.

Then there's the fact the mother is probably the "law enforcement" restricting the revealing of her name. We all know that cops don't ever really investigate their own, nor will they do anything but lie and withhold evidence if they found the mother was in fact committing a crime. Heck, they wouldn't do it if the woman had shot an innocent stranger on the street, why would they do it here? Even if factors determined something more sinister going on.

Then of course there's the fact it happened in Florida, and we know that things don't ever go in a "normal" manner in Florida when it comes to guns and shooting of innocents.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:52 PM

4. An the beat goes on.

Another responsible gun owner.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 03:54 PM

5. Ah, the beat goes on. Another gun post in GD.

 

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:05 PM

16. Hiding these tragedies, as you and your gunz would prefer, won't help the situation.

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:13 PM

6. The Mother Is The Law Enforcement I Bet

 

My guess is that there was nobody else in the house, and that the gun's owner is in fact the "law enforcement" mentioned.

Cops like to shoot first and ask questions later, so I believe that is exactly what happened in this case.

Too bad the "intruder" turned out to be a family member. Oh well, at least she'll probably get to keep her gun, and her job, so she'll live to shoot another day.

Children come and go, but guns are forever.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:15 PM

7. I guess I have to say it again

 

Ban all Guns!!

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:50 PM

14. Good luck with that! Especially banning cops' guns. nt

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:25 PM

9. One good argument for a rail mounted SD pistol light.

If you're going to break one of the first rules may as well be to properly ID the target.


I have a light on my HD PSD for just such a reason. Safety first, shooting a family member never.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:42 PM

12. mom was just exercising her RKBA

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:52 PM

15. So technically she is still a good gun owner since it was a mistake.

 

Poor lady I cannot imagine what that must be like, it would be one thing to get a call about an car accident etc. However having to call the police and tell them you killed your own daughter.

Horrible.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:08 PM

17. Locking...

as per the Statement of Purpose for General Discussion:

Local stories about gun crime and "gun porn" threads showing pictures of guns or discussing the merits of various firearms are not permitted under normal circumstances and should be posted in the Gun Control and RKBA Group.

Please consider posting in Gun Control and RKBA or Gun Control Reform Activism.

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