Hypocrites

Livingston, TN

#23 Nov 12, 2011
brown eyed girl wrote:
I find it so obscure that people pass judgement on others on this site. No matter what happened we should pray for Chance and realize that life is precious.
Yep Yep, I agree, we should all pray for decent hard working people in their late 70's trying to make a living!
Way to go Pops!!
kcab ssadraw

Pauline, SC

#24 Nov 12, 2011
to whom it may concern wrote:
they went to the Que becuase chance was looking for a guy that was bad mouthing him and asked the owner if he saw him and the owner said something to chance that he didnt like and he grabbed the guy and threw him to the ground. thats when the guy pulled out a gun and shot chance in the stomach. the other two boys were standing 8 ft away from the whole thing and ran when the gun went off. the paper shows the owners version of what happened and why he shot an 18 yr old boy. 3 ppl didnt attack him and im sure the video camera tape will show that. so get your facts straight before saying something you know nothing about branchboyz
how old was the guy that threw to the ground.
kcab ssadraw

Pauline, SC

#25 Nov 12, 2011
get your story straight wrote:
<quoted text> it sure will!!! thanks for the support
what is the ragland boy daddy name
concerned

Livingston, TN

#26 Nov 12, 2011
it was wrong for a kid to put there hands on anyone that age but the bottom line is he is still just a kid and no matter what he did or didnt do he could have lost his life over a dumb decision that was made.there has been alot of times older ppl say things to younger ppl thinking they should be able to because of there age and this time a boy didnt have enough restraint to walk away from it. the owner would have been just as effective if he would have just pulled out his gun and threatened the boy and if he proceeded with the assault then he would have been justified in the shooting. according to alot of ppl on this site ppl should be able to go get a gun permit go to a bar which is what the Que is and when someone assaults them pull out a gun and shoot them. i know the man was 79 but if he can do it and get away with it then anyone else can do it to unless ppl believe in discrimination cause that what it would be over age.the man should have gave a warning shot or something. i would hope that the police would be looking at the owner as well.
local

Pauline, SC

#27 Nov 12, 2011
to start with if the Que is a bar like you say he should not have been there if he just 18,and he should known better than jump on someone at their business or their home,when and 18 year old guy jumps on a 79 year old man he is looking to get hurt, if he didn't like what the old man said if anything he should have left the bottom line is he was at the old man place,the old man was not at the boy place so he had every right to protect his self and his place of business.
Hello

Nashville, TN

#28 Nov 12, 2011
at 18, you are no longer a kid.
knewem

Columbia, SC

#29 Nov 12, 2011
yeah, he wasn't a kid, he knew better than this... so that is no excuse i will have to say... Hope he makes it through this, one heck of a life lesson. Chance is a good guy all around, a lot of people like him.

“Felix”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#30 Nov 12, 2011
concerned wrote:
it was wrong for a kid to put there hands on anyone that age but the bottom line is he is still just a kid and no matter what he did or didnt do he could have lost his life over a dumb decision that was made.there has been alot of times older ppl say things to younger ppl thinking they should be able to because of there age and this time a boy didnt have enough restraint to walk away from it. the owner would have been just as effective if he would have just pulled out his gun and threatened the boy and if he proceeded with the assault then he would have been justified in the shooting. according to alot of ppl on this site ppl should be able to go get a gun permit go to a bar which is what the Que is and when someone assaults them pull out a gun and shoot them. i know the man was 79 but if he can do it and get away with it then anyone else can do it to unless ppl believe in discrimination cause that what it would be over age.the man should have gave a warning shot or something. i would hope that the police would be looking at the owner as well.
The 2nd amendment gives us the right to bear arms. We also have a right to defend ourselves. No one nows the facts yet but, if they forced their way into the mans bar or pool hall or whatever and cause the man to fear for his life, He had every right to shoot all three of them. Hesitating can and will get you killed. We can sat here and think about what should have been done but, the old man didn't have time to do anything but defend himself. I hate to see anyone get hurt but come to my door and force your way in and see if you don't get your ass shot!
ridetolive

Columbia, SC

#31 Nov 12, 2011
Sick of crap wrote:
<quoted text>
The 2nd amendment gives us the right to bear arms. We also have a right to defend ourselves. No one nows the facts yet but, if they forced their way into the mans bar or pool hall or whatever and cause the man to fear for his life, He had every right to shoot all three of them. Hesitating can and will get you killed. We can sat here and think about what should have been done but, the old man didn't have time to do anything but defend himself. I hate to see anyone get hurt but come to my door and force your way in and see if you don't get your ass shot!
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hell yeah by god
lawman

Columbia, SC

#32 Nov 12, 2011
concerned wrote:
it was wrong for a kid to put there hands on anyone that age but the bottom line is he is still just a kid and no matter what he did or didnt do he could have lost his life over a dumb decision that was made.there has been alot of times older ppl say things to younger ppl thinking they should be able to because of there age and this time a boy didnt have enough restraint to walk away from it. the owner would have been just as effective if he would have just pulled out his gun and threatened the boy and if he proceeded with the assault then he would have been justified in the shooting. according to alot of ppl on this site ppl should be able to go get a gun permit go to a bar which is what the Que is and when someone assaults them pull out a gun and shoot them. i know the man was 79 but if he can do it and get away with it then anyone else can do it to unless ppl believe in discrimination cause that what it would be over age.the man should have gave a warning shot or something. i would hope that the police would be looking at the owner as well.
He did fire a warning shot which happened to hit the Ragland boy in the gut. I once gut-shot a hitch-hiker who pulled a knife and tried to rob me. I regret having hurt him to this day but if someone threw me to the ground in my place of business I might treat him the same way. Benton is a good man and should not have to put up with this kind of crap from a smart ass but I also hope the punk survives, heals and learns a lesson from this.
get your story straight

