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Dad Picks Up Daughter from Movies. Their Car Gets Rear-Ended. Then Their Evening of Terror Begins.
Blaze ^ | Feb. 12, 2014 10:28am | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 02/26/2014 6:36:34 PM PST by robowombat

Dad Picks Up Daughter from Movies. Their Car Gets Rear-Ended. Then Their Evening of Terror Begins. Feb. 12, 2014 10:28am Dave Urbanski

Jay Christopher Jost Jr. had just picked up his daughter from the movies and was driving on a Raleigh, N.C. highway when, police say, he noticed a car following them.

The car rear-ended Jost’s Saab. Then kept hitting it. Again and again.

Image source: WTVD-TV Image source: WTVD-TV Police released chilling 911 audio as the terrifying situation unfolded Saturday night, Raleigh’s WTVD-TV reported:

Dispatcher: 911 “What’s the location of your emergency?”

Caller: “I’ve got a guy that’s following me, and he’s rear-ended me and now he’s following me again.”

Dispatcher: “And what is your name?”

Caller: “He hit us again! Oh my God!”

Dispatcher: “And what is your name?”

Caller: “He’s just hit us twice!”

Police said Jost’s voice was altered on the released recording to disguise it; his daughter is heard screaming in the background. The alleged attacker is Remy Blaisdell Gagon, 25, someone with whom Jost was not acquainted, police said.

Caller: (screaming) “Jesus, he just hit me again!”

Jost drove into a parking lot in front of a Whole Foods Market to wait for help, but Gagon reportedly followed them and continued striking Jost’s car.

Caller: “He’s hit me three times now, and here he comes again.”

Dispatcher: “OK and you’re like circling the Whole Foods parking lot?”

Caller: “I’m trying to figure out what his plate is. (screaming) He just hit me four times now!”

Caller: (screaming) “Look, he just broke my window, broke my car. I’m freaking out! Jesus! He’s trying to kill us! Please! My God…someone! Please!”

Police say Jost found the right moment to get his daughter out of the car so she could run inside the Whole Foods for safety while he waited outside, WFJA-FM in central North Carolina reported. Jost soon took cover inside the store as well — but the suspect reportedly ran after him.

Police arrived and arrested Gagnon. There are conflicting news reports about whether police used force.

Jost and his daughter weren’t hurt, WTVD said. Gagnon was taken to a hospital, then released, and remains in police custody at an undisclosed location, WFJA reported.

Police say he faces two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of simple assault — for kicking an EMS worker and biting a firefighter — and one count of careless and reckless driving.

Image source: WTVD-TV Image source: WTVD-TV WFJA reported that police are trying to determine if Gagnon was under the influence of any substances.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue told TheBlaze on Wednesday that Gagnon is presently receiving care at a medical facility that police cannot disclose, and will be formally charged when he’s well enough.

The public defender’s office in Wake County said Gagon has not been assigned an attorney and no court date for a preliminary hearing has been set, WFJA reported.

Carolyn Floyd, Jost’s sister, told WJFA she doesn’t know what triggered the attacks but that her brother acted bravely to save his daughter.

“I just believe that my brother is a hero,” Floyd said. “He is an absolute hero.”


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1 posted on 02/26/2014 6:36:34 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Too bad he wasn’t armed.


2 posted on 02/26/2014 6:41:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

First thing I thought of.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 6:43:46 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: driftdiver

What you said.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 6:45:30 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more you know, the more you realize that you don't know.)
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To: Pharmboy
First thing I thought of.

The first thing I thought of was that the dad (or daughter) was going to end up shot dead by the police right in front of the other… glad that wasn't the case.

5 posted on 02/26/2014 6:47:46 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: driftdiver

This is why I carry. You never know when the criminals and crazies will come out of hiding.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 6:47:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: driftdiver

“I just believe that my brother is a hero,” Floyd said. “He is an absolute hero.”
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YES, he should have been armed.

I don’t want to downplay his dilemma in any way possible and glad they are both safe.
He acted sanely, got to a safe place and out of ‘immediate’ danger.

