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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
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    "On Wednesday, 22-year-old John Crawford was shot dead inside a Wal-Mart by police in Beavercreek, Ohio, after a shopper called 911 to report someone inside with a gun. Now, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the gun Crawford was carrying was a BB gun known as a variable pump air rifle — a target-shooting and small game-hunting gun made to look like a real, more deadly weapon.

    The MK-177 Crosman BB/Pellet Rifle gun is stocked in the shelves at Wal-Mart, and relatives of Crawford’s say he wasn’t carrying any gun when he entered Wal-Mart. He reportedly picked up the gun in the toy section of the store. The store says it has since been told to remove the gun from its shelves.

    Some witnesses say Crawford was pointing the gun at customers and children, and did not comply with police commands. But Crawford’s family has asked state civil rights groups including the NAACP to look into the shooting. Crawford was black." - Source - Screen shot
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    This is a tragic event but I do not blame the police in this.

    First off, the race of the suspect is completely irrelevant. If the news story is correct, he was pointing a toy gun, made to look realistic, at people in the store. The police acted prudently.

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    I'm confused. Condemning the "scary gun" and conveniently totally ignoring the wanton endangerment his total inappropriate behavior caused - the point is? You mention race but not anything about inappropriate behavior.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    There are multiple simple answers here.

    #1) don't ever point anything that looks like a gun directly at other people

    #2) When police ask you to put something down, PUT IT DOWN.

    #3) When police draw guns and point them at you, you better do EXACTLY what they command you to do.

    #4) Don't do stupid stuff with anything that resembles a deadly weapon

    #5) Crosman is not responsible for this morons behavior inside a store.


    The last time I bought a Crosman bb gun it came in a box.
    I did not take the gun out of the box until I got home.

    I certainly would never think to remove gun from box inside a store and start pointing it at people.
    The bold was exactly what I was wondering. What was his intent.
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    If certain gun guys are insulted by that? Good, they should be ashamed: the rest of US are sick and tired of having our intelligence insulted[/i].



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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Not too much to ask to expect the best from law enforcement. Most professionals train at regular intervals, and police must do so as well, must try for the best outcome when confronted with a deadly firearm. I am sure they are capable, they try their best, but I am also sure that many are complacent simply because situations like this aren't commonplace. Police officer, pilot, doctor, truck driver, all should strive to be the best at what they do.
    You probably need to answer the first question first. Have you ever shot a gun? Your posts and assertations would indicate a lack of knowledge of even the basics of firearms handling, safety, and limitations. Only John Wayne can fire a Winchester form horseback and hit a moving target, and even John did not fire at the bad guy's trigger finger.

    There are some unanswered questions in this particular situation, but the placement of the shot is not one of them.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    So the brave officer shot an innocent man dead because he was holding a gun in a gun store. Yeah, that sounds totally justified.

    /sarcasm

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
    Some witnesses say Crawford was pointing the gun at customers and children, and did not comply with police commands.
    That's all I need to know. Good shoot, another dumbass removed from the gene pool.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I agree. I just wish cops would learn to shoot to stop, not to kill, by whatever means possible. Train to shoot at the arm, minimizing the threat while avoiding any loss of life.
    Do you have any idea how incredibly hard that is? No, aim for the torso.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Recently a woman was awarded 23.6 Billion dollars because her stupid husband smoked himself to death at 36 years of age. Why can't we sue the manufacturers of toys that look exactly like real guns from up close to far away. Why is it critical to a 6 year old the toy has to look like the real deal and people get killed flashing them to police?
    What 6 year old? This guy was 22.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I do have an issue with the authentic look of these guns, [including the air-soft ones] They should all have the orange indicator tip. Looking down the barrel of a .22 caliber pellet rifle is not any different than doing the same with an AR-15 .223.

    FWIW, it is possible to kill or severely maim someone with a lead pellet depending on the spot of impact and power for the weapon.

    If this guy was pointing it at customers, he was looking for suicide by cop.
    Pellet rifles can kill. It even says so on the box and in the paperwork. So meeting a pellet-wielding customer with a firearm is perfectly acceptable.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    If it can be confirmed that he was indeed pointing this "gun" at people then he earned himself a Darwin Award.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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    Re: Man Allegedly Shot Dead By Police In Wal-Mart For Carrying BB Gun He Picked Up In

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Pellet rifles can kill. It even says so on the box and in the paperwork. So meeting a pellet-wielding customer with a firearm is perfectly acceptable.
    That's ridiculous. It is not illegal to hold a pellet gun.

    Both the pig who shot him and the idiot who called 911 should be prosecuted.

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