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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:15 AM

Lawful Florida Gun Owner Shoots Wrong Man in Road Rage Incident

The Florida Times-Journal reports

A pickup driver in Jacksonville was wounded by gunshot Thursday in what police and the man’s father-in-law described as an accidental shooting.

The man’s gun went off when another passenger in the truck grabbed it in a confrontation with another driver, said James Borum, whose son-in-law was taken to Shands Jacksonville hospital.


Let me break it down for you. Two idiots in pickup trucks left the gas station together and and got into some kind of ego contest. Both were raging maniacs who felt the other had a lot of nerve to dare such a challenge. At the light one of the idiot's imbecile friend grabbed a gun intending on using it on the driver of the other pickup, but instead shot his own driver.

These are the kinds of redneck, hillbillies that make Florida the Most Baneful State in the Union.

But, it's not just them. It's built right into the system down there.

No arrests have been reported by the Sheriff’s Office.



Don't you find it unbelievable that no one is arrested after a scene like that. You know they put other people in danger as well as themselves. And you also know they were lawful gun owners.

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

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Reply Lawful Florida Gun Owner Shoots Wrong Man in Road Rage Incident (Original post)
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 OP
trouble.smith Sep 2012 #1
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #2
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #11
ileus Sep 2012 #3
ileus Sep 2012 #4
oneshooter Sep 2012 #5
Remmah2 Sep 2012 #6
slackmaster Sep 2012 #7
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #16
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #18
MercutioATC Sep 2012 #24
Atypical Liberal Sep 2012 #8
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #19
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #28
Atypical Liberal Sep 2012 #34
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #27
GreenStormCloud Sep 2012 #9
holdencaufield Sep 2012 #10
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #13
Eleanors38 Sep 2012 #12
friendly_iconoclast Sep 2012 #15
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #20
Eleanors38 Sep 2012 #25
glacierbay Sep 2012 #14
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #21
glacierbay Sep 2012 #23
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #30
glacierbay Sep 2012 #32
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #38
glacierbay Oct 2012 #39
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #41
sylvi Sep 2012 #17
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #22
Eleanors38 Sep 2012 #26
sylvi Sep 2012 #33
friendly_iconoclast Sep 2012 #36
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #37
glacierbay Oct 2012 #40
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #43
gejohnston Sep 2012 #29
mikeb302000 Sep 2012 #31
jpak Sep 2012 #35
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #42
mikeb302000 Oct 2012 #44
holdencaufield Oct 2012 #45
gejohnston Oct 2012 #46

Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:46 AM

1. You should take this up with the Florida LEOs if you're so offended by it.

 

call the governor's office even.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:44 AM

2. "Let me break it down for you..."

 

You're not breaking down anything -- you're hurling insults and innuendo.

You seem to know a lot about this incident and the people involved given that you don't actually know anything other than what you read. Which is precious little.

My suggestion to you -- if you ever visit the United States -- is don't go to Florida. Disney world is highly over-rated anyway.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:24 AM

11. Yeah, since when did "breaking it down"

 

come to mean "repeating the exact same story but with a bunch of pointless insults thrown in".

/and aren't "break downs" supposed to be shorter? The quoted article contained 52 words. The 'shorter' version contained 90.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:29 AM

4. were they NRA or African American?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117274392#post31

Just trying to sort out how you judge these individuals.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 07:38 AM

5. This is a duplicate, please lock.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:01 AM

6. IBTL

 

nt

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:06 AM

7. Basic gun safety should be taught in public schools

 

Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until you are sure of your target and backdrop, and until you intend to destroy the target.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:19 PM

16. God love you, don't give this up!

 

You're right, of course, but it takes real determination to keep trying to get people to listen.

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Response to MercutioATC (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:05 AM

18. Especially around here

where the "gun control and RKBA" group is really the "RKBA" group period.

Maybe the group should be renamed "Anti gun control and RKBA."

