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Homeowners Open Fire With AK-47 On Thieves
WSBTV ^ | 2/27/09 | staff

Posted on 02/27/2009 9:07:13 AM PST by Nachum

ATLANTA -- A well-armed couple opened fire with an assault rifle and pistol early Friday morning on some car thieves in southwest Atlanta.

The couple at a home in the 1900 block of Childress Drive told police that after somebody tried to steal their car last week, they rigged up a homemade alarm in their carport using string and cans.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: ak47; banglist; fire; homeowners; open

1 posted on 02/27/2009 9:07:13 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Take their assault weapons!


2 posted on 02/27/2009 9:08:01 AM PST by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: Nachum

The way people are arming themselves these days I won’t be surprised to see more of these stories.


3 posted on 02/27/2009 9:09:20 AM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: SolidWood

Give them some more range time so they can hit what they aim at. That is true gun control.


4 posted on 02/27/2009 9:09:53 AM PST by HattonFarmer (Fear the government that fears your gun.)
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To: Nachum

5 posted on 02/27/2009 9:10:43 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Nachum

This is the worst type of shooting. None of the bad guys where hit, and from the sound of it, I wouldn’t be surprised if neighbors find bullets in their houses.


6 posted on 02/27/2009 9:11:14 AM PST by Melas
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To: HattonFarmer

‘S OK ....the perps probably left a trail of poop, easy to follow ....


7 posted on 02/27/2009 9:11:23 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: Nachum

Have they posted bond yet?


8 posted on 02/27/2009 9:11:34 AM PST by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Nachum

From a comment:

“It wasn’t that long ago in American history (100 or so years) when everyone had to arm themselves when walking around out West to protect themselves. If they can’t figure out how to control the crime issue, we might be entering a turnaround time period where we have to live in those times again.”

Maybe he’s right.


9 posted on 02/27/2009 9:11:53 AM 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: HattonFarmer

I think it was Elmer Kieth who said, “You can’t miss fast enough to win.”


10 posted on 02/27/2009 9:13:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Melas

The story makes it clear they only fired when they were fired upon. That is clearly self defense.


11 posted on 02/27/2009 9:15:03 AM PST by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

In some parts of Atlanta, an AK-47 would be underpowered. hehe


12 posted on 02/27/2009 9:18:42 AM PST by DonaldC
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To: HattonFarmer
Give them some more range time so they can hit what they aim at.

A shotgun is more practical in these situations.

13 posted on 02/27/2009 9:19:38 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (PIE FIGHT!!!!!)
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To: Republican Extremist

You’re missing the point. They fired poorly. I wasn’t questioning their right to fire. I was criticizing their ability to respond effectively and safely.


14 posted on 02/27/2009 9:20:55 AM PST by Melas
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To: Nachum

Good on ‘em...

Better on ‘em if they had hit the perps...

Always remember: center mass, good sight picture, control your breathing, and squeeze through the trigger. Repeat as required.

And, practice, practice, practice.


15 posted on 02/27/2009 9:21:04 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Obadiah

“I won’t be surprised to see more of these stories.”

Oh, We’re going to see a lot more of these stories, but NOT because of the “way people are arming themselves!”

Already today, I’ve seen TWO stories about “assault rifles” being used somewhere. Just think we went, what, 5 years without so much as a peep about such weapons (reflecting the true nature of their significance in crime), and now all of a sudden, assault weapons are everywhere!!!!

What changed??? AG remarks perhaps?


16 posted on 02/27/2009 9:21:06 AM PST by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: Nachum
Lance Corporal Fragatti: Sir! That is the AK-47 Assault Rifle!
Profile: The preferred weapon of our enemy...
Collins: And it makes a distinctive sound when fired at us, Sir!
Lieutenant M.R. Ring: [still dazed] Yeah... I guess it does!
17 posted on 02/27/2009 9:28:44 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder what kind of car it is that it’s worth coming back a second time to try to steal it. Also, what went “wrong” the first time.


18 posted on 02/27/2009 9:32:19 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum

Any dead neighbors or was their own car the only thing wounded?

There a cheap and effective way to prevent car theft and you don’t have to worry about line of fire.


19 posted on 02/27/2009 9:35:23 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

(sigh) You may be right. Look out for the evil “assault rifles” that are now killing women, children, minorities, and the homeless at an alarming rate!

