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MAN TRIES TO STEAL GUN TO "RESCUE SHIAVO"
NY Newsday ^ | 3/25/05

Posted on 03/25/2005 8:01:31 AM PST by areafiftyone

SEMINOLE, Fla. -- A man was arrested after trying to steal a weapon from a gun shop so he could "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo," authorities said.

Michael W. Mitchell, of Rockford, Ill., entered Randall's Firearms Inc. in Seminole just before 6 p.m. Thursday with a box cutter and tried to steal a gun, said Marianne Pasha, a spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Mitchell, 50, told deputies he wanted to "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo" after he visited the Pinellas Park hospice where she lives, Pasha said.

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1 posted on 03/25/2005 8:01:31 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Idiot.


2 posted on 03/25/2005 8:03:44 AM PST by smith288 (Peace at all cost makes for tyranny free of charge...)
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To: areafiftyone; Poohbah; Long Cut; veronica; Howlin; PhiKapMom; Hildy

I wonder what his screen name is/was...


3 posted on 03/25/2005 8:04:03 AM PST by hchutch ("But, Rally, they're SMOKE GRENADES.")
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To: areafiftyone

Honestly I'm surprised there haven't been more cases of this sort of thing.


4 posted on 03/25/2005 8:04:16 AM PST by Borges
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To: areafiftyone

5 posted on 03/25/2005 8:04:37 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: areafiftyone

Oh that's going to help her cause...NOT!


6 posted on 03/25/2005 8:05:00 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: areafiftyone

This is the 3rd or 4th posting of this today


7 posted on 03/25/2005 8:05:47 AM PST by thoughtomator (Terri Schiavo, murdered by court order. Who's next? Maybe you!)
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To: thoughtomator

I did a search for the title and nothing came up.


8 posted on 03/25/2005 8:06:31 AM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: areafiftyone
is his behavior really any more idiotic than judge greers? or michael schiavo's?

no attempt to justify here, only to put in perspective. The principal is this: when leadership loses its mind, so will some of the citizens. That's just one of the responsibilities of leadership.

9 posted on 03/25/2005 8:06:58 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: Borges
Honestly I'm surprised there haven't been more cases of this sort of thing.

My thoughts exactly. If it were my daughter's feeding tube they could pull it from her after they pull it "from my cold, dead hands."

10 posted on 03/25/2005 8:08:05 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: areafiftyone
Here's my guess:

This guy is either one of two things:

1. A hopelessly stupid individual who couldn't figure out that he could buy a gun legally and then do what he says he intended to do.

-- OR --

2. A person with an agenda who knew that he would get cuaght if he attempted to break into a gun shop. A person bright enough to understand how he could make supporters of the 2nd Amendment and supporters of Terri Schiavo's right to life look like a bunch of whacko-s.

11 posted on 03/25/2005 8:08:11 AM PST by chs68
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To: Borges

Me Neither. But this doesn't help Terri it only makes us who want her to live look like nuts!


12 posted on 03/25/2005 8:08:45 AM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: Borges

I believe there will be.


13 posted on 03/25/2005 8:09:17 AM PST by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: DTogo

I would probably already be dead myself.


14 posted on 03/25/2005 8:10:46 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Michael, is it the movie and books deals you're waiting for, my boy?)
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To: areafiftyone

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1370372/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1370506/posts


15 posted on 03/25/2005 8:12:04 AM PST by thoughtomator (Terri Schiavo, murdered by court order. Who's next? Maybe you!)
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To: areafiftyone

Only a real genius would attempt to rob a gun shop with a knife.


16 posted on 03/25/2005 8:12:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: thoughtomator; Admin Moderator
Wierd. But thanks.

Admin Moderator please delete this post - its a duplicate. Thanks!

17 posted on 03/25/2005 8:14:05 AM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: cripplecreek

You just stole my post. Who takes a knife to a gun fight? Idiot.


18 posted on 03/25/2005 8:14:25 AM PST by My Favorite Headache ("I I think she did too much coke...ahh you think so Doctor?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Use of knives leads to experimentation with harder weapons.


19 posted on 03/25/2005 8:18:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (I'm apathetic but really don't care.)
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To: DTogo

Peter tried much the same thing, albeit with a sword.

Bad idea then, too.


20 posted on 03/25/2005 8:18:25 AM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: areafiftyone

Obviously this dumbass is from up North.

Floridians own at least ONE gun.


21 posted on 03/25/2005 8:28:27 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (In God We Trust. All Others We Monitor.)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative

Acorn? What does an acorn have to do with this nut......oohh. Never mind.


23 posted on 03/25/2005 8:54:56 AM PST by looscnnn ("Olestra (Olean) applications causes memory leaks" PC Confusious)
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To: the invisib1e hand
is his behavior really any more idiotic than judge greers? or michael schiavo's?

In a word . . . hellyeah.

24 posted on 03/25/2005 8:56:36 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: chs68

It would have been better if he had bought one off a gangster or drug dealer.


25 posted on 03/25/2005 8:57:07 AM PST by looscnnn ("Olestra (Olean) applications causes memory leaks" PC Confusious)
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To: chs68

I'll go with Option 2.

Whack-job.


26 posted on 03/25/2005 9:11:38 AM PST by tiamat (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: areafiftyone

Too bad for Michael W. Mitchell, but society will have its Aztec sacrifice in spite of his efforts.


27 posted on 03/25/2005 9:13:37 AM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: DTogo

Isn't this the subject of a Samuel L. Jackson movie?


28 posted on 03/25/2005 9:17:57 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: cripplecreek

It was a real professional job. There was butter on the knife.


29 posted on 03/25/2005 9:19:35 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: hchutch
I wonder what his screen name is/was...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Holy crap, that's funny. Never heard that one before. I'm going to have to use that in the future. Man, your comedy is original. ROTFLMAO.

30 posted on 03/25/2005 9:53:01 AM PST by jmc813 (PLAYBOY ISN'T PORN;YES,PLAYBOY ID PORN ... ONLY PHOTOGRAPHED PORN IS PORN)
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To: areafiftyone
Me Neither. But this doesn't help Terri it only makes us who want her to live look like nuts!

No, it doesn't.

Maybe he is a nut. Maybe he is just frustrated like the rest of us. If he is the only one of the hundreds or thousands who show their support, then it shows that he doesn't handle frustration very well. That's all. Don't read more into it than that.

31 posted on 03/25/2005 10:02:10 AM PST by Badray (Quinn's First Law -- Liberalism ALWAYS generates the exact opposite of its stated intent.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Floridians own at least ONE gun. Floridia is full of displaced NorthEasterners and Seniors who don't own guns. Maybe on the NorthWest Coast they tend to own more guns.
32 posted on 03/25/2005 10:15:32 AM PST by areafiftyone (The Democrat's Mind: The Hamster's dead but the wheel's still spinning!)
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To: massgopguy

I think you're referring to Denzel Washington:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251160/


33 posted on 03/25/2005 10:33:12 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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34 posted on 03/25/2005 1:50:49 PM PST by Borges
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To: areafiftyone

"I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me"


35 posted on 03/25/2005 2:43:36 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("Rules are for the guidance of wise men, and the blind obedience of fools")
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