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(Opposing Views)   Good Samaritan sees a young woman being accosted by two thieves, swoops in and saves the day. Instead of sticking around for praise, "after the incident occurred, he bought some candy for his children and drove away"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 213
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2014-04-30 11:36:16 AM  
Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.
 
2014-04-30 11:59:52 AM  
not everyone is an attention whore
 
2014-04-30 12:15:01 PM  
Non OV Link (it's the one they linked to, sorry)
 
2014-04-30 12:18:33 PM  
I think if it were anywhere else but Texas, the cops would've shot the good Samaritan. At least charged him with something.
 
2014-04-30 12:31:37 PM  

OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.


Think about how much scarier the good Samaritan would have been with a full auto rifle.  This is why there is no room for sensible gun control.
 
2014-04-30 01:14:39 PM  
Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?
 
2014-04-30 01:47:42 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?


He talked to police. He let them inspect his weapon.
 
2014-04-30 02:20:36 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?


-1/10
 
2014-04-30 03:04:12 PM  

OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.


The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.
 
2014-04-30 03:30:04 PM  
i.ytimg.com

photo of the suspect.
 
2014-04-30 03:54:33 PM  
Left at the scene:

www.lonerangerfanclub.com
 
2014-04-30 04:10:13 PM  

CruiserTwelve: OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.

The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.


Yeah, you just never hear about murders with guns involved anymore...
 
2014-04-30 04:28:22 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?


I'm in tears of laughter
 
2014-04-30 04:29:22 PM  
Story is laughably impossible. A good guy with a gun has never and will never stop a crime. I learned that on Fark.
 
2014-04-30 04:30:17 PM  
Shamarion?
 
2014-04-30 04:32:26 PM  

DanZero: Non OV Link (it's the one they linked to, sorry)


And here is the link that Blaze links to.
 
2014-04-30 04:33:11 PM  

CruiserTwelve: OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.

The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.


No. They're not. Just most of the time people just call the police and that's the end of it. Reporters don't always want to run these stories. And an even more common occurrence is people using a firearm to scare away a criminal, and they either don't call the police or the police don't find enough evidence to pursue the case any further in any direction. It becomes a non-story.

Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years
 
2014-04-30 04:33:17 PM  
Only the roid ragers we entrust to beat up the elderly and paralyzed should be allowed to have guns.
 
2014-04-30 04:33:22 PM  
dougernst.files.wordpress.com

What's the difference between justice and punishment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc  (NSFW Super Awesome action!)
 
2014-04-30 04:33:34 PM  

OregonVet: K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?

-1/10


Trolls live for the attention.
To avoid feeding them you must remove the HTML tagging.  It's a worthy nuisance.
 
2014-04-30 04:35:32 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?


I think you're on to something here. Was this concealed weapon used earlier in the abduction of these children?   "forced them to lie on the ground, and stood over them"  Well, this sounds like a prelude to some sexual antics..especially at gunpoint! I've heard that concealed carry folks have this proclivity.
 
2014-04-30 04:35:37 PM  

taurusowner: CruiserTwelve: OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.

The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.

No. They're not. Just most of the time people just call the police and that's the end of it. Reporters don't always want to run these stories. And an even more common occurrence is people using a firearm to scare away a criminal, and they either don't call the police or the police don't find enough evidence to pursue the case any further in any direction. It becomes a non-story.

Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years


Also, there's the fact that a lot of times something like this may become a story in a small newspaper but never get picked up by a larger news organization, published online, or made a story of on Fark. Just because you personally have not read many stories about ____ doesn't mean ____ doesn't happen often.
 
2014-04-30 04:35:52 PM  
i6.photobucket.com

Guns are bad, mkay
 
2014-04-30 04:37:57 PM  
Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.
 
2014-04-30 04:38:37 PM  

PreMortem: I think if it were anywhere else but Texas, the cops would've shot the good Samaritan. At least charged him with something.


I don't know about that. Some jackwaggon pulled a gun on me, and I pulled out a much, much bigger gun. Cops didn't even inspect my gun. I don't have a CCW, but the gun wasn't concealed on my person. Size matters.
 