Is there any doubt that the corrupt MSM is working hand-in-glove with Obama?


20 posted on 02/27/2009 9:36:23 AM PST by Obadiah (Party - my house - on December 22, 2012!)
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To: OneWingedShark

I like to tell the liberals that use the “wild west” reference that law abiding citizens openly carried becuase, iniitally, it was the criminal-element who used guns to rob them.

Drives them (even more) bat-schmidt crazy.


21 posted on 02/27/2009 9:37:09 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Nachum

I love their high-tech security alarm. We used a string with a cowbell.


22 posted on 02/27/2009 9:38:44 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Nachum

The Police could probably find the perps by following the trails of urine they left behind them.


23 posted on 02/27/2009 9:40:28 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Let the 2nd American Revolution begin!)
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To: Melas

Agreed. Shoot, but be damn sure you hit what you are aiming at and not dinging your neighbors in the process.


24 posted on 02/27/2009 9:46:20 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Te odeo, interfice te cochleare)
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To: Nachum

If they aren’t gang members, then Obama’s government will have those weapons confiscated.


25 posted on 02/27/2009 9:53:19 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Senators --- Will Rogers)
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To: Nachum
"They told police when the car thieves tried to shoot at them, they opened fire with his pistol and her AK-47."

They scared them off faster than a mountain lion after he smells a good phart. A good phart is tear gas to mountain lions. Runny nose, watery eyes and tongue hanging out while running away fast.

26 posted on 02/27/2009 9:55:52 AM PST by BobS
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To: Dahoser

"Get off my lawn!"

27 posted on 02/27/2009 9:57:34 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like they shot their car up so badly that it can’t run. Hence the reason why the perps ran away instead of driving away. I guess that’ll teach those perps to try and steal your car, shoot your car up!!!

Is this covered by insurance??? Inquiring minds want to know.


28 posted on 02/27/2009 10:03:41 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: dfwgator
"Get off my lawn!"

Nah, that saying's from Gran Torino, the pictures from Heartbreak Ridge. The caption should be more like: "Be advised. I'm mean, nasty and tired. I eat concertina wire and piss napalm and I can put a round in a flea's ass at 200 meters."
29 posted on 02/27/2009 10:10:10 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Nachum

“When police arrived they found shell casings littering the driveway and front yard, and the couple’s car riddled with bullet holes.

There was no blood at the scene so police don’t think any of the thieves were hit.”

Kind of a pyrrhic victory there.


30 posted on 02/27/2009 10:13:01 AM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Melas

I think PJ O’Rourke once said that no one is very accurate with automatic weapons.


31 posted on 02/27/2009 10:22:33 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: SolidWood
Take their assault weapons semi-automatic carbines!

"Assault weapon" and "assault rifle" are leftist propaganda terms intended to convey the danger of attack.

An assault weapon, properly defined is a short barreled rifle capable of selective fire. I strongly suspect that that the weapon used in this case was just a semi-automatic carbine.

We should use the term "semi-automatic carbine" in all communications with politicians and the press unless we are talking about selective fire weapons or "semi-automatic rifles" like the M1A or FAL, which the leftists often mistakenly call "assault weapons" as well.

32 posted on 02/27/2009 10:24:09 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I know, I just thought it would be funny to use that quote. Believe me, I’ve seen Heartbreak Ridge about 20 times.


33 posted on 02/27/2009 10:26:43 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Is this covered by insurance??? Inquiring minds want to know.

Funny but looking at the bullet holes I had to ask myself "how'd they miss?"

I think you nailed it.

34 posted on 02/27/2009 10:27:38 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Sure. I was just mimicking the liberal gun grabbers.


35 posted on 02/27/2009 10:35:48 AM PST by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: Nachum

Here’s what really happened; the boozed up couple had been drinking all evening and had run out of liquor so the guy jumps in the car and starts out of the driveway only to realize he was out of gas. When he stumbles out the car, he snags the trashcan lid with his shirttail and lurches into the clothesline.

His old lady, grabs the AK-47 they kept beside the fireplace because they spent their poker money on malt liquor and schnapps, staggered out the front door and let fly with about two magazines into the trunk of their soon-to-be-repossessed car.

The husband, having finally freed himself from the backyard tangle, fell to one knee and scraped it.

In a fit of anger, he emptied the pistol at the ground as the bullets bounced back up and left streaks of grazed paint down what was left of the sorry-old sedan.

