Girl fights off thugs with marching band baton

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  1. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    'Don't mess with the marching band girls' - Crime & courts- msnbc.com



    Saw this story on the morning news (HLN network morning show). Good for her. What was best was in her interview she said (paraphrased), "I had my baton; I had a weapon so I used it. I didn't want to get raped or kidnapped".

    That girl got it right! She had the right mindset and attitude to use what she had to defend herself. Good for her.


    I see a perfect future firearm owner :banger: Someone teach her how to shoot!
     


  2. DirtyD

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    She better be ccareful, the use of a weapon to defend yourself against ill meaning thugs is severly looked down upon...... I can see it now, case studies will soon prevent students from carrying marching band related items, including instruments, as they may be used as (gasp) weapons....
     
  3. dbgun

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    +1...Saw this on the news this morning. My ten year old thought she was "awesome".
     
  4. M. Sage

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    Actually, using a baton as a weapon could be a felony in her home state. As soon as you swing it at someone, it's considered a billy club. :mad0079:

    CA's weapons laws are screwed up. They even banned at least one weapon that doesn't exist.
     
  5. juwaba98

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    What if the guys name was Ralph?
     
  6. DoubleActionCHL

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    Well, apparently Self-Defense is something else they do in band camp.
     
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  8. M. Sage

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    Something called a shobi-zue (don't ask what it is, because it isn't!). Apparently they had a fit of racism in the past and banned all the Asian weapons they could find.. and then some. :headscratch:
     
  9. DCortez

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    Charging her would discourage a lot of do-gooders. People will not want to risk tying up their personal finances, time away from work, and the general stress that comes with entanglement in the court system.


    While I was personally disgusted by the lack of action by the NYC workers during the subway rape, I can understand their resistance to getting involved.
     
  10. M. Sage

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    In CA, that's all the more reason to do it. I think they'd get some backlash on this one, though. The victim is too media-friendly and very easy for people to stand behind.

    If it was a grown white man, though...
     

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