Loreweaver: feckingmorons: dotvincent: feckingmorons: eldritch2k4: feckingmorons:Something is just not right about the story if the cops got the call of a battery in progress and didn't arrive for 45 minutes.You may have heard the saying "When seconds count, the police are minutes away."My (now ex-) step-father once pulled a gun on my mother, while he was in a drunken rage. She managed to flee to a neighbor's house, who called 911. It took 15 minutes for the cops to show up, while my mom, us kids, and the neighbor hid with nothing but a locked door standing between us and him. Lucky for us, the threat of the cops coming was enough to scare him off.But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?
Loreweaver: But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?
BojanglesPaladin: Loreweaver: But still, 15 farking minutes to respond to a report of a man threatening his wife and children with a gun. By the time they showed up, he was already two townships away. What could *possibly* be more of a priority than a gunman with hostages?I'm going to go with physical proximity and the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to where the call comes from. The police are not usually parked outside your house.
The Southern Logic Company: Researcher:1) Unless you have a weapon on your keys, your keys are not a weapon. (get a yawara or something if you really feel you need something like that. Or pepper spray... depending on your local laws).I see the point behind doing this, but I always strongly advise anyone I know who has pepper spray on a keychain or in their purse to leave it at home. If someone who is untrained in pepper spray uses it on an attacker that is close to them, both will become incapacitated especially in a small space like a car or alleyway. Not a good situation to be in especially if the assailant can recover from the spray faster than you.The police, when training with pepper spray, are required to have their eyes opened by hand and sprayed so they can know the effects and be somewhat used to them. If you have never been sprayed before, it is really nasty stuff and will bring you to the ground. Takes the fight right out of you. IMO, if it is legal, I suggest:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_%28law_enforcement%29#Expandable_ ba tonfor a personal defense weapon. One swing of the metal ball to a person's kneecap and they'll never dance ballet again!/Been sprayed//Cried like a little girl watching bambi for the first time
Doom MD: feckingmorons: Don't they have 911 in Oregon? Why all the dicking around looking for the number for security and waiting for security? If someone is being battered call 911, the real police will arrive (soonish).Thankfully we're trying to outlaw firearm possession.
s1ugg0: No real self defense class teaches that.
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Thresher: vodka: [300x257 from http://i.imgur.com/kitl5tn.jpg image 300x257]Where can I order one of these for my sister? She's all of 4'9 and could use a little extra help in the self defense dept
Rwa2play: s1ugg0: Rwa2play:So the guy dated another girl and it was ok for him, but she went to see another guy and he got pissed off about it?!And men wonder why we have such a bad rep.Actually men wonder why we're all lumped in one group. I once took a 3 man beating to make sure a woman was unharmed. I've been with, and faithful to, the same woman for 11 years. Why put me in the same category as this piece of garbage?Fafai: Yep. Men don't have any monopoly on hypocrisy. There are plenty of people, men or otherwise, who think and act like the rules don't apply to them.No, but it seems that most single men and some women feel entitled to do what they want after a break or a break-up.
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