Commendable Yes.
Father protecting his family. YES

Hero? NO,
sorry but they have surely been watering down what a ‘hero’ is these days.

Remember the ‘first stage’ of being a hero is to be one of the people who run towards gun fire or fire while others are retreating.
Then when he gets there he ‘sacrifices’ himself to save others etc.
By ‘sacrifice’ I don’t mean gives up his life BUT he puts himself in MORE danger to save others.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 6:50:18 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: driftdiver

A carry gun and some training would solved this problem, permanently.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 6:53:34 PM PST by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: robowombat

“I just believe that my brother is a hero,” Floyd said. “He is an absolute hero.”

What? He called the cops and then ran into a store. That’s not heroic.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 6:55:29 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: robowombat

Meth.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 6:57:07 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: driftdiver

Agree.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 6:57:17 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

That’s what I was thinking. This is the super high behavior I remember from the crack days.

I’m not sure how you shoot someone who is rear ending your car while you are driving unless you’re Steve Martin in L.A. Story. The guy did the best he could and he and his kid survived. I hope the perp goes away for years and years.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 7:00:40 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: robowombat

‘roid rage?


13 posted on 02/26/2014 7:01:15 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: La Lydia

Shoot out the guy’s tires?

Or this Headline:

Crazed White Man Kills Mentally Disabled Man Over Fender Bender


14 posted on 02/26/2014 7:01:56 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: xrmusn
Police say Jost found the right moment to get his daughter out of the car so she could run inside the Whole Foods for safety while he waited outside

He did not run into Whole Foods immediately with his daughter. He waited outside. Hero.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 7:03:18 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: xrmusn
they have surely been watering down what a ‘hero’ is these days

He may not be your definition of a hero, but to his little girl he certainly was. I wouldn't take that from her.

16 posted on 02/26/2014 7:06:21 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama
He may not be your definition of a hero, but to his little girl he certainly was. I wouldn't take that from her.

I hear that!

17 posted on 02/26/2014 7:10:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: La Lydia

Seems likely. Or at least not-unlikely.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 7:12:41 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Good point and she is a heck of a lot better off looking up to him than that douchebaggorous kid Bieber.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 7:14:50 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: xrmusn

the hero status and the purple heart ain’t what they used to be sorry to say...


20 posted on 02/26/2014 7:23:53 PM PST by cherry
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To: La Lydia

or demonic possession ( perhaps both)


21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:24:49 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Leaning Right

I thought Wholefoods must have been closed as I( was reading the first bit

you know dark strip mall area late at night nothing open etc

Then I rd she ran inside...

that means they were just sitting there in his car outside waiting for the perp to shoot them or something...

Hullo here we are out in the open vulnerable gun free zoned out future victims come and get us Im a hero...


22 posted on 02/26/2014 7:33:32 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: longfellowsmuse

Knowing what former drug addicts I know say about drugs, the demons come with them.

Literally.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 7:33:56 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: robowombat

They have the perp in custody but won’t name him.

They have the perp in a facility but won’t name the facility.

POLICE OFFICER PERP..? GUMMINT GOON?

Very suspicious.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 7:34:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Remy Blaisdell Gagon is the name of the perp, but zero photos or mugshots.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 7:41:06 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Illegal....


26 posted on 02/26/2014 7:49:43 PM PST by Therapsid
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To: Therapsid

Name sounds French…. perhaps a foreign diplomat with immunity?


27 posted on 02/26/2014 8:04:44 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: robowombat
Ten years ago, I had a violent, paroled convict slam into my car because (I guess) I passed his stationary car on a city street on my way to work. The guy had been paroled from a Colorado prison where he'd been in for six years for violent assaults. I later found out he had been off his medication which was supposed to control his violent temper. His family in S. Dakota lost track of him.

He stole a car in Colorado and drove 600 miles to my part of the country. After ramming my car four or five times, he rammed another car, crashed his first stolen car into a fire hydrant, stole another car, and ended up getting himself shot to death by several sheriff's deputies after crashing/rolling his second stolen car in a corn field following a high speed chase.

