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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 05:09:03 PM  

WelldeadLink: Came for the Lone Ranger.


Was it good for him too?
 
2014-04-30 05:10:00 PM  

CADMonkey79: 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.



I'm no expert, but it could be because he's not posting stock photo's of futuristic guns to Fark and lying about owning and using them to stop crime.


/Just a hunch
 
2014-04-30 05:10:33 PM  

thelordofcheese: So, how long until Feminist demonize this guy?

What happened to women being strong, independent and proud! Fierce eyebrows!!!


www.troll.me
 
2014-04-30 05:11:44 PM  

thelordofcheese: 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!!!



Don't get me wrong, I'm glad this guy was there and that things worked out in the end. As far as feminism, there is such a thing as taking it too far. Hell, I know there are things I can do just as well as a man, but there are a HELL of a lot of things men can do better. Just like there are things women can do better than men.
 
2014-04-30 05:12:24 PM  

Aello: 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.


it's easy to monday morning quarterback the situation
 
2014-04-30 05:15:20 PM  

lennavan: 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


Point taken:  Incidents in "gun-free" zones tend to have higher body counts.
And "gun-free" apparently only applies to the law-abiding.
 
2014-04-30 05:15:32 PM  
I'm all for gun control in general, but I'll readily concede that this is an example where a good guy with a gun saved the day.

/don't think I've ever even seen a gun that wasn't on a cop or soldier or in a museum
 
2014-04-30 05:15:44 PM  
s27.postimg.org

The only thing that can stop a bad couple is a man wearing jorts.
 
2014-04-30 05:16:30 PM  

Rent Party: 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.


More stories SHOULD end this way... unfortunately, we live in a world where more stories end THIS way:
lennavan: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


Now I can get just as much of a gun-boner as the next guy.  I did serve 5 years on active duty, after all, and got to fire everything from the M-16A2 to the MK19 (that's a fully automatic, belt-fed, 40mm grenade launcher.  Shockingly, not as fun as it sounds).  Guns can be good.  Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.
 
2014-04-30 05:16:34 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: CADMonkey79: 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.


I'm no expert, but it could be because he's not posting stock photo's of futuristic guns to Fark and lying about owning and using them to stop crime.


/Just a hunch


LAUGHTER OL CADMonkey79 got the servage!
 
2014-04-30 05:17:55 PM  

Aello: 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.


Hey, that's great.  Is that your purse?
You don't know what you'd do until you're in it.
 
2014-04-30 05:17:59 PM  
Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!
 
2014-04-30 05:19:55 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.


Only in places where guns in the hands of good guys scare people.  This happens all the time in places where guns are carried routinely.  This one made the news because it had video.  That was awesome picture of lawful use of force by non-LEO and equally awesome display of what humbleness.  A similar case here, without the good Samaritan, ended in the death of the woman victim as she couldn't let go of the purse before falling and getting run over.  Her friends couldn't do anything about it and her wrist was tangled in the strap.  Glad this guy was here to stop it before it happened again.
 
2014-04-30 05:20:16 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?


Or why weren't their brothers in blue there to do their jobs?
 
2014-04-30 05:20:27 PM  

Another Pretentious Nickname: Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!


No no...marble rye.

www.jewishledger.com

Ya old bag!
 
2014-04-30 05:20:34 PM  

Ilmarinen: I'm all for gun control in general, but I'll readily concede that this is an example where a good guy with a gun saved the day.

/don't think I've ever even seen a gun that wasn't on a cop or soldier or in a museum


When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  Where I live, about 5-15 minutes, depending on time of day.  Where a friend of mine lives, 25 minutes.
 
2014-04-30 05:21:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Left at the scene:

[www.lonerangerfanclub.com image 425x320]


Thank you Masked Man.
 
2014-04-30 05:23:25 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Ilmarinen: I'm all for gun control in general, but I'll readily concede that this is an example where a good guy with a gun saved the day.

/don't think I've ever even seen a gun that wasn't on a cop or soldier or in a museum

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  Where I live, about 5-15 minutes, depending on time of day.  Where a friend of mine lives, 25 minutes.


stuffpoint.com
 
2014-04-30 05:24:23 PM  
Good samartian is black? What a thug.
 
