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The Philadelphia Subway Incident

This is a discussion on The Philadelphia Subway Incident within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Supertac45 Four. Five. As others have pointed out I'd be acting within the law here in Pa. There's a reason why I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
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    As others have pointed out I'd be acting within the law here in Pa.

    There's a reason why I don't ride the Philly Subway. I sometimes use the SEPTA Regional Rail Lines but I never drop my guard, let alone sleep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    An item of observance, over at ABCNews.com this story has been picked up to include a brief video report with an interview of the victim and his _mother_.


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    Dude turns out to be what appears to be a high school aged looking person yet he's got arms full of tats and on his face as well including a tear tat under his right eye along with a group of stars (irony!) by his left.
    A tear tat under the eye used to be scored in prison and was an indicator that the wearer had committed a murder whilst in prison.

    Now I wonder and this is not blaming the victim, but could it be that this tear on his face have singled him out to the attacker.
    Further wearing such a tat is to my mind akin to wearing a spider web tat at ones elbow, yet another of what used to be a prison and crime life sign.

    Again not blaming the victim for having been victimized, but his tats in a covert and overt manner do indicate to the world that looks upon him that he is at the least a 'hood if not a bad man. To which now clearly he is not.
    The attacker appeared to be of Islamic faith per his clothing and headdress. As well the victim reports in the ABCNews clip that the attacker kept repeating a statement that he says included the words "Allah".

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    Tattoos in general mean nothing in this timeline. Tattoos are no where near as taboo as they were when only convicts and sailors had them.

    If I had seen the whole thing go down and knew the victim hadn't started it, I would have shot the attacker as long as I could do it without hitting the victim as well.
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    And another thing: Any man that would do something like this in front of his kid is a sick individual indeed.
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    I think it would be a justified shooting in Colorado too. I would command him to stop and any further action would cause me to fire until he stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper View Post
    You and me both, without hesitation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I would have shot the guy plain and simple.

    Couldn't have said it better myself. That makes me number 7.
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    Kinda wondered how unprovoked this was

    Quote Originally Posted by kg4ghn View Post
    Tattoos in general mean nothing in this timeline. Tattoos are no where near as taboo as they were when only convicts and sailors had them.

    If I had seen the whole thing go down and knew the victim hadn't started it, I would have shot the attacker as long as I could do it without hitting the victim as well.
    As usual, Jang is pretty perceptive. If this was two gang members going at it (or a gang member getting what he deserved) then, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

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    Yup, bye bye BG!
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    By his response I'm counting Thumper as 8

    So I will say 9
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    10 here, and this is TX. With that video of the victim sleeping on the train and the cool and collective BG wailing on the other guy, it would be defense of a 3rd party, clean shoot.

    I am very surprised at the level of wounds the victim received, I got worse as a skateboarder in HS.
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