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Old 02-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #21
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http://www.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=24497&content=66963383

Here is the fox news story minus the police spokesman comment about how the granpaw endangered the community. I guess they scrubbed it.
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Thats why you DONOT discharge a weapon without your life being in danger.

Shooting "warning" shots is about as stupid as handing the burgler your gun while you get the magazine loaded....

I think he should at least be fined for gross stupidity in a no stupid zone

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #23
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I know my b/p is up. It just hurts to see headline after headline, day after day at what is happening to the citizens of what used to be a great nation, built and founded on individual freedoms and responsibilities.

The content of the post is like seeing a person having a heart attack and you are arrested for giving cpr.
Believe me. Individuals and hospitals get sued with some regularity for trying to save patients and the patient still dies. Some patients are just bound to die despite heroic measures.

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Thats why you DONOT discharge a weapon without your life being in danger.

Shooting "warning" shots is about as stupid as handing the burgler your gun while you get the magazine loaded....

I think he should at least be fined for gross stupidity in a no stupid zone
Even though I don't think the man should have been arrested, I do agree with Jon that weapons should not be discharged unless one is in serious danger of bodily harm.
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Maybe it was a lack of good judgment to fire a warning shot but I do not believe the man should have been arrested. Most assuredly the warning shot got the attenion of the bad guy..

I don't totally agree with Jon's assesment (no offense) but since the fella had just been robbed himself and caught the perp coming out of a neighbors house, maybe it'd been better if he'd shot the fella then called the police?

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Maybe it was a lack of good judgment to fire a warning shot but I do not believe the man should have been arrested. Most assuredly the warning shot got the attenion of the bad guy..

I don't totally agree with Jon's assesment (no offense) but since the fella had just been robbed himself and caught the perp coming out of a neighbors house, maybe it'd been better if he'd shot the fella then called the police?
+10 oldman. You said what I tried and cancelled the post twice.
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I think he means this....it's a classic FTF attachment courtesy of CA357...and Mr. Cane...
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What would have happened if he actually shot the BG and the BG lived?!? Then the grandpa would have gone to jail for attempted murder. I believe that it is easy to judge some through the 20-20 lense of hind sight but we don't know what we would have done in that same situation where we would have to make a split-second decision. I believe the grandpa's escalation of force was spot on and it stopped the BG without causing any injury or death to anyone else. If he didn't fire the warning shot the robber possibly could have called the grandpa's bluff and we could be reading about a murder of a person trying to defend his and his neighbors' property instead.

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Even though I don't think the man should have been arrested, I do agree with Jon that weapons should not be discharged unless one is in serious danger of bodily harm.
Not even at weddings? But seriously, i think it would depend on the circumstances and these don't seem to indicate a reckless disregard for the lives of or a certain risk to the general public. Dirt is a pretty good backstop; pavement, not so good.

Arrest seems like overkill; maybe a citation for noise ordinance violation or something similar to a speeding ticket.
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I wonder how it was public endangerment when he caught the BG and prevented said BG from breaking into future homes and prevent a possible future confrontation with an unarmed home owner?!?

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