2014-04-30 05:24:37 PM  

Aello: Just like there are things women can do better than men.


biatch, moan, complain, nag... you are correct.
 
2014-04-30 05:26:07 PM  
Wait, I thought he got stabbed.
 
2014-04-30 05:26:22 PM  

thelordofcheese: Aello: Just like there are things women can do better than men.

biatch, moan, complain, nag... you are correct.


What's this nag and complain you talk about? I was married once, if one wants something done, the only thing is to do it oneself :P
 
2014-04-30 05:26:48 PM  

blatz514: Another Pretentious Nickname: Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!

No no...marble rye.

[www.jewishledger.com image 300x279]

Ya old bag!


I liked her better in Karate Kid 3.
 
2014-04-30 05:27:45 PM  

Rhino_man: Guns can be good.  Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.


This.  Responsible gun owners are great...but how do we ensure that the vast majority of those who are allowed to purchase guns will actually be responsible with them?  The loudest voices on the pro-gun side of the debate seem to want to make it easier for people to get guns, apparently arguing that the "gooduns" will sort out the "baduns"...that's myopic and silly, just like screaming "Get rid of all guns now!"  Gun control can and should be improved, and responsible gun owners should be championing it.
 
2014-04-30 05:29:19 PM  

guestguy: Rhino_man: Guns can be good.  Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.

This.  Responsible gun owners are great...but how do we ensure that the vast majority of those who are allowed to purchase guns will actually be responsible with them?  The loudest voices on the pro-gun side of the debate seem to want to make it easier for people to get guns, apparently arguing that the "gooduns" will sort out the "baduns"...that's myopic and silly, just like screaming "Get rid of all guns now!"  Gun control can and should be improved, and responsible gun owners should be championing it.


I'm a pro-gun liberal and I don't want to see easier access to owning guns. I do, however, want to see easier access to mental healthcare so people won't want to use a gun irresponsibily in the first place.
 
2014-04-30 05:29:35 PM  

thelordofcheese: blatz514: Another Pretentious Nickname: Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!

No no...marble rye.

[www.jewishledger.com image 300x279]

Ya old bag!

I liked her better in Karate Kid 3.


There was a Karate Kid 3?
 
2014-04-30 05:29:50 PM  

thelordofcheese: Aello: Just like there are things women can do better than men.

biatch, moan, complain, nag... you are correct.


Ah, that answers my previous question, thank you.
 
2014-04-30 05:30:40 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Ilmarinen: I'm all for gun control in general, but I'll readily concede that this is an example where a good guy with a gun saved the day.

/don't think I've ever even seen a gun that wasn't on a cop or soldier or in a museum

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  Where I live, about 5-15 minutes, depending on time of day.  Where a friend of mine lives, 25 minutes.


Well yes, if you are in an unsafe place, you'd like to be armed, obviously.
 
2014-04-30 05:30:41 PM  

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

Only in places where guns in the hands of good guys scare people.  This happens all the time in places where guns are carried routinely.  This one made the news because it had video.  That was awesome picture of lawful use of force by non-LEO and equally awesome display of what humbleness.  A similar case here, without the good Samaritan, ended in the death of the woman victim as she couldn't let go of the purse before falling and getting run over.  Her friends couldn't do anything about it and her wrist was tangled in the strap.  Glad this guy was here to stop it before it happened again.


Oh yeah?  Places like "Gun ownership is mandatory" Kennesaw, GA?  Let's search google news for "Kennessaw, GA."  I'm sure nothing will turn up.

img.fark.net
... oh.  Well surely he was stopped by a good guy with a gun, right?

img.fark.net

... Oh.
 
2014-04-30 05:31:07 PM  

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


From OV to The Blaze. Anybody got a real news source for this?
 
2014-04-30 05:31:38 PM  

Weatherkiss: I'm a pro-gun liberal and I don't want to see easier access to owning guns. I do, however, want to see easier access to mental healthcare so people won't want to use a gun irresponsibily in the first place.



Agreed
 
2014-04-30 05:32:05 PM  
And the headline in California will read:

COUPLE FORCED TO THE GROUND, TERRORIZED BY GUNMAN UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE !
 
2014-04-30 05:38:08 PM  

K3rmy: Hmm. . .Good Samaritan left before anyone could identify him?


