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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-27-10 02:00 PM
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5. Is that a good or a bad thing?
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  -Customer shoots would-be robber (Walgreens Omaha) Omaha Steve  Apr-27-10 01:40 PM   #0 
  - alrighty then...  ecstatic   Apr-27-10 01:44 PM   #1 
  - Either that, or we should allow private citizens to execute criminals  jgraz   Apr-27-10 02:00 PM   #4 
     - Yup, it's better the criminal execute potential witnesses, right?  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:16 PM   #17 
  - This should be good...  madinmaryland   Apr-27-10 01:45 PM   #2 
  - This should be greatness!!!!!!!!  snooper2   Apr-27-10 01:47 PM   #3 
     - Actually, it has been dumped into the "Nebraska Forum" never to be seen again.  madinmaryland   Apr-27-10 02:32 PM   #6 
  - Is that a good or a bad thing?  Oregone   Apr-27-10 02:00 PM   #5 
  - My best friend's mom works at Wal-mart...  christx30   Apr-27-10 02:45 PM   #7 
  - Woo-Hoo!  bvar22   Apr-27-10 02:49 PM   #8 
  - Actually, Wyatt Earp banned guns within the boundaries of Dodge City  dflprincess   Apr-27-10 10:30 PM   #61 
     - Only on the south side of town  Euromutt   Apr-28-10 04:13 AM   #68 
  - Follow up: Charge filed in robbery shooting  Omaha Steve   Apr-27-10 03:10 PM   #9 
  - You are freaking kidding me....  brendan120678   Apr-27-10 03:29 PM   #10 
  - Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:04 PM   #12 
  - He'd be free if I was on the jury!!!  Hoopla Phil   Apr-27-10 06:43 PM   #52 
  - Um, the guy is DEAD  Taverner   Apr-27-10 04:58 PM   #11 
  - Would customers have deserved to die if the idiot had pulled the  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:04 PM   #13 
  - No - but why do we have to KILL him when we could just WOUND him?  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:11 PM   #15 
     - Have you ever fired a gun?  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:14 PM   #16 
     - Well yes I have fired a gun  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:18 PM   #18 
        - And if he were unarmed, I'd agree with you  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:22 PM   #20 
        - Was it loaded?  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:24 PM   #22 
           - Again, if someone had a shotgun, yes. If unarmed, no.  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:26 PM   #23 
           - But even with a shotgun, is the "kill shot" the best choice?  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:27 PM   #25 
              - You fire to neutralize the threat. If he's wounded, drops and also  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:33 PM   #29 
                 - Yes, but most targets are trained towards the "kill shot"`  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:35 PM   #32 
                    - Shoot to kill or shoot to stop isn't the point. You shoot to neutralize the threat.  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:37 PM   #34 
                    - You watch too much TV.  GreenStormCloud   Apr-27-10 06:51 PM   #53 
                    - Baseball bat.  proteus_lives   Apr-27-10 10:48 PM   #64 
           - There is no difference between a "kill" shot and "disable" shot  Euromutt   Apr-28-10 05:06 AM   #69 
           - Disabling shots  shedevil69taz   Apr-28-10 01:24 PM   #75 
        - EASY!  one-eyed fat man   Apr-27-10 05:38 PM   #36 
        - Now, dump adrenaline in your system, get tunnel vision..  X_Digger   Apr-27-10 07:31 PM   #56 
        - He made the choice when he decided to rob and threaten people.  proteus_lives   Apr-27-10 10:47 PM   #63 
           - Honestly - I just don't like the idea of killing people  Taverner   Apr-29-10 05:13 PM   #80 
     - If I were a thieving son of a bitch , and you shot me in the leg  Katya Mullethov   Apr-27-10 05:34 PM   #30 
     - But what if you were incapacitated?  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:36 PM   #33 
        - You are not choosing incapacitating shots  Katya Mullethov   Apr-27-10 05:56 PM   #40 
           - OK - say you have a Glock 9mm, one of the more accurate handguns  Taverner   Apr-27-10 06:00 PM   #42 
