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2012-07-31 10:23:34 AM  
12 votes:
If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.
2012-07-31 10:07:01 AM  
6 votes:
As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, 'You shot me,' in what Roop described as an "antagonistic" manner, according to the report.

I have honest-to-god never heard a person say "YOU SHOT ME!" in anything other than an antagonistic/hostile manner.

This guy needs to be put down. It was only a matter of time before he shot someone. I bet his life's dream has been to shoot someone, then along comes Mr. door-to-door steak-n-lobster salesman, and it's his dream come true.
2012-07-31 10:05:28 AM  
6 votes:
This is the kind of thing I would like to hear about from the NRA.

Its only through good fortune that one of the little kids on his block didn't get gunned down for "trespassing" by riding their bikes on the street. He was tried once for threatening a meter reader with a gun, but got acquitted.

The local cops, the prosecutor who tried him, everyone on the block knows it is only a matter of time before some poor soul who doesn't know better is going to step on his property and pay for it with his life.

Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

What do, NRA goons?
2012-07-31 11:20:19 AM  
5 votes:
He probably should have had a "no solicitors" sign instead. Salesmen usually respect those.
2012-07-31 11:22:46 AM  
4 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: So gun-grabbers, explain to me how this situation couldn't have been avoided by the salesman also carrying? Dude was a fool for not packing heat. You never know when some lunatic's gonna stand his ground in the most lethal manner possible.

An armed society is a polite society.


Probably the part where he was shot without provocation or warning, and then shot again as he was "searching for something".

The victim being armed would not have saved him.
2012-07-31 11:05:31 AM  
4 votes:
Wow.

How pathetic of a life do you have to lead to be so in fear that you shoot someone for simply walking towards you??

Good god, what is wrong with people today?
2012-07-31 11:04:47 AM  
4 votes:
If only the victim had been carrying a loaded assault rifle, this would never have happened.
2012-07-31 11:04:23 AM  
4 votes:
Why is it that these shooters believe that other people's lives are meaningless but their's are sacred?
I have no problem if the nutjobs pop themselves, as long as no one else is endangered.
2012-07-31 11:03:49 AM  
4 votes:

darwinpolice: Rapmaster2000: Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.

Do you live in Florida? Best respect the hell out of those signs, son.


Doesn't matter. A homeowner with a "No Trespassing" sign is not automatically promoted to judge, jury, and executioner.
2012-07-31 10:41:15 AM  
4 votes:

gilgigamesh: Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.


I'm curious as to why you think it could possibly matter how many he owns. He only needed to use one.

I think the more serious issue is that a man that was known to be mentally disturbed - and obviously so - had no problem getting guns.
2012-07-31 10:07:04 AM  
4 votes:
I suppose this poor guy who has to make a living selling door to door to nutjobs just paid the price of our freedom with his life? Is that it?
2012-07-31 12:14:57 PM  
3 votes:

RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.


You are either:
a) a troll, or
b) a sociopath

I suppose sociopath troll is also a possibility.
2012-07-31 11:50:56 AM  
3 votes:
Eagles409: I support gun rights and I support the castle doctrine, but this stand your ground law needs to go. We have too many nutjobs that seem like they are looking for an excuse to shoot someone and then justify it later.

Also, this guy needs to rot in hell. After reading the article, the other sales guy that was with him, said he sat for a bit before executing him. According to the article, he was lying face down on the driveway, bleeding, how is that threatening?


Paranoia and hero fantasy's will breed that. One only needs to look at any gun forum to see a lot of weekend warriors and 101st keyboardists that have never been under the opposite end of a gun, and are scared to death of death.

Guns are a means of last ditch effort in very bad situations. Thinking being armed is protecting yourself is foolish. It's akin to wearing a seat-belt in a 100mph crash. If you get lucky, it allows you the opportunity of better protection. Lucky being the key word. A gun isn't a shield.

Honestly, the best thing is to just accept that some things are out of your control, and horribly random; worrying and obsessing about them is not healthy. Is life worth it if you're paranoid and full of fear of it being taken away? Not in my book.
2012-07-31 11:35:38 AM  
3 votes:

Alonjar: crab66: Typical paranoid gun nut.

Actually, I find your statement to be entirely illogical, as this guy was not in the least bit typical. As a matter of fact, he's about as far outside the normal spectrum as it gets.

...but hey, keep on projecting your world view.


Actually, while the whackjob in question is not typical of gun-owners in general, he is a textbook example of "paranoid gun nuts".
2012-07-31 11:33:32 AM  
3 votes:

silverjets: Wow.

How pathetic of a life do you have to lead to be so in fear that you shoot someone for simply walking towards you??

Good god, what is wrong with people today?


They're pants-shiatting pussies.
2012-07-31 11:29:04 AM  
3 votes:

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: This is a messed up story, but I am sure that there will be pleanty of people to spin this into a reasonable incident, if not make the shooter out to be a hero. I assume the salesman was black, that is why the guy felt unsafe...


Hmm. If only there were a way to find out. Like, I don't know, maybe read the farking article and look at the picture of the dead white salesman...
2012-07-31 11:26:54 AM  
3 votes:

James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.


He wasn't terrified at all. He beleives that uttering the phrase is a get out of jail free card.

Screw Florida
2012-07-31 11:14:40 AM  
3 votes:

czei: "Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, "for effect," the report said."

That is chilling. Can you imagine shooting someone in the back of the head "for effect"?


That's known as an execution.

Yes, that's right. This guy executed an unarmed man in his driveway.
2012-07-31 11:12:51 AM  
3 votes:
So, "I was in fear" is the new "He's coming right at us!"

//just checkin'
2012-07-31 11:09:32 AM  
3 votes:
"Roop said he was still in fear and thought Rainey was reaching for something, so he shot Rainey once more in the back of the head, "for effect," the report said."

That is chilling. Can you imagine shooting someone in the back of the head "for effect"?
2012-07-31 11:09:01 AM  
3 votes:

muldoon: James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.

I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.


Yes. Investigate. Not "shoot on sight".
2012-07-31 11:06:41 AM  
3 votes:
Typical paranoid gun nut.
2012-07-31 10:43:32 AM  
3 votes:

gilgigamesh: What do, NRA goons?


Well...

gilgigamesh: He was tried once for threatening a meter reader with a gun, but got acquitted.


Fix that. He should have been convicted of a crime for what he did. You can't start stripping away rights from people that were acquitted.
2012-07-31 10:20:12 AM  
3 votes:
More and more of these nutjobs everyday and they always seem to be from Florida.
2012-07-31 01:51:06 PM  
2 votes:
Can we please just round up all those who live in constant fear and thus need to own dozens of firearms and dump them and all their guns into the middle of a stadium where they can collectively "stand their ground" so the rest of us can get on with our f*cking lives already?
2012-07-31 12:30:41 PM  
2 votes:
Doesn't the act shooting a downed man in the back of the head "for effect" negate the standing of ones ground?

