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In light of these Walmart incidents...

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  1. Sublime

    Sublime Active Member

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    I like to read good books too. I should self publish mine. I bet if some here read it, they would really like it. So armed civilians stopping a shooter is fiction? Tell that to Stephen Willeford.
     


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  2. A & P

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    A lot of people on here say you wouldn't run into the fray. And they'd be right on a lot of people. But then there's those three guys on the train in Amsterdam. While the French were hiding as usual, the Americans rushed the terrorist. Flight 93, people found out they were going to crash a plane into another building and, knowing they were going to die, still rushed the cockpit to, I guess, save others. So some people do have a superego (self-sacrifice, not 'a large ego'), some have the "I wanna be known as a hero", and some others just like to out bully the bully. Whatever the motivation, some people run toward danger, others away from it. In one of the school shootings, I think it was an athletic coach that rushed the gunman but got killed. He wasn't paid to save students lives. He was paid to teach. But the protector in him kicked in.

    Now, if the Dems take your guns away, maybe you'd be foolish to run toward the AR wielding gunman in Walmart with just a handful of staplers or hockey pucks. But if you have a gun and he has a gun, even an AR, you're not just a lamb anymore. The dems want you to be a lamb.
     
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  3. alias

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    I'm not going to overthink or overchew the legal aspect of a deadly encounter and neither should you. Indecision and self doubt will get you killed as dead as a jammed gun. You don't need an educated man to advise you in common sense.
    Remember, in Texas, you have the basic right to defend yourself and others with deadly force from a deadly threat.
    And me, no wife and kids, just years of trigger time, yeah, I would try and hunt the b@stard out.
     
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  4. alias

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    In Texas, no. In Austin, who knows. Those people, including the judges, are insane.
     
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  5. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    sounds like Richard Jewel who was cleared by the Justice Department. He did win some settlements from the media NBC and CNN and went to work as a deputy sheriff.
     
  6. Geezer

    Geezer Available For Parties TGT Supporter

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    The next mass shooting that I'm involved in will be my first. My plan as of right now is to protect myself and my wife and if the opportunity presents itself to take out the bad guy(s), I'll do it. I hope that I never find myself in that situation, but if I do, who knows what will actually happen? Self preservation is at the top of my list. I don't care to be remembered as a hero, I don't even care if I'm remembered.
     
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  7. alias

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    I'm sure in his case it would be. Remember, cops are the only ones trained and qualified to carry guns.
     
  8. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    How many categories of us 'the armed' is there?

    1. I charge into the sound of gunfire for my fellow man. I'm always ready for Valhalla.

    2. Maybe, I'll charge if an opportunity is presented...maybe.

    3. Nope, no chargin here, I place priority on my family and me while headin fer the hills at the sound of gunfire. I got my family and me's 6.

    Did I miss any categories?
     
  9. Reinz

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    Category #4. I make my way to the office and get on the loud speaker: Hey MoFo! Meet me in sporting goods in 5 minutes.
     
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  10. oldag

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    Those whose amazing sense of situational awareness keeps them from going to Walmart at all.
     


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