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Tomahawk throwing champion chases off burglars with ax... but restrains herself from killing them
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Posted on 11/05/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by virgil283

"A pair of burglars in Southern California got more than they bargained for when they broke into the home of a champion tomahawk thrower this weekend.

The woman armed herself with one of her special throwing axes and chased off the intruders.

She said she could have killed them had she loosed her deadly weapons, but she could not bring herself to injure the fleeing burglars.

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When she realized, what was happening, she bolted out of bed.....sat up and screamed at the top of my lungs,' she said.

When they saw that their victim was awake, the brazen burglars fled. She gave chase, throwing tomahawk in hand.

'I could have thrown it,' Ms Irvine said. 'I could have put it right in his spine. It would have paralyzed him.'

But she chose restraint because the burglar was already fleeing, she said.

A police officer who responded to Ms Irvine's 911 call arrested Nicholas Joseph Ulloa, 22, minutes later.

He found the man hiding behind a bush near Ms Irvine's trailer.

He had a bag full of items, including possessions with Ms Irvine's name on them.

The second burglar remains at large.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

1 posted on 11/05/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Missed opportunities rarely present themselves again. This could have had a happier ending.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 11:25:44 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: virgil283
..my kinda gal...
(hopefully, she'll be kind/understanding :)

3 posted on 11/05/2013 11:26:27 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

This thread is useless without a photo of Ed Ames on the Johnny Carson Show.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 11:28:43 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: virgil283

6 posted on 11/05/2013 11:30:50 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: virgil283

We need a ban on Tomahawks, they are are deadly and they are also very racist!!!!!!

/sarcastic response


7 posted on 11/05/2013 11:31:19 AM PST by GraceG
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To: virgil283

Did she do this to any of them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5QC9ZJkM8


8 posted on 11/05/2013 11:32:02 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: virgil283

If she had seriously injured or killed a burglar who was still in her house, she probably would not have been charged as generally, if your house is broken into and you reasonably feel threatened, you may attack with a deadly weapon.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 11:32:12 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: virgil283

A burglar story that made me almost feel sorry for the burglar, was in Beckwith’s book Delta Force, as they were getting ready to go on the mission in Iran, one of the Delta Force shooters found a burglar in his home, the burglar didn’t get a shot off.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 11:35:00 AM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Ramius; 300winmag; IrishCatholic; lookout88; Wpin; spetznaz; Smokin' Joe; HungarianGypsy; neb52; ...

While not a sword... still an edged weapon, so I suppose it’s worth a quick... Sword Ping!!!

A tomahawk makes for a nice weak-hand weapon to accompany an arming sword, and can be pretty darn effective all by itself. :-)


11 posted on 11/05/2013 11:36:53 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: PapaNew

Generally you have to be in reasonable fear for your life to be able to legally use deadly force.

That may be met in your house, but also may not (consider a daytime break in burgular is a female, child, physically small, impaired, handicapped).

Talmud suggests that you can use deadly force at night based on the breakin alone (as you can’t see to know what the person is doing) but can’t during the day (absent further provocation).


12 posted on 11/05/2013 11:36:57 AM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Re: ames ax.....ouch I flinch every time I see this...
13 posted on 11/05/2013 11:39:25 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

I guess you could say she axed them to leave...


14 posted on 11/05/2013 11:39:46 AM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: donmeaker

Right, it needs to be during the night if its just breaking into your house alone that causes you to use deadly force.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 11:41:02 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: chajin
axed them to leave

LOL

16 posted on 11/05/2013 11:41:05 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: virgil283

It couldn’t have been scripted any better if they tried.


17 posted on 11/05/2013 11:41:55 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: chajin

Looking for just such a comment... if I didn’t find one, I would have made one.


18 posted on 11/05/2013 11:44:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chajin

NTF.....[’Now Thats Funny, I dont care who you are’- Larry]


19 posted on 11/05/2013 11:44:57 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: JoeProBono

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannng,,,,you see that AX ?????


20 posted on 11/05/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283
Re: ames ax.....ouch I flinch every time I see this...

I remember watching this as it was broadcast...
21 posted on 11/05/2013 11:47:06 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta
I remember watching this .......Ed Ames was so embarresed he wanted to run.....
22 posted on 11/05/2013 11:50:20 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: massgopguy
So, how about posting it?

'I could have thrown it,' Ms Irvine said. 'I could have put it right in his spine. It would have paralyzed him.'

That would not be advisable, Ms. Irvine, as he could sue you. The back of the head would be better.

23 posted on 11/05/2013 11:52:36 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ramius

your right...
i guess using that logic, any bladed tool
can/must be labeled a sword

24 posted on 11/05/2013 11:54:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: F15Eagle
At first the Police thought Nicholas Ulloa had stolen merchandise hidden in the seat of his pants.....
25 posted on 11/05/2013 11:54:37 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: JoeProBono

Quite the battle axe, and that weapon in her hand is nasty too.

Clearly not a tomahawk.


