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(Daily Mail)   Pop quiz hotshot. Armed robbers are using your daughter as a human shield. What do you do? What do you do?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2014-06-12 12:20:59 AM  
6 votes:
Call Liam Neeson?
2014-06-12 05:02:46 AM  
4 votes:
img.myconfinedspace.com
2014-06-12 04:46:41 AM  
4 votes:
Daily Fail Headline:

"Father shoots dead armed robbers using his teenage daughter as human shield during home invasion"

That wasn't very nice of the father to use his daughter as a human shield.
2014-06-12 01:26:11 AM  
4 votes:

rikdanger: From the Comments:
"Winomaster, St Louis, United States, 2 hours ago

I live just down the street from this incident. The problem we have in this country is that after we have ample evidence of who the bad apples are, we allow them to continue to run loose. There are some habitable islands off the coast of Alaska that could work as good cost effective prison colonies. This is especially cost effective because we could also use that same island for a firing range for Navy battleships"


Also in Comments:

"pat, USA, 4 hours ago

Good job. Now take your wife to the range."


Nice!
2014-06-12 12:33:49 AM  
4 votes:
One robber dead, the second critical and daughter unharmed. Somebody should be getting one hell of a Father's Day gift next Sunday.
2014-06-12 01:42:00 PM  
3 votes:

Elliot8654: Headso: Elliot8654: "Some people are not entitled to their day in court"?

So you don't believe in all the amendments in the bill of rights, just the 2nd?

the amendments are restrictions on government power they aren't restrictions on an individual protecting his family from a home invasion.

No. They are ensuring our rights, like the right to a speedy trial for all citizens.


He got a speedy trial.  2400fps is pretty damn speedy.
2014-06-12 08:19:00 AM  
3 votes:

Dimensio: Evidently the father referenced in the article decided to appoint himself judge, jury and executioner.


Judge Dadd!
2014-06-12 07:43:31 AM  
3 votes:

Dimensio: Evidently the father referenced in the article decided to appoint himself judge, jury and executioner.


He is NOT Judge Judy and executioner!
2014-06-12 04:42:07 AM  
3 votes:
I give my daughter the "kill" command.  Then I take the dead robber's wallet and have an ice cream cone with his money.
2014-06-12 01:23:07 AM  
3 votes:
From the Comments:
"Winomaster, St Louis, United States, 2 hours ago

I live just down the street from this incident. The problem we have in this country is that after we have ample evidence of who the bad apples are, we allow them to continue to run loose. There are some habitable islands off the coast of Alaska that could work as good cost effective prison colonies. This is especially cost effective because we could also use that same island for a firing range for Navy battleships"


mlkshk.com
2014-06-12 12:08:36 AM  
3 votes:
quickly try to decide what to kill them with, my AR15 pistol with EoTech, my AR15 rifle with ACOG, or my H&K91 with Fero Z-24 scope. or, go hardcore and use one of my glocks. either way, i'm going suppressed so i dont hurt my daughter's hearing!
2014-06-12 01:19:25 PM  
2 votes:

Elliot8654: Nutsac_Jim: Elliot8654: Explain how dead people is the "best"outcome. I'm glad nothing happened to the family or girl, but people get so happy that someone got shot. I would much prefer no one had to die.

People generally are not simply happy that someone got shot.  They don't mind that some dirt-bag was shot.

Never forget that to someone out there, I am a bleeding heart libtard dirt-bag, someone else in this thread is a tea party gun nut dirt-bag, and you are a dirtbag to someone else.

Dirt-bag is not a good reason to not care if someone gets killed.

I bet he thought the people he was robbing and the person he killed were rich dirt bags.


The parents were just respecting the beliefs of their fellow citizens. See, the thugs declared that the believed violence to be an acceptable solution to their problems. The parents acknowledged their belief system and shared in it.

We should rejoice in the cultural exchange that went on.

I understand your delusional belief that no one should have to die an unnatural death, but sometimes rabid animals just have to be put down. What would your preferred solution have been? That the family was robbed and the thugs go free to commit more crimes? Or would you prefer they be locked up at the taxpayer's expense forever? Are you willing to pay for their incarceration, cause I'm not.
2014-06-12 12:15:37 PM  
2 votes:

Dimensio: joness0154: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The teenager's mother also fired shots. The bullets from the gunfire went all the way across the street, into a neighbor's home.

