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Texas man exonerated for killing burglars

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by in_a_days, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Texas kicks ***

     
  2. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    This is a prime example of what woulda happened if Mansker had come shooting up my neighborhood that night.
     
  3. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    If that were CA dude would be facing the death penalty, the ACLU, and the two criminals would own his home.
     
  4. Charger Dave

    Charger Dave Dead account

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    I've got to say it though Toby, I still don't consider this one to be a "righteous shoot". Don't know, wasn't there - and I DO admire that Texas law extends/acknowledges the right of a man to defend his property, up to and including deady force (despite what CNN is crying about). Just the same - this particular one (Houston, not Mankidiot) was "controversial" (even in Texas) for good reason IMO.

    Edited: There is certainly a different spin on the news coming out of Houston as v/s CNN.. ;)
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  5. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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  6. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Shamrock Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a lot different than Mansker. Mansker was an officer looking for a fight, this was a man looking to protect his neighborhood.

    Foley was not a threat when he was shot. These criminals were in the middle of committing a crime.

    We had a case similar out here a couple years ago. An elderly man killed a thief on his neighbor's property, but the two burglars were already out of the house. Same thing. No trial for the man who killed one of the punks.

    This is a better deterrent to crime than any pansy assed program we've seen the Government come up with. Let people protect their homes and their neighborhoods. If you burglarize someone, they have a right to kill you. Pretty simple to me.
     
  8. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    No prob, Dave, not everyone's gonna belive it was a righteous shoot...gotta tell y'all tho, it's comforting to a guy like me that if some *******(s) is/are jackin **** outta my house, that mebbe onea my neighbors is gonna be lookin after my interests, as I would for them.
     
  9. Lightning's Girl

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    My mother used to say, "If you're gonna shoot a burglar, make sure he's facing you AND he's still in the house. If not, drag him back in!!" She also was all for aiming for the leg, but considering the marksmanship required and the fact that shooting someone in the leg does NOT stop the threat.......well, I took the word of the cops who trained me in firearms handling some years ago, and learned how to stop that threat right in its thievin' tracks.

    Luckily, my hubby and I live in a state which recognizes the fact that a man's/woman's home is their castle, and while I'm glad we've never had to confront a stranger in the house at some ungodly hour of the night, I'm also glad we can defend ourselves and our family if necessary without looking at 5 to Life for killing the sumb*tch.
     
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  10. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    :tup:
     
  11. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Right on. :tup:
     
  12. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    You choose to live a life of crime, eventually you're going to get what's coming to you (aka: you reap what you sew.)


    For example: you never see any old drug dealers. They're always young. The oldest you might see is like 27.
    You can only beat the law for so long. Or in this people's case... pick the wrong house to rob.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    sorry people, but we as a country of free law abiding citizens DO NOT have the right to take the law in our own hands


    :no:
     
  14. BlueandGold

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    "Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. "

    Samuel Adams
     
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  15. WyomingBoltFan

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    The way I look at it, the law wasn't there so a citizen enforced the law. That's why we should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. :conc:
     
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    CHIPPIE!! :icon_eek: :)
     
  17. WyomingBoltFan

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    I think this is a classic case of bringing a knife to a gun fight. The burglars were threatening this guy and even proceeded to come towards him and this is why they were on his lawn when they were shot. When they saw they were out gunned they tried to take off. But too late they played their cards and lost. If this guy wasn't armed they would of carried out their threat. Maybe people will think twice before they try to rob someone.
     

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