Hearing the sirens, they threw some empty cans out of the trash container and cooked up the tale that the news just swallowed whole.

That’s my take.


36 posted on 02/27/2009 10:39:37 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Old Professer
No no no...

You've left out all the important parts!

Here’s what really happened; the boozed up couple of inbred hillbillies had been drinking cheap moonshine all evening and had run out of liquor from their still, so the poor downtrodden ACORN member tying to reclaim his reparations guy jumps in the car belinging to the two inbred drunk gon-toting inbred hillbilly members of the Klu Klux Klan/NRA and starts out of the driveway only to realize he was out of gas that these two honky-tonk guzzler bigots deprived him of. When he stumbles out the car, he snags the trashcan lid with his shirttail and lurches into the clothesline, that these two bible thumping rednecks deliberately put in his way to deprive him of his rights. He is considering a class action lawsuit sponsored by the NCAA and ACLU.

There. Fixed it.

37 posted on 02/27/2009 11:02:00 AM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: Nachum

Well now, that there’s a right-full clothesline.


38 posted on 02/27/2009 11:07:59 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Nachum

NCAA??? You mean NAACP, right?


39 posted on 02/27/2009 11:08:24 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90
You mean NAACP, right?

Ooops. yes.

40 posted on 02/27/2009 11:16:37 AM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

“gang members” - that’s the old term.

Now they’re “ACORN community organizers”.


41 posted on 02/27/2009 11:19:19 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Lib Brother in Law: “Why would anyone need a semi-automatic?”

Me: “What’s a semi-automatic?”

BIL: [pause] “Um... I don’t know.”


42 posted on 02/27/2009 11:21:09 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: SolidWood

I understand and meant no offense.

I’m just saying we need to counter their tactic of controlling the conversation (libs don’t debate) by controlling the language.


43 posted on 02/27/2009 11:21:43 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: MrB

Ha!

Sounds like an opportunity to educate. (Some of us have more such opportunities in our families than we would prefer to have. ;-)


44 posted on 02/27/2009 11:24:33 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I did explain that almost EVERY firearm is a “semi-automatic”,

and I also told him that I believe that was the whole point, to demonize ALL firearms. (He was trying to be a “moderate” with a “common sense” approach to gun control.)

I asked him where he heard that term, and he didn’t remember, but I’m sure it was within some lefthanded circle jerk that he gets all his information from.


45 posted on 02/27/2009 11:27:16 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Nachum

Too bad they shot up their own car. I wonder if insurance will pay for it?


46 posted on 02/27/2009 11:30:34 AM PST by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: MrB
(He was trying to be a “moderate” with a “common sense” approach to gun control.)

I'm surrounded by gun grabbers and I've been seeing more and more of the "attempted moderation" tactic. It's a rhetorical device and if you push them you'll find they still believe in trampling the bill of rights.

My come back is to ask if they believe in the selective enforcement of the second amendment, do they also believe in the selective enforcement of the first amendment? (Most do but won't admit it.) How about the 13th? (Not mentioning the fact that the H1B visa witch IS a selective enforcement of the 13th amendment.)

47 posted on 02/27/2009 11:43:12 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: Nachum

I don’t care if you are a bad shot...but how the hell do you miss a bunch of men, half way in a car, inside of a garage, using an AK, when you obviously shot enough times to riddle the car with bullet holes???


48 posted on 02/27/2009 1:47:51 PM PST by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
An assault weapon, properly defined is a short barreled rifle capable of selective fire.

Assault weapon is a term made up by gun grabbers to define a semi-automatic firearm they think looks too scary. The definition can vary slightly depending on whether it refers to the old Federal AWB or bans currently in place in some states. The term was deliberately created to cause confusion between civilian look-alike weapons and selective fire, military issue weapons.

An assault rifle is a selective fire weapon firing a intermediate caliber round. The definition dates back to WWII. The most common assault rifle calibers in current use are 5.56 mm NATO and 7.62x39 mm.
49 posted on 02/28/2009 5:11:28 AM PST by javachip (TARP - proof there is no situation so bad that government can't make it worse.)
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To: Nachum

There ain’t been no hillbillies livin’ inside the perimeter since the 70’s. North ga hillbilly voice/off


50 posted on 03/07/2009 2:58:59 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Speak softly and carry a big stick, preferably in .45)
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