No bystanders got injured, 1 dead perp, and 1 critically wounded perp.

How is this not a win/win for everyone?

How, exactly, were the criminals winners in this incident?


One gets free housing, the other, early retirement.
2014-06-12 09:50:43 AM  
2 votes:
campaignofshockandawe.files.wordpress.com
2014-06-12 09:28:07 AM  
2 votes:

Elliot8654: I think I need to move back to England.


shiningrocksoftware.com
2014-06-12 08:10:36 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, look. A jerkoff thread for all the wannabe he-men who sit around beating off to the thought of getting in a gunfight in their front yard.

3.bp.blogspot.com

Go get 'em you mighty heroes of the jizz-stained keyboard.
2014-06-12 07:27:12 AM  
2 votes:
This man should be charged with a hate crime. He obviously hated these poor individuals. The whole family is probably racists. The daughter probably looked at the gentlemen disrespectfully and caused this whole incident. So she should be charged with inciting a riot. The wife is the hero here because she tried not to hurt anyone and was probably forced to shoot by her evil husband, who's probably a super racist and a woman hater.
As a proud liberal I would NEVER allow firearms near my house. Those things are dangerous killing machines and kill people indiscriminately whenever the device feels like going off. If guns were outlawed this incident would've never happened because those gentlemen would never use something illegal to force fellow Americans to do something. If guns were outlawed, those gentleman would have to get jobs and become contributing members of society.
This family, probably racists, should've acted more appropriately and the lives of these 2 poor souls would've been spared. Think of their poor families that now have to deal with the loss.
As a proud democrat that believes strongly in constitution, except the dumb parts, I would've handled the situation differently. I would've asked my wife to call 911 and while waiting for the cops that are always parked within seconds of mine and everyone else's location. I would've informed the gentleman that committing this crime would probably prevent them from legally purchasing firearms in the future. I would've explained that I voted for obama, but not because of his race. I would've cried and whimpered and told them where all my valuables are located. I would've offered up my daughters and the wife's, depending on her looks, sex parts. I would've offered to take one of the gentlemen to my ATM while the other stayed with my family and watched TV and ate snacks and had participated in civil intelligent conversation. Or, I would've grabbed the wife, escaped out the back door and called 911. Hopefully the cops get there before any real stuff goes down. If not, we can always get more stuff and if need be, produce another kid. Maybe even adopt some of those border crossing kids from South America.
As an liberal, that's what I would do. Please give generously to the mike bloomberg anti gun nut campaign.
2014-06-12 06:54:00 AM  
2 votes:

danielscissorhands: Daily Fail Headline:

"Father shoots dead armed robbers using his teenage daughter as human shield during home invasion"

That wasn't very nice of the father to use his daughter as a human shield.


Well, he was shooting dead armed robbers, so I don't think there was much chance they'd fight back. It's the UN-dead robbers you really have to be wary of.
2014-06-12 06:40:09 AM  
2 votes:
Clearly, the right thing to do in a situation like this is to lock the door and call 911. When they break in, you call a "time out" because it's going to take the police 15 minutes to get there. You say calm down everybody, you don't want to do anything you would regret. Let's take a breather, have a beer and allow cooler heads to prevail. Also, would you mind leaving your firearms outside as this is a gun free zone (point to the sign to validate your claim).

This way, nobody gets killed, raped, hurt or robbed. You've done the civil thing rather than arrogantly appointing yourself judge, jury and executioner. And you've taught those two young men a lesson in manners, which they will need to legitimately attract the affections of those like your daughter.
2014-06-12 02:12:23 AM  
2 votes:

rikdanger: From the Comments:
"Winomaster, St Louis, United States, 2 hours ago

I live just down the street from this incident. The problem we have in this country is that after we have ample evidence of who the bad apples are, we allow them to continue to run loose. There are some habitable islands off the coast of Alaska that could work as good cost effective prison colonies. This is especially cost effective because we could also use that same island for a firing range for Navy battleships"

[mlkshk.com image 330x186]


How is that cost effective?  There is a chance that you could hit the prison and then you would have to keep rebuilding these things.  Long-term outlook isn't very good with this plan.
2014-06-12 01:04:46 AM  
2 votes:
Shoot the hostage?
2014-06-12 02:52:23 PM  
1 votes:

EatenTheSun: 13 million illegal immigrants seem to think we are pretty ok.