/Just curious
2012-07-31 12:24:12 PM  
2 votes:

Alonjar: TyrantII: Guns are a means of last ditch effort in very bad situations. Thinking being armed is protecting yourself is foolish. It's akin to wearing a seat-belt in a 100mph crash. If you get lucky, it allows you the opportunity of better protection. Lucky being the key word. A gun isn't a shield.

Honestly, the best thing is to just accept that some things are out of your control, and horribly random; worrying and obsessing about them is not healthy. Is life worth it if you're paranoid and full of fear of it being taken away? Not in my book.

I had two crack heads force their way into my apartment and rob me at gunpoint after knocking on my door. I could see the bullet sitting in the chamber down the barrel of the gun. The guy had it pointed directly at my face, and his hands were shaking like he was farking Michael J Fox (drug withdrawal I assume). At any point in time, he could have twitched wrong and I'd be dead. There were plenty of opportunities that I could have shot them both during the event while their focus was on loading all my stuff into duffel bags, if I had it on me, rather than locked in a gunsafe.

I lived, and was not shot. Does that mean that if someone robs me again, I should just let them do whatever they want, because hey... what are the odds they're going to kill me this time? As long as I cooperate, a fiending crackheads shaky hand isnt going to pull that trigger, right? I mean, a drug addict who chooses to perform an armed home invasion is a very logical person, wouldnt you say? So I should be logical with them?

fark no. I answer my door with a gun in my hand now (although I dont let you see it), and I wear a concealed weapon on me when I go out. I got lucky. Thats all. The dice got thrown and I lived. I do not intend to gamble with my life ever again.

Why do I live my life in terror? I dont. Now that I carry every day, Im not afraid of a farking thing.


Also bro, by carrying a gun everyday, you pretty much admit to being in fear.

How it works

Phase 1 : Wake up
Phase 2 :"shiat I'M SCARED WHERE IS MY GUN"
Phase 3: Profit.

Holy shiat guys. We just found the answer to ???? as phase 2.
2012-07-31 12:20:14 PM  
2 votes:
This guy is pretty much the walking stereotype of most Gun-nuts (as distinguished from hobbyists and responsible normal gun owners) and why a lot of us think the right to keep and bear needs some serious asterisks by it. He's either a psychopath/sadist who just really wanted to shoot someone or he is a pant-wetting coward who spends his every waking moment living in mortal dread.


honestly consider this paragraph alone:
"As Rainey drew within 4 feet, Roop grabbed his 9mm Glock from his pocket and fired once, striking Rainey in the shoulder, he told police. Rainey fell to the ground, screaming, 'You shot me,' in what Roop described as an "antagonistic" manner, according to the report"

can you think of any NON "antagonistic" ways to say "Motherfarker you just shot me for no goddamn reason"
2012-07-31 11:52:47 AM  
2 votes:

James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.


THIS
2012-07-31 11:51:25 AM  
2 votes:
Shooting a door-to-door salesman "for effect"? I believe in French we say "pour encourager les autres" (to encourage the others, or rather, to discourage the others).

But I would like to remind the gung-ho that the right to self-defence is posited on two constraints, namely 1) there should be a real threat to you which requires self-defence, a real and present danger, as they say in the security business, a cause, a real threat, and 2) your response should be appropriate and measured, limited to what is necessary to allow you to defend yourself, seek help, bring in the proper authorities.

For example, if a child sticky with jam attempts to hug you, shooting it in the face is not an appropriate and measured response, even though there is real and present danger of getting jam on your favorite golf shirt.

The basic idea of "stand your ground" in some people's mind seems to be: on my land, anything goes. I can shoot you for being there, regardless of who or what you are or why you are there. Stopping to ask for directions from a local: that's a shooting, wandering across an unmarked boundary while lost, that is definitely a shooting. This concept of stand your ground is strongest among conservatives yahoos and deranged individualists, which is to say, psychopaths. Oh, and illegal moonshiners and drug mongers.

On the other hand, the property owner and citizen may legitimately "stand their ground" against an attack or even an intruder. We've all seen reports of cases where the homeowner is charged for violence against a burglar. Some of these cases are legitimate self-defence, misconstrued by stupid cops, lawyers and judges, some of them are eggregious "standing your ground" in the wacko-Waco sense of being a complete sociopathic looney.

If there were fewer psychopaths and loonies going around abusing the concept of self-defence like Homer Simpson after his discovery of duelling (the tomacco episode), then there would be a Hell of a lot less gun related death and injury in the US and it would be more in sync with the rest of the "Civilized World" such as it is. Fewer racists, bigots, xenophobes, paranoids, conspiracy theorist nutters, and others of that ilk would get away with murder. In short, the profits of the firearms industry would decline.

But the firearms industry are the same SOBs who armed the Indians and the military that moved in and shot up the Indian villages and took away their land. They ran out of Indians but their tactics and strategy for selling more guns than anybody reasonably needs remain the same. Like lawyers, gun dealers have as much business as they drum up for themselves. And because of the flawed interpretation of the Constitition, of basic rights, of self-defence, and so forth, they can drum up a lot of business for themselves.

Twice as many gun deaths as in Canada, and at least 100 times as many as in Japan. Even countries where the gun culture is engrained, like Serbia (ethnic cleansing), Finland (hunting) and Switzerland (well-regulated state militias) have massively lower gun death levels because the faulty part of the gun, the trigger finger, is not on a hair-trigger.

I keep arguing for a common sense interpretation of the "right to bear arms". But despite the fact that just as many Americans want common sense as do citizens of other, less violent socities, they don't get it because the political system is rigged against honesty, truth, common sense, reason, science, facts, and sanity, not to mention democracy.

I'm not saying that the Parliamentary democracies are perfect--on the contrary, they too are rigged towards excessive conservatism (reaction we call it, when it is somebody else), especially those with Weeners the post adversarial systems in the British tradition, or the French Napoleonic Code or what not. But they do get the job done more in keeping with the two-thirds majority that is always in the political minority on such issues as gun control, gay marriage, etc.
2012-07-31 11:48:23 AM  
2 votes:

RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.


I'm guessing that people like you were on the jury that let him go in his 2005 case. Learn the meaning of "trespassing". Also, the spelling.
2012-07-31 11:46:34 AM  
2 votes:

ScienceRocks: I don't know, this reminds me of guy on my block here in Colorado. Just saw the "for sale" sign go up, and we couldn't be happier.


We have one on my street, in the cul-de-sac section (obviously). He has had to speak to the police on multiple occasions regarding his harassment of passers-by and scrawling threats along the sidewalk (with his kids' pastel chalk). His wife is really sweet, though kinda throws off a very strong "I get beaten regularly" vibe. It was nice that he recently stopped flying the Gadsen flag and put up the stars and stripes, though.

The real shocker is that he's a short, bald, white, 40-something. Did not see that coming.
2012-07-31 11:33:07 AM  
2 votes:

randomjsa:
By the way do you know how Stand Your Ground laws get passed?