26 posted on 11/05/2013 11:56:42 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: virgil283
Ed Ames Teaches Johnny Carson to Throw a Tomahawk Video (1:14)
A must see ... and wait for Johnny's punch line at the end.

27 posted on 11/05/2013 12:00:51 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: virgil283

Who needs to behead a hoodlum? Not this Lady. Too messy. She could’ve just given a very close shave or took a little off the top. Either way, they would’ve gotten the message.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 12:01:12 PM PST by lee martell
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To: virgil283

Video of her, local news report:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=9314373


29 posted on 11/05/2013 12:02:39 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: F15Eagle
If Obama had a son ....

I didn't realize Obama was Hispanic.

30 posted on 11/05/2013 12:03:35 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Did she do this to any of them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L5QC9ZJkM8
Our (Martial Arts) group throw knives, shuriken, shaken
and Tomahawks regularly...Ed Ames comment was right on target!

31 posted on 11/05/2013 12:05:03 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: JoeProBono
Carrie Nation:


32 posted on 11/05/2013 12:07:16 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Vigilanteman
'I could have thrown it,' Ms Irvine said. 'I could have put it right in his spine. It would have paralyzed him.'

She had one ax with her, and two burglars. Throwing it, unless she had another weapon handy, would not have been a good idea.

33 posted on 11/05/2013 12:07:49 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PLMerite

I think that photo inspired the term hatchetface.


34 posted on 11/05/2013 12:15:35 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JoeProBono
That throwing axe looks a bit blunt....

should be hollow ground and sharp enough to shave with...

so can split the skill of a bear at 20 paces....

35 posted on 11/05/2013 12:17:29 PM PST by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: PLMerite; All
Here's her real inspiration: Ed Ames throwing a tomahawk on the Tonight Show

One of the funniest bits ever..

36 posted on 11/05/2013 12:22:47 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: spokeshave

37 posted on 11/05/2013 12:47:57 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: PLMerite

Beat me to it!

Dadburnit!


38 posted on 11/05/2013 12:56:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: NYer

self defense ping


39 posted on 11/05/2013 12:57:11 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: virgil283

I hope it wasn’t a automatic assault throwing tomahawk or had a capacity of 30 throws per throwing arm.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 12:59:15 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Ramius

True enough. Appreciate the ping, Ramius

I’ve tossed both axes and tomahawks with varying degrees of accuracy and success but neither of which looked like the one in the picture. hmm. ‘course I’ve got a couple old axes like hers.

As far as throwing an ax, remember, once you’ve thrown it, if you didn’t get them, they had your ax and you better have another, or a big knife.

We used to throw our double-bitted cruiser axes at tree rounds. The forestry students at NAU in AZ used to have an event at their conclaves. Maybe they still do.

The ‘hawk throw is still part of our rendezvous skill set. Busted more than one handle tossing them.


41 posted on 11/05/2013 1:21:55 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: virgil283

http://is.gd/iIIMFQ

...19. Let the enemy come till he’s almost close enough to touch, then let him have it and jump out and finish him up with your hatchet. — Robert Rogers’ Standing Orders (found in the US Army Rangers Handbook).

While the simple tomahawk is a fine weapon, oddly enough, tomahawk technology has kept up with the times. There are today tomahawks that are both multi-tool and would be downright frightening in a fight.

For example, the Innovation Factory Handy Rescue Multi-tool.

http://i.imgur.com/YnYbXab.jpg

The Gerber Downrange Tomahawk tool, modeled after an ancient war axe.

http://i.imgur.com/Sh8eEXx.jpg

The SOG (brand) Army Indian.

http://i.imgur.com/rlvPx3d.jpg

RMJ Tactical Tomahawks.

http://i.imgur.com/uSmA1np.jpg


42 posted on 11/05/2013 2:15:59 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; virgil283
For example, the Innovation Factory Handy Rescue Multi-tool.

The Gerber Downrange Tomahawk tool, modeled after an ancient war axe.

The SOG (brand) Army Indian.

RMJ Tactical Tomahawks.


43 posted on 11/05/2013 2:28:43 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Because nothing says "rugged individualism" like heavy-handed big government.../sarc" -Sarah Palin)
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To: Uncle Chip

Here’s a good tomahawk scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kBKeCR4xiU


44 posted on 11/05/2013 2:48:51 PM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: left that other site

That was a brutal scene — no wonder those kids cried.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 3:55:49 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Yes.


46 posted on 11/05/2013 4:03:18 PM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: virgil283
He found the man hiding behind a bush near Ms Irvine's trailer.

He had a bag full of items, including possessions with Ms Irvine's name on them.

Tomahawk Lady, meet Dumber-Than-a-Bag-of-Hammers. Get this manly man a pink jumpsuit and sashay him into the county lockup.

47 posted on 11/05/2013 4:05:18 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: virgil283

“Old but perfectly balanced.” Kind of like me.


48 posted on 11/05/2013 4:10:31 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: PapaNew

But then some prosecutors frown upon injuring a fleeing perp.


49 posted on 11/05/2013 4:13:05 PM PST by rabidralph
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