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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2013, 01:07 AM

10. Not all of us live in cities . . .

. . . and our sheriff's department is miles and miles away.

It doesn't matter how well the sheriff is trained: he has one deputy and one car between them, and this is a mighty large county (Morrill) with very few people.

Unless his car has warp drive he ain't gettin' here any time soon. Fortunately the last crime here was an illegal poker game in a boxcar in 1936, but in the next county over (Garden), a tourist some years ago murdered a restaurant owner in a knife attack after eating his meal. It took the sheriff there over an hour to get to the crime scene after he was notified (they have the same problem as us: very rural, large county, one sheriff's car).

In Arthur County (which also has one sheriff and is larger with fewer people) the sheriff moonlights as the sole school bus driver (I'll bet the kids are very well-behaved on Arthur County's school bus).

While I am not a supporter of our Stand Your Ground law here (I prefer retreat if possible), the fact is here we really do have to protect ourselves - forget trained police, we don't have any police.

But a pistol is mostly useless: you want to be sure you get him, you need a shotgun.

Even the gun shop owner here does not belong to the NRA though. He thinks it is far too political.

(Note: I deleted my post and put it here, because I attached it as a reply to the wrong part of the thread)

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