He emerged from his crashed car bloody and waving a knife. The deputies asked him to put the knife down about thirty times which was recorded on one of the sheriff's radios. After refusing to drop the knife he lunged at the deputies who then filled him with enough lead for ten people. Remember folks, there's some nutty people driving around out there.

28 posted on 02/26/2014 8:13:40 PM PST by driftless2
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To: cherry

the hero status and the purple heart ain’t what they used to be sorry to say..
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I know and the real sad part is that there are a lot of people who wouldn’t understand what I was implying, so there is no sense even answering the ‘dissidents’.

I guess in today’s world one is a ‘hero’ by getting married, having a family (in THAT order), getting up every day, going to work and bringing a pay check home AND make it through the day without threatening to sue someone OR get arrested.

We used to call that being a man and doing what needed to be done.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 8:14:37 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: robowombat

“There are conflicting news reports about whether police used force.”

Who gives a R!$!@#?

“of careless and reckless driving.”

Understatement of the year.

Forget the gun. I would turn MY OWN car on the assailant. Turn the tables, man.

And BTW, he is no real hero.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 8:23:58 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: driftdiver

He was. With his own car.

Although admittedly having a full-size Town Car would’ve been better.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 8:29:35 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I did not find anything either. I clicked on site after site. I did find a guy with that name but he lives in Canada.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:25 PM PST by MamaB
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

There is this.

https://www.facebook.com/rbgagnon/about

I’ll be waiting for updates to his page soon! ;-)


33 posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:58 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: robowombat

Two words: 45 ACP


34 posted on 02/26/2014 8:32:03 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: robowombat

“...police are trying to determine if Gagnon was under the influence of any substances...”

Uh... five’ll get you fifty, and a well placed wager here could set you up in significant cash.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 8:32:28 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It’s gone.

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36 posted on 02/26/2014 8:34:11 PM PST by Mears
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
but zero photos or mugshots.

I wonder why? Do you suppose....... no, I won't even ask.

37 posted on 02/26/2014 8:38:23 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

That is the one. He graduated from high school in 2006. The one I found lives in Canada. Thanks.


38 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:01 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“This is why I carry. You never know when the criminals and crazies will come out of hiding.”

Yeah, I car-carry-loaded. No CCW needed for that in Colorado. Haven’t yet felt the need to go through the hassle for that.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 8:58:39 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: miss marmelstein

“I’m not sure how you shoot someone who is rear ending your car while you are driving unless you’re Steve Martin in L.A. Story. The guy did the best he could and he and his kid survived”

Indeed. And furthermore, you also don’t know if the crazy SOB chasing you is also armed, so even if the victim was armed, fleeing is really the best strategy for survival.

Gun play is sort of a a last resort in my book, e.g., the crazy guy manages to run my car off the road and then keeps coming, either with his car or on foot, or chases me when I get out of the car trying to seek safety. THEN it’s REALLY handy to be armed and time to end the chase.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 9:04:36 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: xrmusn
they have surely been watering down what a ‘hero’ is these days.

No kidding

Antrim, Richard Nott

Rank: Commander

Organization: U.S. Navy

Place / Date: Makassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies, April 1942

Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while interned as a prisoner of war of the enemy Japanese in the city of Makassar, Celebes, Netherlands East Indies, in April 1942. Acting instantly on behalf of a naval officer who was subjected to a vicious clubbing by a frenzied Japanese guard venting his insane wrath upon the helpless prisoner, Comdr. (then Lt.) Antrim boldly intervened, attempting to quiet the guard and finally persuading him to discuss the charges against the officer. With the entire Japanese force assembled and making extraordinary preparations for the threatened beating, and with the tension heightened by 2,700 Allied prisoners rapidly closing in, Comdr. Antrim courageously appealed to the fanatic enemy, risking his own life in a desperate effort to mitigate the punishment. When the other had been beaten unconscious by 15 blows of a hawser and was repeatedly kicked by 3 soldiers to a point beyond which he could not survive, Comdr. Antrim gallantly stepped forward and indicated to the perplexed guards that he would take the remainder of the punishment, throwing the Japanese completely off balance in their amazement and eliciting a roar of acclaim from the suddenly inspired Allied prisoners. By his fearless leadership and valiant concern for the welfare of another, he not only saved the life of a fellow officer and stunned the Japanese into sparing his own life but also brought about a new respect for American officers and men and a great improvement in camp living conditions. His heroic conduct throughout reflects the highest credit upon Comdr. Antrim and the U.S. Naval Service.