He gave his name and so on to the cops.  His name isn't in TFA because he's a witness in the trial, and the police aren't in the business of releasing those.

This kind of story isn't actually all that uncommon in Texas, apparently we all took it pretty seriously when the purpose of our concealed carry law was to provide a backup preventative measure against crime.  Any decent-sized city in the state you'll see 5 or 6 of these stories in the local paper in a given year.  It's not really even section A material, and the cops certainly have their shiat worked out on how to handle it by now.

// In a large city it doesn't even usually make the paper, they've got no space for foiled crimes unless someone got away.
 
2014-04-30 05:38:57 PM  

cig-mkr: And the headline in California will read:

COUPLE FORCED TO THE GROUND, TERRORIZED BY GUNMAN UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE !


what a sweet kid...

more like:  COUPLE FORCED TO THE GROUND, TERRORIZED BY  POLICE !
 
2014-04-30 05:39:59 PM  

blatz514: thelordofcheese: blatz514: Another Pretentious Nickname: Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!

No no...marble rye.

[www.jewishledger.com image 300x279]

Ya old bag!

I liked her better in Karate Kid 3.

There was a Karate Kid 3?


Bad Cobra Kai guy tries to get revenge. Cancels all his appointments for work to work on getting revenge.

Horribly bad.
 
2014-04-30 05:40:44 PM  

Aello: 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).


Her life wouldn't have been at risk if those chucklefarks didn't try to take her purse.
Its not like she was thinking about how to respond to a purse snatcher at the time it happened. Someone grabbed her bag and she cinched down on it, not knowing what else could be done in that moment of panic.

The thieves damn well thought about how much they wanted that purse. They were ready to roll over her ass for some quick cash. They didn't let go of a property that was not theirs.
This entire situation is of their making, and they are well into the age where they should have known better.
 
2014-04-30 05:46:37 PM  

Weatherkiss: guestguy: Rhino_man: Guns can be good.  Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.

This.  Responsible gun owners are great...but how do we ensure that the vast majority of those who are allowed to purchase guns will actually be responsible with them?  The loudest voices on the pro-gun side of the debate seem to want to make it easier for people to get guns, apparently arguing that the "gooduns" will sort out the "baduns"...that's myopic and silly, just like screaming "Get rid of all guns now!"  Gun control can and should be improved, and responsible gun owners should be championing it.

I'm a pro-gun liberal and I don't want to see easier access to owning guns. I do, however, want to see easier access to mental healthcare so people won't want to use a gun irresponsibily in the first place.


Maybe gun shops and mental health care centers can work out some kind of package deal. Buy a Glock, see the Doc!
 
2014-04-30 05:48:17 PM  

Ilmarinen: I'm all for gun control in general, but I'll readily concede that this is an example where a good guy with a gun saved the day.

/don't think I've ever even seen a gun that wasn't on a cop or soldier or in a museum


I guess that's why they call it concealed carry.
 
2014-04-30 05:50:26 PM  

guestguy: Rhino_man: Guns can be good.  Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.

This.  Responsible gun owners are great...but how do we ensure that the vast majority of those who are allowed to purchase guns will actually be responsible with them?


By making them accountable for what happens to them except under the most extreme circumstances.

You can own any gun you want.  You can carry it anywhere you want.   However, if that gun gets out of your control and is used in a crime, you are an accessory to that crime.   That includes "It got out of my control because I left it in my car and someone stole my car," and "It got out of my control because I keep it under my bed and someone broke into my house" kinds of irresponsibility.

Gun control should start and stop with gun owners.  But because gun owners by and large are a group of people unwilling to admit they are not responsible with the storage of their weapons, it requires state intervention to remediate.

Guns should be on your person, or locked in a safe at home.
 
2014-04-30 05:51:06 PM  

Weatherkiss: I do, however, want to see easier access to mental healthcare so people won't want to use a gun irresponsibily in the first place.


You do know that not all those types show signs of it, or it's a crime of passion type of thing? There are cases of both but it's not an exact science.

That and those types generally won't voluntarily go to see a doctor.
 
2014-04-30 05:53:50 PM  

Rent Party: But because gun owners by and large are a group of people unwilling to admit they are not responsible with the storage of their weapons, it requires state intervention to remediate.