Because people who were legitimately protecting themselves or others from criminals have become a bunch of sniveling cowards looking for any excuse to murder someone to rationalize their terror of the world were being prosecuted by abusive police officers and other people in the justice system with an agenda.


FTFY

You just know that this dude thinks Rick Scott is a hero for swindling Medicare. Teabagger type with an itchy trigger finger and living in abject terror of anyone and anything that might disturb his freedumbs. A territorial animal who has no place in civilized society. 50 years ago this guy would have been institutionalized long since, and his right to possess a weapon revoked.
2012-07-31 11:31:37 AM  
2 votes:

RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.


You're siding with someone who shot an unarmed man in the back of the head because he had a "No Trespassing" sign? Since when does having a "No Trespassing" sign make you judge, jury, and executioner?
2012-07-31 11:31:00 AM  
2 votes:

RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.


And I think you're a delusional farkwit.
2012-07-31 11:30:03 AM  
2 votes:
I support gun rights and I support the castle doctrine, but this stand your ground law needs to go. We have too many nutjobs that seem like they are looking for an excuse to shoot someone and then justify it later.

Also, this guy needs to rot in hell. After reading the article, the other sales guy that was with him, said he sat for a bit before executing him. According to the article, he was lying face down on the driveway, bleeding, how is that threatening?
2012-07-31 11:29:44 AM  
2 votes:
I lived in Florida for 6 years, and when you get about 10 miles outside of any metropolitan city you find people like this guy every where.
2012-07-31 11:29:09 AM  
2 votes:

RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.


As already pointed out, a salesman is not considered a trespasser.
2012-07-31 11:27:32 AM  
2 votes:
3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.
2012-07-31 11:24:16 AM  
2 votes:
This guy definately does not have both oars in the water. He needs the death penalty, or to be locked up forever.
2012-07-31 11:23:20 AM  
2 votes:
This has nothing to do with "stand your ground" and is why these nutjobs are under arrest.

"Stand Your Ground" is important for sane and law abiding people. Can't stop the nuts though.There will always be extremely unrational people who are armed.

All these laws and pieces of paper do is disarm people who follow them to begin with
2012-07-31 11:22:36 AM  
2 votes:

muldoon: James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.

I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.


Not thar this applies to a door-to-door salesperson but utility workers and their agents have the authority to enter properties on or adjacent to the utilities right of way (gas, water, electric, sewer lines, communication wires, etc.,). If a citizen refuses to let the employee in, your service can be shut off. and in the event if a possible dangerous situation, they can make forced entry.

Philly just had another water main/sinkhole occur. Took out a intersection and possibly damaged eight houses. When the local media interviewed the Water Department spokesperson, it came out that the city run agency has a maximum liabilty cap on these incidents.
2012-07-31 11:17:35 AM  
2 votes:
Allow the victim's next of kin to shoot this asshole twice in the back of the head, and take possession of his house for reparation.

Done.
2012-07-31 11:15:31 AM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: muldoon: James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.

I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.

Another reason why it's a good idea to go to wireless meters.

Of course, I imagine the people who are paranoid of meter readers are likely the ones who accuse wireless meters of being a UN plot to monitor our power consumption for the purposes of socialism and global domination.


This issue can be remedied by calling the utility co, and telling them you have dogs. They knock on our door when they come to read the meter that is on our back porch.
2012-07-31 11:11:57 AM  
2 votes:
So gun-grabbers, explain to me how this situation couldn't have been avoided by the salesman also carrying? Dude was a fool for not packing heat. You never know when some lunatic's gonna stand his ground in the most lethal manner possible.

An armed society is a polite society.
2012-07-31 11:07:46 AM  
2 votes:
I'm fairly certain this guy is well known on a fishing forum I frequent from time to time. Most of it is fine, but a certain corner of it is like Stormfront on bath salts. If this guy is who I think he is, shooting a trespasser dead has been his much talked about fantasy for a long time.

Sad thing is, there are thousands more like this asshole.
2012-07-31 11:06:57 AM  
2 votes:

gilgigamesh: This is the kind of thing I would like to hear about from the NRA.

Its only through good fortune that one of the little kids on his block didn't get gunned down for "trespassing" by riding their bikes on the street. He was tried once for threatening a meter reader with a gun, but got acquitted.

The local cops, the prosecutor who tried him, everyone on the block knows it is only a matter of time before some poor soul who doesn't know better is going to step on his property and pay for it with his life.

Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

What do, NRA goons?


Not an NRA goon, but I'd reply.... he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If he illegally owned these guns, would you yell that gun control obviously doesn't work? No, you wouldn't.

And I don't think he should have guns, but making them illegal likely would not have stopped this person. Declaring them illegal won't eliminate them. It's like saying if we ban drugs people will stop using them....
2012-07-31 11:05:39 AM  
2 votes:

James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.


I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.
2012-07-31 11:00:25 AM  
2 votes:
It's good to know that the Stand Your Ground law is only being applied in completely reasonable circumstances, and is in no way encouraging people to shoot other people because they feel like they are backed by the law.
2012-07-31 10:25:31 AM  
2 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I have honest-to-god never heard a person say "YOU SHOT ME!" in anything other than an antagonistic/hostile manner.


How many people have you heard saying this?
2012-07-31 09:54:38 AM  
2 votes:
Thanks Submitter. I've been wondering when this insane story would show up on Fark. Tried twice myself.

Death penalty is what I suggest for punishment. But they may argue he's just nutty about his Second Amendment rights.
2012-07-31 03:09:36 PM  
1 vote:

silverjets: Wow.

How pathetic of a life do you have to lead to be so in fear that you shoot someone for simply walking towards you??

Good god, what is wrong with people today?


Fox News
2012-07-31 03:09:19 PM  
1 vote:
The fact that he did not ask the guy to identify himself seems like a big issue to me. For all he knew, it could have been another meter reader, a new neighbor, or some religious nut.

The fact that he just shot, then waited a couple minutes and executed the guy, says he is nothing more that a cold blooded killer. Because he waited, that should be charged as murder under special circumstance, which I believe carries either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.

Frustratingly sad story.
2012-07-31 03:01:17 PM  
1 vote:

Cupajo: Guns, on the other hand, can be purchased at any gun show in the country without so much as a "you're not a felon, are you?"


When I bought a gun at the gun show, they did the back ground check just like when buying one at BassPro.
2012-07-31 02:58:31 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder how it feels to live in so much pants-wetting, teeth-grinding, abject FEAR that one needs to shoot random people in the back of the head in order to feel safe.
2012-07-31 02:56:29 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: Cupajo: Pathman: Hundreds gather to remember, pray and support victims of terrible car crash

Poker Professional Ryan Young Passes Away In Car Accident

Chesapeake man killed in one-car accident

Crossmaglen Rangers GAA star Ciaran McKenna killed in car crash

St. Louis Car Crash Leaves David Gains Deceased

Young child injured in two-car crash

Shooting, car chase ends in multi-car crash on I-5; 3 injured

A sampling of some stories from today.
Enjoy your freedom to travel, car nuts.

