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(Opposing Views)   76-year-old woman gets confronted by armed robbers outside her home, grabs her piece and goes out guns blazing   (opposingviews.com) divider line 184
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2013-11-30 05:18:04 PM
eil.com
 
2013-11-30 05:26:55 PM
Can we start a trend of arming more old people? I just wanna see where this goes...we'll call it a social experiment.
 
2013-11-30 05:28:12 PM
She sure is a hero for dying over a purse full of stuck together hard candies and an entire box of tissue. Choose your battles people.
 
2013-11-30 05:28:50 PM

Capo Del Bandito: Can we start a trend of arming more old people? I just wanna see where this goes...we'll call it a social experiment.


How could arming people with dulled eyesight and hearing along with tendencies towards dementia possibly go wrong?
 
2013-11-30 05:29:27 PM
Still say being armed doesn't deter criminals. Just makes them get better guns.

/Hell, I bet they could claim self-defense like George Zimmer--oh, wait, they're black. Carry on.
 
2013-11-30 05:29:30 PM

Jument: Capo Del Bandito: Can we start a trend of arming more old people? I just wanna see where this goes...we'll call it a social experiment.

How could arming people with dulled eyesight and hearing along with tendencies towards dementia possibly go wrong?


Well we let them drive...
 
2013-11-30 05:30:00 PM
Wonder how long before one of these punks mothers comes out crying that, "She didn't have to shoot them".
 
2013-11-30 05:30:37 PM
A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.
 
2013-11-30 05:31:16 PM

AgentPothead: She sure is a hero for dying over a purse full of stuck together hard candies and an entire box of tissue. Choose your battles people.


Shes a hero for standing up for her right to not be a victim anymore. This could have ended similarly, only she might have been the only victim.

/you could pull the what if's card all day, that and a hard candy will get you jackshyt.
 
2013-11-30 05:32:26 PM

Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.


Because guns
 
2013-11-30 05:32:43 PM
This never would have happened if one of the good guys had a gun!!  Oh, wait.
 
2013-11-30 05:32:54 PM

Capo Del Bandito: Can we start a trend of arming more old people? I just wanna see where this goes...we'll call it a social experiment.


They already have that.  It's called Florida.
 
2013-11-30 05:32:56 PM
www.guns.com

"Bradacious Galloway....LSU"
"Tereba Geer...THE Ohio State University"
 
2013-11-30 05:33:23 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com

Git off mah property
/drtfa
 
2013-11-30 05:33:29 PM
Survived one armed robbery so she bought a gun and was killed when robbers returned fire? That worked out great.

Anyway here's another Hendrix who was a little more successful.
 
2013-11-30 05:33:32 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.

Because guns


Aaaaaand add comment fail. Ugh
 
2013-11-30 05:33:57 PM
So, hero because the robbers are now facing murder charges, and face the possibility of being put behind bars longer?
I'm sure the neighbors thank her, but it's something of a pyrrhic victory for her, no?
Here's hoping that the justice system doesn't put her sacrifice to waste.
 
2013-11-30 05:34:11 PM
Too bad she didn't get all of them. The one already had a warrant in connection with another murder. The other two look like winners too. My bet is they weren't JUST gonna rob granny.
 
2013-11-30 05:34:48 PM

IlGreven: Still say being armed doesn't deter criminals. Just makes them get better guns.


What? Why would criminals spend money on "better" guns when cheap, readily available guns will do the job just as well 99% of the time? it's not a video game where you're trying to squeeze out a little more DPS than the other guy.
 
2013-11-30 05:35:08 PM
More crazy armed white people trying to kill minorities...  Where's the pro-gun control social justice crowd when we need them?
 
2013-11-30 05:36:27 PM

Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.


There is a long line of future victims of these dirtbags that won't be robbed/hurt/killed, unless you think that this was their last crime then they were going to become fine, upstanding citizens.
 
2013-11-30 05:36:56 PM
Let's ask her family how they feel about this "blaze of glory" bullshiat.
 