Livingston, TN

#33 Nov 12, 2011
So many different stories going around, nonone but the 3 boys and the old man know the true one. And when the tapes are watched by the law enforcement and whoever else, it will prove noone was robbin anyone and anthony wasnt drivin and chance didnt get shot with a shotgun and whatever else rumors are going around. The old man did have the right to pull his gun after Chance pushed him on the ground but i do believe he should have gave warning first instead of firing the shot. And as far as anthony and cody, i dont know if they could have stopped chance or not, but they should have tried. The cameras will prove that chance did and the two boys did not hit the man or beat him up. It will show Chance at the door speakin to him and then grabbin him and throwin him to ground, while the other boys stood by the car.. But everyone does not need to say that Chance deserves what he is going threw rite now. Everyone just keep prayin that he will make it threw it
lawman

Columbia, SC

#34 Nov 12, 2011
branchboyz wrote:
I heard it took place at The Cue in Cookeville. Cody Dukes and Chance went in to rob the place and after a struggle the owner shot Chance with a shotgun. Anthony Scantland was the get away driver. Where is Anthony and Cody??? No beef with anyone of these guys this is just what i heard. Hope he pulls through.
Isn't it great how branchboyz supplied the information about who these punks were, the motive for the forced entry and the assault even though he got the weapon wrong. Hope he is ready to be subpoenaed as a witness for his hearsay testimony.
beth

United States

#35 Nov 12, 2011
How nice of his buddies to stick around to see how chance was. They bailed on him and never cared if he was.dead or alive! Not much friends if you ask me
if you only knew

Livingston, TN

#36 Nov 12, 2011
beth wrote:
How nice of his buddies to stick around to see how chance was. They bailed on him and never cared if he was.dead or alive! Not much friends if you ask me
chance left to, right after being shot, he got into his car and left while the other two ran.
to whom it may concern

Cookeville, TN

#37 Nov 12, 2011
I am sorry but just because i have a gun permit does not give me the right to shoot someone that is not armed and just to be thrown on the ground by a eighteen yr. old boy so thats does not give me the right to shoot him... so u guys can say what you want to but yr opinion dont mean shit!!!!
This boy may end up paralized over a 79 yr.old who evidently does not need to be carrying a gun...This hole thing happened outside and the other 2 boys had no idea chance had been shot cause he got up and got in the car and left...the other boys was scared to death when they heard the gun go off....
Lisa S

Livingston, TN

#38 Nov 12, 2011
If I'm jumped like that & I have a gun I just might be scared enough to pull the trigger..everyone can defend Chance all they want but no one knows what they would have done if they were the one thrown to the ground.He shouldn't have done this or he shouldn't have done that...fact is Chance & 2 other young men went to this place & for what ever reason the old man hit the ground & Chance was shot.Chance had no business being there. I've known Chance since he was just a couple of years old & I know his parents & did know his grandmother...I hope that everything turns out for him & if & when everything comes out that he is or isn't guilty of jumping this old man I hope everyone will be satisfied & go on to the next bad thing that happens.
concerned

Livingston, TN

#39 Nov 12, 2011
does anyone know about his condition? and not the 7 differant stories going around
to whom it may concern

Cookeville, TN

#40 Nov 12, 2011
I was told he may end up paralized over this even if he comes out of this.....i heard he had a 40% chance of coming out of this...As for you LISA S....i am very good friends with his mother and you can say whatever the hell you want tooooo.....But if i was the gun man and shot your kid then what would you have to say??????We do stupid shit when we are young and drinking and a young boy shouldnt have been shot over a stupid mistake that kids make everyday so lets hear of the stupid shit you have done when you drank!!!!!!!
Good kid

Livingston, TN

#41 Nov 12, 2011
We all make mistakes. Chance doesn't deserve to be fighting for his life. He really truely is a good kid over all. I'm sure his family and friends do not appreciate the rude comments on here so everyone should pray for him that he can have a second chance. He is a loving person and would help any of his friends and family out. Just look at all of the comments on his Facebook from his friends and family. So pray that he gets better ad makes it out of the hospital ok
Lisa S

Livingston, TN

#42 Nov 12, 2011
to whom it may concern wrote:
I was told he may end up paralized over this even if he comes out of this.....i heard he had a 40% chance of coming out of this...As for you LISA S....i am very good friends with his mother and you can say whatever the hell you want tooooo.....But if i was the gun man and shot your kid then what would you have to say??????We do stupid shit when we are young and drinking and a young boy shouldnt have been shot over a stupid mistake that kids make everyday so lets hear of the stupid shit you have done when you drank!!!!!!!
The only thing I said was no one would know what they would do if it were them...I NEVER said Chance was or wasn't guilty of anything...right or wrong...3 young boys went there...1 old man got knocked to the ground...1 young boy was shot...As for the stupid shit I did when I drank...I didn't go looking for a fight & I don't put my hands on anyone...I wish people would read some of these comments completely without jumping off the deep end...go back & read it again.

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