Gun Laws Debate - Chambersburg, PA
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#384 Dec 6, 2012
I guess you are more likely to be shot with your own gun;
#385 Dec 6, 2012
A "security forces officer" shot with his own gun?
#386 Dec 6, 2012
Guns and family values;
#387 Dec 6, 2012
now this is just special;
#388 Dec 6, 2012
now that smarts;
#389 Dec 10, 2012
I hope this stupid shit is criminally prosecuted;
MERCER, Pa.(AP)- Authorities say a 7-year-old boy was shot to death when a gun accidentally went off as his father was getting into his truck outside a western Pennsylvania gun store.
#390 Dec 10, 2012
So tragic and sad...
A 7-year-old boy died on Saturday when he was shot by his father in an apparent accident outside a Mercer County gun shop, state police said. Joseph V. Loughrey, 44, was getting into his truck holding a .9mm Taurus handgun when it discharged. The bullet struck his son, Craig Allen Loughrey, 7, in the chest, state police said. The boy died at the scene.
“I know that little kid was everything to him,” said Mark McLaughlin of Fredonia, a friend and co-worker of Loughrey’s at Superior Well Services in Fredonia.
State police said Loughrey told them he had emptied the magazine of the gun, but had no idea a bullet was still in the chamber.
“This happens all too often where people think the gun was empty,” said state police Lt. Eric Hermick.
[...] Loughrey was trying to sell two guns at Twiggs — one a scope rifle and the other, the handgun, state police said. The shop owner was not interested and Loughrey and his son returned to the truck. Loughrey put the boy in a booster seat on the passenger side, state police said, and he loaded the long rifle into the truck. He was attempting to get inside and reached to put the handgun in the center storage console when it fired, state police said.
#391 Dec 10, 2012
Poor guy chased off by EEEEEVVVVVIIILLL gun ower.
ST. LOUIS (KMOV)– Police said a man wearing a red mask tried to rob an Asian market in south St. Louis, but fled after a woman scared him off with a gun.
Authorities said the suspect on Wednesday walked into the Asian World Market in the 3100 block of Cherokee around 9 a.m. while carrying a white bag.
Police said he got a gun out and told Sandy Maniphonh, who was working behind the front counter, to put money in the bag.
Maniphonh said she agreed to give him the money and turned. That’s when she grabbed a gun of her own and tried to shoot the suspect, but it would not discharge because it was locked.
#392 Dec 10, 2012
What? Someone using their car as a weapon? Who would have thought?????
"Concealed carry helps Appleton man during road rage incident"
WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ)- Supporters of Wisconsin’s concealed weapons law insist it will save lives – and that might have been the case during a road rage incident in Wausau.
It happened on Tuesday along the Highway 29 expressway.
Police said an 49-year-old Appleton man was driving into town from the west, when his SUV passed a van – and the van started ramming the SUV from behind. The Appleton man called 911, and a dispatcher told him to wait in a parking lot for an officer.
In the meantime, the attackers followed the man – and police said the couple got out and started beating him and stabbing him with their vehicle keys. The man pulled his concealed gun, and the two backed off.
A 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Michigan were arrested on possible charges of battery and disorderly conduct.
The SUV driver had a legal state concealed carry permit, and police say he will not be criminally charged.
#393 Dec 10, 2012
Old men shouldn't be allowed to have guns. They only use them to attack a disadvantaged uninvited visitor.
"79 Year Old Hall of Fame Cowboy Disarms and Beats Armed Intruder in TX"
A 79 year old Texas man was facing an armed intruder trying to break into his home early Monday morning.
Based on the behavior of the would be intruder, the homeowner determined he did not want to shoot him, despite having multiple hunting rifles in arm’s reach.
The elderly homeowner, a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, landed two hard blows to the 38 year old intruder, which allowed the homeowner to disarm the man.
Friends and neighbors say the old cowboy is not someone to be crossed, with one family friend saying she is surprised the intruder wasn’t killed.
The would be burglar is being charged with attempted burglary with burglary with intent to commit assault. Police say it is possible the intruder was high on bath salts at the time.
We can’t say we recommend this methodology of self defense, but one thing we can recommend is not messing with old cowboys.
Someone buy this man a beer.
#394 Dec 10, 2012
"Dead man was burglar, shooter tells police"
"A man who police say was breaking into an East Side home died today after he was shot by a resident and fell from the second-floor bedroom window. Late tonight, Columbus police still hadn’t released the man’s name.
Police were called to 3117 Easthaven Dr. S. at 2:17 p.m. on a report of gunshots fired.
Donald Griffin III, who lives at the house with his mother and sister, was alone in the home and watching television when he heard a noise upstairs, said Sgt. Steven Little of the Police Division’s homicide squad.
Griffin, 19, knew from when he had locked himself out that a person could scale the house by climbing atop a storage shed, Little said. And he knew that a second-floor window had been left open through yesterday’s warm afternoon.
When he heard the noise, Griffin grabbed a handgun. Little said he confronted the man in his sister’s bedroom and fired once.
The intruder fell from the window to the concrete patio below. Columbus Fire paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
It was unclear tonight whether he died from the gunshot or the fall.
Griffin, who cooperated and told police he acted in self-defense, was not charged. Little said it appeared that Griffin might have fired the handgun more than once.
Results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Franklin County prosecutor’s office, which likely will present the case to a grand jury"
#395 Dec 10, 2012
So tragic and sad...
