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    Good: Hostage talks down gunman

    Cops Credit Calif. Hostage for Ending Standoff Peacefully | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo!

    Guy walks in, puts a round in the ceiling and takes the girl hostage. Never says what he wants, but does say that he does not want money. The hostage eventually talks him down.
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    Good for her and her ability to keep a level head and think it out.
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    Savvy 18-year-old girl.
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    Great end to the story, but how did it happen in the first place - you can't carry loaded guns in California.

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    Sounds like she handled herself well and had an angel or two on her side. These things rarely end this well.
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    Good for her!

    "The sporting goods store had even more racks of firearms." Well, yeah.. um... shooting is a sport... a full line sporting goods store might just have a few of those around.... Stupid reporters... good girl!
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    she will have a career change in the rear future

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    Good for her. Glad everyone is OK. I do see where there could be a potential downside to all of this.

    Many anti's could say, "See, just COMPLY and all will be fine."
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8th ID View Post
    Many anti's could say, "See, just COMPLY and all will be fine."
    But that doesn't even work. She didn't comply. She stepped out on a limb and talked him down. That's a huge risk with an unstable person. The same words, vocal inflection and timing that worked perfectly on this guy may set another off. She gambled and it paid off, and it was a great move on her part. But no one should be tricked into thinking she was compliant.
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