41 posted on 02/26/2014 9:17:16 PM PST by xone
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To: xone

Antrim, Richard Nott

Rank: Commander

Organization: U.S. Navy
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Today they would be charging him with interfering with the guard doing his duties.....

He was so successful am surprised a couple of the other prisoners didn’t figure he was collaborating with the enemy.

Of course, the Japanese didn’t have much use for POW’s, their thought being you were a man to die for your Emperor and only a coward would surrender.

As a rule the US Naval POW’s were treated somewhat ‘milder’ by the Japanese Naval types, guess something to do with the ‘go down to the sea in ships’ code.

The Army and fishermen didn’t share the Navy’s view and I guess NO one had any quarter cut when they were being transported to the Home Island, often using the POW Transports as bait or as ‘targets’ to protect the fleet.


42 posted on 02/26/2014 9:31:35 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: xrmusn

Surprised in April 42 they didn’t kill him outright. This citation always gets to me.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 9:36:38 PM PST by xone
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To: xone

Surprised in April 42 they didn’t kill him outright. This citation always gets to me.
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AFTER killing 10 or 20 more just to give other people the ‘right’ message....

Kudoos to the CDR, that citation looks like it came from a script writers pad and also amazing that anyone that was a POW in early 42 was still alive to tell the story...

That is the type Man ADM Nimitz was referring to —
“Uncommon valor was a common virtue,” 1st MARDIV...


44 posted on 02/26/2014 9:47:53 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: bicyclerepair

“Crazed White Man Kills Mentally Disabled Man Over Fender Bender.”
______________________________________________________
Yes, this is the real conundrum.
I see a vast number of FReepers who are big talkers on the right to carry a gun at all times. I would hate to think that America has yet reverted back to the days of the wild west.
I just can not imagine living in a society where I thought that I would have to be armed at all times.
At home, I would be happy with a shotgun, but I can not imagine living in a “Don’t leave home without it” society.


45 posted on 02/26/2014 10:01:25 PM PST by AlexW
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To: robowombat

46 posted on 02/26/2014 10:33:36 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: driftdiver

I’m glad he wasn’t armed, considering the way he incompetently handles a mere phone.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 12:22:42 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: catnipman

I always wonder why guns are the first resort of armchair warriors!


48 posted on 02/27/2014 3:40:56 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Mark17
‘I wonder why? Do you suppose....... no, I won't even ask. ‘

Actually no. His brother appears to be a varsity baseball team member at Pembroke College (what was in Jim Crow days a state school for Indians) in North Carolina and his brother's picture is what we would call ‘white’ although he may be some sort of light skinned mixed race background. This incident sounds like a psychotic event maybe caused by steroid abuse. Race doesn't seem to be involved. What is interesting is that there are no pictures of the perpetrator. That might mean the family is in some way politically connected.

49 posted on 02/27/2014 5:40:05 AM PST by robowombat
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To: AlexW; Marcella; Windflier; OldPossum; AllAmericanGirl44; wku man; raybbr; NFHale; sport; ...

Heads up dawwwwwwwwgs, the coward is lecturing, (well, trying to anyway, in his very own chickenshi$t style), the ‘big talkers’ here on FR that chose to carry concealed. So stay away little fella and you will not have to worry about those big bad carry guns that we folk pack. Hey and in America even those black folks you seem to dislike, (Oh yeah, we saw your little ‘mention’ of ‘em from the other night), can carry a weapon to defend themselves and their loved ones! How about that?! WHERE IS THE QUOTE LIAR?


50 posted on 02/27/2014 5:58:02 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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