So maybe we could start to regulate and govern guns at least as much as we do cars. How about that?


I don't regulate my car. Do you regulate your car?


Pull out the title and registration and give it a once-over. The government (the collective "we" I was referring to) regulates your car.
Try selling your car out of your front yard. It's gonna require a trip downtown to the county clerk. Regulation.
Want to actually drive that car on the roads? You'll need insurance for that. Liability, at least. Regulation.

Guns, on the other hand, can be purchased at any gun show in the country without so much as a "you're not a felon, are you?"
2012-07-31 02:52:23 PM  
1 vote:

Thuull: Pathman: Thuull: Can't say I feel sorry for the guy at all. If someone does not want to be bothered, and they let you know that, then you do not bother them...whether they are a crazy irresponsible gun owner or not does not matter in the least. Salesman got what was coming to him.

then you are an asshole.

this guy was just trying to do his job and he ended up bleeding to death in some redneck's driveway.
Got what was coming to him? what a dipshiat

That's fine, I kind of am an asshole, at least about certain things.

Just because it is the guy's job does not give him the right to tread upon the rights of others. He learned that lesson the hard way.


I don't think shooting someone in the back of the head, execution style, is going to teach them anything since they are now dead.
2012-07-31 02:46:50 PM  
1 vote:

asscorethethird: A mans house and property is his castle. I think you should be allowed to put out signs that say "NO TRESPASSING - DEADLY FORCE WILL BE USED", and that should be all the legally required notice necessary.


Then I suggest you move to a country that has laws that allow that.
2012-07-31 02:30:56 PM  
1 vote:
Pathman: Hundreds gather to remember, pray and support victims of terrible car crash

Poker Professional Ryan Young Passes Away In Car Accident

Chesapeake man killed in one-car accident

Crossmaglen Rangers GAA star Ciaran McKenna killed in car crash

St. Louis Car Crash Leaves David Gains Deceased

Young child injured in two-car crash

Shooting, car chase ends in multi-car crash on I-5; 3 injured

A sampling of some stories from today.
Enjoy your freedom to travel, car nuts.


So maybe we could start to regulate and govern guns at least as much as we do cars. How about that?
2012-07-31 02:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
Technoir: I'd move

Don't bother, it wouldn't be worth the effort. You wouldn't be any less peeved at the new place.
2012-07-31 02:00:58 PM  
1 vote:
Clearly this was the victim's fault for not bucking up after being shot and calmly saying, "You're right sir, I'm very sorry for trespassing. I've learned my lesson and I'll just go quietly now" while keeping both hands in plain sight.

Rookie mistake.
2012-07-31 01:53:52 PM  
1 vote:

Technoir: FrancoFile: Technoir: FrancoFile: NightOwl2255: Technoir: The fark they aren't. Being a foot-bound sales-schlep does not entitle some douchecanoe to ignore my "No Trespassing" and "No Soliciting" signs. Unless you are an employee of a service provider I subscribe to, or a member of law-enforcement agency, don't knock on my farkin' door.

And if someone dare to knock on your door, what are you going to do? Shoot them? Use harsh language? Write a sternly worded letter?

This.

So if I notice that your house is on fire, or your child is lying bleeding in the street, I should just go about my business?

No kids, and genuine emergency would be an exception.

Okee doke.
What if I just moved in next door and wanted to introduce myself? You Canucks are notoriously friendly, aren't you?

Fark no. I don't want to know my neighbours. You'd get a "Yeah, what do you want? Oh, you just moved in down the hall? Swell. Good day." through the door.

I moved into the building for 2 reasons, it's fairly close to work, and to look after my mom who's getting up there in years, and my brother and sister and I decided one of us should be close by for her. I already know all I want to about my neighbours. Across the hall, family of West African immigrants who apparently dip their infant daughter in boiling oil for several hours a day, judging by the screaming that kid does. Next door, a cancer sufferer with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel who smokes dope 24/7 on the balcony (along with his wife, who has no medical condition that would require medicinal weed), preventing me from enjoying mine. I'd move, but he's apparently got less than 4 months before the cancer kills him, and eviction proceedings on the people across the hall should come to a head soon, as their visas have expired and the building has lodged numerous complaints against them around damages to their unit (ie they rip the doors off the cupboards, holes in the walls, damages to the floors and windows, e ...


Sucks to be you. Enjoy your miserable, fearful, misanthropic life.
2012-07-31 01:45:54 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: pacified: Also bro, by carrying a gun everyday, you pretty much admit to being in fear.

Please explain the logic by which you have derived your conclusion.


If you're afraid without it, then you're still afraid.,, and probably dangerous. Enjoy your lethal security blanket.
2012-07-31 01:16:52 PM  
1 vote:

Technoir: farkityfarker: RivenSilver: 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs. 3 no tresspassing signs.

Siding with the shooter here.

As already pointed out, a salesman is not considered a trespasser.

The fark they aren't. Being a foot-bound sales-schlep does not entitle some douchecanoe to ignore my "No Trespassing" and "No Soliciting" signs. Unless you are an employee of a service provider I subscribe to, or a member of law-enforcement agency, don't knock on my farkin' door. Actually, I usually have service providers put a note in my file that I require an appointment for any technicians to enter my home or come onto my property, and that I do not want to be contacted regarding service upgrades or new services.


If they ignore the signs, there's an escalation protocol, though.

1 - Ask them to leave (if you're polite),
2 - Tell them to leave (if they don't leave after the first or if you're not bothering with polite. Feel free to point out the signs and question their inability to read, potential blood relationship between their parents, how many chromosomes they've got, etc)
3 - Call the po-po.
4 - If and only if they actually put you in a situation where your life is in danger do you consider self-defense.
2012-07-31 01:00:47 PM  
1 vote:

Thuull: Crazy? yup. Irresponsible gun owner? Yup.

Does not want anyone on his property and goes out of his way to post three signs saying so? Yup.

Bad things happening to bad people who do bad things...crappy story all around. The salesman however was unwelcome, knew he was unwelcome, completely disregarded the property owner's well stated wishes for the sanctity of his property, and paid for it. Can't say I feel sorry for the guy at all. If someone does not want to be bothered, and they let you know that, then you do not bother them...whether they are a crazy irresponsible gun owner or not does not matter in the least. Salesman got what was coming to him.


I realize you're trolling, but that doesn't make you sound like any less of a quivering twatwaffle.
2012-07-31 12:56:16 PM  
1 vote:

Pathman: Magorn: False analogy is false.

A car has a utlity to it that comes with some danger, as a society we've decided that the utility it provides outweighs its danger. A gun is a weapon. it has zero utltity other than the harming or taking of life.

and as a society we have decided that the utility of being allowed to arm ourselves outweigh the dangers. this nutbag and a few like him does not justify deciding otherwise.

50k people die on the roads every year. that's approaching over 125 people every day.
That is close to double the number of shooting deaths - and most of those are suicides.
The other half are mostly criminals.

Gun violence is a problem in this country. There is no denying it. However this guy is an anomaly and while what happened is an absolute tragedy he is not representative of the problem.


