Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
I'm not entirely confident this is the actual story. All involved knew each other. Good chance gun was not legal. Police only got the story and statements after all parties (except the dead guy) had a chance to figure out what to say. Could have been they figured Grandpa was better suited to be the trigger puller than some other family member, say the granddaughter.
Just color me cynical.
My feeble looking 83 year old (at the time) father who lived alone and was almost deaf and of poor vision, noticed with the visual senses he had left, a mangy looking trespasser on his property. He called out from the back door to the trespasser to leave, who realizing my father's frail state, decided to come right on up to the house. As he started to step up on the back porch my father pointed a semi-automatic AR15 with a 30 round banana clip at the suddenly shocked tresspaser and explained, "I may be about blind but if you move before the police arrive, I bet at least one of these thirty rounds will hit you."
When you get older you only have to adjust your "security apparatus" accordingly, he explained to his kids and grand kids.
Fred, his mother named him Darvon for her favorite opioid drug. She probably used it while she was pregnant.
Posted by: Eric Jablow ||
No no no, its Guh, in the back of the throat.
Was talking while back to a person who describes themself as a inner city student tutor of sorts, big city on The Great Lake. Had twins as pupils named Salt and Tequila. I asked if that was a joke. No.
Dedicated Criminals, whether in sole or in a group, will almost always attack from a position of perceived dominance, not parity i.e. John Wayne style "Mano-a-Mano", because they need to strike quickly + get out quickly.
THE "CHICAGO" WAY.
A single-shot or low-fire "defensive" weapon like anti-Gun Lefties want won't cut it agz them, while the State continues to routinely cut or divert, etc. $$$ budget appropriations from police and first-response services.
IN SUM, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THE STATE HAS SHOWN THAT IT CANNOT OR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERMANENTLY OR RELIABLY PROTECT JOHN Q. PUBLIC UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE IT AS PER "PERFECT" GUN CONTROL OR EVEN IFF NO ONE HAD ANY GUNS AT ALL.
As was found out towards the end of the Cold War, even Army-Police States = Commie Secular Totalitarian States' USSR + China were found to had sufferr from horrific mass crime incidents where Guns andor "Assault Guns" as a class were NOT involved + where the State had either failed to detect what was occurring, or had the incidents quietly repressed for the sake of protecting the credibility of the Party + Communism-Socialism.
I AM REMINDED OF "RAMBO IV", NEAR THE END OF THE MOVIE WHERE AFTER KILLING ALL THE BAD GUYS + RESCUING SOME SEEMINGLY BENIGN CONSERVATIVE MISSIONARIES, THE LATTER TURN OUT TO BE LEFTY WACKOS WHOM DECIDE TO PROPERLY REWARD RAMBO FOR THEIR SALVATION BY TELLING RAMBO HE HAS TO BE TURNED IN TO VARIOUS GOVT AUTHORITIES FOR HIS GOOD DEED, I.E. FOR ALL THE BAD GUYS HE KILLED DURING THEIR RESCUE. AT THE SAME TIME, THE MISSIONARIES WEIRDLY-N-MYTERIOUSLY-BUT-ONLY-COINCIDENTALLY/PCORRECTLY ALSO SEE NO REASON
FOR MAD/MASS-KILLER JOHN RAMBO TO GET PISSED OFF AND RETURN THEM TO THE HANDS OF THEIR BRUTAL CAPTORS. LASTLY, THE MISSIONARIES ALSO DON'T SEE THE NEED FOR THEMSELVES TO VOLUNTARILY WALK BACK TO THE CAMP OF THEIR CAPTORS.
These wackos are the same kind of Waffling Politicos whom will want no one to have have a gun(s), then bitch because those that do didn't use their weapons to save the wackos' personal property(s) or loved ones, etc. when bad guys strike.
A military aircraft carrying 27 people including top members of the Kazakhstan border guard service crashed Tuesday in the south of the country with many fatalities feared, officials said. The KNB security service said the An-72 military transport aircraft was carrying seven crew and 20 servicemen, including the acting head of the Kazakh border service Turganbek Stambekov.
It's non-WoT, but in that area of the world you can never quite rule out the possibility that Putin has been cleaning up some sort of mess...
The plane crashed 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Shymkent airport where it had been due to land after a flight from the capital Astana.
"The emergency services are working at the scene of the incident. An investigation is in progress," the KNB said, without giving more details.
The security source quoted by Interfax said that according to initial information there were no survivors.
Georgian former Justice Minister Zurab Adeishvili will be formally charged on Dec. 26 in connection with the tortures in prison No 8 in Tbilisi, Georgian Chief Prosecutor Archil Kbilashvili said at a press conference today.
He said that the decision has been made.
Kbilashvili said that the investigation in connection with tortures in prisons is being intensively conducted and prosecutors scrutinize all the details.
Chief prosecutor said the charges against Akhalaia are known. The investigation is underway and it is now inappropriate to disclose the issue. Kbilashvili also stressed that the examination was conducted in connection with the scandalous photos of tortures in prisons.
"The examination was conducted to identify the photographed individuals," Kbilashvili said. "No montage was revealed."
At present, Adeishvili is not in the country and once failed to appear for questioning.
I bet a Georgian prison is every bit as comfy as a Turkish one...
Deputy Head of Iran's Naval Defense Industries Organization Amir Babayee announced on Monday that the country stands among the world's top 20 navy vessels manufacturers, and added that 70 to 90 percent of the parts needed for the construction of these vessels are produced within Iran.
"Iran must be among the top 5 countries of the region in the Naval industries and among the top 20 in the world," Babayee said in a press conference in Tehran on Monday. He downplayed the effects of the sanctions on the progress of Iran's naval defense industries, and said, "Production of some of our military vessels has been indigenized 70 to 90 percent."
Iran's Navy has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world's oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran's naval power has even been acknowledged by foes. In a Sep. 11, 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy said that in the two decades since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the Islamic Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.
In November, Iranian Navy launched the main structure Sina-7 missile launching frigate. Navy also started using two new home-made Qadir-class light submarines and two hovercrafts. In September, the main structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sahand (IRI Sahand) missile destroyer was officially launched by the Iranian Navy in Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
Iran's first home-made destroyer, Jamaran, was launched in late February 2010. The Mowdge Class vessel has a displacement of around 14,000 tons and is equipped with modern radars and electronic warfare capabilities and is armed with a variety of anti-ship, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles.
As far as Iran is concerned, the burden remains on the Bammer = US-Allies to unilaterally attack + invade Iran first - until such occurs, Iran + Ayatollahs will go on enriching as high or far as they can go.
"ISLAM RULES, OR ISLAM IS DESTROYED".
D *** NG IT, ITS FOR THE CHILDREN - YOU KNOW, THE GLOBAL JIHAD + SHIA-CENTRIC/DOMINATED CALIPHATE!
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