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(The Chattanoogan)   Gun-owner finds two burglars ransacking his house, promises to give up his barbaric firearms if they'll get the help they need to turn their lives around. Just kidding; he holds them at gunpoint till the cops arrive   (chattanoogan.com) divider line 225
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2012-12-02 05:00:40 PM
Meth maggots, they work harder at not working than if they would just get a job.......but, you know, meth!
 
2012-12-02 05:07:41 PM
Trolltastic headline, submitter.
 
2012-12-02 05:29:26 PM
If those burglars had been armed, this never would have happened.

/everyone would be dead
 
2012-12-02 05:39:49 PM

Chariset: Trolltastic headline, submitter.


And now greened, for that reason. The story itself isn't anything remarkable.
 
2012-12-02 05:44:42 PM
I smell a troll thread.
 
2012-12-02 06:13:44 PM
Troll aside- not a hero either.
 
2012-12-02 06:23:34 PM
i879.photobucket.com

Given it's Tennessee, they're lucky he didn't just shoot them in the face, and then call the cops.
 
2012-12-02 06:24:44 PM
Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?
 
2012-12-02 06:33:27 PM

basemetal: Meth maggots, they work harder at not working than if they would just get a job.......but, you know, meth!


Methtards broke into my car and stole the stereo and the change out of the ashtray.

Plus the ashtray.

Fu*kers.
 
2012-12-02 06:38:05 PM

jimmyego: Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?


Tennessee is a Castle Law state. So no, it's not, if you break into someone's house.
 
2012-12-02 07:07:43 PM

jimmyego: Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?


Neither in writing nor spirit in any sane region. It's also legal in many insane ones as well. Plus, with trial by jury, you only have to convince people on the jury what you did was the best possible action, not obey the law as it is written.

You should still check your local law before resorting to firearms purchases. It may in fact be illegal to even own the gun you want, let alone us it. Where I live, for example, one can't even have a real sword without a license. And then it's only official Japanese swords. No European or imported blades. Gun licenses are only for the country and are really very strict. So even a .22 breech loader with no ammo would land one in jail in Tokyo. Luckily, American citizens have something called the second amendment, so chances are if you can buy it, you can defend your home with it. But double check to be sure.

On the plus side of living in a controlled area: The chances of any criminals you might encounter in your home being armed with a real gun are very low, so you don't have to worry about that. Plus, I'd wager more than half of Japan's safety is actually just paranoia in action. They build walls that would stop a herd of cattle around EVERY home, apartments all need keys just to get into the lobby, and there's tiny police stations all over like Starbucks. When seconds matter, the police probably already have a building there and several bored officers reading the newspaper and sipping coffee.
 
2012-12-02 07:59:49 PM
when meth is outlawed only outlaws will have FARKING SPIDERS
 
2012-12-02 08:19:07 PM
TFA: The couple said the pair tried to steal a $300 laptop computer, a $600 laptop computer and a $360 electric drill.

I never knew Apple made electric drills
 
2012-12-02 08:19:26 PM
the headline doesn't make sense unless there are bands of robbers breaking into gun owners home asking them to give up their barbaric guns in exchange for turning their lives around.
 
2012-12-02 08:19:27 PM
I know it's OK to shoot the burglars in some circumstances, but is it lawful to hold them at gunpoint?
 
2012-12-02 08:19:34 PM

BronyMedic: jimmyego: Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?

Tennessee is a Castle Law state. So no, it's not, if you break into someone's house.


Hell, in some states shooting someone you find in your house is not only legal, it's encouraged. Jails are expensive, dead criminals are cheap.
 
2012-12-02 08:19:42 PM
we need stricter gun laws.
 
2012-12-02 08:20:32 PM

traylor: I know it's OK to shoot the burglars in some circumstances, but is it lawful to hold them at gunpoint?


It depends on state and local laws, but in most cases, yes.
 
2012-12-02 08:21:02 PM

doglover: half of Japan's safety is actually just paranoia in action.


You nailed it.
 
2012-12-02 08:22:20 PM

lacrossestar83: TFA: The couple said the pair tried to steal a $300 laptop computer, a $600 laptop computer and a $360 electric drill.

I never knew Apple made electric drills


There there sweetie, men often have awesome drills that cost a lot of money, like a good hammer drill, or a nice cordless.
 
2012-12-02 08:23:08 PM
I know I'm just a lowly lighter and I don't understand what happens behind the TF wizard curtain but I thought the idea was to have an amusing headline, not the same old shiat over and over.
 
2012-12-02 08:23:44 PM

traylor: I know it's OK to shoot the burglars in some circumstances, but is it lawful to hold them at gunpoint?


