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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:20 AM

Man Shoots Girfriend - Takes Her to Hospital - Gets Arrested

The Wall Street Journal reports

A Hudson Valley is being held without bail after police say he shot his girlfriend in the face, then brought her to a hospital.

Police in the Ulster County town of Lloyd tell local media outlets that 27-year-old Jorge Marrero used a handgun to shoot Lauren Watts during an argument last Sunday in their apartment in the hamlet of Highland.

Marrero took Watts to Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie after the shooting. The hospital then notified police that a shooting victim was being treated there.

Marrero was charged with felony counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


You have to have a really explosive anger problem to do something like that. Unfortunately, this kind of rage is not limited to criminals. A certain percentage of lawful gun owners have it too, just like all other societal ills.

One thing for sure, whether the bad actor is a criminal or a legitimate gun owner, guns are bad news for women. The gun-rights fanatics are so defensive about this, recently they were arguing that female-on-male domestic violence is a factor. They always demand statistics and proof, then when it's provided they ignore it.

There's definitely a violence problem in the US. Guns make it worse.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.
Cross posted at Mikeb302000

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Reply Man Shoots Girfriend - Takes Her to Hospital - Gets Arrested (Original post)
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 OP
Common Sense Party Oct 2012 #1
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #17
Common Sense Party Oct 2012 #19
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #24
friendly_iconoclast Oct 2012 #30
ileus Oct 2012 #20
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #25
gejohnston Oct 2012 #2
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #33
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #3
PavePusher Oct 2012 #4
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #5
Francis Marion Oct 2012 #7
Francis Marion Oct 2012 #6
Glaug-Eldare Oct 2012 #8
ileus Oct 2012 #9
Atypical Liberal Oct 2012 #10
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #18
Atypical Liberal Oct 2012 #21
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #26
Atypical Liberal Oct 2012 #27
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #31
Atypical Liberal Oct 2012 #32
jeepnstein Oct 2012 #35
Straw Man Oct 2012 #36
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #29
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #34
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #11
darkangel218 Oct 2012 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #13
Kennah Oct 2012 #15
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #22
Remmah2 Oct 2012 #14
Kennah Oct 2012 #16
discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2012 #23
4th law of robotics Oct 2012 #28

Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:25 AM

1. Wow! I can finally agree with something you said! "There's definitely a violence problem in the US."

That much I can agree with. The rest? Same ol' same ol.

"Guns make it worse."

So do knives. And bricks. And baseball bats. And fists. And bottles. And tire irons.

What's the common denominator in all these?

The violence.

It seems like THAT is what we should be addressing.

What's your opinion?

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:38 AM

17. Are you so biased that you can see

that guns kill more people than all those other potential weapons? That's because guns are not potential weapons, they are weapons. That's what they do.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 07:59 AM

19. News flash #1: All those other things are weapons, too.

News flash #2: The problem is the violence, not the tool.

Or are you so biased that you CAN'T see that?

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Response to Common Sense Party (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:23 AM

24. The tool makes the violence worse, especially a tool that is really a weapon. nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:40 PM

30. A clue for you, as you seem not to have gotten it yet: ANY object used violently can be a weapon.

Since you seem to have gotten the notion that guns somehow make violence worse, you might want to study the histories of the Roman and Mongol empires.
They regularly did things sans firearms that would make a Wehrmacht field marshal blanch...

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 08:52 AM

20. tee hee...you said guns kill people.

You believe that don't you?

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Response to ileus (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:24 AM

25. gotcha. I meant people with guns. nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:28 AM

2. and non gun owners.

but he was not a lawful gun owner

Marrero was charged with felony counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
I'm guessing he did not have a New York license for the pistol.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:12 AM

33. He did not sound like a movie star.nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:34 AM

4. Naw, you haven't "provided" anything except a link to a for-profit website.

 

Pull the other one.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 12:36 AM

5. "...guns are bad news for women"

 

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:11 AM

7. Love that poster.

My wife's more like the lady in the top photo. Thank God.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:08 AM

6. "guns are bad news for women"

You're right. You see, there are no women in the US who own guns. It's only bad, mean men who do that.

After all, why would women want to own or know how to use the one thing that can put an attacker, no matter how big, fat, or tall, or drunk, six feet under? Women are just too nice and pure and delicate and hysterical to even think of doing that, even for the protection of their pretty little selves.

C'mon now. Unless 'women' are prepared to kick a male attacker's a$$ in hand to hand combat, NOT having a gun is 'bad news for women.'

