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LA:Call 911, Wait two hours; Buy Gun
Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 03/27/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT by marktwain



On March 16, Teri Bice awoke to the sound of someone trying to break down the door of her home in New Orleans.

She did what most Americans would do: dial 911.   One big problem,  There was no answer at the other end.   From wwltv.com:

She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD's non-emergency line; and one to NOPD's Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion.
The problem appears to be a lack of operators for the 911 system, and too many non-emergency callers using the system.   In this case, Teri believes that the family dog scared off the home invader(s).    Fortunately, Teri's right to defend herself and her family are recognized by both the United States Constitution and a recently ratified amendment to the Louisiana State Constitution.



Teri bought a Taurus .32.    I have not been able to ID the Taurus model pictured with certainty, but I believe it to be a Taurus 731.  I do not find a match on the current Taurus USA website.   I consider it a brilliant bit of active deterrence to show the revolver (clearly loaded) on the news show.  Would you decide to invade this house, now?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: 911; banglist; louisiana; neworleans
Some claim that letting people know that you own guns can serve to target your house for burglary. It might happen, but as about half the households have guns in the United States, it does not seem like much inducement to me.

In addition, there is the deterrent effect of criminals not wanting to be shot, and the likely possibility that a guns is carried with the homeowner out of the house.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

When seconds count, the police are just hours away.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 10:44:02 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: marktwain

I phoned 911 recently to report what turned out to be a minor traffic accident. The call was answered immediately and an ambulance showed up fairly soon, then 4 or 5 Florida Highway Patrol or deputies arrived. It was night and the FHP lights were so bright that it hurt my eyes to look at them. There must have been a little more to it as the cops stayed for nearly two hours.

The only thing that bothered me is the operator asked for my name and phone number. Now I assume that information had to have been shown on his screen the second the call came in. I didn’t really mind giving it to him but it still was just slightly irritating. I felt like I was being investigated.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: marktwain

Never bring a 911 operator to a gunfight.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 10:50:25 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: marktwain
Truly effective defense against home invaders is illegal (and in suburban settings probably should be)
5 posted on 03/27/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain

I think on the whole, if you brag about how many guns you have, how deadly they are, etc. you may run across somebody that’s gonna be looking for you to be gone and relieve you of them. So, talking about a number of guns, kinds, etc. isn’t something I’d do if someone would know who I am and could look up where I live.

I don’t think advertising that you are ‘armed’ by itself is a trigger for robbery per se.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 10:52:45 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Veggie Todd
Detroit police chief James Craig agrees. The crazy thing is that Craig spent some 20 years on the LAPD and was opposed to armed citizens in those days.

“A lot of Detroiters are fed up,” he said in a recent interview with WDIV-TV. “They’re tired and they’ve been dealing with this epidemic of violence. They’re afraid and they have a right to protect themselves.”

After all, when seconds count, police are only minutes away, right?

“If you are confronted with an immediate threat to your safety, you’re not going to have time to dial 911,” Craig said. “It becomes an issue of, the threat is here, I have to respond to the threat.”

Detroit Police Chief Warns Criminals: People Will Protect Themselves

7 posted on 03/27/2014 10:52:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

The bastards don’t want normal people to be able to defend themselves.

[so the ‘oppressed’ underclass can just waltz right in and take what is ‘rightfully’ theirs]


8 posted on 03/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back
The bastards don’t want normal people to be able to defend themselves.

Exactly right. BECAUSE if you can defend yourself against unorganized criminals, then you might be able to defend yourself against the future depredations of the biggest criminal enterprise of all - the government.

9 posted on 03/27/2014 11:02:02 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: yarddog

They already had your name and number. it’s sent by the telco to them when you call.

asking is redundant and likely just to verify you are the actual caller.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: yarddog

That could be a boiler plate question as they don’t know necessarily that they are getting called by the owner of the phone.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 11:03:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: from occupied ga

It could also be an ego thing. The government wants you to think it’s all-sufficient (facts be damned).


12 posted on 03/27/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Glad to know that she is ok. It could have been much worse, Swat team, Flash bang, Splinter the door, Shoot the dog, Taser the home owner and arrest her before even know what the problem was.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 11:07:38 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: HiTech RedNeck

All of the above


14 posted on 03/27/2014 11:09:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

It would kind of feed on itself in a vicious circle.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 11:13:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: marktwain
When seconds count, the police are just minutes hours away.
16 posted on 03/27/2014 11:41:34 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: marktwain
I was born in Louisiana, and every time I go back to visit, I make sure I'm packing. The last time we where there, my 14 year old son and I witnessed two Obama voters, one male, one female fighting next to a gas pump while I was getting ice for my cooler. It was a scene that didn't surprise me having grown up there, but my son was very surprised by it.

It appeared to me that this was normal activity between the two, and knowing that Louisiana conceal carry law was more restrictive than is here in Texas, I declined to do anything about it. As I drove off, "Travon" watched me carefully. As soon as I was pulling away, I saw/heard Travon smash the back window with a tire iron.

Now, that is just the last time I visited. In my 35 years of living there, I have tons more stories just like it.

17 posted on 03/27/2014 12:21:38 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: marktwain
Some claim that letting people know that you own guns can serve to target your house for burglary.

Hmmmm!


18 posted on 03/27/2014 12:27:34 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I love it!


19 posted on 03/27/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: lormand

Your story reminded me of a personal experience. Certainly not important or earth shattering but interesting to me.

I was born and reared in NW, Florida. I spent my entire life in the South until I spent 5 years in Western Kansas. I liked Kansas and the people but I could tell it was a bit different to me.

The first time I came back to visit my folks in Florida, I stopped for gas in Northern Louisiana. It was not a self service and a lady came out and began filling the tank.

As we stood their just chatting, I got the strongest sense of deja vu. I tried to figure out what it was as I had never been there before. Suddenly it hit me. I was back in the South.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 12:36:46 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: cripplecreek

Problem was if had said this in Los Angles would have been
out the door is 2 seconds.....

Detroit is so screwed up can say it and get away with it....


21 posted on 03/27/2014 12:56:48 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: njslim

There are plenty of city council members throwing a tantrum about it but the people love him and he actually has the police department working again.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 1:02:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Is there any reason for him to become the next mayor, assuming that he is not corrupt?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

“Hello, 911, how may I help you?”

“Someone is trying to break into my home.”

“Do you need the police?”

“Well, eventually, that’d be nice. But you’d best send the Medical Examiner as well.”


24 posted on 03/27/2014 1:22:51 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: marktwain

He’s certainly off to a good start with the people. I don’t know where he stands on other issues but in a perfect world a city should just about run itself with minimal public services and most services privatized.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 1:34:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chiefqc

That comes the day after.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 1:41:33 PM PDT by Cboldt
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