I wasn't aware that you knew the majority of gun owners.

How else could you figure out the mindset of the majority unless you were assuming that in your limited experience the people you've happened to come across tended to lean/act/a certain way.

But surely no reasonable person would assume the majority of anything without having personal knowledge of those people. Surely.
 
2014-04-30 05:56:07 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: blatz514: thelordofcheese: blatz514: Another Pretentious Nickname: Damn lady just let go of your damn purse!

No no...marble rye.

[www.jewishledger.com image 300x279]

Ya old bag!

I liked her better in Karate Kid 3.

There was a Karate Kid 3?

Bad Cobra Kai guy tries to get revenge. Cancels all his appointments for work to work on getting revenge.

Horribly bad.


watch the RiffTrax version.
 
2014-04-30 05:56:15 PM  

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


I'm sure your use of "gun grabber", broad generalization and childish attack will really help people see your side of the argument.
 
2014-04-30 05:56:42 PM  

Rhino_man: lennavan: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

Now I can get just as much of a gun-boner as the next guy. I did serve 5 years on active duty, after all, and got to fire everything from the M-16A2 to the MK19 (that's a fully automatic, belt-fed, 40mm grenade launcher. Shockingly, not as fun as it sounds). Guns can be good. Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.


With those examples, I would be content if gun-boner advocates admit guns are more lethal than knives.  You'd think that'd be a no brainer but the constant "if you take guns away from crazy people, they'll just use a knife" gets boring.
 
2014-04-30 05:57:06 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Rent Party: But because gun owners by and large are a group of people unwilling to admit they are not responsible with the storage of their weapons, it requires state intervention to remediate.

I wasn't aware that you knew the majority of gun owners.

How else could you figure out the mindset of the majority unless you were assuming that in your limited experience the people you've happened to come across tended to lean/act/a certain way.

But surely no reasonable person would assume the majority of anything without having personal knowledge of those people. Surely.


Because you're bad at math?   I'm going to bet you think you can't do water testing unless you test every drop of water in the tank, right?

We can do thatexercise right here on fark if you like.  Where are your guns, right now?
 
2014-04-30 05:57:34 PM  
I'm pretty sure the moral of the story here is that no amount of white knighting is gonna do you any good if you forget to buy candy for your kids.
 
2014-04-30 05:59:35 PM  

lennavan: Rhino_man: lennavan: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

Now I can get just as much of a gun-boner as the next guy. I did serve 5 years on active duty, after all, and got to fire everything from the M-16A2 to the MK19 (that's a fully automatic, belt-fed, 40mm grenade launcher. Shockingly, not as fun as it sounds). Guns can be good. Guns can be GREAT, even, but we need a way to figure out who's going to use them to stop a robbery, like the guy in TFA, and who's going to use them to murder children, like the Newtown dickbag.

With those examples, I would be content if gun-boner advocates admit guns are more lethal than knives.  You'd think that'd be a no brainer but the constant "if you take guns away from crazy people, they'll just use a knife" gets boring.


They never put two and two together.  They want a gun so they'll feel safe because a knife isn't enough.  Why isn't a knife enough?  BECAUSE A GUN IS MORE LETHAL.
 
2014-04-30 05:59:45 PM  

Aello: 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.

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.


I have no doubt that's what you THINK you will do.  But I think you're an idiot for pretending like you know for sure how you'll respond to a situation like this.
 
2014-04-30 06:01:55 PM  

Calamityfox: [dougernst.files.wordpress.com image 540x280]

What's the difference between justice and punishment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc  (NSFW Super Awesome action!)


I dug Punisher War Zone a lot more than his movie, but Thomas Jane's a bro if you ask me. I'd pay money to see him play Castle again... they should have him causing mischief in Avengers 3.
 
2014-04-30 06:05:23 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Calamityfox: [dougernst.files.wordpress.com image 540x280]

What's the difference between justice and punishment?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWpK0wsnitc  (NSFW Super Awesome action!)

I dug Punisher War Zone a lot more than his movie, but Thomas Jane's a bro if you ask me. I'd pay money to see him play Castle again... they should have him causing mischief in Avengers 3.


I would do bad things to Thomas Jane.
 
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