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:42 AM

24. Hey, most people just support keeping their 2A rights...

 

This is the place where those who don't get to try to convert the masses. Have at it.

That said, money is a part of our culture. We have finance classes in school (home-ec classes).

Sex is a part of our culture. We have sex-ed classes.

Guns are also a part of our culture. We should have gun safety classes. Not only would it reduce the possibility of an AD if a kid happens to come into unsupervised contact with a gun, but it would actually work toward the real purpose of the 2A...having a populace that was able to preserve its freedoms, by force if need be.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 08:42 AM

8. Yes, ocasionally people with no criminal records do commit crimes with firearms.

 

Yes, occasionally people with no criminal records, even CCW permit holders do commit crimes with firearms.

However, this is rare.

Most firearm homicides are committed by people with extensive prior criminal histories.

People with CCW permits are hardly ever involved in crimes. In fact, they are less likely to be involved in crimes - any kind of crime - than your average person you might encounter on the street.

People like Mikeb like to post anecdotes like this as if they portray some kind of trend about CCW permit holders. Don't fall for it - they don't.

And of course in this case, the CCW permit holder was the victim, not the shooter.

Don't you find it unbelievable that no one is arrested after a scene like that. You know they put other people in danger as well as themselves. And you also know they were lawful gun owners.

What crime was committed? As far as I can tell, the person who was accidentally shot was shot by a passenger in the vehicle, who had grabbed a firearm when someone else was approaching the vehicle. In other words, the victim was accidentally shot by his friend.

Also, the article doesn't say anything about the criminal history of the actual shooter. It doesn't even say who's firearm was used.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:07 AM

19. Rare ???

"Anecdotes" like this are in the news every day. Open your eyes and your mind.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:27 AM

28. also in some states road rage is a crime in itself

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #19)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:07 PM

34. Anecdotes are NOT INDICITIAVE OF A TREND.

 

Rare ??? "Anecdotes" like this are in the news every day. Open your eyes and your mind.

On one hand I'm astonished when people post things like this, and then I suddenly consider the source.

Yes, Mike, it is exceedingly rare for law-abiding people to just "snap" and go commit crimes, particularly violent crime, and in particular homicide.

Most homicides are committed by people with extensive criminal histories. This is almost certainly true for violent crime in general. It takes time and practice to work up the anti-social behavior necessary to violently victimize other people, and this is not something that just happens overnight.

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

It is YOU who needs to open his eyes and mind.


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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:26 AM

27. How about reckless endangerment or

unlawful discharge of a weapon?

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:43 AM

9. It is still - as of the time of the article - being investigated.

Investigate first, then arrest.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:44 AM

10. If you require an investigation ...

 

... prior to any arrest... how will I maintain my righteous indignation?

Outrage should be the priority over justice.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. "Investigate first"

 

NRA TALKING POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He had a gun, is that not crime enough to justify arresting all of them without a trial?

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:17 AM

12. We note your deep seated bigotry, but "hillbillies?"...

 

In florida? Perhaps you have additional states on your hate list whose terrain has confused you?

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 02:41 PM

15. The patina of 'tolerance' on some gun prohibitionists is rather thin, and tends to wear through

Check out this thread, where US gun culture is called a social disease:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117275097

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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:08 AM

20. Have you ever been to the panhandle of FL? n.t.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:00 AM

25. Plenty times. Drunk cracker with a backhoe can do better.nt

 

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 12:46 PM

14. Sooooooooo

 

you were there at the scene, right Mike? You know better than the Police, right Mike? Why didn't you direct them to your crappy little blog so that you could "educate" them on the proper use of the law?
Many times I have used my discretion on a scene and not made and arrest, police can do that, Mike.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:09 AM

21. Oh, you're a cop? Is that what you're telling us? n.t.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:59 AM

23. Yeah Mike, tha's what I'm telling you,

 

I'm a cop, have been for almost 30 years. That's why I know that the officers probably didn't make an arrest because they either,
A. Didn't have enough evidence to arrest and are continuing the investigation, which is more than likely the case, or,

