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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:50 PM

Shooting of possible intruder prompts more residents to get armed

http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/143607196.html

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas resident took matters into his own hands by fatally shooting a possible intruder on Tuesday morning.


The incident has prompted many residents to question their own safety, and the protective measures they have in place at their homes.

Bob Irwin, the owner of The Gun Store, says things like this typically cause an increase in gun sales.

"People realize how vulnerable they are, and want to have a gun in the house to protect themselves," Irwin says. "It's a normal reaction to crime."

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Same is holding true in my area, I know of several people that have either bought firearms for the first time or received their CC permit because if the increase in crime in our area.

Be safe my friends.

xoxo Rp

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Reply Shooting of possible intruder prompts more residents to get armed (Original post)
ileus Mar 2012 OP
Clames Mar 2012 #1
fightthegoodfightnow Mar 2012 #2
Atypical Liberal Mar 2012 #3
fightthegoodfightnow Mar 2012 #4
pennylane100 Mar 2012 #5
GreenStormCloud Mar 2012 #6
ManiacJoe Mar 2012 #7

Response to ileus (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:54 PM

1. That old maxim...

 

...about "an ounce of prevention..." is a good one.

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Response to ileus (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 PM

2. Makes me wonder what the Gun Store's Marketing Plan Is







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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:48 PM

3. Seek out volunteer criminals to get shot? n/t

 

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:54 PM

4. And limit sales????





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Response to ileus (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:39 AM

5. I certainly have no problem with using force to stop someone breaking into another person's home.

It is just the description of the person who was shot as a "possible intruder" What if he was the man who came to read the meter or he had entered the wrong property. I hope it was not a tragic mistake.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:36 AM

6. The dead guy has a police history of 13 arrests in 2011.

Two of those arrests were for home invasion.

http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/143925386.html

The 19-year-old shot and killed in an apparent home invasion attempt had been released from jail just three days before the deadly outcome.

Records show Demarcus Carter had been arrested in 2011 for 13 felonies in North Las Vegas, including two counts of home invasion.

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Police say the resident fired four times through the glass of a back sliding glass door, claiming Carter was trying to break in.

SNIP

In one of the break-ins, documents say the teen admitted to accessing the residence through a rear sliding door.


Doesn't sound like a meter reader to me. The entire article is worth reading. The family is claiming that the homeowner had no reason to shoot. I say that the homeowner did a good thing.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 09:49 PM

7. Boatloads of important details are missing from the linked article.

One obvious question is, "What prompted the homeowner to think the intruder needed to be shot?"

Not sure how the reporter forgot that question.

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