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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:48 PM

 

It's coming to this ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198384/Leicestershire-burglar-shooting-Stepfather-woman-arrested-intruder-shooting-hits-out.html

"The stepfather of a woman held by police for three days over the shooting of two burglars said last night: 'I'd have blown their bloody heads off.'

John Towell said Tracey Ferrie and her husband Andy who was also arrested had faced a gang of four men at their isolated cottage in the early hours.

He said: 'Four of them came in. Andy and Tracey did what anyone would have done.' He said the law must now be changed to protect property owners who act to defend their land when it is burgled.

'Shoot their legs? I'd have blown their bloody heads off,' he declared"

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This is where we are headed ... even people with legal weapons are breaking the law if those weapons are used in self-defence.

For those who are not aware, when applying for a firearm license in the UK a reason for owning a weapons must be provided, the purpose of "home/self-defence" is not valid. You can only apply for a permit if you intend to use the weapons for hunting or approved target shooting and then only if you are an active member of a registered shooting society.

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Reply It's coming to this ... (Original post)
holdencaufield Sep 2012 OP
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #1
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #2
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #3
gejohnston Sep 2012 #4
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #5
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #6
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #8
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #9
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #7
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #10
ileus Sep 2012 #11
bad sofa king Sep 2012 #12
hack89 Sep 2012 #13
Remmah2 Sep 2012 #15
DWC Sep 2012 #14
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #16

Response to holdencaufield (Original post)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 11:55 PM

1. I am sorry but here in the U.S. we are too busy talking about President Clinton's speech.

later...

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. You DO realize that you're replying to a post in the RKBA Forum?

 

Feel free to discuss Clinton's speech in GD, but the OP is right on target for where it was posted.

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Response to MercutioATC (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:17 AM

3. I do.

I just thought that all DUers (liberals, progressives, and regular Democrats) would be focused on the convention tonight.

I have a question. Is there a place to sign up for membership here? Is there an admission fee? An oath?






Its a big night for DEMOCRATS AND ARITHMETIC.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:24 AM

4. I don't own a TV,

right now I'm listening Mrs. Obama's speech on Youtube.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. When praying before meals ...

 

... my brothers, sisters and I would frequently accuse each other of not shutting our eyes during the blessing.

My Father's inevitable reply was "How do you know if your own eyes weren't open as well?"

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:32 AM

6. Can't quite follow but then

I am ethnic Methodist so we rarely prayed, much less closed our eyes for fear someone would put salt in our iced tea.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:34 AM

8. To put it more simply ...

 

... how do you know that I posted if you were so engrossed (as you claim we all should be) in watching the ex-President's speech?

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:40 AM

9. The speech is over and I read all OPs

because I am a dedicated member of MIRT.

But we are all still celebrating.

It is good to be alive.

It is good to be a Democrat.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:32 AM

7. Ok, so no posts other than convention posts during the convention?

 

I'm just trying to understand your position. All forums should shut down and just talk about Clinton when he speaks?

You seem to realize that DU is a big tent. Not everybody feels the need to focus on the same thing at the same time.

(many also multitask...I'm listening to the convention speeches while posting in other forums)

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Response to MercutioATC (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 12:45 AM

10. I was just trying to explain why there would likely not be much action.

Instead I brought a whole bunch of energetic fun to you and one other person. But, I am leaving now and will not be responding further. Have fun you two.



ARITHMETIC !

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Response to holdencaufield (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 06:26 AM

11. Looks like a troll hunt is on.

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Response to holdencaufield (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 08:04 AM

12. UK gov: yes, self defense is still illegal but we don't want to open that can of worms right now.

 

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Response to holdencaufield (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:29 AM

13. Happy ending - no charges.

The couple arrested for opening fire on intruders who targeted their isolated cottage will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last night.

Andy and Tracey Ferrie had been held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after dialling 999 to report that they had discharged a shotgun when a four-man gang broke in to their home in the middle of the night.

The couple spent almost three days and nights in custody until they were released on bail late on Tuesday night.

Yesterday, hours after two men appeared in court charged with burglary in connection with the raid on the Ferries’ 200-year-old cottage, prosecutors said it was ‘clear’ the couple ‘did what they believed was necessary to protect themselves, and their home, from intruders’.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198753/Leicestershire-burglar-shooting-No-charges-couple-shot-burglers-targeted-isolated-cottage.html

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Response to hack89 (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:53 AM

15. It should have never come to that. nt

 

nt

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Response to holdencaufield (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:51 AM

14. If we had allowed ourselves to be disarmed

 

by the British 236 years ago, we would still be British colonies. Americans did not submit to this type of BS then and we will not submit to this type of BS now.

John Towell is spot on.

Semper Fi,

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Response to DWC (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 11:09 AM

16. Something to remember ...

 

... the next time someone raises England as an example of "sensible" gun laws.

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