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

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

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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 Muhammed View Post
    What innocent civilians did he threaten?
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    Some witnesses say Crawford was pointing the gun at customers and children, and did not comply with police commands.


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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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    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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    Given this day and age I'm not surprised by this. Crawford was apparently not a smart person.
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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 SMTA View Post
    How do you know about the realistic look of this BB gun?
    I for one went to walmart and looked at it.

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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 CanadaJohn View Post
    It may have already been mentioned, but why was this gun not contained in some form of packaging while on display and for sale in the store?
    It is. It's in a box. All of walmarts bb rifles are in boxes. This guy had to remove the gun from the box in order to start pointing it around.

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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
    It is. It's in a box. All of walmarts bb rifles are in boxes. This guy had to remove the gun from the box in order to start pointing it around.
    Thanks - another poster provided more detail which seems to indicate he did just as you suggest and that means he basically got what he deserved for being an idiot. It's harsh, but chances are nobody else is going to think that's a fun thing to do anytime soon.
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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 CanadaJohn View Post
    I believe there is potential, particularly in America, for a lawsuit against both the manufacturer of the toy and Wal-Mart. It is irresponsible, in my view, to have a replica gun for sale in such a form that it can be paraded around a large store as if it's real. Especially, considering the number of crazed idiots who are actually doing such things with the real deal.
    It's not a replica or a toy, it's a real working bb gun.

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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 CanadaJohn View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty certain that I've read in the news that many Wal-Mart stores are gun shops. If I'm not mistaken, there have been protests/petitions to have Wal-Mart not sell guns in stores that are frequented by kids and families.

    Edit: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...lmart/1836261/
    Wallmart sells liquor and walmart is not a liquor store. Wallmart sells groceries and wallmart is not a grocery store. Wallmart sells tires and does oil changes and wallmart is not an auto store. Walmart sells outdoor camping & sporting equipment and walmart is not a sporting-goods store.

    Walmart is a general store, not a specialty store.

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