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What "standing your ground" looks like in reality:

#41AceVanquishPosted 3/27/2013 6:07:48 AM
Billy Bob Joe posted...
america is scary

It's really not.
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#42KoolAssAssassinPosted 3/27/2013 6:23:44 AM
I don't wish to take part in this silly argument. Instead, I choose to wonder how those two dudes managed to attack him together with everything they had and give him nothing more than a bloody lip. Talk about wild swings and pillow fists.
#43gphjr14Posted 3/27/2013 8:20:54 AM
KoolAssAssassin posted...
I don't wish to take part in this silly argument. Instead, I choose to wonder how those two dudes managed to attack him together with everything they had and give him nothing more than a bloody lip. Talk about wild swings and pillow fists.


If you had clicked on the news link you wouldn't have to wonder.

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#4482xenoPosted 3/27/2013 8:26:53 AM(edited)
Nowhere is 100% safe.


But at a certain threshold, there comes a point where it is not really necessary to carry. Especially where I live, where I can honestly say the only real threat to my life is the drivers. Which, I might add, I was in a head on collision with a drunk driver that died, so I'm more "worried" about junk like that than some one charging into my everyday doings looking to harm me at gun point.
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#45YouAreCrumbsPosted 3/27/2013 8:37:37 AM
Redcount posted...
Because, you know, everyone is just fending off hundreds of murderers and rapists right outside their own door...just clawing at your porch....

I've been in five situations in the past six years where I was in immediate threat of criminal violence, and wished I've had a gun on me (and the legal authority to carry and discharge it if necessary).

Maybe you live in some idyllic Scandinavian paradise where there's never any crime, but I live in west-end Toronto. A couple days ago we had two shootings and three stabbings in one night. Another day somebody did a drive-by on a senior's centre. This past summer, at the Eaton Centre, this big huge shopping mall downtown where I shop sometimes, a guy pulled out a gun started shooting. Shot like a dozen people, killed two of them. Put a bullet in a little boy's head. Apparently nobody told the shooter that it's illegal to carry a concealed handgun here.

And there was that week last month where 4 boys aged 9-15 were shot to death. Or that guy randomly slashed in the neck by a madman on the subway. I had to run away from a crazy man on the subway who grabbed a woman's food and threw it at people, and punched the walls and screamed about "n******"; he ran after me after I pulled the alarm to alert the conductor. Not everyone can run as fast as me. What if the little old lady had fought back when he stole her McDonalds? What if he decked her? What if he pushed somebody on the tracks?

Maybe in Fairytale Gumdrop Princess Land everything is peaceful, but where I live there is violence, random and deadly. I'm better equipped than most people to deal with it; I'm a strong young man. But what about the women on my college campus getting dragged off into the bushes and raped?


I've noticed that almost every time Redcount brings up rape, he talks about a college girl being dragged into the bushes. It's starting to seem more like a fantasy than a fear.
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#46CaptainKOPosted 3/27/2013 8:41:06 AM
Redcount posted...
This guy started it. If anything, this video shows why there should be more guns, so the victims in this incident could've been able to defend themselves.

Then only ones here who needed to stand their ground were the young men who were asaulted; as soon as that guy came and punched them, they should've put two barrels of buckshot into his head.


You can't shoot someone who starts a fight. Stand your ground doesn't mean you can shoot anyone who starts a fight, but someone who threatens your life with a weapon or disparity of force.
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#47Twin3TurboPosted 3/27/2013 8:46:42 AM(edited)
Hmm, exactly why is the wife being charged? Is it because she gave him the gun?

At any rate, I'm glad this guy got his ass beat. He started the physical confrontation.

EDIT: Oh never mind, I see she is being charged for pointing the gun at them.
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#48Actionrat(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 9:10:47 AM
Living in the most dangerous part of Canada is like living in the hottest part of Alaska.
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#49Billy Bob JoePosted 4/1/2013 2:26:40 AM
From: AceVanquish | #041
Billy Bob Joe posted...
america is scary

It's really not.

Do you live in America?
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#50MasterSplinterWPosted 4/1/2013 2:49:57 AM
Actionrat posted...
This is what the "stand your ground" mentality looks like in real life. Losers like the guy in this video thinking they can play vigilante (apparently the teens in the truck cut him off, so he followed them for miles in some kind of twisted attempt for justice- just like Zimmerman followed and confronted Trayvon merely for looking suspicious(black)).

The real tragedy is that the loser in this video has a small child (that was in the car, no less). For those saying that the teens should've had guns and shot the loser, which is better:

1. All have guns. Loser confronts teens, shootout begins, a child ends up without a father (no matter how crappy of a father), bullets fly into nearby houses (as one did in the actual event).

2. No one has guns: Loser confronts teens and starts a fight, gets a well-deserved ass-kicking, then everyone goes home.


I'll bite, how do you accomplish this?
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