DO you not realize, given how many cars are in this country (254 million) and how many miles they are driven, on average daily (41) how INSANE it is that car death are ONLY double what gun deaths are in this country?

and your other numbers are wrong too. The majority of gun deaths and injuries in this country are suicides, this is followed closely by domestic violence incidents,, criminal uses, after that comes accidents, shot by police, and then finally there are an infetesmially small number of "good guy citizen shoots bad guy" incidents. In fact this number is so tiny that gun advocates are forced to create an imaginary category of "crimes prevented by using/showing a gun" incidents where a gun is displayed or used and the criminal scurries off and where police are never called and no one seeks treatment for thier injuries, so there are conveniently no records or proof that they ever actually happened.
2012-07-31 12:44:47 PM  
1 vote:
Guns are NOT a defense mechanism.

I say if you want to carry a gun in public and you're not LEO or hunting, you should be required to take every other possible defense measure. You should have to be wearing at least a protective vest, and some sort of rape-prevention underwear whenever you're in public. Along-side your gun holster you should also have a tazer and some pepper spray. Your house should be fitted with bulletproof windows. Only then should you be allowed to step outside your house with a gun.

The only time these restrictions wouldn't apply is if you are INSIDE your house. If you're in the driveway, or standing in an open doorway, you're effed unless you can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you had a damn good reason for feeling threatened enough to go straight for that firearm.

I don't necessarily have a problem with concealed/open carry laws, but I'd rather make DAMN sure the person carrying isn't just some imbecile trying to increase the badassness of his image, or some paranoid "omigod i'm gonna get raped trying to get a slurpee at the 7-11" fool. Prove you can hit your target, and that you can properly evaluate the appropriate time to fire a weapon, and get reevaluated frequently. Otherwise carry a farking tazer or pepperspray.
2012-07-31 12:39:00 PM  
1 vote:

LittleSmitty: I have a 12 ga. pump for home defense. But I wouldn't consider using it unless someone was breaking into the house. When Florida simplified the permitting process for the CCW and made it pretty easy to obtain one, I considered it. Went as far as getting the paperwork, and ultimately decided it probably wasn't in my best interest to be toting a pistol on my person.

I'm going to have to reassess that decision. Not because I fear criminals so much, but because I never know if the next asshole that I tell to go f*ck himself is going to get all 2nd ammendmenty on me for calling out his dumbf*ckery.


or, you know, you could practice being a bit less hostile towards strangers.
2012-07-31 12:38:04 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: False analogy is false.

A car has a utlity to it that comes with some danger, as a society we've decided that the utility it provides outweighs its danger. A gun is a weapon. it has zero utltity other than the harming or taking of life.


and as a society we have decided that the utility of being allowed to arm ourselves outweigh the dangers. this nutbag and a few like him does not justify deciding otherwise.

50k people die on the roads every year. that's approaching over 125 people every day.
That is close to double the number of shooting deaths - and most of those are suicides.
The other half are mostly criminals.

Gun violence is a problem in this country. There is no denying it. However this guy is an anomaly and while what happened is an absolute tragedy he is not representative of the problem.
2012-07-31 12:31:15 PM  
1 vote:
This guy should have had his license revoked when he pointed a gun at the parking meter attendant.

Burn in hell
2012-07-31 12:27:45 PM  
1 vote:

MCStymie: Okay...I have to admit that I hate the ever-loving shia'thead out of door-to-door salesfolk, but there's no signing off on this obvious nutter. One less door-to-door jerk mitigates the situation, though kid ust trying to do his job, and I'll go with life w/o parole. Lock his ass up and throw away the key.

2012-07-31 12:26:26 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: This guy is pretty much the walking stereotype of most Gun-nuts (as distinguished from hobbyists and responsible normal gun owners) and why a lot of us think the right to keep and bear needs some serious asterisks by it. He's either a psychopath/sadist who just really wanted to shoot someone or he is a pant-wetting coward who spends his every waking moment living in mortal dread.


I'd argue that he's the walking stereotype of what many people believe a "gun nut" is. He is not a gun nut, not at all. These actions point to him being mentally unstable. If he was a gun nut, as your positioning it here and as that term is thrown about on Fark and other sites, there'd be a significantly higher number of shootings like this. Simply put, there aren't.

Assuming all the facts are as stated and there's nothing critical missing, this guy is likely a nutbar who's now guilty of first degree murder.
2012-07-31 12:24:34 PM  
1 vote:

darwinpolice: Rapmaster2000: Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.

Do you live in Florida? Best respect the hell out of those signs, son.


A salesman coming to your door isn't trespassing no matter how many signs you have up. A "No solictors sign" is necessary. Your front yard isn;t really "private property" either as most yards include a public access easement of about 25-50 feet
2012-07-31 12:22:39 PM  
1 vote:

TofuTheAlmighty: So gun-grabbers, explain to me how this situation couldn't have been avoided by the salesman also carrying? Dude was a fool for not packing heat. You never know when some lunatic's gonna stand his ground in the most lethal manner possible.

An armed society is a polite society.


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A sampling of some stories from today.
Enjoy your freedom to travel, car nuts.
2012-07-31 12:22:10 PM  
1 vote:

Alonjar: TyrantII: Guns are a means of last ditch effort in very bad situations. Thinking being armed is protecting yourself is foolish. It's akin to wearing a seat-belt in a 100mph crash. If you get lucky, it allows you the opportunity of better protection. Lucky being the key word. A gun isn't a shield.

Honestly, the best thing is to just accept that some things are out of your control, and horribly random; worrying and obsessing about them is not healthy. Is life worth it if you're paranoid and full of fear of it being taken away? Not in my book.

I had two crack heads force their way into my apartment and rob me at gunpoint after knocking on my door. I could see the bullet sitting in the chamber down the barrel of the gun. The guy had it pointed directly at my face, and his hands were shaking like he was farking Michael J Fox (drug withdrawal I assume). At any point in time, he could have twitched wrong and I'd be dead. There were plenty of opportunities that I could have shot them both during the event while their focus was on loading all my stuff into duffel bags, if I had it on me, rather than locked in a gunsafe.

I lived, and was not shot. Does that mean that if someone robs me again, I should just let them do whatever they want, because hey... what are the odds they're going to kill me this time? As long as I cooperate, a fiending crackheads shaky hand isnt going to pull that trigger, right? I mean, a drug addict who chooses to perform an armed home invasion is a very logical person, wouldnt you say? So I should be logical with them?

fark no. I answer my door with a gun in my hand now (although I dont let you see it), and I wear a concealed weapon on me when I go out. I got lucky. Thats all. The dice got thrown and I lived. I do not intend to gamble with my life ever again.

Why do I live my life in terror? I dont. Now that I carry every day, Im not afraid of a farking thing.


