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Old Jun 19th 2017, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by chawkins99 View Post
.... So, if you call the police, don't answer the door with a deadly weapon. Particularly if you have previous history.
Well that's easy for you to say!
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Old Jun 19th 2017, 11:11 pm
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So two policemen have to shoot dead a mentally ill woman holding a knife? Two burly coppeds can't subdue or disarm a pregnant woman any other way than with a bullet that kills her? Don't know how the scenario played out obviously but it appears a tad excessive.
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So two policemen have to shoot dead a mentally ill woman holding a knife? Two burly coppeds can't subdue or disarm a pregnant woman any other way than with a bullet that kills her? Don't know how the scenario played out obviously but it appears a tad excessive.
It is so infuriating that shoot to kill seems so high on the tools list.
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Old Jun 19th 2017, 11:43 pm
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Looks like the Portland approach is spreading north. This is nothing new in the PNW

https://www.dailysabah.com/americas/...shington-state

As I have said in many posts, if you call the Police, expect them to have guns at the ready to shoot.

The time I called the Police someone was shooting into our back yard. They had guns drawn ready to return fire if necessary. It turned out to be our stupid neighbor playing with his kids shooting BB guns at our trees.
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
.... As I have said in many posts, if you call the Police, expect them to have guns at the ready to shoot.

The time I called the Police .....
I am glad you don't live next door to me!
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So, if you call the police, don't answer the door with a deadly weapon. Particularly if you have previous history.
How would Bruce Lee have been able to answer the door if he'd called the rozzers, he had two of them with him at all times
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How would Bruce Lee have been able to answer the door if he'd called the rozzers, he had two of them with him at all times
Only two?
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Only two?
Good point.
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Wtf?

Apart from everything else, teachers are notoriously mad and unstable (understandably so of course...).

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms - BBC News

I would not want to send my child to a school where the teachers are toting guns and might decide they need to shoot somebody.
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Wtf?

Apart from everything else, teachers are notoriously mad and unstable (understandably so of course...).

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms - BBC News

I would not want to send my child to a school where the teachers are toting guns and might decide they need to shoot somebody.
I was thinking of becoming a school bus driver until I found out you couldn't give one of the little bastards a back handder if they annoyed you. So I guess they would probably discipline someone who shot one.
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Wtf?

Apart from everything else, teachers are notoriously mad and unstable (understandably so of course...).

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms - BBC News

I would not want to send my child to a school where the teachers are toting guns and might decide they need to shoot somebody.
Vaguely amusing and if you read in detail the 'story' not completely false, the impression is.

There was a Teacher in my CC course, well at least one but do not think she was doing it for this reason.
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Vaguely amusing and if you read in detail the 'story' not completely false, the impression is.

There was a Teacher in my CC course, well at least one but do not think she was doing it for this reason.
I had a teacher who used to throw chalk and the blackboard eraser at us. God knows what would have happened had she had a gun.
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I had a teacher who used to throw chalk and the blackboard eraser at us. God knows what would have happened had she had a gun.
We had the "mad monk", a priest who would do the throwing thing on a mild day, and start punching people when he had a bad day. Looking back, I do think he had issues. and I would not want him in a school with a gun.
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I had a teacher who used to throw chalk and the blackboard eraser at us. God knows what would have happened had she had a gun.
White board erasers do not have the same weight behind them. But then again my class used to throw rubber chair feet at one of the teachers.
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