And thats only counting the ones who came here this week.

/try the veal
2014-06-12 02:44:02 PM  
1 votes:

Elliot8654: kerrigand: Elliot8654: FTDA: Elliot8654: Click Click D'oh: Elliot8654: ....tell me America is still the best country ever.

Do you have this in merry 'ol England?

Thought not.

So...

You don't have it here either.

What America seems to have in abundance is delusion.

Americans with guns:

Handed Great Britain it's ass twice. (Revolutionary War, War of 1812)
Saved Great Britains ass from the Germans twice.  (WWI, WWII)

/Yes I know that's an over simplification of events, but it does not change the outcome.
//I'll stick to being an American with a gun and the freedom to defend myself.
///You stick to being a Britain with an opinion and the arrogance to think it over rides our constitutional rights.

As a sovereign nation, America has the right to act as it sees fit within its own borders. A right it does not grant to most other nations.....

Yes, we have that right, do you not? Are we to blame that you don't?

But regardless, armed citizenry did not defeat the Germans. A heavily armed military did. So since your military is so strong, you don't need your guns for that, right?

Correct, there was only one nation that was stupid enough to try it, and then they lost.

Oh, they are to defend yourself? By all means, carry on. Enjoy.

We are, just as this news account points out.

I am bemused that you think my having an opinion automatically thinks it is trying to override your rights. Do you really find your rights that flimsy?

Nice try there at flimsy. I'm thinking of countries that have flimsy self defense rights. Can you think of one?

Your writing reeks of a smug American superiority complex. Why is this so common? What gives you this impression that by virtue of being from America you are better than other people? Or because your country has the biggest military complex you always think you are right?


13 million illegal immigrants seem to think we are pretty ok.
2014-06-12 01:57:00 PM  
1 votes:

mrshowrules: The guy in the link only saved his daughter and this is being reported Nationally. I assume your story must have been made into a major motion picture.


Is this what really passes for logic in your head?  Some sort of crazy assumption that the media works off of a guaranteed coverage scale?  That's so special it creates an all new class of retard.
2014-06-12 01:35:02 PM  
1 votes:

RisaTravelAgent: Has anyone pointed out this was a home defense situation?
In my opinion, it's perfectly reasonable for a society to allow their citizens to use deadly force to protect themselves and their loved ones in their home.
Also, I think it is bat-shait crazy for a society to allow gun uts to run around in public carrying loaded guns.
A successful home self defense incident does not justify concealed or open carry laws so let's not conflate the two!


I completely agree.  No one has the right to self-defense outside the home.
2014-06-12 01:24:47 PM  
1 votes:
"gun uts" is a new type of potato chip.  Very macho!
2014-06-12 12:04:48 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Please explain a means to prevent criminals from constructing homemade armor.


Maybe it will also work to prevent someone from armoring up a bulldozer and trashing a town.
2014-06-12 11:50:48 AM  
1 votes:
2014-06-12 09:53:24 AM  
1 votes:

Click Click D'oh: Elliot8654: You don't have it here either.

You thought it necessary to point out that Ronald Regan doesn't really ride a Velociraptor, that is carrying an American flag, while carrying an RPG and shooting a H&K MP7... Riding through burning battlefields with F-22s flying by in the background?

Lol.


I have to point out that some Americans are delusional and think they are the only country that is really "free" and guns are the only thing that keep them free.

Oh, and that the earth is 6000 years old and humans were made exactly as we are by a deity who grants our wishes if we pray hard enough.

'Murica.
2014-06-12 09:24:37 AM  
1 votes:

Elliot8654: Ya know what? Fine.
I think I need to move back to England.
I find it absolutely amazing that this country is so absolutely gung ho for bring able to shoot other people.


You would certainly be safer in England, if your profession is armed robbery.
2014-06-12 08:38:18 AM  
1 votes:

starsrift: If you want to have a serious discussion, I'll entertain it. Tell me how guns made this better.