B. No one wanted to file a complaint, or,

C. They're going to hand everything over to the DA's office and let them decide whether or not to file charges.

You see Mike, that's how it works in the US, I don't know how it works in Italy.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:14 AM

30. Italy has nothing to do with anything.

Your simplistic explanation is bullshit. You cops do things for all kinds of reasons, not just the three you mentioned. In some cases they turn a blind eye and let people get away with things they shouldn't. In others they arrest people for nothing. In many cases cops don't take gun "accidents" as seriously as they should, maybe you're guilty of this one.

Criminal negligence is often a judgment call. This is where things are often not taken seriously enough.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:35 AM

32. Are you a cop Mike? Ever been one Mike?

 

Until you've walked in my shoes, don't even pretend to tell me how we handle incidents.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #32)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:49 AM

38. Where exactly did I tell you how to handle incidents? n.t.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #38)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:27 AM

39. Your saying that my "simplistic explaination is bullshit"

 

and I'm telling you from years of experience that those 3 reasons for no arrest at the time are the 3 most likely reasons, now, unless through your long LEO career, you can point out where I'm wrong, then I will apologize, BTW, how many years were you a cop and where were you a cop, not the city, just the state.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #39)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:59 AM

41. You talk like being a cop is the only way to understand these things.

Not true.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:31 PM

17. Actually, Florida is usually somewhere in the middle of the pack

 

when it comes to gun violence, depending on whose stats you're looking at. For some reason though, it's become a favorite whipping boy when it comes to things gun-related. Lots of states have higher per capita rates. However, for some reason the news is lovingly sifted and cherry picked for anecdotes from Florida. I suspect it has more to do with residual animosity from the 2000 election debacle, which involved a relative handful of players and had nothing to do with guns, than anything else.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:10 AM

22. It's not only the gun violence and availability in FL

that has earned it The Crown.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:02 AM

26. Went for obama.nt

 

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 08:45 AM

33. Then what is it?

 

What egregious situations exist in Florida that aren't matched or surpassed in many other states? Did you drop your All-Day Sucker in the sand there once as a child or something? Show us on the doll where Mickey Mouse touched you.

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Response to sylvi (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:13 PM

36. *cough**cough*legaltrouble*cough**ahem*...

Just a guess, of course- but I have a sneaking suspicion FDLE might want to have a chat with one of our overseas posters...

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Response to sylvi (Reply #33)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:48 AM

37. What kind of a stupid question is that?

Are you one who refuses to go to my links where you can read the answer to your stupid question?

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #37)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:31 AM

40. Why won't you post your answer here?

 

Why should someone have to go to your blog? Unless of course, it's so you can make some money. Is that what it's all about Mike? Making money?
Just post the answer here instead of pimping your blog.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #40)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:03 AM

43. I mentioned it a couple times already

I have no advertising on my blog and make no money from it. The hyperlink is a tool used on the internet. Your reluctance to use my links is just a trumped up excuse to attack me personally. Rather than stick with the argument, you quickly attack me for putting up links to flesh out the discussion. The fact that some of them go to my blog shouldn't matter except you pretend it does.

It's petty and derailing on your part.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:10 PM

29. Florida doesn't have hillbillies

because it doesn't have any hills. It is flatter than fucking Kansas.

It does have a lot of colonists from New York.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:15 AM

31. "crackers" then. n.t.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 06:50 PM

35. Douchebags and their widdle guns

yup

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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:02 AM

42. Gun Crimes in Italy

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/11/italian-anarchists-kneecap-nuclear-executive


-- I'm sure glad I don't live in Italy -- it sounds AWFULLY violent.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #44)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:07 AM

45. No thanks ...

 

... I never click on unknown links. There's just too much sick porn out there.

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Response to mikeb302000 (Reply #44)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 02:10 AM

46. I like my reply better

so did you vote for SB?

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