This is a discussion on Gun incident near President Bush's ranch within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by MR D where did the link to this story go?? Here ya go: Lucianne.com News Forum...
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Must have been a slow news day in Crawford. Shame on the Dane for not appreciating local customs! Seems to me Americans abroad have been excoriated for years for not understanding local culture, to wit the "Ugly American" syndrome - so I guess we've successfully exported that to the EU.
Bottom line is, all ended well. Stranger on property, property owner challenges, stranger leaves. Hardly man-bites-dog news.
Last edited by gasmitty; March 3rd, 2008 at 11:18 PM. Reason: typo
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
People and their guns.
"Get off my land ya hippie" comes to mind.
Looks like granny would have been nicer to ya.
A perfect case for a party popper or a firecracker after he turned to leave. He would have been changing his drawers after turning back around and then seeing the gun.
News media are as bad as movie producers about invasion of personal propperty rights.
Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis
He was, but then those with their heads in the clouds frequently step in potholes. Particularly in a free land with free men/women able to defend their properties."They thought I was on a safe trip."
I'm sure the lesson he thought he learned was: Texans are insane. (Leastwise, that's what his colleagues are going to ensure he comes away with, like as not.) What he should come away with is: the difference between a serf and a master of his own lands is, and always will be, one's ability to defend it. Though, we'll have to see if his thinking goes that deep. It would be intersting to see his next article or two.
Bet we she some new Danish cartoons over this one. I would have booted his but off my property as well.
Headline for this should have read:
Idiot clueless Danish reporter almost sparks international incident!
"CNN was not able to reach the woman for comment."
Because that would involve ringing her doorbell.
"They thought I was on a safe trip."
If you're walking around talking on your cell phone, crossing streets, and so totally oblivious to your surroundings that you fail to notice that the person in front of you is pointing a gun at you, you aren't safe anywhere.
"An armed society is a polite society." -- Robert A. Heinlein
a lot of folks living out in the country in texas stay armed when outside their house. we get those 6ft rattlers and rabid skunks all the time. and it is not against the law to be armed on your own land. stranger beware dont rattle or smell.