2014-04-30 04:41:08 PM  

EvilEgg: Think about how much scarier the good Samaritan would have been with a full auto rifle.  This is why there is no room for sensible gun control.


Is prohibiting a law abiding citizen/good samaritan from purchasing a full auto gun from another law abiding citizen sensible gun control?
 
2014-04-30 04:41:27 PM  
This thread is remarkably free of the usual "Shoulda shot 'em in the head, yee-haw!" Dirty Harrys.  There is hope after all.
 
2014-04-30 04:42:11 PM  
alltherightsnark.org
 
2014-04-30 04:43:30 PM  

Aello: Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.


dl.dropboxusercontent.com

Nothing to say about the scumbags who were willing to kill a woman for her purse?
 
2014-04-30 04:44:04 PM  

guestguy: "Shoulda shot 'em in the head, yee-haw!"


If you are going to shoot a human, don't aim for the head. Don't try to "shoot 'em in the leg", either. Aim at center-mass.
 
2014-04-30 04:44:57 PM  

taurusowner: CruiserTwelve: OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.

The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.

No. They're not. Just most of the time people just call the police and that's the end of it. Reporters don't always want to run these stories. And an even more common occurrence is people using a firearm to scare away a criminal, and they either don't call the police or the police don't find enough evidence to pursue the case any further in any direction. It becomes a non-story.

Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years


a coworker had a guy tried to carjack him one time at a gas station. Guy walked up and tried to open the passenger door while he was distracted by another guy asking for directions. Neither one noticed his hand was clutching a pistol under his jacket till he leveled it right at the guy through the passenger window. Guys bolted out of there like lightning.

Never called the cops because he had an open beer and didn't want the hassle.
 
2014-04-30 04:46:15 PM  
Now wait a dash'burn minute.. I thought if responsible citizens had guns, crime would be more rampant and bullets would be flying eve'rwherez!??
 
2014-04-30 04:46:39 PM  
Unarmed Good Samaritan stabbed to death by knife-wielding thug.

Armed Good Samaritan unharmed, saves day.

Not often you get two pertinent object lessons in one day.
 
2014-04-30 04:47:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: guestguy: "Shoulda shot 'em in the head, yee-haw!"

If you are going to shoot a human, don't aim for the head. Don't try to "shoot 'em in the leg", either. Aim at center-mass.


"Shoulda killed 'em dead, yee haw!"  Better?

/Gun pedantry
 
2014-04-30 04:48:33 PM  

way south: Aello: Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 480x270]

Nothing to say about the scumbags who were willing to kill a woman for her purse?


Obviously, they are scum of the earth and there are more than enough people saying that.. But her life wouldn't have BEEN at risk if she had let go. My grandmother went through the same experience (on foot, but she refused to let go of her purse).
 
2014-04-30 04:51:15 PM  

taurusowner: CruiserTwelve: OregonVet: Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.

The reason stories like this make the news is because they're rare. On the other hand, gun homicides are so common that the news doesn't bother to report them any more.

No. They're not. Just most of the time people just call the police and that's the end of it. Reporters don't always want to run these stories. And an even more common occurrence is people using a firearm to scare away a criminal, and they either don't call the police or the police don't find enough evidence to pursue the case any further in any direction. It becomes a non-story.

Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years


I've personally stopped a robbery before. We heard a noise in the garage of a friend's house I was visiting, and found a dude rooting through their car. I drew, he ran, I don't shoot, and it was reported to the police but went nowhere.

/so yeah, it does happen, it's just not often a story.
 
2014-04-30 04:53:08 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: guestguy: "Shoulda shot 'em in the head, yee-haw!"

If you are going to shoot a human, don't aim for the head. Don't try to "shoot 'em in the leg", either. Aim at center-mass.


What if you just knee cap'em?
 
2014-04-30 04:53:57 PM  
No comments about how small this guy's penis is or how lucky he is he didn't get shot with his own gun?

Wierd.
 
