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Wonder if the 10 guys were a typical "Flash Mob" of African Americans out having some fun ? cops have to protect them over a harmless mother and her daughter don't they ?
reply to post by DataWraith
Changes need to be made with regards to conceal carry laws.
We're told that if we're not legally allowed to use our guns, that we're not even permitted to brandish it, which is total BS.
Often times, just brandishing or showing the weapon is enough of a deterrent. Clearly, theres a difference between brandishing a firearm for defensive purposes vs intimidation.
People should be commended not punished.
If no one was injured, this woman should be given a small fine if that, nothing more.
Theres an incredible amount of stress and tension when forced into a situation where you fear for your life or well being,
edit on 24-10-2013 by gladtobehere because: edit
Next time shoot the sob that's hitting your daughter then leave before the cops come.
USA! USA! USA! USA!
reply to post by knowledgehunter
I understand your point of view and can accept that carried weapons are for protection and defence but in todays crazy politically correct world where the good guys get criminal records for protecting their own and the criminals get to commit their crimes and get away with barely more than a slap on the wrist, isn't best to pre-empt the law?
Use a blank first to warn off the scum then after the blank is used anything else that comes out the barrel will be the real deal.
The law is an ass and you know it, so why not protect yourself from it at the same time as protecting your kin from the low-lives?
What would you have wanted the woman to do? It is situations just like this that evolve into something very ugly, very quick.
I dont see what the problem is here, this lady quite rightly diffused the situation in the correct way which resulted in nobody being hurt. Unlike those officers in the case of the 13 year old boy.
Also a bullet fired in the air once it descends can only travel at the speed of its terminal velocity. Which isnt enough to seriously hurt somebody on its way down.
America is a crazy country these days.....
reply to post by DataWraith
If this is not considered self defense because she was able to walk away but her daughter wasn't, what was she to do? Toss the gun to her daughter to fire?
And let me get this straight. A mother can't fire upon the boys (I would have said i just missed) but the pigs can kill a 13 y/o in cold blood? Just another example of rules for them and rules for us. It's getting so blatant that I know of no one who trusts any cop anymore. You guys (cops) created this atmosphere of the us vs. them mentality. I hope you reap what you sow.
edit on 24-10-2013 by HandyDandy because: (no reason given)