The horror of being unarmed in a real life situation

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    The horror of being unarmed in a real life situation

    This is just sad. Too bad this couple weren't packing. Without more details, the following news item sure sounds like justified use of deadly force:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlates...052743,00.html

    Awful. Just awful.

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    That is sad. There are some bad people out there, all it takes is to cross them at the wrong time. Sadly this is one more example where running away didn't work.

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    Speaks volumes for needing a means of self protection. The outcome could have been way different.
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    Ironic article post by a domain name registered in the UK (where citizen gun ownership is outlawed). Still sad to hear.

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    I would love to hear the Anti-Gun spin on that one! Geez that is sad.
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    Exactly why we need to think out some senarios and be armed. Sometimes trouble finds you, not the other way around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    I would love to hear the Anti-Gun spin on that one! Geez that is sad.
    There already has been an anti-gun statement. Some politician saying that guns have to be taken off the street. No mention about "legal" guns or legal CCW, just guns. It is sick what happened, and sicker to see politicians using it to try and disarm people in Philadelphia. With the environment in Phila, it is like Phila should be given up from PA and handed over to PR-NJ.

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    This situation happened because a criminal disregarded all laws and sensibilities. Disarming the remaining law-abiding citizens will merely clear the path for such criminals, resulting in increased crime. Yet, politicians believe it in the best interest of law-abiding citizens to be disarmed. WTH are they thinking.
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    Just another reason to naplam Philladelphia...

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    I've been told that the only thing worse than being in a gunfight is being in a gunfight without a gun...
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    Terrible......... just terrible!
    It comes a time in your life when you run across someone you should have never @#$$% with. Allow me to introduce myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I've been told that the only thing worse than being in a gunfight is being in a gunfight without a gun...
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    horror story....
    The Problem: When stupid people do stupid things, smart people end up getting killed.

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    Philly...

    what a great place to get mugged...

    Mmmmmmm...isn't that where they have 'extra gun control'?

    I feel badly for the victims...

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    That's reason number 23,456,789 to carry a gun. You never know when something bad is going to happen. If the couple had been armed, the rapist would be dead & the others alive.

    To those that don't carry ALL the time......WHY NOT?

    To those that don't carry at all..........WHY NOT?

    Most of us have insurance on the car, in case of accident.
    Most of us have insurance on our house, in case of fire.
    Most of us wear a coat when it's cold.
    Most of us _________ (you fill in the blank).....

    So why doesn't everybody have the tools to defend themselves?

    If the GGs did, there would not be any BGs.

    Most people though, it's sad to say are . They are either in denial that bad can & does happen to innocents EVERYDAY....or...they think government will save them.

    I know that the odds of the ones that do carry ever needing to use the weapon are slim. But I also know the odds of winning the lottery are even higher.....So I'll keep my dollar & keep carrying my firearm, because I'll need the gun long before I ever win the lottery.
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