Attacked while on fishing trip

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    Glad no one was seriously injured.....
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    "...be water, my friend."

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    BTW, I was struck in the eye with a rock when I was around 7 or 8...
    It busted my glasses and gave me an orbital fracture.....
    I still occasionally pick out small shards of glass that surface....
    Rocks hurt!
    At the time, I was more concerned about getting in trouble over the glasses...LOL
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    Welcome from another central Floridian!

    Yes, I can remember when you never needed to worry around the water but those days are gone I fear. Hope your friend got a permit as well!
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    Good thing CCW is off limits at all the lakes near my house. They are all controlled by the Corps of Engineers.

    Sure makes me feel safe on the water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walther1 View Post
    Glad to hear you are safe.

    You should just chalk it up to kids being kids. Next time let them beat the crap out of you! :)

    Ahhh the (lack of) parenting is great these days.
    I must respectfully disagree.

    The most dangerous animal is a teenage boy. Put 'em in a group of 10 and you've got a good chance of getting your brains stomped out.
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    Glad to hear everyone is OK
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    Similar thing happened to me.

    About 10 years ago in Wisconsin. Was night fishing with my brother-in-law anchored near a railroad trestle. A couple of punks started throwing rocks at our boat from on top of the trestle. Not marble sized rocks either; from the sound of them hitting the water, they were fist-size to baseball-size. It took us a minute or so to hightail it out of there. A minute is a loooong time when you're being attacked. We had to raise the anchor, start the boat, etc.

    That was a very eerie feeling. It was dark so we couldn't see the rocks coming to duck if necessary and the more they threw, the closer they kept getting as they got "sighted-in". By the time we got out of there, some were hitting within 5 feet or less of the boat.

    I've had a couple other scary incidents in my life but this is the only one in which I truly feared for my life and could have, and probably would have fired had I been armed. I didn't carry back then and did I mention it was Wisconsin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soflasmg View Post
    I must respectfully disagree.

    The most dangerous animal is a teenage boy. Put 'em in a group of 10 and you've got a good chance of getting your brains stomped out.
    You disagree? I was being sarcastic, hence the sentence, let them beat the crap out of you...

    Most would say "oh kids, let them be kids". That is BS!

    You don't need them in a group of 10 or more. Hell one 16 year old raped a person here in front of her two children Ohio in a public park during daylight. PEOPLE are dangerous whether they are 9 or 90. I don't discriminate (age, race, sex, handicap, etc.) when it comes to not trusting people.

    Anyways, good luck.
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    Glad you are both OK

    Quote Originally Posted by XD in SC View Post
    You could've been in serious trouble if they would've called the police.

    Lucky for both of you no one was seriously injured, and you didn't have to fire at any of them.

    Congrats on the CC permit!
    Have to watch out for the lawyers these days too. I can see ‘their side of the story’ had you fired upon them.

    “Hey, we were minding our own business, this guy yells at us when all we did was walk by his van. He pulls a gun and opens up on us poor innocent kids. So we threw a rock at them and ran to save our lives. We want a million each.”

    Without a CC permit you would have been portrayed as the “wild gun totin’ wacko just itchin’ to shoot up the place for no reason.” You would have been arrested instead of the thieving mob. Glad you have your cc permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    glad that both are ok. carry it with you at all time. florida is not what it use to be, now you need your gun at all times.
    Brother you said it.

    I couldn't agree with you more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walther1 View Post
    I agree with CCW9MM. It is not likely that the kids would have called 911, either, after throwing a rock and hitting someone's head.

    Out of curiosity what year did this occur?

    Does anyone know what would have happened if he didn't have a CCW license and police witnessed this? I think I do.
    Actually in Fl you are within the law to carry with fishing without CWP, And open carry is even legal while fishing , hunting or camping . Most are unaware as most LEO is unaware , But if you read FL statute 790.25 i think it is subsection H you will see that the prohibitions of 790.053 and 790.06 do not apply under quite a few circumstances .

    As i said , Most LEO is unaware , And i would not want to be in "test case" position , But there should be an arguable defense .

    I am not a lawyer , Or do i wish to ever be one . Please look it up for yourself
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    One would hope that the arguable defense would not have to come after you or your friend received injury at the hands of a “gang of playful and misunderstood youths” as the lawyers would describe them. Glad that all came out well for you.
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    Odds are that if they somehow found the guts to return, it was probably because they came back with a gun of their own!

    Glad you and your friend got out of there when you did.
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    I had a simular problem a few years ago. A friend was hurt when a group of young men attacked us by hitting my friend in the head with a rock. They may be younger and not have any common sense but that is the most dangerous kind. Thank God all I had to do was show a gun to break it up. thank God I did not have to shoot .I did not have a ccw at the time. I'am glad it worker out for you and no one got hurt Now when i go fishing I always carry.

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