Sure. And they have a right to run, too.
 
2012-12-02 08:24:12 PM
Shoulda pulled the trigger and save the taxpayers some money.
 
2012-12-02 08:26:21 PM

Trade Secret: I know I'm just a lowly lighter and I don't understand what happens behind the TF wizard curtain but I thought the idea was to have an amusing headline, not the same old shiat over and over.


Someone like you who's been here since 2010 should know the truth by now. Half the headlines are simply troll headlines designed to start flame wars. It drives up clicks, and that drive up ad revenue.

/at least in the short run
 
2012-12-02 08:27:11 PM
No story too trivial if it has derpfest potential.
 
2012-12-02 08:27:25 PM
Is this the part where Fark gets shiatty ads that start playing 20 seconds after you click on a page, or mis-click on a legitimate link? Is this revenge for Drew's little ass friends not getting elected??? Stay tuned for more,"As the Fark sinks"..
 
2012-12-02 08:28:28 PM
Huh, I read that as $360 electric bill and thought "How nice".
 
2012-12-02 08:29:17 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: doglover: half of Japan's safety is actually just paranoia in action.

You nailed it.


There's a place where I live near Sunrise Animation Studios, it's an industrial park or something. They have barbed wire, spikes, AND electric all on top of the same fence. It's like they wanted to stop everything short of a real military invasion.

Meanwhile, they're too small and unremarkable to be producing anything good and it's not government because despite the spikes, barbed wire, and electric being present they're all fairly benign versions of each. It's just the fact that they have that much security on their freakin' fence top in Tokyo is just... wow.
 
2012-12-02 08:29:51 PM

vudukungfu: traylor: I know it's OK to shoot the burglars in some circumstances, but is it lawful to hold them at gunpoint?

Sure. And they have a right to run, too.


In most castle doctrine states, if their in your house you can shoot em. It doesn't matter if their armed or not, and you can shoot em in the back while they are trying to run away.

I don't know Tennessee law, but I'm betting it's one of those states.
 
2012-12-02 08:30:12 PM
He yelled that he had a gun and for them to get down on their knees. They complied.

How odd. Meth addicts (and people dumb enough to rob from someone who can recognize them) aren't usually known for making such wise decisions.
 
2012-12-02 08:30:15 PM

doglover: Plus, I'd wager more than half of Japan's safety is actually just paranoia in action.


All safety measures are paranoia in action. I mean, when someone builds a house in a civilized country, the building codes require that the house is capable of widstanding an earthquake of a specific magnitude without crumbling and killing everyone inside. Yet, some of us will live their lives without experiencing a significant earthquake. Paranoia? Yeah. But it's better to be safe than sorry.
 
2012-12-02 08:30:20 PM
At least the homeowner held his fire. Unlike this nutjob:

Link
 
2012-12-02 08:31:19 PM
Once again on Fark, headlines that annoy liberals are 'trolling' while headlines that annoy anyone else are Fark being Fark, and completely acceptable.

But really, he did the right thing, and had he been unarmed what would the results have been?
 
2012-12-02 08:31:22 PM
He must be too cheap to waste ammo on a warning shot to the back of the head.

/A deputy did that to a fleeing prisoner in my town a few years back.
//"Oops, my aim was low."
 
2012-12-02 08:32:33 PM

BronyMedic: jimmyego: Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?

Tennessee is a Castle Law state. So no, it's not, if you break into someone's house.


No, Tennessee is a actually a "Stand your ground state." If the homeowner had felt threatened, he would have been perfectly within his rights to shoot had the situation warrented. See TCA 39-11-6, et seq
 
2012-12-02 08:32:41 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: the headline doesn't make sense unless there are bands of robbers breaking into gun owners home asking them to give up their barbaric guns in exchange for turning their lives around.


Exactly.

Subby is 12. Possibly Grover Norquist.

Jeez, subby, that was lamer than a 2-legged horse.
 
2012-12-02 08:34:05 PM
At my house, it would have gone like this - *BANG* "Halt, or I'll shoot!... Ah, shiat, I got it wrong again."
 
2012-12-02 08:35:20 PM

traylor: I know it's OK to shoot the burglars in some circumstances, but is it lawful to hold them at gunpoint?


It would likely be a considered a putative citizen's arrest. See TCA 40-7-110
 
2012-12-02 08:35:47 PM
Headline next year: Burglars escape from prison much more hardened and homicidal, shoot homeowner while he's walking out to get his mail, then go into his house and take the shiat they wanted in the first place before the guy held them at gunpoint and got them busted.