Go see a shrink and stop being a pussy, you pussy.
2012-07-31 12:20:18 PM  
1 vote:

TyrantII: Guns are a means of last ditch effort in very bad situations. Thinking being armed is protecting yourself is foolish. It's akin to wearing a seat-belt in a 100mph crash. If you get lucky, it allows you the opportunity of better protection. Lucky being the key word. A gun isn't a shield.

Honestly, the best thing is to just accept that some things are out of your control, and horribly random; worrying and obsessing about them is not healthy. Is life worth it if you're paranoid and full of fear of it being taken away? Not in my book.


I had two crack heads force their way into my apartment and rob me at gunpoint after knocking on my door. I could see the bullet sitting in the chamber down the barrel of the gun. The guy had it pointed directly at my face, and his hands were shaking like he was farking Michael J Fox (drug withdrawal I assume). At any point in time, he could have twitched wrong and I'd be dead. There were plenty of opportunities that I could have shot them both during the event while their focus was on loading all my stuff into duffel bags, if I had it on me, rather than locked in a gunsafe.

I lived, and was not shot. Does that mean that if someone robs me again, I should just let them do whatever they want, because hey... what are the odds they're going to kill me this time? As long as I cooperate, a fiending crackheads shaky hand isnt going to pull that trigger, right? I mean, a drug addict who chooses to perform an armed home invasion is a very logical person, wouldnt you say? So I should be logical with them?

fark no. I answer my door with a gun in my hand now (although I dont let you see it), and I wear a concealed weapon on me when I go out. I got lucky. Thats all. The dice got thrown and I lived. I do not intend to gamble with my life ever again.

Why do I live my life in terror? I dont. Now that I carry every day, Im not afraid of a farking thing.
2012-07-31 12:15:37 PM  
1 vote:

Dear Jerk: The right to keep and bear arms implies a limit of two.


yeah - because if this guy had less guns he probably wouldn't have shot this kid
2012-07-31 12:11:28 PM  
1 vote:
These are peop

TofuTheAlmighty: So gun-grabbers, explain to me how this situation couldn't have been avoided by the salesman also carrying? Dude was a fool for not packing heat. You never know when some lunatic's gonna stand his ground in the most lethal manner possible.

An armed society is a polite society.


This guy is obviously paranoid delusional and shouldn't have had a firearm. I mean he saw some guy walking toward him, started screaming, shot him, the guy started screaming so he started screaming and shot him again?

Guy's scared of the world.

Most gun owners are a brainwashed lot that believe guns are the only effective weapons, but most of them aren't insane. I go out armed with my bare hands and I carry with me the understanding that I may be confronted by an armed attacker and may have to defend myself with my bare hands.

This is fine for me: I have difficulty reconciling long-distance gun combat (it's dangerous, and my chances aren't great--it takes time to aim and fire) and I'm thinking it's terribly unlikely somebody is gonna want to snipe me from across the street. I'm more worried about people getting close and pulling a gun, which ... pulling MY gun would be too slow, and my chances are far greater using my hands. I should be able to react quick enough to block him from properly drawing a gun at me.

Can't shoot me if you can't point the gun at me, kolo? I guess that's where my thinking differs: a lot of people think of guns like swords, by which I mean they think of it as a defensive and offensive weapon. You don't need a shield with a sword because you can deflect the other sword; katana will break facing an English Half Bastard, but the Japanese are skilled enough to deflect swords with a soft wooden stick ... it's a matter of deflection, not blocking.

You can't shoot bullets out of the air, you're not that cool. Even if you take a gun into a knife fight, you're essentially charging into battle with no defensive plan. You hope you can shoot this guy in the head and win; failing that, he will stab you to death. While the knife wielder obviously has to contend with superior offense, he's going to be much better equipped to deal with you if your first shot misses: you have your bare hands, and if you're not trained to defend yourself from knife attacks he's going to slash your arms up before cutting your throat.

When you put two people with guns against each other, this becomes significant: both of you are just hoping to kill the other guy first, and neither of you can claim to have an offensive advantage. There will be no epic swordplay for the next few hours. There will be no sweating, no minor bleeding cuts, no thrill of battle, no pausing to appreciate and respect your opponent's skill between heart beats. One of you gets shot in the face, and that's the end of it. You won't deflect the attack and then take him down with the counter; you shot too slow, or you missed, or whatever, it doesn't matter because he shot you in the face. If you can fire first and fire fast, you could just pull and start shooting in that general direction and probably hit and win.

That's just how it works for me: if you're that far, I have a better chance running. Shooting back would take time, and by the time I could draw you could shoot, by the time I could aim you could shoot again... how much time can I spend standing around before you hit me? If you're close up, and you pull a gun, it takes at least as long for me to reach around and pull MY gun; since I'm reacting, you're going to win this one. At a distance protecting someone else, I'd have to get a clear headshot with no indication of squeezing the trigger, with perfect aim--I absolutely must kill this guy and I must do it perfectly and without him seeing the change from idly waving a gun and spouting hollow threats to actually pulling the trigger if I'm going to save the hostage. Guns don't magically make me an unstoppable, immortal, invulnerable battle lord.

If you're close up and you try to draw, I can quickly gain control of your arm/elbow/etc, preventing you from pointing the gun at me--which neutralizes it. If my hand-to-hand is particularly good and yours is not, there is a HIGH chance I can take the gun away from you--not to mention I'll dislocate your elbow anyway, because what moron wrestles around trying to take a gun from somebody? And if there's a hostage situation, I'd be less inclined to anger the attacker by pointing a firearm at him and daring him to shoot the hostage. If he DOES shoot the hostage, he's occupied, he needs to reload, he needs to aim, and I can rush across the ten foot gap and break his neck.

Firearms help when there's an attacker firing into the crowd. They help when there's a bunch of people carrying and waiting. They help when the situation has broken down. You can all rush the guy with the gun, but he's going to shoot some of you, he might hold off for quite a while--until he runs out of bullets even. On the other hand, a bunch of you can start firing, and take him down. If he's surrounded by crowd, someone can come from behind with bare hands, knife, pipe, nunchaku, whatever; otherwise seriously, just unload in that direction. None of this helps me in a dark alley, so I don't find a gun useful.

Really, what am I going to do? Point a large firearm at anybody who approaches me? (i.e. like the guy in TFA)
2012-07-31 12:04:44 PM  
1 vote:

RembrandtQEinstein: Too bad dude wasn't a better shot. Door spammers are scumbags and bad things should happen to them.

What gives them the right to disturb me to try to sell me useless shiat? fark then.

There needs to be a national do-not door-spam list, with a private right of action against anyone who tries to market to you from your doorstep.


It sounds like solicitors are causing a lot of headaches for you. You should consider petitioning the government for the right to not answer your door if you don't feel like it.
2012-07-31 12:01:22 PM  
1 vote:

TofuTheAlmighty: So gun-grabbers, explain to me how this situation couldn't have been avoided by the salesman also carrying? Dude was a fool for not packing heat. You never know when some lunatic's gonna stand his ground in the most lethal manner possible.

An armed society is a polite society.


An armed society is what causes paranoid nutbags like this guy to shoot first and ask questions eventually.

