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There’s an alarming trend in Detroit that have some people worried. In the span of a week, two separate robberies were thwarted when the victims, who both had conceal carry permits and a gun, managed to defend themselves by shooting their attackers. In the first incidence, two teenagers thought it would be a good idea to rob the 70 year old coach of a girl’s high school basketball team at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. The coach was escorting two of the girls to their cars in the school parking lot when the teens, 15 and 16 years of age, confronted the coach, grabbing him by a chain necklace he wore and sticking something in his chest that he assumed was a gun. The girls ran away as the coach was being attacked.
The boys failed to realize that the coach is a reserve police officer who was armed at the time. He managed to get his gun and shoot both teens. The 16 year old died from his wounds and the 15 year old was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The police are still reviewing the shootings, but all indications say that it was a clear case of self-defense.
In the second incidence, two teenagers targeted a pair of utility workers in Detroit. One of the workers also had a conceal carry permit and was legally armed. Like the coach, he was able to pull out his handgun and shoot the two would-be robbers. One was listed in serious condition and the second was reported to be in critical condition.

Some people in Detroit, including the one news person, are referring to the two incidences of self-defense as an alarming trend. Alarming for who?
If anything it should be alarming for others contemplating robbing someone else in Detroit. It’s also alarming for the Obama administration along with the rest of the anti-gun lobby as they can’t let the public think that there really is a good justification for people being armed and protecting themselves. After all, what would that do their argument that everyone should be disarmed?
Personally, I think it’s great and would like to see more American’s defending themselves from robbers, rapists and other attackers. In too many cases, the victims of these crimes are senselessly shot down so they can’t identify their attacker. I would much rather be in a position to defend myself than to be the victim of a crime that could have been prevented. Which would you rather be – victim or alive?
Alarming:rolleyes:
Good lord, they're shooting their attackers! Next thing you know, guns may be seen in a positive light. We can't have that.
 

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More people need to wake up to reality.
 

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Now why would you need a gun to protect yourself when you have two screaming teenage girls that would scare the attackers running. We should be armed with sticks and stones. I just dont get it.... lol
 

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". . . Some people in Detroit, including the one news person, are referring to the two incidences of self-defense as an alarming trend. . . .etc."

Who's "Some people" ? It doesn't say. And do they really mean 'alarming' or do they mean 'noticed'.
 

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". . . Some people in Detroit, including the one news person, are referring to the two incidences of self-defense as an alarming trend. . . .etc."

Who's "Some people" ? It doesn't say. And do they really mean 'alarming' or do they mean 'noticed'.
Watch the embedded news video. They use the term "alarming trend," along with the caption "Street Justice."
 

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Glad to see Detroit waking up!

Perhaps the notion of being able to leave ones home without fear of attack is "what's" alarming?

I hear that long term inmates become "institutionalized".

Perhaps the folks alarmed by this trend are so "liberalized" that the notion of self defense itself is frightening.

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Watch the embedded news video. They use the term "alarming trend," along with the caption "Street Justice."
I missed the second video. "Street Justice" sounds about right.
 

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Perhaps the folks alarmed by this trend are so "liberalized" that the notion of self defense itself is frightening.
The straight faced argument I've been hearing since the 90's is that it is not right to take a person's life over some possessions.

You know, I would never shoot someone for taking my stapler at work. I think people miss the point.

My home is sacrosanct. I deserve to feel secure there and I have a right to defend it. Thank God for Texas Castle laws. It's not about stopping someone from stealing my TV, it's about making a point that invading my domain could be your costliest mistake.

"Street Justice" my ***. These people don't get it.

These are the people who are alarmed. They don't respect your property rights, your home is not important to them, and they feel perfectly fine about making that decision for you. As a former Liberal Democrat I'm glad I left the party before it became such a group of nosy busybodies. I miss the days when it truly was the party of the little guy, but I haven't seen any evidence of that platform since the 80's.
 

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Yep... Libs love to argue that no possession is worth killing for and it resulted in decades of corporate policies that fired employees for defending themselves instead of giving in to criminal demands.

We had a coffee stand employee take down and armed robber last summer in Southern Oregon and the Media's first question was if he violated company policy by being armed. :rolleyes:

The answer was heck NO!

Anyone rolling past a Dutch Brothers Coffee should remember this and buy one. ;)

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The straight faced argument I've been hearing since the 90's is that it is not right to take a person's life over some possessions.

You know, I would never shoot someone for taking my stapler at work. I think people miss the point.

My home is sacrosanct. I deserve to feel secure there and I have a right to defend it. Thank God for Texas Castle laws. It's not about stopping someone from stealing my TV, it's about making a point that invading my domain could be your costliest mistake.

"Street Justice" my ***. These people don't get it.

These are the people who are alarmed. They don't respect your property rights, your home is not important to them, and they feel perfectly fine about making that decision for you. As a former Liberal Democrat I'm glad I left the party before it became such a group of nosy busybodies. I miss the days when it truly was the party of the little guy, but I haven't seen any evidence of that platform since the 80's.
 

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In Grants Pass, the Dutch Bros. coffee shop downtown has a "No Weapons" sign in the window. :confused:
 

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Why do they always refer to these felons as Teenagers? The press makes it sound like they are only armed pranksters. Anyone who would shoot a Teenager would go to the garden and pull up baby corn.:eek:
That's called 'thinning the stand'. Makes the survivors stronger.:cool:
 

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". . . Some people in Detroit, including the one news person, are referring to the two incidences of self-defense as an alarming trend. . . .etc."

Who's "Some people" ? It doesn't say. And do they really mean 'alarming' or do they mean 'noticed'.
My guess is that the "some people" are the thugs, perverts, career crimainals that walk the streets of Detroit. :)
 

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Pulling up baby corn makes the stand stronger?:p You should get a job in Iowa. How long would it take you to make a 1,000 acres stronger.:D;)
From a gardener's perspective. Thin each "hill" to the strongest 2 or 3 individual plants so there's less competition for the available nutrients, and the remaining plants grow bigger and stronger. Iowa corn farmers are on their own.
 
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