Would you get involved in this?

Would you get involved in this?

This is a discussion on Would you get involved in this? within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; OK, you may not want to get involved with someone beating up on a woman on a commuter train. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=39274 But if you saw this ...

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    Would you get involved in this?

    OK, you may not want to get involved with someone beating up on a woman on a commuter train.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=39274

    But if you saw this happening, would you use deadly force to stop this guy?

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,321249,00.html

    I would. Hard to not get involved.


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    Yep.

    99.8% of situations, I'll do my absolute best to consider my legal rights and the potential repercussions of my actions before getting involved in a situation.
    There are a few exceptions. If I walked in on a rape would be one such exception.
    Watching a dude throw a kid off a bridge... I'm doing a Mozambique drill before he has time to throw the second one off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Zaria View Post




    Watching a dude throw a kid off a bridge... I'm doing a Mozambique drill before he has time to throw the second one off.

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    Amen to what Pete said.
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    As much as I would like to keep to myself and my family...l would have to do something...
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    Not to children........I think I'd end his drug habit and then go for a swim.
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    :(

    Agreed with you guys, this would be a justifiable shoot to stop action for a civilian...even in MA.

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    Words can't even begin to express how I feel about this in all aspects.. the pity and devastation for the mother, the anger and indignation toward the father, the shock and amazement that a human being could be so cruel and the rage at why he hasn't been put in a sack and thrown over a bridge.

    No, I COULD NOT stand by and watch.

    And I don't think anyone with an ounce of conscience could either.

    There are situations that are unclear what is really going on, but a man throwing a child off a bridge is not one of them.

    I'm with goldshellback, I'd end his drug habit, make the call to rescuers and go for a swim.

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    I'd get involved in either of those instances. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't.

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    i'd have shot the guy called the police and jumped in for any kids he tossed prior to my involvment.
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    yep. i have to agree with what everyone has said so far.
    i wouldnt be able to live with myself otherwise

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    That is one of those clear cut cases. No chance of misunderstanding what is happening. This is a "no brainer" for me. I can't imagine anyone standing by and watch him throw the other kids off the bridge.

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    Yes, without a doubt, I'd have gotten involved.
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    This dude is pure evil.

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    Of course. No hesitation.

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    Horrible, horrible stuff. Of course I would have to step in. It makes me nervous whenever I'm out shopping (ex. Walmart) and all these people are around me. You just never know what thoughts are running through their head or who they really are.
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