Oswego deputies: Road rage led to two-vehicle crash in Volney.
"Volney, NY -- A road-rage incident between two Syracuse men led to a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in the town of Volney, Oswego County sheriff's deputies said today.
Dale A. Fauvelle Jr., 30, of 127 Dorwin Ave., was driving a 1992 Jeep on state Route 481 in Volney about 6:41 p.m., deputies said. Thomas M. Merriett, 34, of 148 Lynwood Ave., was driving a 2005 Hyundai, deputies said.
About a quarter-mile south of county Route 57, the two drivers began passing each other in what deputies described as "road rage." Merriett is accused of driving away from the Jeep at a high rate of speed and then hitting the brakes, deputies said.
Fauvelle hit the Jeep's brakes in reaction to the Hyundai's sudden braking, which caused Fauvelle to lose control of the Jeep. The Jeep then struck the Hyundai on its driver's side, deputies said.
After hitting the Hyundai, the Jeep went into the median and rolled over, deputies said.
Both Fauvelle and Merriett were both ticketed for speeding and reckless driving."
#396 Dec 10, 2012
So tragic and sad...
Road rage driver wanted for death on Westheimer Road
"HOUSTON (FOX 26)-
Police are looking for the driver of a gold Mustang or Camaro who caused a deadly crash in southwest Houston.
Around 7 a.m., someone inside a black Acura banged their car door against a gold car in a store parking lot on Dunvale near Westheimer Road.
Investigators say people inside both cars argued. The gold car driver then followed the black Acura down Westheimer. The driver swerved into the black Acura's lane and threw bottles at the car.
The black Acura driver lost control and crashed into a pole near Hillcroft. The three women inside were thrown from the car. A passenger in the backseat died.
Police are investigating this as a homicide"
#397 Dec 10, 2012
So tragic and sad...
Two dead in fiery road rage crash
Two people are dead after a fiery crash that may have been caused by road rage, police said.
The precise details of what led to the incident are hazy, but two sad facts are crystal clear. Thirty-one-year-old Veney B. Tanner of Abingdon, and 17-year-old Janelle E. Jackson, are dead despite a Maryland State Trooper’s valiant efforts to save them.
Police said around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, Tanner was driving on 95 north in a 2005 Lexus with two passengers; Jackson and Myron Doram, 38 of Randallstown. Witnesses said the road rage dispute may have started when a Jeep stopped short in front of Tanner. Police think both cars pulled to the shoulder of I-95 just past the Rt. 24 exit and several persons were seen getting out of the Jeep. Witnesses said, at least one of those persons was banging on the windows of the Lexus.
Police are clarifying details, but according to reports, the Lexus suddenly pulled off the shoulder and back into northbound 95 traffic where a 2006 white box truck, driven by Clinton T. Griffin, 63, of Delaware slammed into it. The impact sent the truck and the Lexus off onto the left side of the highway where the Lexus burst into flames.
The occupants of the Jeep apparently got back into the vehicle and it left the scene, police said.
The first police officer on the scene was Maryland State Police Officer Cpl. Kevin Watkins, who despite being off duty, sprang into action to pull trapped victims out of the fully engulfed Lexus. Ignoring the flames, Watkins pulled all three to safety and began CPR on Tanner, who was unresponsive.
Tanner was taken to Chesapeake Hospital where he died a short time later. Jackson was medevaced to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she later died.
Also injured in the crash were Myron Doram, 38, of Randallstown, Md., and box truck driver Clinton T. Griffin, 63, of Newark, Delaware. Both were transported by ambulance to Bayview Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Corporal Kevin Watkins of the JFK Highway Barrack was transported to Upper Chesapeake Hospital where he was treated and released.
The northbound lanes of I-95 at Rt. 24 were closed for about five hours due to the extensive scene and police investigation.
#399 Dec 10, 2012
Just mention guns and the gun nuts come out of the woodwork from all over. Nebraska? Yeah it's right up Rt.30 from Chambersburg.
#400 Dec 11, 2012
Yeh; I post link after link to articles about current Pennsylvania gun related violence while "Law" shops the entire country for stories that back his position, when he can't find current articles to back his position he switches to road rage. He is pushing a wheel barrel full of shit uphill and it's rolling back on him.
#401 Dec 11, 2012
Aww, poor hoplophobe. Do you wet your pants at the mere mention of 'gun'? Do you shiver uncontrollably knowing someone is exercising a right that you abhor? You sound just like Cletus.
And the fact that this is part of a national poll means your provincial ass is a joke.
#402 Dec 11, 2012
Proving that there is life beyond Pennsylvania. You really should get out more.
Oh, I could find many more stories of defensive gun uses. They outnumber your type of stories. I'm simply pointing out that people abuse more than guns resulting in death.
In fact, more people die due to negligence and road rage type automobile accidents than firearm-related deaths.
But of course I'm also proving your lack of perspevtive on the matter.
If the people don't die from firearm-related causes, you can't dance in their blood celebrating your cause. You have no use or empathy for them. It isn't hard to see your bloodlust for firearm-related victims.
Said a guy with shit for brains who is getting taken to the woodshed on a public forum. Keep flailing, cletus. We love punching clowns who don't have enough sense to stay down when they are knocked over.
#403 Dec 11, 2012
said the little man who needs a gun to compensate for his small member! Good thing your kind is quickly dying off.
#404 Dec 11, 2012
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