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Response to Francis Marion (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:08 AM

8. Ever heard of the Cornered Cat?

I like the cut of that gal's jib.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:30 AM

9. Give up your rights....not mine.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 09:52 AM

10. Ah, the myth of the law-abiding gun owner who just "snaps".

 

You have to have a really explosive anger problem to do something like that. Unfortunately, this kind of rage is not limited to criminals. A certain percentage of lawful gun owners have it too, just like all other societal ills.

Yes, and that percentage is very small.

Most people who commit homicide with a firearm have extensive prior criminal histories, including, on average, 4 felonies.
I'm sure the trend is similar to people who commit any kind of crime with a firearm.

It takes a long time to build up a comfort with devaluing human life, and this is usually showcased by a long criminal history of victimizing people.

http://www.cardozolawreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138:kates201086&catid=20:firearmsinc&Itemid=20

The idea that "every gun owner is a potential criminal waiting to snap" is a myth.

It's a very small minority of the population that is anti-social enough to resort to violence.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:41 AM

18. Keep telling yourself it's a myth and "very small." You wish. nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:26 AM

21. Did you even read the article?

 

It's not a myth, it's a fact. People who commit homicide with firearms almost always have extensive prior criminal histories.

Did you even read the article I cited?

MASSACHUSETTS: “Some 95% of homicide offenders . . . arraigned at least once in Massachusetts courts before they . . . . On average . . . homicide offenders had been arraigned for 9 prior offenses.22

ATLANTA: Eighty percent of 1997 Atlanta murder arrestees had previously been arrested at least once for a drug offense; and 70% had three or more prior drug arrests—in addition to all their arrests for other crimes.23

DELAWARE: Reporting on shootings, including many in which victims had only been wounded rather than killed, 80% of shooters had arrest records going all the way back to their juvenile years; 57% had been charged at least twice with drug offenses.24

NEW YORK CITY: A New York Times study of the 1,662 murders in that city over the years 2003-2005 found “ore than 90 percent of the killers had criminal records . . . .”25

ILLINOIS: Over the years 1991-2000, the great majority of murderers had prior felony records.26


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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:26 AM

26. it's true, why, because the article said so, or cause you said so? ? nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #26)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:24 AM

27. What?

 

it's true, why, because the article said so, or cause you said so? ? nt

What?

The article provides citations that support the case that most people who have committed homicide have extensive prior criminal histories.

Very few people just "snap" and kill someone.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:32 AM

31. Bullshit. nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:36 AM

32. OK, feel free to provide some DATA of your own then.

 

It's easy to dismiss an article full of citations as "bullshit".

It's quite another thing to provide data to the contrary.

I'm sure you have data that indicates that it is in fact common for people to just "snap" and go on a killing spree, doncha? Well doncha?

Mmmhmm. I didn't think so.

Mikey is long on emotion and short on fact.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #32)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 11:12 AM

35. Don't hold your breath.

He's just trolling the boards and when the facts come into play he just goes on to his next topic.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #26)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 03:56 PM

36. Could you phrase that as a question?

it's true, why, because the article said so, or cause you said so?

I'm going with "What is 'both,' Alex?"

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:44 PM

29. With about half the households in the US having guns if that number were even 1%

 

that would translate to over a million such incidents per year.

It is far less than that.

So yeah . . .

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:35 AM

34. Mike. You have revealed yourself. And all this talk

From the prohibitionists about gun-owners be...what is it? "Paranoid?"

Mike. Really.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 09:57 AM

11. And speaking of the proofreading impaired...

..."A Hudson Valley is being held without bail..."

It's a big jail. A really BIG jail.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:20 AM

12. LMAO I thought the OP deleted a word by accident

But no, that's how the article was written :p

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:23 AM

13. I guess it could...

...happen to anyone but it's funny when it's some pro-control puppets.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117280559#post11

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:59 AM

15. I once spent time in a jail, and it was THIS big

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Response to Kennah (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:25 PM

22. When viewed from the inside...

...a jail is like a circle, it has only two sides, the inside and the outside.

Some folks who've spent time in jail:
Ghandi
Lindsay Lohan
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Wyatt Earp
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Plaxico Burress
Jesus of Nazareth

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 10:43 AM

14. Maybe they should cut his arms off.

 

Then he can't beat her to a pulp either.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:00 AM

16. It's only a flesh wound

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Response to Kennah (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 12:27 PM

23. 'Tis but a scratch

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:42 PM

28. "guns are bad news for women"

 

Indeed they'd be much better off if we removed this equalizer and let everyone fall back on physical strength instead.

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