He should have either finished the job, or stayed out of their way. The former would guarantee they don't come back for revenge, and the latter would give them no reason to seek revenge.

Best to just not own anything and live in an igloo.
 
2012-12-02 08:35:55 PM

lacrossestar83: TFA: The couple said the pair tried to steal a $300 laptop computer, a $600 laptop computer and a $360 electric drill.

I never knew Apple made electric drills


A nice drill press maybe, or maybe something contractor grade. On a side note, I just picked up a sweet drill press that's about as old as my dad and dropped it off at a local repair shop to have the rust blasted off and a once over of the moving parts before it goes in my shop. The switch was broken so I got a heck of a deal from the guy who listed it on Craigslist. Got it home, busted the switch apart and found that the motor is still good. I think I'll be all in at $100 and it's better than most I can buy today for multiples of that price.
 
2012-12-02 08:37:16 PM
That article sucks. Doesn't tell you what kind of gun he had. Not even a photo of it? Very disappointed in you, Chattanoogan.
 
2012-12-02 08:37:49 PM

JonZoidberg: lacrossestar83: TFA: The couple said the pair tried to steal a $300 laptop computer, a $600 laptop computer and a $360 electric drill.

I never knew Apple made electric drills

A nice drill press maybe, or maybe something contractor grade. On a side note, I just picked up a sweet drill press that's about as old as my dad and dropped it off at a local repair shop to have the rust blasted off and a once over of the moving parts before it goes in my shop. The switch was broken so I got a heck of a deal from the guy who listed it on Craigslist. Got it home, busted the switch apart and found that the motor is still good. I think I'll be all in at $100 and it's better than most I can buy today for multiples of that price.


That, or cop math
 
2012-12-02 08:37:56 PM

doglover:
Meanwhile, they're too small and unremarkable to be producing anything good and it's not government because despite the spikes, barbed wire, and electric being present they're all fairly benign versions of each. It's just the fact that they have that much security on their freakin' fence top in Tokyo is just... wow.


From what I recall, you don't work at a public school- you're eikaiwa, right?

Right now we're doing midterm tests. Regular-ass high school midterm tests. Not standardized, national, or entrance exams, just fuggin' tests. And they have this place on goddamn lockdown. I shiat you not, each night this week, they have two teachers SLEEPING in the locked room where they have the locked SAFE containing the tests. Meanwhile, all doors and fences are locked and the place is basically turned into a fortress. To protect, ostensibly, against the threat of a few fifteen year-old high-academic Japanese high school kids breaking into the place under cover of night and doing some serious safecracking to get an early glimpse of their midterms. This is in a fairly quiet city of about 300,000 people.
 
2012-12-02 08:38:47 PM
In other news, another homeowner blew his own damn fool head off with his own gun by accident today.
 
2012-12-02 08:39:18 PM

Hilary T. N. Seuss: He yelled that he had a gun and for them to get down on their knees. They complied.

How odd. Meth addicts (and people dumb enough to rob from someone who can recognize them) aren't usually known for making such wise decisions.


Sometimes it's the difference "burglars caught" and "burglars shot".

/two home invaders we killed here over the weekend.
/they tried option b when confronted by eight cops.
 
2012-12-02 08:39:23 PM

BravadoGT: That article sucks. Doesn't tell you what kind of gun he had. Not even a photo of it? Very disappointed in you, Chattanoogan.


It was probably an AK-47.

www.kingdomarms.com
 
2012-12-02 08:40:49 PM

randomjsa: Once again on Fark, headlines that annoy liberals are 'trolling' while headlines that annoy anyone else are Fark being Fark, and completely acceptable.

But really, he did the right thing, and had he been unarmed what would the results have been?



Well unless he's a complete idiot (and it sounds like he's not) he would have stayed in his vehicle and waited on the police to come.

Which is still what I might have done even though I"m armed. Now if they tried to leave with my shiat or began to pose a threat I'd be putting them at gunpoint. Scary actually.
 
2012-12-02 08:40:57 PM

jimmyego: Isn't using a gun to protect property (rather than in self defense) illegal in of itself?


No, MURDERING someone would be. Using a gun is not illegal.
 
2012-12-02 08:41:53 PM

lacrossestar83: TFA: The couple said the pair tried to steal a $300 laptop computer, a $600 laptop computer and a $360 electric drill.

I never knew Apple made electric drills



Google "Hole Hawg". You don't know sh*t about drills, and I'm cool with that. However, I'm saddened that you've never read "In the Beginning was the Command Line". 

I have one in the basement. It's everything the essay promises.
 
2012-12-02 08:44:32 PM
assets.diylol.com
 
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