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South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns (holds news conference)
Yahoo ^ | 11/01/11

Posted on 11/01/2011 4:03:10 AM PDT by Libloather

South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns
AP – 6 mins ago

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend.

Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; carolina; ccw; guns; rape; sc; sheriff; south
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“I believe this animal don't belong walking in our society, around women,” Wright said. “This is a horrendous crime.”


1 posted on 11/01/2011 4:03:15 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target.

I suggest a 9mm for a lady and work on being accurate. Less kickback and more potential rounds to throw at the attacker. My wife shot my .45 and hated it but she loves her Kahr PM9.
2 posted on 11/01/2011 4:07:25 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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To: TSgt
Good advice from the Sheriff, except for this: "...because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target." Just spray n' pray, Huh? TC
3 posted on 11/01/2011 4:14:21 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Libloather
" And he said it's better to carry a gun than mace."

Sheriff Chuck Wright doesn't beat around the bush. He keeps it simple and to the point.

4 posted on 11/01/2011 4:18:31 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Libloather
Dear Sheriff Wright,

Please move to Illinois asap and become our Governor.
We beg you.

Will you? Pretty please? All expenses will be paid.
Also, you and your family get to live free in a State owned Mansion.
Kindly consider that in deciding.

Thank you for you time.

regards
The (legally) UNARMED People of IL

5 posted on 11/01/2011 4:24:29 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51
No! He's my sheriff and you can't have him.

All kidding aside, I originally supported his predecessor, Bill Coffee - but I've been thinking for a while now that I may have been wrong in that.

6 posted on 11/01/2011 4:50:23 AM PDT by VRWCtaz (America has Zero to be ashamed of.)
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To: VRWCtaz
*** No! He's my sheriff and you can't have him. ***

LOL, that's okay.
Actually there are some Sheriffs like him here in IL. But they're 'down South'(1).

(1) Anywhere South of I-80 or 10 miles away from Joliet, IL in any direction :-)
And they're all hiding out from the professional pols, aka: crooks.

7 posted on 11/01/2011 5:07:27 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Libloather

According to another article he suggested a specific weapon which I am not familiar with, but is a combo of .45 ACP and 410 gauge shotgun according to him, so the quote “Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn’t have to be accurate, just close to the target.” is not accurate.

The 410 shotgun shell, of course, is the part where being close is more important than being accurate.

Very odd choice of a weapon for concealed carry, IMO.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 5:10:06 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000
a combo of .45 ACP and 410 gauge

3" Blue 2 1/2" Chamber Crimson Trace Grip
The "Taurus Judge®" is so named because of the number of judges who carry it into the courtroom for their protection. Capable of chambering both .410 2-1/2" shotshell and .45 Colt Ammunition, this amazing combo gun is ideal for short distances - where most altercations occur, or longer distances with the .45 Colt ammo. We have finely tuned the rifling to spread the shot pattern at close quarters or to guide the .45 cal. bullet to the target. Fully customized with fixed rear sights, fiber optic front sights and Taurus Ribber Grips®, the "Taurus Judge" is one decision-maker that lays down the law.

9 posted on 11/01/2011 5:28:23 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

At five feet, my aim is pretty good.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 5:54:01 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: TYVets

Actually, her keeps it simole and to the hollow point.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 5:55:45 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: Libloather
Back in the middle 60's there was a city in Central Florida where the police department armed 250 women with and trained them to use 5 round Charter Arms .38's. The rapist moved, rapes in that city went down and rapes in surrounding more politically correct communities went up.

Sorry, but I don't remember any more details, but I believe I read it in an old CATO report.

12 posted on 11/01/2011 6:00:54 AM PDT by JakeS (If occupy wallstreet had any brains or honesty they would be in front of the <s>w</s>shitehouse)
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To: Libloather
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

I also call this The Theory of Duh. Hat tip to the artist below...


13 posted on 11/01/2011 6:06:13 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Libloather

Yeah, that 0.05” radius increase is so much more forgiving than a tiny l’il 9mm.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 6:14:57 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Libloather

Does a pistol that shoots shotgun shells count as a sawed-off shotgun?


15 posted on 11/01/2011 6:30:01 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Libloather

Hi, Yeah, that’s it. I had in mind some kind of over/under thingy. So it can chamber either round?

Can’t say I like it much. I don’t even like the idea of alternating shot and slugs in a shotgun like some folks do. To my mind, it’s just one more thing to try and keep track of - what is the next round coming out of the weapon?

If I or a loved one was to carry that, I’d want it loaded with the 410 shells only.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 6:34:29 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: heartwood

“Does a pistol that shoots shotgun shells count as a sawed-off shotgun?”

The BATF says that as long as it has rifling, it is a common pistol. American Derringer asked the BATF to look into changing the law so that pistols could be made without rifling, but they woudn’t go for it. At all. A non starter.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 6:52:10 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Libloather

The sheriff is a man who truly cares about people.
He needs to add “and train with them” though.

I’d love to see a society with lots of armed, trained private citizens and laws that make being a criminal really, really risky.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 6:54:07 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: buffaloguy

Does the rifling mean the shot spreads less?

(Not knowledgeable about guns here. You can tell.)


19 posted on 11/01/2011 7:18:04 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: All

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20 posted on 11/01/2011 7:48:08 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: expat1000

Winchester has 410 shells (PDX1 410) designed specifically for this pistol. The shells have three .38 discs plus a charge of BB shot.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:32 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

I was just reading about the ammo at: http://www.410handguns.com/410_federal_ammunition.html#top
and the gun itself at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurus_Judge#Models.

I dunno - shouldn’t say too much just from reading about it, but does sound pretty bizarre. Shallow rifling so it won’t be categorized as an under length shotgun but still won’t disperse the buck too much.... It just seems like there are so many negatives when there are so many other choices, like a weapon with few variables where you can reduce even those by serious practice. Anyway, this is a discussion best had over a few beers rather than online. :-)

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22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:43:36 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: heartwood

No. The rifling allows you to shoot .45 Long Colt accurately.

Normally, a shotcup in the .410 load would start spinning when it hit the rifling and would spread the shot pattern, but the handgun loads for the .45LC-.410 are loaded without shotcups so the rifling has no effect on the shot pattern.

They are really effective for defense. At ten feet, well...you can imagine.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:10 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: All
BUMP!!!!!!!

He does a news conference!!!

Vid at this link:

http://www.wyff4.com/news/29638219/detail.html

I URGE ALL FREEPERS TO WATCH THIS VID AND BUMP IT TO EVERYONE!!
24 posted on 11/01/2011 9:38:06 AM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf

http://www.wyff4.com/news/29638219/detail.html


25 posted on 11/01/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Condor51

ROTFLMAO.....sorry...he’s ours!


26 posted on 11/01/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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