With just a few bullets purchased and fired by a citizen, the St. Louis court system avoided having to pay for the trial and incarceration of a felon. In New York in 2012, the cost just to house, care for, and guard a single inmate was over $180,000.

A win for the taxpayers!
2014-06-12 08:32:26 AM  
1 votes:
I hate guns, wouldn't feel comfortable sleeping in a house that had one, and generally feel they're misused and abused by a majority of the gun-owning population, but I don't see anything wrong in what this father did.  If you break into someone's home, armed, then use one of the occupants of the home as a human shield.....if you get shot, oh well.  It's not like this guy shot someone who just happened to be walking past his driveway.  This was a violent home invasion with his daughter as a hostage.

So yeah, hero tag is well-deserved, as is all the steak and beer the guy could ever consume for the rest of his natural life.
2014-06-12 08:29:49 AM  
1 votes:
phenn:
[Let's go to the bonus round, and take guns out of the equation. Desperate hoodlums don't have the money to purchase illegal firearms, and law-abiding homeowners don't have guns either. They're using bats and knives. And well, probably nobody turns up dead, even if it went down the same way, father beating away the two criminals, because it's so much harder to kill someone with a bat or a knife. And the teen, would've been safer, at risk for a broken limb instead of a gunshot wound.

If you want to have a serious discussion, I'll entertain it. Tell me how guns made this better.]

Tell me you're kidding.


Hey, here in Canada entire street gangs share one gun, or rent one from another gang when it's time to menace or shoot someone.  Things seem to have gone a bit full retard lately (we've had almost ten shootings this month) but overall the supply/demand situation is a LOT different for criminals here because firearms are so restricted.
2014-06-12 08:19:14 AM  
1 votes:
www.betterlivingthroughbeowulf.com
2014-06-12 08:16:28 AM  
1 votes:
Let off some steam, Bennett.
2014-06-12 07:55:03 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-06-12 07:50:36 AM  
1 votes:
Must have learned how to shoot in the core.
2014-06-12 07:46:16 AM  
1 votes:
CSB- I rode my bike by the police shooting range and I knew the chief so I stopped and he bade me take some shots. They had a paper human target with a bowling pin dangling in front of it. He said the target was the bad guy and the bowling pin was the hostage. I figured, I'm not that great of a shot, I'll just aim loosely at the pin and miss, hitting the paper target. So I hit the pin on the first shot.
2014-06-12 07:37:23 AM  
1 votes:
How not to have a hostage:
static.ddmcdn.com
There is about 50% of your body exposed, and a clean line of sight to your head. If you get someone who spends a little range time each month, they can pop you easy.

Correct way
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Body covered by hostage, minimal face exposure. Edgar doing it right.
2014-06-12 07:33:17 AM  
1 votes:
OK, since, like all gun threads, we've abandoned reason for madness in this thread, let me ask you this:  What's the scoreboard for

daughters saved from home invaders by gun-toting dad

vs.

daughters shot by accident when coming home late/unexpectedly by gun-toting dad?

(Bonus adult son killed after mistaken for burglar)
2014-06-12 07:02:45 AM  
1 votes:
This story is fake. I learned in the other thread that a good guy with a gun never wins.
2014-06-12 06:51:22 AM  
1 votes:

Livingroom: quickly try to decide what to kill them with, my AR15 pistol with EoTech, my AR15 rifle with ACOG, or my H&K91 with Fero Z-24 scope. or, go hardcore and use one of my glocks. either way, i'm going suppressed so i dont hurt my daughter's hearing!


What's that about F-Zero and a Super Scope?
2014-06-12 06:44:28 AM  
1 votes:
McClinton!

1.bp.blogspot.com
images.agoramedia.com
assets.nydailynews.com
2014-06-12 06:28:01 AM  
1 votes:
Dad did well. Mom sounds like a liability.
2014-06-12 06:00:20 AM  
1 votes:
Apparently the robbers were 1. Horrible shots 2. Not good at using a shield the size of a human
2014-06-12 05:52:43 AM  
1 votes:

Yaw String: Dad rubbed one out and maimed the other.


he also killed a badguy and injured another badguy. Oh, you didn't mean masturbate. Carry on.