2013-11-30 05:38:20 PM
Ms Van Hausen would be proud!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-30 05:38:23 PM
If she didn't have a gun, clearly the three armed felons who tried to rob her wouldn't have shot her, she would have lived.  And it's only a purse full of things and money.  Who really needs that stuff anyway?  The people who tried to rob her just suffered from poverty.  They're the real victims in all of this.  Since when does pulling a gun on an old woman warrant a death sentence?
 
2013-11-30 05:38:54 PM
As much as I'm ambivalent about guns, I'd like to arm my parents in case of a home invasion. My Dad thinks the chainsaw is good enough for home defense. I'm thinking about the possible victims here...
 
2013-11-30 05:41:19 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: As much as I'm ambivalent about guns, I'd like to arm my parents in case of a home invasion. My Dad thinks the chainsaw is good enough for home defense. I'm thinking about the possible victims here...


They already have reinforced doors and quality external lighting?
 
2013-11-30 05:41:33 PM
i1142.photobucket.com

I think we just found the plot line for a sequel!!!!
 
2013-11-30 05:42:40 PM

stuffy: Wonder how long before one of these punks mothers comes out crying that, "She didn't have to shoot them".


TFA: Steven Hagood, 33, who was shot during the incident, was facing an arrest warrant in connection with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the sheriff's office said.

Yeah, she did have to shoot him, apparently. Too bad he didn't die.

And at 33 he's a bit old to have his mother taking up for him, even in thug culture. Heck, he could be a grampaw by now.
 
2013-11-30 05:45:05 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: As much as I'm ambivalent about guns, I'd like to arm my parents in case of a home invasion. My Dad thinks the chainsaw is good enough for home defense. I'm thinking about the possible victims here...


My brother gives out homeshaped knives. When I moved into my first apartment my brother had a broken bayonet that he...sharpened/shaped into this double edged...thing. I recommend all families have at least one slightly disturbed member in the military with access to weaponry they can mod.
 
2013-11-30 05:46:46 PM

you are a puppet: [www.guns.com image 640x360]

"Bradacious Galloway....LSU"
"Tereba Geer...THE Ohio State University"


WTF is the name "Bradacious"...? Could the parents not spell Aloicious?

/or Atrocious?
//stupid names... gah
 
2013-11-30 05:50:32 PM

Fark It: If she didn't have a gun, clearly the three armed felons who tried to rob her wouldn't have shot her, she would have lived.  And it's only a purse full of things and money.  Who really needs that stuff anyway?  The people who tried to rob her just suffered from poverty.  They're the real victims in all of this.  Since when does pulling a gun on an old woman warrant a death sentence?


Needs more capital letters and exclamation points. 8/10.
 
2013-11-30 05:52:01 PM

Anastacya: you are a puppet: [www.guns.com image 640x360]

"Bradacious Galloway....LSU"
"Tereba Geer...THE Ohio State University"

WTF is the name "Bradacious"...? Could the parents not spell Aloicious?

/or Atrocious?
//stupid names... gah


I believe he's referencing this skit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss
 
2013-11-30 05:53:01 PM

ko_kyi: Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.

There is a long line of future victims of these dirtbags that won't be robbed/hurt/killed, unless you think that this was their last crime then they were going to become fine, upstanding citizens.


So you're saying she died for their sins?
 
2013-11-30 05:53:42 PM
I bet her kids sure are glad she got that gun for protection.  If she hadn't, she might well have gotten robbed!
 
2013-11-30 05:55:17 PM

Fark It: If she didn't have a gun, clearly the three armed felons who tried to rob her wouldn't have shot her, she would have lived.  And it's only a purse full of things and money.  Who really needs that stuff anyway?  The people who tried to rob her just suffered from poverty.  They're the real victims in all of this.  Since when does pulling a gun on an old woman warrant a death sentence?


Seriously. She should have shot herself so that the crime would have gone unreported, so these poor underprivileged people could improve their lives. It would have saved them several dollars in bullets too, which clearly these 3 men were in great need of.

I think we should all just go out and find criminals and go throw money at them to make the world a better place. That will surely teach them there are consequences to committing crimes.
 
2013-11-30 05:55:27 PM
She sure showed them!!

/ Kinda, cuz she got killed
 
2013-11-30 05:55:39 PM
www.jugulator.net
 
2013-11-30 05:55:44 PM
FTFA: Tereba Geer, 26, and Bradacious Galloway, 23, were also arrested.

