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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 09:40 AM

It's good to know that there are those who defend the idea...

...that only the police should be armed: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160801_N_J__homeowner_shot_by_police_investigating_a_911_call.html



His dog was barking, and his wife was worried.

So Gerald Sykes, leery of what appeared to be people wandering around his property in Upper Deerfield Township, N.J., about 11:30 p.m. Friday, got out of bed, loaded his shotgun, and walked toward the back of his house, according to Rich Kaser, a longtime family friend.

As Sykes took stock of his surroundings near a set of French doors, the 76-year-old was hit by three bullets through the glass, Kaser said.

After firing a shell while falling backward, Kaser said, Sykes retreated to the bedroom he shares with his wife in a panic, bleeding, calling 911, and screaming that he was going to die.

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discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2016 OP
giftedgirl77 Aug 2016 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2016 #3
Brickbat Aug 2016 #2
Puha Ekapi Aug 2016 #4
discntnt_irny_srcsm Aug 2016 #5

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 09:45 AM

1. Lol, some of us don't think those fuckers should be armed either.

 

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 09:57 AM

3. During altercations where police exchange fire with civilians...

...police shoot the wrong person significantly more often than armed civilians.

It's not a laughing matter and I agree many cops should not carry guns.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 09:48 AM

2. Good lord, talk about burying the lead.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 01:19 PM

4. Talk about disarming cops...

...( though I agree some of them have no business with even a squirt gun) and ordinary civilians does absolutely NOTHING to disarm criminals.

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Response to Puha Ekapi (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 01:25 PM

5. Icing on the cake:

Kaser said that the family was considering a lawsuit, but that the couple, while scarred, were "not angry at police."


Why in the world would they be angry? I mean it's not like anyone was...
Never mind.

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