2014-04-30 04:54:01 PM  

taurusowner: Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years


I don't make that presumption. Personal experience tells me that instances of a gun being used in self-defense are far, far fewer than instances where a gun is used criminally.

\Cop for 41+ years
 
2014-04-30 04:55:29 PM  
Came for the Lone Ranger.
I see my work here is done.
 
2014-04-30 04:55:43 PM  

PreMortem: I think if it were anywhere else but Texas, the cops would've shot the good Samaritan. At least charged him with something.


Not in North Carolina they won't.
 
2014-04-30 04:56:02 PM  

jaylectricity: K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?  And he bought candy for his children?  How do we know that they were 'his' children?  Leaving in such a hurry arouses suspicion.  Could he also been a child nabber in the midst of his own crime and did not want the police to show up and catch him with a couple of prepubescent sex romps?

He talked to police. He let them inspect his weapon.


And then they gave it back.  He then bought some candy for his kids, and drove home.

More stories should end this way.
 
2014-04-30 04:58:26 PM  
This story proves once and for all that any government regulation of firearms is unnecessary and Sandy Hook and Fort Hood and Columbine never happened and nobody ever gets murdered with guns.
 
2014-04-30 05:00:20 PM  

CruiserTwelve: taurusowner: Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years

I don't make that presumption. Personal experience tells me that instances of a gun being used in self-defense are far, far fewer than instances where a gun is used criminally.

\Cop for 41+ years


But most importantly, are you two getting a kick out of these replies?
 
2014-04-30 05:03:23 PM  

Aello: Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.


You make it sound like it was a calculated, thought out decision, when in fact, it was just her reaction.

MBooda: Unarmed Good Samaritan stabbed to death by knife-wielding thug.

Armed Good Samaritan unharmed, saves day.

Not often you get two pertinent object lessons in one day.


Most recent one I can think of came Dec 14, 2012.
Dec 14, 2012 -
Nutbag with a gun goes on a rampage in an elementary school killing 20 kids, wounding 6.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting

Dec 14, 2012 - Nutbag with a knife goes on a rampage in an elementary school killing no one but wounding 24.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenpeng_Village_Primary_School_stabbin g
 
2014-04-30 05:03:53 PM  
They should call this hero "Candy Man".

/Oh wait....
//Bad idea.
///Given that creepy movie.
 
2014-04-30 05:05:20 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: CruiserTwelve: taurusowner: Never ever ever presume that the likelihood of something appearing in a news story is directly correlated to how often that thing happens in life.

\Cop for 5+ years

I don't make that presumption. Personal experience tells me that instances of a gun being used in self-defense are far, far fewer than instances where a gun is used criminally.

\Cop for 41+ years

But most importantly, are you two getting a kick out of these replies?


A bit. I'll check back in a hour.
 
2014-04-30 05:06:21 PM  

Aello: Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.


But it was Coach!

So, how long until Feminist demonize this guy?

What happened to women being strong, independent and proud! Fierce eyebrows!!!
 
2014-04-30 05:06:53 PM  
If thieves are that much of an issue in her neighborhood, she should just move somewhere else.

/Fark logic
 
2014-04-30 05:08:59 PM  

lennavan: Aello: Does anyone else think this woman was an idiot? She risked her life and leaving her children motherless for a purse... Sorry, there is nothing that can be worth a life in that purse.

You make it sound like it was a calculated, thought out decision, when in fact, it was just her reaction.

MBooda: Unarmed Good Samaritan stabbed to death by knife-wielding thug.

Armed Good Samaritan unharmed, saves day.

Not often you get two pertinent object lessons in one day.

Most recent one I can think of came Dec 14, 2012.
Dec 14, 2012 - Nutbag with a gun goes on a rampage in an elementary school killing 20 kids, wounding 6.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting

Dec 14, 2012 - Nutbag with a knife goes on a rampage in an elementary school killing no one but wounding 24.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenpeng_Village_Primary_School_stabbin g



As a mother, my FIRST reaction is my kid and taking care him. The only way I'd risk my life is if he were in danger.
 
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