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2014-08-25 11:42:08 AM  
The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.
 
2014-08-25 12:16:01 PM  
Well he hit was he was aiming at and didn't hit anyone else.

Well done sir.
 
2014-08-25 12:17:22 PM  
img.fark.net
This guy?
 
2014-08-25 12:18:01 PM  
Does breaking in on an armed blind man qualify one for a Darwin award?

Oh, and:

i93.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-25 12:18:31 PM  
This is how gun banners get stats like 'you're more likely to shoot someone you know then a stranger breaking into your house.'
They don't account for how much that 'known' person needed to get shot anyway.
 
2014-08-25 12:19:29 PM  
Subby is a dick
 
2014-08-25 12:19:52 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Does breaking in on an armed blind man qualify one for a Darwin award?

Oh, and:

[i93.photobucket.com image 706x380]


www.bluesbrotherscentral.com
 
2014-08-25 12:20:48 PM  
Should of used brail bullets.
 
2014-08-25 12:21:04 PM  
"his nephew cut the wires bringing power to Williams' house and broke in through a bedroom window, armed with a knife "

Fark you, subby.
 
2014-08-25 12:21:46 PM  

missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.


This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.
 
2014-08-25 12:22:58 PM  

missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.


Done in one.
 
2014-08-25 12:24:08 PM  
Justified. The kid broke into the uncle's house and had a weapon. It sounds premeditated on the kid's part; he tried to cut the power to the house before he broke in.
 
2014-08-25 12:25:23 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well he hit was he was aiming at and didn't hit anyone else.

Well done sir.


He should be a LEO.  Bring up the stats and what-not.
 
2014-08-25 12:26:34 PM  
Florida Man.

Worst

Superhero

Ever
 
2014-08-25 12:28:07 PM  

BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.


I'm not sure it's sad, the kid so going to recover, plus he deserved it
 
2014-08-25 12:28:49 PM  

BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.


How, exactly? Would it have been less sad if it had been a distant relative? A stranger? A parent? Would the 50-year-old, legally blind guy be less robbed, assaulted, or dead?

The nephew came back after being thrown out a week ago, and, clearly, he wasn't returning borrowed DVDs. The shooter tried to identify the victim, the victim refused, and the shooter shot him. The only "sad" part is that the nephew lived - I can't wait for the upcoming lawsuit, in which we're told that the nephew is a "good boy" and deserving of the million dollars that his lawyer feels would compensate him for his pain and suffering.
 
2014-08-25 12:28:52 PM  
He's blind and he hit his intended target?  That makes him far more efficient than most gun owners that can actually see.

I swear, sometimes it seems that even the cops have got the accuracy of Storm Troopers.

//I still don't know what ObiWan was talking about when he claimed that they were REALLY accurate shots.
 
2014-08-25 12:30:54 PM  

John the Magnificent: Florida Man.

Worst

Superhero

Ever


He can't even beat Particle Man.
 
2014-08-25 12:33:00 PM  

iheartscotch: Justified. The kid broke into the uncle's house and had a weapon. It sounds premeditated on the kid's part; he tried to cut the power to the house before he broke in.


Well unless he was escaping some serious danger to himself, it was going to be premeditated. I doubt many people would walk up to the house where they had been living, and, while armed with a knife, decide to kick open a window instead of ringing the doorbell.

Seems a rather narrow window of possibility there.
 
2014-08-25 12:34:06 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well he hit was he was aiming at and didn't hit anyone else.

Well done sir.


way better than most cops so I say he deserves a job training them
 
2014-08-25 12:35:51 PM  
It would have been a kill shot, but his sight was off.
 
2014-08-25 12:37:14 PM  
Troll much subby?
 
2014-08-25 12:37:41 PM  
There was a similar story in CT a couple years ago. Guy confronted a seeming intruder who was dressed all in black and prowling about the guy's sister's property, then shot him when he brandished a knife. Turned out to be his adopted teenage son. Don't know WTF these kids are thinking.
 
2014-08-25 12:38:24 PM  

missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.


If the lights were on his blind uncle would have known it was him. Sounds like an all-over winner.

dfenstrate: This is how gun banners get stats like 'you're more likely to shoot someone you know then a stranger breaking into your house.'
They don't account for how much that 'known' person needed to get shot anyway.


Turns out that criminals (off Wall Street) are a pretty unambitious bunch and its easier to victimize someone you know than to go out and find a stranger worth robbing. They also don't like hiding in dark alleys much because it makes it really tough to tell who has nice stuff to steal, and makes it harder to see people hiding in shadows who might rob them.
 
2014-08-25 12:39:52 PM  

durbnpoisn: He's blind and he hit his intended target?  That makes him far more efficient than most gun owners that can actually see.