5 star chef of tv dinners: How is that cost effective? There is a chance that you could hit the prison and then you would have to keep rebuilding these things. Long-term outlook isn't very good with this plan.


Oh, I dunno. I bet there's some senator out there with a friend in the building business... just sayin.

Also: good for this guy! I wish him and his family all the best, but he really needs to talk to his wife about aim.

And I'll give subby the correct use of 'hero' tag. Good subby, good! *pats on head*
2014-06-12 05:26:17 AM  
1 votes:

bhcompy: And just because I wanted to look it up, the initial plot summary is rather hilarious:

In the year 2022, the penal system is run entirely by corporations, with prisoners seen as assets. Highly-trained ex-marine John Robbins is imprisoned for life for murdering his commanding officer, who in 2011 ordered him to kill scores of innocent men, women and children in Benghazi (Libya).


MAREK!!
YOU WANT IT?
COME AND GET IT

/hilarious? your talking about a farking American institution. You give No Escape the respect it deserves, dammit
2014-06-12 05:25:18 AM  
1 votes:

starsrift: Well, this ought to be good for a few gun nuts' masturbatory fantasies.


Oh, FFS. Spare me, Bunny Foo Foo.

When some asshole shoots up a bunch of innocent people and your side of the debate makes a point on the event, it's relevant and important.

When someone uses a firearm precisely as it's intended to save the life of a family member and our side of the debate makes a point on the event, it's masturbatory.

Cut me a mother-farking break.
2014-06-12 05:20:23 AM  
1 votes:
He shot dead armed robbers using his daughter as a human shield? Why would he shoot them if they were already dead? And why would he use his own daughter as a human shield?
2014-06-12 05:10:16 AM  
1 votes:
Sigh.

Two more touching photos to include in the Fark anti-gun threads.
2014-06-12 05:00:50 AM  
1 votes:
Well, this ought to be good for a few gun nuts' masturbatory fantasies.
2014-06-12 04:52:52 AM  
1 votes:
"The girl's mother, also 34, fired shots using her gun but did not hit either man,"

i1207.photobucket.com
2014-06-12 04:49:28 AM  
1 votes:

bhcompy: 5 star chef of tv dinners: rikdanger: From the Comments:
"Winomaster, St Louis, United States, 2 hours ago

I live just down the street from this incident. The problem we have in this country is that after we have ample evidence of who the bad apples are, we allow them to continue to run loose. There are some habitable islands off the coast of Alaska that could work as good cost effective prison colonies. This is especially cost effective because we could also use that same island for a firing range for Navy battleships"

[mlkshk.com image 330x186]

How is that cost effective?  There is a chance that you could hit the prison and then you would have to keep rebuilding these things.  Long-term outlook isn't very good with this plan.

I'm not sure if you saw No Escape..  make tthe prisoners build their own prison


You don't need to cite to a movie; there's all sorts of real-life precedent for that.  For example, San Quentin State Prison in California was built by convicts living in a prison ship anchored in San Francisco Bay, who were moved in once it was finished.
2014-06-12 03:27:30 AM  
1 votes:
And just because I wanted to look it up, the initial plot summary is rather hilarious:

In the year 2022, the penal system is run entirely by corporations, with prisoners seen as assets. Highly-trained ex-marine John Robbins is imprisoned for life for murdering his commanding officer, who in 2011 ordered him to kill scores of innocent men, women and children in Benghazi (Libya).
2014-06-12 03:23:21 AM  
1 votes:

5 star chef of tv dinners: rikdanger: From the Comments:
"Winomaster, St Louis, United States, 2 hours ago

I live just down the street from this incident. The problem we have in this country is that after we have ample evidence of who the bad apples are, we allow them to continue to run loose. There are some habitable islands off the coast of Alaska that could work as good cost effective prison colonies. This is especially cost effective because we could also use that same island for a firing range for Navy battleships"

[mlkshk.com image 330x186]

How is that cost effective?  There is a chance that you could hit the prison and then you would have to keep rebuilding these things.  Long-term outlook isn't very good with this plan.


I'm not sure if you saw No Escape..  make tthe prisoners build their own prison
2014-06-12 12:35:53 AM  
1 votes:
Evidently the father referenced in the article decided to appoint himself judge, jury and executioner.
 
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