Hmmm. I wonder if they're ...

*sees mug shots*

... yup.
 
2013-11-30 05:57:42 PM
It's an odds game.

With a gun, she had a *chance* of defending herself.
Without a gun, she had *zero* chance of fighting off three attackers.

*Maybe* the criminals that were going to rob her would have taken her stuff and left.
Maybe they would have shot her anyway, given they were armed.
Maybe they would have beaten her, raped her, and kept her in a cage until she died.

With the gun, she was able to shoot one of them.
Shooting someone committing *is* a reasonably effective way for increasing the odds of them ending up being arrested.  Getting treatment for a bullet wound raises red-flags and being shot slows someone down pretty good too.  The trail of blood makes it easier to figure out where they've gone too.

Maybe her gun is the only reason they were caught.

Without more information, nobody knows.
 
2013-11-30 05:58:16 PM

E5bie: And at 33 he's a bit old to have his mother taking up for him, even in thug culture.


Baby momma didn't raise no thugs! That crazy white biatch was robbing them.
 
2013-11-30 05:58:31 PM

AgentPothead: She sure is a hero for dying over a purse full of stuck together hard candies and an entire box of tissue. Choose your battles people.


Yes, let us all just hand everything over to the criminals without ever standing up for ourselves, for the law, and more importantly for what is right.  Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
 
2013-11-30 05:58:42 PM
ok at least this was the proper use of a gun all the way around.

She was protecting herself and her property
The robbers had illegal guns

Sucks that she was the one that died. It should have been the other 3 scumbags. They will be out in time to hit their prime robbing age
 
2013-11-30 05:58:47 PM

Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.


She was 76 and won't have to spend her final years in a nursing home. To me, that sounds like an upside.

Three dirtbags won't be robbing any old ladies for a while. That's another upside.

One of the previously mentioned dirtbags is currently in a lot of pain. More upside.
 
2013-11-30 05:59:40 PM
But...but....but....good guy with a gun....
 
2013-11-30 05:59:58 PM

ka1axy: Snapper Carr: A woman is dead and an armed robbery escalated to murder. I don't see the upside.

She was 76 and won't have to spend her final years in a nursing home. To me, that sounds like an upside.

Three dirtbags won't be robbing any old ladies for a while. That's another upside.

One of the previously mentioned dirtbags is currently in a lot of pain. More upside.


I'm sure all of this is a massive comfort to her kids and grandkids.  lol
 
2013-11-30 06:00:26 PM

Bedurndurn: Anastacya: you are a puppet: [www.guns.com image 640x360]

"Bradacious Galloway....LSU"
"Tereba Geer...THE Ohio State University"

WTF is the name "Bradacious"...? Could the parents not spell Aloicious?

/or Atrocious?
//stupid names... gah

I believe he's referencing this skit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZzSOelss


Haha, no I never saw that sketch before just now. I scrolled to the end of the article and those were their real names.
 
2013-11-30 06:00:31 PM

Infernalist: I bet her kids sure are glad she got that gun for protection.  If she hadn't, she might well have gotten robbed!


At least they didn't have to watch granny's slow descent into Alzheimer's/Dementia. I've had to watch my two grandmothers, both extremely smart women, get to the point where they couldn't take care of themselves.
 
2013-11-30 06:00:57 PM

IlGreven: Still say being armed doesn't deter criminals.


It might not deter criminals, but with a gun you stand a better chance of defending yourself.  And if you manage to kill a criminal in the process then there is the added benefit of improving society.
 
2013-11-30 06:01:04 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Shooting someone committing *is* a reasonably effective way for increasing the odds of them ending up being arrested.


Getting shot at is also a very good way to make people quit the thug lyfe.

How many rappers decided that "maybe I should make something of myself instead of being a petty criminal until I get shot and killed" after a close call with a bullet?

/most of them.
 
2013-11-30 06:03:16 PM

Infernalist: I'm sure all of this is a massive comfort to her kids and grandkids. lol


How do you know that? Are you familiar with her kids and grandkids? What a fantastic generalization.

/everyone thinks like meeeeeeeeeeee!
 
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