              - Have you ever seen someone under the influence of PCP?  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 06:02 PM   #44 
              - Yeah but that's rare  Taverner   Apr-27-10 06:04 PM   #45 
                 - Are you willing to take the chance, the one time, no matter how rare?  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 06:09 PM   #46 
                    - Yes I am, especially since I also take other chances based on the fact they are rare...  Taverner   Apr-27-10 06:17 PM   #47 
                       - Pissing off someone with a shotgun  Katya Mullethov   Apr-28-10 06:51 AM   #71 
              - All of these scenarios  pipoman   Apr-28-10 07:05 AM   #72 
     - Stupid and it only works in movies or by expert.  proteus_lives   Apr-27-10 10:45 PM   #62 
     - Not even police...  Lagomorph   Apr-27-10 11:03 PM   #67 
  - this is an "IF" but a big one  onethatcares   Apr-27-10 05:07 PM   #14 
  - Yes - but does one have to KILL him?  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:20 PM   #19 
     - You are entitled to your opinion  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:23 PM   #21 
        - Understood - hey, remind me never to own a gun  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:26 PM   #24 
        - I completely agree. He does have to live with it  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:31 PM   #27 
           - That should not be solace  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:33 PM   #28 
              - pretty hard to aim for the legs, in a situation like that  onethatcares   Apr-27-10 06:33 PM   #49 
              - That's pure unadulterated bullshit  cowman   Apr-27-10 09:50 PM   #59 
        - Let me add that I know where you are coming from  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:30 PM   #26 
           - ok, the leg has arteries  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:35 PM   #31 
              - Not if we can get EMTs on the site soon  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:38 PM   #35 
                 - A bleedout from the femoral artery takes seconds, not 10 minutes  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:42 PM   #37 
                 - Look I know we're on the same side here  Taverner   Apr-27-10 05:48 PM   #38 
                    - Impossible to simply wound.  shadowrider   Apr-27-10 05:50 PM   #39 
                    - The shotgun trumps the Louisville slugger.  GreenStormCloud   Apr-27-10 06:57 PM   #54 
                    - A Louisville Slugger also constitutes lethal force  Euromutt   Apr-28-10 05:45 AM   #70 
                    - The closest I ever came to shooting a person  pipoman   Apr-28-10 07:20 AM   #73 
                 - A little anatomy lesson.  one-eyed fat man   Apr-27-10 05:57 PM   #41 
                 - You know you are making me favor gun control here...  Taverner   Apr-27-10 06:01 PM   #43 
                    - In the real world, gun control leave the bad guy still armed.  GreenStormCloud   Apr-27-10 07:00 PM   #55 
                    - If your going to judge me  one-eyed fat man   Apr-27-10 09:39 PM   #58 
                       - Dude - not judging you at all  Taverner   Apr-28-10 04:58 PM   #77 
                          - and Cain said to Abel..............  one-eyed fat man   Apr-28-10 08:10 PM   #78 
                             - I have always felt as if the reason of man is his greatest strength  Taverner   Apr-28-10 08:19 PM   #79 
                 - And your dead wrong  cowman   Apr-27-10 09:54 PM   #60 
  - Nobody deserves to die.  chrisa   Apr-27-10 06:29 PM   #48 
  - He pointed a gun at innocents. The happy part is that no innocents got shot by the thug.  Hoopla Phil   Apr-27-10 06:40 PM   #51 
  - Outstanding!!!  Hoopla Phil   Apr-27-10 06:38 PM   #50 
  - UPDATE: No charge in shooting!!!  Omaha Steve   Apr-27-10 08:04 PM   #57 
  - Good news!  proteus_lives   Apr-27-10 10:51 PM   #65 
  - Great news!!!  Hoopla Phil   Apr-28-10 10:14 AM   #74 
  - He was willing to rob and kill. He got what he deserved.  proteus_lives   Apr-27-10 10:51 PM   #66 
  - The shotgun wasn't loaded btw  Omaha Steve   Apr-28-10 02:57 PM   #76 
 

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