I swear, sometimes it seems that even the cops have got the accuracy of Storm Troopers.

//I still don't know what ObiWan was talking about when he claimed that they were REALLY accurate shots.


Remember, Obi Wan had been in the desert for a couple of decades.  He didn't know that the Storm Troopers had recently been given new weapons by the lowest bidder:  Bent Sites Industries of Planet Myoptic.
 
2014-08-25 12:40:10 PM  

missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.



This.

He was so bad his mom threw him out to live with his uncle. Then his uncle threw him out. So he cut the power and broken in while armed.

The guy who shot this kid should get a parade.
 
2014-08-25 12:41:18 PM  
That'll make for awkward family reunions.
 
2014-08-25 12:42:08 PM  

ChipNASA: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Does breaking in on an armed blind man qualify one for a Darwin award?

Oh, and:

[i93.photobucket.com image 706x380]

[www.bluesbrotherscentral.com image 288x350]


img.fark.net

Kid was reaching for a Strat - can you blame him?
 
2014-08-25 12:42:24 PM  

Deep Contact: Should of

have used brail bullets.

FTFM
 
2014-08-25 12:43:02 PM  
Why did he turn off the power? So the blind guy couldn't see in the dark?

Also, i think subby might've been going for a William Tell reference in headline but I don't think it applies here.

So nyah.
 
2014-08-25 12:45:02 PM  
I'm not a big fan of "stand your ground" laws and I firmly believe (for a long list of reasons) that using a gun to defend your home should be a last resort. In this case I have no issue with the uncle's actions. Power was cut, he called out and received no response even though the intruder was close enough to him to be visible.
 
2014-08-25 12:45:05 PM  

2xcited: Troll much subby?


That's impossible. The fark rules specifically state that trolling is not allowed.
 
2014-08-25 12:47:33 PM  

ChipNASA: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Does breaking in on an armed blind man qualify one for a Darwin award?

Oh, and:

[i93.photobucket.com image 706x380]

[www.bluesbrotherscentral.com image 288x350]


Breaks my heart - a boy that young going bad.
 
2014-08-25 12:48:29 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: durbnpoisn: He's blind and he hit his intended target?  That makes him far more efficient than most gun owners that can actually see.

I swear, sometimes it seems that even the cops have got the accuracy of Storm Troopers.

//I still don't know what ObiWan was talking about when he claimed that they were REALLY accurate shots.

Remember, Obi Wan had been in the desert for a couple of decades.  He didn't know that the Storm Troopers had recently been given new weapons by the lowest bidder:  Bent Sites Industries of Planet Myoptic.


As Kareem: "Maybe your Obi Wan should try and site a weapon while wearing a plastic helmet on his head.  And that helmet's got blacked out eye covers so all the other guys have to do is dim the lights a little bit and suddenly, he can't see shiat.  And there's ten thousand other blind assed, bucket heads next him all shooting at nothing.  Finally, kid.  Every time you pull the trigger, your weapon makes a sounds like twenty cats being turned on a lathe.  Picture that going off in your ear and try and remember "Breathe, Relax, Aim, Squeeze."  "
 
2014-08-25 12:52:05 PM  

durbnpoisn: He's blind and he hit his intended target?  That makes him far more efficient than most gun owners that can actually see.

I swear, sometimes it seems that even the cops have got the accuracy of Storm Troopers.

//I still don't know what ObiWan was talking about when he claimed that they were REALLY accurate shots.


I am almost completely blind and can empty a 15 rd magazine into the torso of a target @ 15 ft without using the sights. I have been shooting since I was 8 or so, so it's like pointing my finger.
 
2014-08-25 12:53:05 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: 2xcited: Troll much subby?

That's impossible. The fark rules specifically state that trolling is not allowed.


Gun control bait thread.  Exception.
 
2014-08-25 12:55:37 PM  

AngryDragon: symptomoftheuniverse: 2xcited: Troll much subby?

That's impossible. The fark rules specifically state that trolling is not allowed.

Gun control bait thread.  Exception.


Speaking of which where are all the gun-grabber trolls?  Must have blown their loads with the false alarm this morning.
 
2014-08-25 12:58:27 PM  

symptomoftheuniverse: 2xcited: Troll much subby?

That's impossible. The fark rules specifically state that trolling is not allowed.


Right now, there's a dietary article about sugar consumption sitting in the Politics tab, solely because a trolltastic headline was attached to it when it was posted.

I don't know who's enforcing the FARK rules, but I'm betting that they once held a job at the Fed.
 
2014-08-25 01:03:55 PM  

FormlessOne: BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.

How, exactly? Would it have been less sad if it had been a distant relative? A stranger? A parent? Would the 50-year-old, legally blind guy be less robbed, assaulted, or dead?

