Man assaulted by vigilante at Florida Walmart

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    http://news.yahoo.com/man-assaulted-by-vigilante-at-florida-walmart-230643501.html

    well. someone had "I am going to be a hero" syndrome . not sure why the color of those involved is important :rolleyes:
     
  2. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I guess the the 2nd amendment only applies to you if your skin pigment is light enough according to some. :eek:

    That said, I don't get why some people feel the need to carry a gun in a holster through a Walmart. I'll never understand the south....



    Someone's been watching too many movies.
     
  3. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Meh, everyone is fine & the clown was arrested
     
  4. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    What a dweeb, trying to play god.

    What criminal openly carries a gun in a holster?
     
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    The bigger issue here is how broken and lacking in perspective a country is when it's citizens are so paranoid and frightened they feel obliged to take a gun to a shop. And that others are terrified and hyper-vigilant of being shot whilst shopping.
     
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    IMHO this does sum up the mind set of a large proportion of the US.

    IMO I think that he's lucky that when the cops did show up they didn't SHOOT HIM.
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    What kind of crazy talk is that?

    MLK fought for the rights for ALL to SUE!!!!! :p
     
  9. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Have you been in one lately? :)

    New tag line for Amazon. com: "It's a scary world out there. (TM)*"

    *unless the NRA have trademarked that one already
     
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    Very true and I applaud the police for handling the situation appropriately.
     
  11. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    It's cute you've managed to bring race in to this debate. Let me fix this for you.

    Person legally allowed to own a gun and legally carrying a gun: upstanding citizen (not standing up for their rights-exercising their fights)

    Person with prior felonies illegally carrying a gun: thug


    There ya go ;)

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    Only if you watch the news. Thank them for fueling the race war.

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    You mean open carrying where the gun is visible? While I support peoples' legal right to do so, I never think it's a good idea. This story is a great example of that. Far too many people have an irrational fear over firearms, and it's obvious that most people don't know the laws surrounding it. It's not worth the aggravation. Concealed is the way to go.

    The only time I would open carry is if I'm outdoors hiking, fishing, hunting, etc. In that case, self defense translates in to staying alive from bears and other animals that want to eat me.
     
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    Foster is lucky Daniels didn't decide to stand his ground. I think he would have had every right to.
     
  13. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    And a jury of Floridians would probably agree.

    Edit: nevermind, he's black.

    On the other hand, if Foster shot him instead of tackling him. I wouldnt be surprised if the "well intentioned vigilante" got away with it.
     
  14. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Do you wear one when you go swimming in case of sharks?
     
  15. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Florida does not have an open carry law and only has a concealed weapons law. At least it was holstered. Wal-mart does not have those silly gun free zone stickers where only criminals would bring a weapon in to the store.
     
  16. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    When someone tackles you and chokes you, stand your ground no longer applies. It's textbook self defense.

    People need to stop incorrectly throwing around stand you ground. When you are unable to actually escape, it's self defense.
     
  17. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Like George Zimmerman? ;)
     
  18. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    Exactly like GZ. The key witness saw him pinned to the ground. SYG was never a part of that trial, even though everyone pretends like it was.
     
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    Maybe he was carrying box of deep-fried Oreos. That could cause a riot in Wal-Mart.
     
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    What I want to know is why didn't the gun protect him from the vigilante?
     
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    Probably because like most responsible gun owners he realized his life was not in danger therefore he did not need it to defend himself. I know that sounds crazy to some.
     
  22. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

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    Textbook fallacious argument. Guns don't protect you from all encounters just like seatbelts don't protect you from all accidents.

    By your logic, all it takes is one fatal accident to ask everyone why they still wear a seatbelt. Brilliant.
     
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  24. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has anyone here ever claimed a gun will protect you for everything?

    plenty of people get caught off guard .
     

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