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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
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9339 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Apr 2014 at 4:23 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-30 03:54:33 PM  
4 votes:
Left at the scene:

www.lonerangerfanclub.com
2014-04-30 01:14:39 PM  
4 votes:
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 06:49:16 PM  
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-30 05:32:05 PM  
3 votes:
And the headline in California will read:

COUPLE FORCED TO THE GROUND, TERRORIZED BY GUNMAN UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE !
2014-04-30 05:09:03 PM  
3 votes:

WelldeadLink: Came for the Lone Ranger.


Was it good for him too?
2014-04-30 04:53:57 PM  
3 votes:
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 07:12:39 PM  
2 votes:
That's my purse! I don't know you!

data3.whicdn.com
2014-04-30 06:29:05 PM  
2 votes:
These stories are like Viagra for every single-digit-IQ Teabagging NRA hick. I'd hate to be their sisters tonight.
2014-04-30 06:14:01 PM  
2 votes:

Weatherkiss: 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.


www.malecelebnews.com

Make sure he wears protection.
2014-04-30 05:57:34 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:48:17 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:46:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:20:27 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:03:53 PM  
2 votes:
They should call this hero "Candy Man".

/Oh wait....
//Bad idea.
///Given that creepy movie.
2014-04-30 12:18:33 PM  
2 votes:
I think if it were anywhere else but Texas, the cops would've shot the good Samaritan. At least charged him with something.
2014-05-01 12:33:14 AM  
1 vote:

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


You just wrote something that makes sense and fits the facts as reported by the DoJ and CDC.
Say something dickish again so I can go back to dismissing everything you write: Make an excuse for a bad cop or call other civilians "civilians" in a dismissive manner, or something.
2014-04-30 08:06:31 PM  
1 vote:

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.


I'd rather see the two crooks dead.  I don't care if it was over the .50 she had in her wallet and a Fun-Size Snickers bar.  if my kids are in the car, fark you for getting anywhere near me or them.  Die.
2014-04-30 07:50:31 PM  
1 vote:

CowardlyLion: 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'm still missing the part where a civilian pulling a gun on purse-snatchers is somehow smart.

/the situation resolved nonviolently, but there was never any risk of serious violence until the "good guy" threatened the snatchers with deadly force
//thankfully they didn't respond in kind


Your fark handle is appropriate.
2014-04-30 06:55:39 PM  
1 vote:

blatz514: thelordofcheese:  I liked her better in Karate Kid 3.

There was a Karate Kid 3?


No, there wasn't.  He's a troll.  He likes to come into threads like this and claim that there were movies like Star Wars Eps. 1-3, Highlander 2, Matrices 2 and 3, and more than 1 season of Heroes.  Just ignore him.
2014-04-30 06:43:40 PM  
1 vote:

Rent Party: 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.


Car owners should be held responsible.  If your car is stolen and used in a crime, you should be charged as an accessory to that crime.
2014-04-30 06:42:59 PM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net

Wonk-eyed Wally is watching.
2014-04-30 06:41:53 PM  
1 vote:

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

You mark yourself as an idiot when you use phrases like "gun grabbers".


Yeah, gun nuts need to stop doing that.
2014-04-30 06:38:08 PM  
1 vote:
I live in Houston and also happen to conceal carry. It's an insurance policy that I hope I never have to make a claim on.
2014-04-30 06:22:06 PM  
1 vote:
What kind of moron purse snatches someone coming out of a dollar store? There weren't any soup kitchens nearby to knock off?
2014-04-30 06:05:23 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-04-30 05:24:37 PM  
1 vote:

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


biatch, moan, complain, nag... you are correct.
2014-04-30 05:15:44 PM  
1 vote:
s27.postimg.org

The only thing that can stop a bad couple is a man wearing jorts.
2014-04-30 05:10:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:43:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:33:17 PM  
1 vote:
Only the roid ragers we entrust to beat up the elderly and paralyzed should be allowed to have guns.
2014-04-30 04:33:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:17 PM  
1 vote:
Shamarion?
2014-04-30 04:10:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:30:04 PM  
1 vote:
i.ytimg.com

photo of the suspect.
2014-04-30 02:20:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:31:37 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:15:01 PM  
1 vote:
Non OV Link (it's the one they linked to, sorry)
2014-04-30 11:59:52 AM  
1 vote:
not everyone is an attention whore
2014-04-30 11:36:16 AM  
1 vote:
Gosh, I'd pop some corn, but gun grabbers avoid stories such as this like the plague.
 
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