Return to the The Garden Party Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
I almost pity them, almost

Posted by gandle 4 NE (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 22:45

Automated phone call from the local police dept. Two armed and dangerous escaped convicts from a Kansas penal institution have been spotted in the area. I would guess that 90% of the houses in town have some kind of a firearm and wouldn't be afraid to use it if they thought their property or life was endangered. I think a 12 guage might persuade someone that this wasn't a particularly safe place to be. Mine is handy.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Keep it handy, George!


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Better to have it and not need it... Hope that doesn't change, but good for you!


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

I sure hope they get those guys before they get to your or anyone elses house. I don't know why the prison system, the only game in town, can't do what they are supposed to do, keep the prisoners in prison.
After those guys are captured, and you feel safe, let the powers to be that know that you don't expect to be sitting in your own house with a "12 guage" doing the job they are supposed to do.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Uh, oh.

Please keep us updated.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Apparently they caught one. The double murderer is still on the loose. Why in the world would they be trying to keep a double murderer in a minumim security place.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Glad they caught at least one of them. Hope they catch the rest so you don't have to sit there with a "12 guage" just to keep your home safe.
After your post, I googled the Nebraska penal system, and from what I can see they cry the same sad song as the CA prison system. Not enough money, over crowding etc...I've heard it, seen it, over and over again, here in CA.

A lot of the prisons are "private" enterprices, built for profit.
"I don't know Why in the world would they be trying to keep a double murderer in a minumim security place."
I don't know, but ask the people in charge.
BTW, when I was working in the "hood", the choice of weapons in there were anything from a frozen fish to a uzi.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

*grin* at the frozen fish.

Don't discount the potential of anything frozen. I was in an argument once (back when I was very young, very stupid, and very very hot-tempered) and threw an ice cube at the idjet. Luckily it missed his head; bruised his shoulder so badly he couldn't lift his arm for a while.

Yes, I used to pitch for the neighborhood ball team and was considered to have a wicked fastball. It's a good thing I was out of practice ~ ice cubes can be as dangerous as a rock from a slingshot.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

I once pitched a Datura seedpod at my now ex and he caught it in his hand. His skin broke out in painful,red,burning spots for a week.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

btw, If I had to get a weapon to defend myself here in the burbs, it would not be a "12 guage", too much fire power. The kick to the shoulder is tremendous, and if I miss the first time, I would not have enough time to recover for the second shot. I'd do a 45 or a 38 special.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

They caught the last one down in Kansas. Rather calm and dull again. You know, I really prefer it that way. Just like I am calm and dull.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

Whew.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

  • Posted by Lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 19:49

Anyone remember the famous murder mystery where the couldn't find the murder weapon because it was an ice cicle?

I live about 3 miles from a minimum security facility.....and about the same distance from a maximum security facility.
The minimum security place had fairly frequent escapees.....supposedly they were there for a few months before release. We had a cop killed one time by a couple of guys who escaped and tried to rob a supermarket.
I know several people who work or have worked at the prison.....they all suffer from the stress.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

I have a bunch of weapons including a shotgun, swords,
pistols. My weapon of choice is my 38 special.

I can just see some poor guy breaking in, only to be met by
a pissed off old woman wielding a pistol in one hand and
hacking away with a sword in the other.

Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack.
(my new version of lord luv a duck ! )


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

My kids still claim that things get dangerous when mother puts anything she has in her hand down, but as back-up I have a 38 and a 45 as well as a shotgun. It has a kick, but you don't more than one shot.
Everybody in our family has been at one time or the other activ in target shooting competitions, but nobody has even shot a rat.


 o
RE: I almost pity them, almost

When I was very young, I took up target shooting. My specialty was a 22 semi automatic pistol. I competed with gun clubs, the military etc... But before I handled a gun, I took the NRA safety cource and I passed with flying colors.
I've also shot all kinds of rifles, automatics, semi automatics and six shooters for that matter, but it was always with safety in mind.
If I should take up a gun now, this many years later, I would take into account my age, my muscle mass, eye condition etc... and I would take lessons before I took up a wsapon.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the The Garden Party Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here