October 22nd, 2010 06:52 PM
Booby traps; try not to getcherself with em'.
October 22nd, 2010 09:06 PM
75 year old guy not wanting to become a crime statistic AKA get robbed or killed ~ turns himself into a statistic.
Rigs a string to a rifle and runs it across his bedroom floor & then has a brain-fart moment and toe-tags himself.
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October 22nd, 2010 09:10 PM
Sad to say, but Darwin material, this poor, old, guy is.
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October 22nd, 2010 09:33 PM
If the Booby trap had actually worked, and had shot a burglar, the man would have faced spending the rest of his life in prison.
Only Boobies make Booby traps.
October 22nd, 2010 09:41 PM
IIRC there was a case some years back using a shotgun and it wounded/killed the burglar. Resulted in lots of problems.
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October 22nd, 2010 10:39 PM
Not a good move when your memory's starting to go!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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October 22nd, 2010 10:49 PM
"Set guns" have been illegal in the US for probably 100 years now.
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October 22nd, 2010 11:42 PM
Lethal or wounding booby traps are for idiots. Illegal as heck, and those that set them deserve what they get.
However, non-lethals are a pretty good thing, by and large. Strategically placed paper bags full of cans, tell-tales and things that make noise when bad guys accidently trip them are a darned good idea.
A friend of mine has an old house, and reset all his windows to have loose panes. You can barely walk through the house without causing resonance, and God help the guy who tries to enter through a window. It raises a terrific racket.
October 24th, 2010 09:21 AM
Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN
Originally Posted by Guantes
Originally Posted by gasmitty
In the US, but this happened in Quebec, Ca.
Law may be different there.
I doubt it ,but who knows???
Sad just the same, that when someone feels hopeless, and unsafe, the things they may feel is the only answer to their problem is something of this deadly nature.
Sad that if he had family, they were either not aware of his sense of lack of security, or they did , and did nothing to help him.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.
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October 24th, 2010 09:25 AM
The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.
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October 24th, 2010 04:44 PM
"Cantin said the rifle wasn’t properly stored and should not have been loaded."
(snicker) Oh, gee? You think?
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