The nephew came back after being thrown out a week ago, and, clearly, he wasn't returning borrowed DVDs. The shooter tried to identify the victim, the victim refused, and the shooter shot him. The only "sad" part is that the nephew lived - I can't wait for the upcoming lawsuit, in which we're told that the nephew is a "good boy" and deserving of the million dollars that his lawyer feels would compensate him for his pain and suffering.


It's sad that a 15 year old family member is that farked up. Your blood lust is duly noted though.
 
2014-08-25 01:06:05 PM  
He shot his "I" out
 
2014-08-25 01:07:09 PM  
holy crap, a blah on blah crime and its in the news? I am shocked.
 
2014-08-25 01:07:23 PM  
I see many people in here don't know the difference between legally blind and completely blind.
 
2014-08-25 01:08:00 PM  

FormlessOne: BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.

How, exactly? Would it have been less sad if it had been a distant relative? A stranger? A parent? Would the 50-year-old, legally blind guy be less robbed, assaulted, or dead?

The nephew came back after being thrown out a week ago, and, clearly, he wasn't returning borrowed DVDs. The shooter tried to identify the victim, the victim refused, and the shooter shot him. The only "sad" part is that the nephew lived - I can't wait for the upcoming lawsuit, in which we're told that the nephew is a "good boy" and deserving of the million dollars that his lawyer feels would compensate him for his pain and suffering.


I just think it is a sad situation. I'm not saying the shooting wasn't justified, just suggesting that it may not be something worth celebrating. I imagine it would be pretty traumatic to find yourself being robbed in the middle of the night in your own home, and have to shoot someone only to find out it's your nephew.
 
2014-08-25 01:21:27 PM  

drongozone: Why did he turn off the power? So the blind guy couldn't see in the dark?

Also, i think subby might've been going for a William Tell reference in headline but I don't think it applies here.

So nyah.


Some eye diseases seriously effect the ability to see in low-light conditions. In good lighting, you probably wouldn't know a person has poor vision, but in low light it would be extremely obvious. My hunch is the uncle has night-blindness and the kid was attempting to take advantage of it.
 
2014-08-25 01:24:41 PM  

bikerbob59: Deep Contact: Should ofhave used brail  Braille bullets.

FTFM2


/SORRY!  PET PEEVE
 
2014-08-25 01:25:40 PM  

Tyrosine: I'm not a big fan of "stand your ground" laws and I firmly believe (for a long list of reasons) that using a gun to defend your home should be a last resort. In this case I have no issue with the uncle's actions. Power was cut, he called out and received no response even though the intruder was close enough to him to be visible.


This. Was about to get upset about not following gun rules, but he did try to identify the only person who would be there, and since there was no response he fired at the intruder.
/Maybe getting shot will have the kid get some lick of sense.
//Probably not.
 
2014-08-25 01:33:17 PM  

BlindRaise: FormlessOne: BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.

How, exactly? Would it have been less sad if it had been a distant relative? A stranger? A parent? Would the 50-year-old, legally blind guy be less robbed, assaulted, or dead?

The nephew came back after being thrown out a week ago, and, clearly, he wasn't returning borrowed DVDs. The shooter tried to identify the victim, the victim refused, and the shooter shot him. The only "sad" part is that the nephew lived - I can't wait for the upcoming lawsuit, in which we're told that the nephew is a "good boy" and deserving of the million dollars that his lawyer feels would compensate him for his pain and suffering.

I just think it is a sad situation. I'm not saying the shooting wasn't justified, just suggesting that it may not be something worth celebrating. I imagine it would be pretty traumatic to find yourself being robbed in the middle of the night in your own home, and have to shoot someone only to find out it's your nephew.


Depends on the kid, I guess. This one sounds like enough of a fark-up that I'm kind of hoping the uncle's next move was to pull his best Ken Titus impression.

"OWWW! You shot me, uncle!"
"J...Junior? Well, you're not going to do that again, are you? Yeah, I know it hurt; it must have shot your ass about eight feet!"
 
2014-08-25 01:33:20 PM  
I was told that the legally blind have no right to own firearms and that the NRA was wrong for saying otherwise. This story has to be fake.
 
2014-08-25 01:36:41 PM  

CruJones: BlindRaise: missmez: The kid cut the power and broke in armed with a knife.  Fark him.

This. Still a sad story, but yeah, this.

I'm not sure it's sad, the kid so going to recover, plus he deserved it


That's why it's sad.
 
2014-08-25 01:37:37 PM  

booger42: bikerbob59: Deep Contact: Should ofhave used brail  Braille bullets.

FTFM2

/SORRY!  PET PEEVE


You guys are the best!
 
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