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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    I don't care who is a civilian and who is not. If some mad bastard is shooting at people in my immediate vicinity, I want the additional options that come with being armed. There is a big difference between a simple target and a target that shoots back. I'll do all I can not to be either, but if I must be one or the other, I'd like the option to decide for myself.










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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its a shame the shooter didn't perish.
    Sometimes we learn more from a raving lunitic then the corpse of one.

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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The Geneva Conventions is not a dictionary

    Cops are not civilians
    Then what are cops? They aren't soldiers and they are not civilians according to you. So are they in a class all on their own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Then what are cops? They aren't soldiers and they are not civilians according to you. So are they in a class all on their own?
    The only remaining classification is Enemy Combatant.

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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
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    N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    A man with a shotgun wounded one person outside a Greenville, N.C., law firm on Friday before crossing a busy street and shooting three more people in a Walmart parking lot, police and witnesses said.

    Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said officers shot and wounded the suspect just before noon at an entrance to the store. A witness told The Daily Reflector that the suspect, a white man in his 60s, was shot in the face.

    All were expected to survive, Aden said at a 3 p.m. news briefing.
    Good, **** him.

    So what do the gun hating and Walmart hating folks do with this story?
    I'm more pleasantly concerned with the fact that the police are stepping up their game to stop crap like this. Good for them; they did a good job, and they should be proud.
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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Did you bother to find out if either location had gun-buster signs posted? Because gun-buster signs have force-of-law in NC. You can't fault gun ownership if the public was prevented from having a gun at those locations.
    i notice how it is the same people every time around here who come up with this distorted logic. However, with the large number of gun owners in the US it seems we always have to wait for the police to actually do something. I am pretty sure lots of crimes happen outside of gun buster areas, and many of those crimes also happen in areas legal to carry, yet we have to wait around for the police when we have all these gun owners out there claiming to be great heroes saving us all from crime. Seems to me that the police actually do that job, while gun owners run for the hills like everyone else. Even in most cases where we hear of a gun owner actually stopping a criminal it is often in their own home when they were in trouble. I am not saying gun owners should have to save people because i know a person who fearsd walking around without being more armed than the people around them certainly is not going to engage an equally armed person if flight is an option. However, it would be nice if we all did not have to hear how heroic gun owners are and how they are thwarting crime when they are less likely to be there for you than the police. It just seems like an obvious point that crime would not be stopped if there were a lot more gun owners. You would just be more likely to get pissed because a person who might have been able to help you with their firearm runs away like everyone else. It would be nice if the rhetoric wasn't contradicted by the reality that gun owners run away like everyone else, and fleeing in a panic is not a terribly good deterrent to crime.

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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Kinda like how every shooting that isn't stopped has someone say "IF ONLY SOMEONE HAD A GUN"
    "I wish I didn't have a gun"

    Said by nobody in an active shooter scenario.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Cops are not civilians
    Utter ignorance
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Unsubstantiated hyperbole and assumptions. As usual.
    Yeah, it is pretty normal for the gun posse to do. It does seem a little odd how the same people every time use the same excuse, but yet there are little to no other people who ever say what you are saying. One might get the idea it is a very small number of loud people who feel this way considering the statistics on responses to gun threads. But feel free to prove me wrong with some of those statistics you are implying exist that support your opinion that you never use. I would love to see an actual comparison of crimes stopped by gun owning civilians compared to non gun owners, and also police. feel free to prove me wrong with some stats and facts at any point in time.

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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Yeah, it is pretty normal for the gun posse to do. It does seem a little odd how the same people every time use the same excuse, but yet there are little to no other people who ever say what you are saying. One might get the idea it is a very small number of loud people who feel this way considering the statistics on responses to gun threads. But feel free to prove me wrong with some of those statistics you are implying exist that support your opinion that you never use. I would love to see an actual comparison of crimes stopped by gun owning civilians compared to non gun owners, and also police. feel free to prove me wrong with some stats and facts at any point in time.
    The grabbers have made an environment where legal gun ownership (and, god forbid, legal use) can STILL lead to a great hassle or even incarceration of a law-abiding citizen. For example, a buddy of mine got mugged at a gas station in Flint, Michigan a couple winters back. He has his CPL, and when the young man accosted him near the outside bathrooms and put a knife in his face, demanding his wallet, he reached back and instead pulled out an XDM .45. The other young man coming up behind him (also armed with a knife) immediately dropped his knife and ran. The first kid put his knife on the ground and backed away slowly before running off in the other direction. I ask my friend, "What did the cops say when they got there"? He said, "Cops? I didn't call the cops. They would have kept me waiting here an hour, badgered me for another hour when they got there, and possibly started an investigation and taken my gun in the meantime to find out if I had "assaulted" the guys or not. Plus, I don't know if Flint has any city-specific ordinances about concealed carry (neither of us are from there), or if this particular gas station is a gun free zone (letting the owner/operator press charges against him for trespassing well after the fact). So I just didn't call them."

    Do you think his story is unique?
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    Re: N.C. gunman shot after wounding 4 at law firm, Walmart

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    The grabbers have made an environment where legal gun ownership (and, god forbid, legal use) can STILL lead to a great hassle or even incarceration of a law-abiding citizen. For example, a buddy of mine got mugged at a gas station in Flint, Michigan a couple winters back. He has his CPL, and when the young man accosted him near the outside bathrooms and put a knife in his face, demanding his wallet, he reached back and instead pulled out an XDM .45. The other young man coming up behind him (also armed with a knife) immediately dropped his knife and ran. The first kid put his knife on the ground and backed away slowly before running off in the other direction. I ask my friend, "What did the cops say when they got there"? He said, "Cops? I didn't call the cops. They would have kept me waiting here an hour, badgered me for another hour when they got there, and possibly started an investigation and taken my gun in the meantime to find out if I had "assaulted" the guys or not. Plus, I don't know if Flint has any city-specific ordinances about concealed carry (neither of us are from there), or if this particular gas station is a gun free zone (letting the owner/operator press charges against him for trespassing well after the fact). So I just didn't call them."

    Do you think his story is unique?
    So your evidence is an unsubstantiated hero story by a supposed gun hero who did not actually save anyone but his own ass which actually corresponds to my point. Even if this is true it does not even show that gun owners make a difference in anyone else's lives so the claim that they actually do something even close to law enforcement is still unchallenged. At least the story is convenient in the fact some guy on the internet is claiming something that has no proof aside from the claims some guy told him in some conversation. I suppose your claims must be true because it is written on the internet by someone who admittedly never even saw the event. I remember this one time I was listening to this girl tell me about this time at band camp where she totally stuck a flute in a bodily opening it probably did not belong. Clearly now it must be true because i totally wrote it on the internet.

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