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The Dark Knight Movie Massacre & Why I Carry a Gun Everywhere I Go

David2546 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:08 PM
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
RT250 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:13 PM
An off-duty police officer shot and killed his son after mistaking him for an intruder, New York State Police said.

Michael Leach, 59, an officer with the Parry Police Department in Wyoming County in western New York state, was staying at a motel in Old Forge. He called 911 early Saturday to say he just shot someone he thought was an intruder, troopers said, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard.
Anne_1 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:14 PM
And your point would be???
Earl29 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:28 PM
Probably that policemen are as human and as likely to make a mistake as anyone else. Another argument for armed citizens defending themselves.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:29 PM
Well, most hunter safety courses teach you to know your target.
So, this officer hadn't the gun safety that most hunters do.

Yet he can carry a weapon, no problem; but we have problems.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:33 PM
And this is relevant to the Aurora shooting how?
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:33 PM
YES....and a number of years ago a 12 pound meteorite came through the roof of a house in Ohio, nearly killing the resident. LET'S Outlaw houses, meteorites....and GRAVAITY!
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:37 PM
Two cops in S. Jersey were cleaning their firearms while having a few beers and one discharged his "empty" weapon at the head of the other cop's child. Thankfully, the child survived. If your point is that "professionals" can screw up just as much as any "amateur," then your point is noted.

My reply is, "So what?" I clean my weapons while stone sober and in my basement, where the rounds can't travel beyond the walls. I carefully note the locations of my family members before retiring for the night.
RT250 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:38 PM
Hello! Hello! The debate is about gun control.
Original Saepe__Expertus Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:39 PM
WEIN-STEIN

WELL...That is rude! If you Have a point and wish to make it by declining to make it...you should not be surprised when folks draw their own conclusions. If you DO have a clear and trenchant point...then PROVIDE IT....don't withhold it.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:41 PM
wein,

It sounds like you agree that cops shouldn't have guns, eh?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 6:49 PM
And what does a police officer who ignored Rule#4 "Be absolutely sure
of your target, and what is behind it," have to do with gun control?

As a practical matter, in a household where people carry its wise to set a policy that anyone returning home unexpectedly either call immediately before arriving so that he will be expected or loudly announce his arrival as he enters.
I would venture to guess that the folks filing in to see the latest Batman installment in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday evening didn’t figure on over 70 of them getting shot before the credits rolled. The last count I received before filing this column was 12 dead and 59 wounded.

As the news starting pouring in about what happened in the theater this week when Satan’s spawn James Holmes donned Kevlar and a small battery of weapons and opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd, I kept thinking, “One fast-thinking and trained person who was armed/licensed with a concealed weapon...