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Good - Iowa Congressman, Family Safe After Home Invasion

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    Good - Iowa Congressman, Family Safe After Home Invasion

    The Grandson grabbed a shotty and the perp fled. Nobody hurt.

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    To be honest it sounds like BG either had a fake gun,or he wasn't looking for a murder charge,There are home invasions that end up a lot worse than this even when the people comply.If I feel threatened enough to aim a shotgun at an armed home invader I'm not gonna wait and see what his next move is.
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    Ya' hate to think about what would've happened had not the grandson been there AND/OR did not know where the home defender was.

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    For curiosity's sake where does this congressman stand on gun rights and has he since changed his tune? Sounds like he got lucky to me that his grandson was there and knew where the shotgun was.
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    Two points...

    -I wonder what Boswell's record is on gun control...if he's anti, I bet he applies for a CCW permit.

    -The media sure played up the attack on the AZ congresswoman...guns are BAD, BAD, BAD, but where a gun helped prevent a worse crime the media will probably be...I'm just sayin'...
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    I looked at his record - although he is a Dem, he is fairly pro-gun. He gets an A from the NRA and clearly supports gun rights, but did not vote to reduce the waiting time from 3 days to 1 day at some point in his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    -The media sure played up the attack on the AZ congresswoman...guns are BAD, BAD, BAD, but where a gun helped prevent a worse crime the media will probably be...I'm just sayin'...

    There were 6 fatally shot and 19 wounded in the AZ shooting. There were 4 victims here. I'm curious, how could this be a worse crime?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie View Post
    For curiosity's sake where does this congressman stand on gun rights and has he since changed his tune? Sounds like he got lucky to me that his grandson was there and knew where the shotgun was.
    According to another forum, the NRA gave him an "A".
    So, how can he be a democrat?
    Sounds like he needs to change to a "Tea Party" candidate.

    (don't get me wrong, all the democrats have guns at home too, they just don't think YOU should.")

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    The congressman suffered a broken rib as he went for the gun and he, his daughter, and the BG went tumbling down the stairs.
    And the congressman is lauding the "grit and determination" of his family. They're all lucky that either the gun wasn't loaded or the perp was really worried about a murder rap.

    link to "grit and determination" story
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    It could be worse!
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    They have arrested one, and are seeking another, listed as "armed and dangerous."

    Warrants issued story

    Now, how's come it's never this quick when it's John Q Public who's had his home invaded?
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    It could be worse!
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    You don't normally have local, state and feds involved in an average home invasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owgem View Post
    There were 6 fatally shot and 19 wounded in the AZ shooting. There were 4 victims here. I'm curious, how could this be a worse crime?
    I don't think the point was that it could have been worse than the AZ shooting, but worse than it ended up in this particular case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFish View Post
    I don't think the point was that it could have been worse than the AZ shooting, but worse than it ended up in this particular case.
    Yeah, OK that make sense. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    You don't normally have local, state and feds involved in an average home invasion.
    Yeah, no kidding, with "hounds" on the trail as well...

    Both of the perps have been caught and arrested. When I lauded that action, but questioned whether John Q Public would have seen such quick result, I was told I was taking a cheap shot at the congressman (by the professor of English, who is an avowed socialist).
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