"Oh shiat, some stranger in my driveway. He might be armed, better shoot him before he shoots me." BANG!

"Okay good, hit him in the shoulder. Uh-oh, he's turned over, he might be going for his gun, better execute him." BANG!
2012-07-31 12:01:02 PM  
1 vote:

LittleSmitty: omtc: Hey, anybody know how Florida does process service? Do firms and individuals contract out for it, or does it all get farmed out to sheriff's departments?

Sheriffs office serves you with subpoena papers and notice to appear and divorce stuff. There are firms and individuals that contract out for stuff like liens and so forth on behalf of legal firms.

/process server called here last week trying to locate my ex wife
//happily provided assistance



Ah. I just hung up my clipboard in a far more civilized state with just as many if not more guns. But we served everything. Every story like this hastened my exit.

On one hand, getting a pretty penny to drive around, smoking cigarettes, listening to music, periodically irritating someone. On the other, "for effect."

No thanks.
2012-07-31 11:59:14 AM  
1 vote:

gilgigamesh: This is the kind of thing I would like to hear about from the NRA.

Its only through good fortune that one of the little kids on his block didn't get gunned down for "trespassing" by riding their bikes on the street. He was tried once for threatening a meter reader with a gun, but got acquitted.

The local cops, the prosecutor who tried him, everyone on the block knows it is only a matter of time before some poor soul who doesn't know better is going to step on his property and pay for it with his life.

Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

What do, NRA goons?


how about a better mental hygene law on the books
at the federal level with the same standards state to state.
lock up the crazy and the tards.
will someone just think of the kids for once
2012-07-31 11:58:54 AM  
1 vote:

RembrandtQEinstein: Too bad dude wasn't a better shot. Door spammers are scumbags and bad things should happen to them.

What gives them the right to disturb me to try to sell me useless shiat? fark then.

There needs to be a national do-not door-spam list, with a private right of action against anyone who tries to market to you from your doorstep.


go away
2012-07-31 11:53:29 AM  
1 vote:

omtc: Hey, anybody know how Florida does process service? Do firms and individuals contract out for it, or does it all get farmed out to sheriff's departments?


Sheriffs office serves you with subpoena papers and notice to appear and divorce stuff. There are firms and individuals that contract out for stuff like liens and so forth on behalf of legal firms.

/process server called here last week trying to locate my ex wife
//happily provided assistance
2012-07-31 11:51:55 AM  
1 vote:

factoryconnection: That the prosecution bungled the meter-reader case is a black eye for them; competent law enforcement could have prevented this murder.

But this guy is a nutcase, a no-longer-ticking bomb.


If they did their f*cking job this guy never would have had guns. Florida DA seem to be more and more the biggest retards ever.

"Hey we have no direct evidence that Casey Anthony knowingly murdered her daughter but let's just go ahead and charger her for it anyway since Nancy Grace said we should"
2012-07-31 11:50:45 AM  
1 vote:

Englebert Slaptyback: Rapmaster2000

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.


It means he doesn't want people on his property


Actually, all it says is that the property is privately owned. It says nothing about whether or not people are welcome to come onto it.
2012-07-31 11:49:42 AM  
1 vote:

The Jami Turman Fan Club: Tat'dGreaser: 3) This is not a responsible gun owner, why should responsible gun owners even try to explain this crazy person?

The No True Scotsman defense?


This guy is pretty freaking clearly an irresponsible gun owner. I know lots of people with firearms; I know none that have ever pulled on anyone, except my old boss that scared off someone actively breaking into his house. That the prosecution bungled the meter-reader case is a black eye for them; competent law enforcement could have prevented this murder.

But this guy is a nutcase, a no-longer-ticking bomb.
2012-07-31 11:48:21 AM  
1 vote:

Baelz: I lived in Florida for 6 years, and when you get about 10 miles outside of any metropolitan city you find people like this guy every where.


I also lived in Florida for a while. Nice place to visit...
2012-07-31 11:45:04 AM  
1 vote:

Thorazine: It's like the wild west down there in FL.


Thats why they keep reducing law enforcement and justice budgets and broadening the definition of legalized murder. They don't want civilization. They would rather live like the Somalis.
2012-07-31 11:41:05 AM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: More and more of these nutjobs everyday and they always seem to be from Florida.


I don't know, this reminds me of guy on my block here in Colorado. Just saw the "for sale" sign go up, and we couldn't be happier.
2012-07-31 11:40:20 AM  
1 vote:
It's like the wild west down there in FL.
2012-07-31 11:36:57 AM  
1 vote:
1.bp.blogspot.com

BAM! BAM! BAM!

I felt threatened.
2012-07-31 11:33:22 AM  
1 vote:

randomjsa:

By the way do you know how Stand Your Ground laws get passed?

Because people who were legitimately protecting themselves or others from criminals were being prosecuted by abusive police officers and other people in the justice system with an agenda.


So what if he had hit the guy in the head with a hammer and had 14 hammers? Would we be asking what the NHA would do to prohibit this? Well? We need more laws to prevent people from defending themselves from criminals because that will somehow stop this from happening.

Here's a guy who killed a door to door salesman with a hammer. Link

To me some of this is the DA's fault for not being able to prosecute and get this guy rehabilitated when he pulled a gun on a meter reader. That's a red flag of this guy's mental stability and they could've done something about it then.
2012-07-31 11:32:03 AM  
1 vote:
Goddammit so much.

What is with the crazies with guns lately?

Most of the people who own guns are responsible people. But these assholes make the rest of us look bad.
Like the one jackass who has to do 100mph wheelies down the interstate makes other motorcyle riders look bad.

And how does someone say "You shot me!" in a pleasant manner?
2012-07-31 11:31:34 AM  
1 vote:

RembrandtQEinstein: Too bad dude wasn't a better shot. Door spammers are scumbags and bad things should happen to them.

What gives them the right to disturb me to try to sell me useless shiat? fark then.

There needs to be a national do-not door-spam list, with a private right of action against anyone who tries to market to you from your doorstep.


Your fark handle is in error.
2012-07-31 11:31:28 AM  
1 vote:
Florida's stand your ground law is so retarded that this guy might actually get off if he gets a good lawyer
2012-07-31 11:27:38 AM  
1 vote:
You'd think after the meter reader incident there would have been a probation period of confiscating his weapons. But then I remembered that they couldn't convict him in that case. It's a damn shame.
2012-07-31 11:27:15 AM  
1 vote:
Wow. This story is all kinds of f*cked up. I'm a fairly liberal minded type of guy, but I also own guns. I don't carry one around, though, hoping for the chance to use them. Far from it, I hope I NEVER have to use it in anger or fear. Would rather let them sit unless I take them out to the range for some practice. Guys like this give regular gun owners a bad name. Shooting the guy in the back of the head when he was "reaching" for something (probably his phone so he could call the police/EMTs/etc.) is crazy. He probably finished him off figuring "Well, I will just say I was scared. I can't lose!" Probably thought he would get away with it and have successfully lived his dream of killin' a dude who didn't get off his lawn. Hopefully he gets put away for a LOOOOOONG hard time.
2012-07-31 11:24:30 AM  
1 vote:

gilgigamesh: This is the kind of thing I would like to hear about from the NRA.

