Selling cookies? Not in my neighborhood!

Michael Goff

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TEMECULA, Calif. – A man is accused of pulling a gun on a girl scout when she came to his door selling cookies, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Police arrived at the scene on Sunday after receiving an assault with a deadly weapon call and arrested the suspect, 59-year-old John Dodrill of Temecula, Calif.

According to police, the victim – a minor – was going around the neighborhood selling cookies when Dodrill allegedly opened his door and pointed a gun at her.

The girl’s father saw the alleged confrontation and called authorities.

Dodrill was arrested without incident, and police said a weapon was seized as evidence in the case.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cops-california-man-pulls-gun-on-girl-scout-selling-cookies/
 

rdowns

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So now we arrest gun owners for merely pointing their weapon at a kid who knocked on their door? It's not like he shot the kid or something.
 

Michael Goff

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So now we arrest gun owners for merely pointing their weapon at a kid who knocked on their door? It's not like he shot the kid or something.
Now? It has always been illegal to willy-nilly point a gun at someone. :|
 

jnpy!$4g3cwk

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My sarcasm detector is...not having an easy time with this thread.
Mine shorted out a while back. I don't know who is being sarcastic and who isn't. :(
Wrong instrument. Try using your ironometer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony#Verbal_irony_and_sarcasm


[PEDANTIC]
And, thanks everyone for starting my day with a laugh -- definitely good for my health. When I saw the original article, my blood pressure started to go up. And, that might be why ironic humor was invented. [/PEDANTIC]
 

thekev

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This is just a prediction on my part, but I don't think you're going to see much of a counter-argument from the firearm owners on here. Several have stated that you should not point a gun at anything that isn't a threat or that you wouldn't shoot. It seems obvious that you shouldn't point a gun at someone who rings the doorbell or knocks. If you don't feel safe answering, why not just not answer the door instead?
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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So now we arrest gun owners for merely pointing their weapon at a kid who knocked on their door? It's not like he shot the kid or something.
If nobody can knock on your door without a gun being pointed to their face, then maybe you shouldn't be able to possess a gun. Or maybe build a freaking moat around your home so nobody can reach your door. What that guy did is extremely ridiculous and irresponsible.
 

yg17

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If we can shoot kids for carrying Skittles and iced tea, I don't see why we can't shoot kids carrying Thin Mints. What's the big deal here? :confused: