It happened long before our current financial plunge into the drink. As long as there are people who want what someone else has without working to get it, it will continue. Though I do agree it will happen more often in times like this.They look like real winners. I guess we are going to see more of this if things don't improve. My folks live in Statesville. I carry when I go and visit.
It happened long before our current financial plunge into the drink. As long as there are people who want what someone else has without working to get it, it will continue. Though I do agree it will happen more often in times like this.
I don't know NC law, but in some places, that is all that is required for a charge of kidnapping.The thief walked into the restaurant at 1380 Fairgrove Church Road at about 6:30 p.m., pulled out a black handgun and ordered the 10 diners and employees into the office area of the building.
State v. Wagner, 191 Wis. 2d 322, 528 N.W.2d 85 (Ct. App. 1995), the appeals court upheld a separate conviction for kidnapping. In Wagner, the defendant approached two women on two separate occasions in a laundromat. Both times, the defendant tried to force the women into a bathroom to rape them. He was convicted of two counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault, one count of kidnapping while armed, and one count of attempted kidnapping while armed. On appeal, he argued that he should not have been convicted of kidnapping because, under section 940.31(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, kidnapping is defined in part as the carrying of a person "from one place to another," and he had not taken his victims to another place. The court disagreed, holding that forced movement from one room to another falls within the meaning of the kidnapping statute. Ultimately, the appeals court affirmed the defendant's sentence of 72 years in prison.
Take the opportunity to teach: post a reply. That commenter might not get it, but someone else might.I love how sheeple assume that guns in the hands of anyone is a bad thing. What about a 5' 2" 125lbs woman defending herself from a 6'2" 280lbs rapist? Or an 80 year old man from a 25 year old thug?
Some people just don't get it... :aargh4:
That's my trigger point (cool term!) too. It goes along with something I was taught earlier, if I'm being car-jacked: Don't go with anyone, anywhere, at gun/knife-point. If they're not dealing with you where you are, they're taking you somewhere else - where they can do what they want with you.The scariest part was when the robber herded everyone into the office. That's my trigger point. Even if he's got the drop on me, I'm figuring odds are we're moving to a different crime scene to be executed, so it's time to resist.
That would also get a response from me if I hadn't done something sooner. There is no way in hell I letting anyone herd me to slaughter as long as there is a breath in me.One of the situations when nobody got killed this time. That's good. When t o shoot or not to shoot is something I turn over a lot in my mind, as I think everyone on this board does. If I'm just sitting down eating and the guy does a rob and run, and I'm not immediately threatened, then in my mind my chances are better to just be a good witness.
The scariest part was when the robber herded everyone into the office. That's my trigger point. Even if he's got the drop on me, I'm figuring odds are we're moving to a different crime scene to be executed, so it's time to resist. Armed with a gun or not. (This is fiction, but that's what happened to the main character's son in "The Accidental Tourist" This story just reminded me of that).