Its only through good fortune that one of the little kids on his block didn't get gunned down for "trespassing" by riding their bikes on the street. He was tried once for threatening a meter reader with a gun, but got acquitted.

The local cops, the prosecutor who tried him, everyone on the block knows it is only a matter of time before some poor soul who doesn't know better is going to step on his property and pay for it with his life.

Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

What do, NRA goons?


Honestly the NRA preaches stiff penalty for gun crimes. Maximum penalty at the least. That is when the action is criminal. Like this criminal. Lock him up. No friend of mine. I still think that pedophile that shot trayvon is innocent of murder but this nut job from the article needs to go. He's all yours Florida.

/NRA life member
//NRA shooting instuctor.
2012-07-31 11:23:45 AM  
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gilgigamesh: What do, NRA goons?


What, you honestly think the NRA condones executing unarmed and wounded people laying on the ground?

Really?

Is that all you guys can do these days, yell NRA BAD NRA BAD NRA BAAAA! BAAAA!
2012-07-31 11:20:05 AM  
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Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

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2012-07-31 11:19:19 AM  
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RembrandtQEinstein: What gives them the right to disturb me to try to sell me useless shiat?


Useless? The dude was selling STEAK.
2012-07-31 11:11:49 AM  
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qorkfiend: muldoon: James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.

I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.

Yes. Investigate. Not "shoot on sight".


The meter reader thing was years ago and he was acquitted by a jury for it. Now it is being used to indicate he was a time bomb.

No, shoot on site is never the correct answer, I am not defending his use of force on the salesman, I am saying a previous event that he was acquitted for shouldn't be used as evidence that he was a quack. Use the current event to make him a quack.
2012-07-31 11:10:45 AM  
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2012-07-31 11:10:25 AM  
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He's gonna be in fear for the safety of his anus after this.

/the mentally disturbed should not be allowed access to guns
//gun ownership should be a privilege, not a right
2012-07-31 11:09:54 AM  
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muldoon: James!: If you pull a gun on a meter reader you should have your power shut off and your guns taken away.


He was "terrified"? Grow some farking balls.

I have seen meter readers, with a "uniform" of a blue tshirt with a small company logo, jump my back fence and just wander around the yard. No notification of them being there, just jump the fence and walk around. Not saying what he did was correct, but I can understand why a homeowner might investigate if they saw that.


Another reason why it's a good idea to go to wireless meters.

Of course, I imagine the people who are paranoid of meter readers are likely the ones who accuse wireless meters of being a UN plot to monitor our power consumption for the purposes of socialism and global domination.
2012-07-31 11:09:44 AM  
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gilgigamesh: Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

What do, NRA goons?


"The liberal sites done told me something and I will believe it no matter what!"

Scalia said no such thing. In fact, he said precisely the opposite and stated that the government could place some limits and regulations on guns.

And why do people run around screaming "Well what now NRA!?"

I'm not even a member but I'm not so stupid and uninformed that I can't figure it out.

They will absolutely support prosecuting this guy. if the facts of the case are as indicated in the article.

By the way do you know how Stand Your Ground laws get passed?

Because people who were legitimately protecting themselves or others from criminals were being prosecuted by abusive police officers and other people in the justice system with an agenda.
2012-07-31 11:09:42 AM  
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I dont know....

Those Kirby Vacuum salesmen are the most annoying assholes on earth. This may be justified.
2012-07-31 11:08:49 AM  
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Perillo said the children, between the ages of 4 and 8, would ride their bikes up and down the street.

"He kept saying if they step foot on my property, they're trespassing," she said.

Each time, officers came and talked to the man and told him the kids were allowed to play in the street, she said.



Not entirely sure why he remained free the first couple times, after telling police he would shoot children.

At least bail was denied.

Wouldn't that be fun for the judge to tell him 'Just think about your home, unguarded. Maybe there are police, or thieves, going through your things. Walking all over your yard. Maybe they left all the doors wide open. Right now. Who knows what's going on there now?'
2012-07-31 11:08:00 AM  
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Hey, anybody know how Florida does process service? Do firms and individuals contract out for it, or does it all get farmed out to sheriff's departments?
2012-07-31 11:07:52 AM  
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I'll bet this guy's got a fine frisbee collection on his roof.
2012-07-31 11:07:29 AM  
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Too bad dude wasn't a better shot. Door spammers are scumbags and bad things should happen to them.

What gives them the right to disturb me to try to sell me useless shiat? fark then.

There needs to be a national do-not door-spam list, with a private right of action against anyone who tries to market to you from your doorstep.
2012-07-31 11:07:26 AM  
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darwinpolice: Rapmaster2000: Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.

Do you live in Florida? Best respect the hell out of those signs, son.


IANAL, but it's my understanding that without a physical gate on the driveway itself, NO TRESSPASSING signs are not meant to include the driveway or any walkway to the front door. Precedent may be different in Florida, but there is a reasonable expectation that one can walk to a stranger's front door and not be assumed to be tresspassing.
2012-07-31 11:05:16 AM  
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2012-07-31 11:04:33 AM  
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This is a messed up story, but I am sure that there will be pleanty of people to spin this into a reasonable incident, if not make the shooter out to be a hero. I assume the salesman was black, that is why the guy felt unsafe...
2012-07-31 11:01:40 AM  
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Rapmaster2000: Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.


Do you live in Florida? Best respect the hell out of those signs, son.
2012-07-31 10:58:52 AM  
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Roop told detectives Rainey should have respected his three "No Trespassing" signs

There's a new neighbor on my street who has posted "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs in his front yard. I don't get it.
2012-07-31 10:51:41 AM  
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rot in prison, scumbag.
2012-07-31 10:45:21 AM  
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MacEnvy: gilgigamesh: Yet, he owns 14 guns, and could buy as many more as he wants, perfectly legally. Hell, according to Scalia, it may abridge his 2nd amendment rights to prohibit him from owning a rocket launcher.

I'm curious as to why you think it could possibly matter how many he owns. He only needed to use one.

I think the more serious issue is that a man that was known to be mentally disturbed - and obviously so - had no problem getting guns.


Why was he allowed to have them after pulling one on a meter reader? Isn't that what those checks on people are for? He obviously was a bit unhinged.
Salesman should have noticed no trespassing signs but didn't deserve to die; water hose maybe.
2012-07-31 10:36:23 AM  
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wxboy: scottydoesntknow: I have honest-to-god never heard a person say "YOU SHOT ME!" in anything other than an antagonistic/hostile manner.

How many people have you heard saying this?


I've watched quite a few movies

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Mustafa: You shot me!
Mustafa: You shot me right in the arm!
2012-07-31 10:33:36 AM  
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Yeah, but, come ON! Who *hasn't* wanted to shoot a door-to-door salesman at least once in their lives?
 
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