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Man breaks into home with machete, gets shot(SC)
carolinalive.com ^ | 23 August, 2012 | Taylor Williams

Posted on 08/24/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT by marktwain

Conway police are investigating a home invasion that happened early Tuesday morning at a home in the 1600 block of 9th Avenue.

Shortly before 6:00 a.m., Conway police officers were called to the home in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, a man was lying in the living room floor of the residence with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Officers then spoke with the homeowner who told them that he was asleep when he awoke to find someone standing by his bed holding a machete.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; home; sc
Machetes are very effective weapons.
1 posted on 08/24/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT by marktwain
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2 posted on 08/24/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: marktwain
Less effective, it seems, than a firearm. ;)

/johnny

3 posted on 08/24/2012 4:24:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: marktwain
Machetes are very effective weapons

Drawing from childhood memories, there's no argument here. Still, there's the little matter of bringing a knife to a gun fight...

4 posted on 08/24/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: marktwain

“Machetes are very effective weapons.”

Yes! (if your opponent is either a rabid bobcat, or a guy with a machete;)


5 posted on 08/24/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: marktwain

Candidate for a Darwin Award.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 4:49:36 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: marktwain

I hope it hurts.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 4:52:07 PM PDT by Reynoldo
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To: marktwain

No “never bring a knife to a gunfight” comments yet? Disappointing..


8 posted on 08/24/2012 4:54:52 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: marktwain

Anyone who forcibly enters a home with any type of weapon, isn’t there for a simple burglary. I didn’t read the entire article, but I hope the homeowner killed the perp


9 posted on 08/24/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Wyatt's Torch

check post #4


10 posted on 08/24/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Don’t despair. It’s the first comment at the link.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 5:23:29 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: marktwain

Technical note: It is a very bad idea to keep a pistol underneath your pillow, unless you intend to feign sleep, expecting company. A much better alternative is to hang it on a nail in the wall beside your bed, out of sight.

It’s also good to mentally gauge how quickly you wake up. There was a rumor in the Army that a person when woken up is regarded as blameless for a few seconds, if they assault whoever woke them up, in that they are not fully conscious.

While that is apocryphal, it’s probably not a good idea to wake up with a gun in your hand, if you do not come to your senses quickly.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Frank_2001

Apparently you have never read the history of the .38 and how the 1911 came to be.

Odd that people are compelled to post about that of which they know nothing.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 5:38:15 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: marktwain

The homeowner is lucky to be alive.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 5:49:40 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: JRandomFreeper

Where is that Indiana Jones picture?


15 posted on 08/24/2012 5:52:51 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

We have several guns in our bedroom, we also have 4 dogs in there and the bedroom door is locked. By the time we get the guns out we will be fully awake, our dogs will make sure of that.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 5:53:58 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: marktwain

Not there to clear some brush. I think a machete would be an excellent close quarters weapon. Blackhawk sells a few.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 5:56:18 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: marktwain

18 posted on 08/24/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: arkady_renko

A machete is only effective if you know how to use it properly. Think of it as a subset of sword fighting.

It is quite good for some kinds of brush, though. I’ve seen workmen using very sharp machetes to actually trim grass. That impressed me. It was like dry shaving with a very large straight razor.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 6:04:42 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
There was a rumor in the Army that a person when woken up is regarded as blameless for a few seconds, if they assault whoever woke them up, in that they are not fully conscious.

I do remember them telling us that when we woke up a guy to take the next shift on guard duty to shake him and then back way the heck back.

I didn't think it would happen but the first guy I ever woke up in the middle of the night jumped up and went swinging berserk for a few seconds. I did back off enough not to get hit.

I don't know about the part about not being responsible, but the guy really was not all there for a few seconds.

20 posted on 08/24/2012 6:17:17 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

If you want to have some real fun, wake a drunk up with the cold glass of water thing.

I tried that on my X and I can tell you that it is interesting.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 6:20:52 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Right Wing Assault

An NCO advised the best way to awaken someone safely is by shaking the toe of their boot or foot.

The best sleep delirium I ever saw was during a field exercise with lots of pyrotechnics. Somehow a guy in his sleeping bag went from lying down to standing up in his bag, then bounced down a short incline into a creek while screaming something. Quickly fished out of the creek and his now sodden sleeping bag, he blurted out something about bears.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 6:52:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: marktwain

This is really, really crappy writing on the part of Williams.

The cops arrived and found what appeared to be a guy on the living room floor. Was he bleeding from a gunshot wound, slipping on a pickle or a fire ant attack? We don’t know. Wiliams won’t tell us.

Then Williams tells us that the homeowner was asleep, so maybe the guy bleeding on the floor did slip on a pickle.

Next we learn that the guy bleeding on the floor had a machete. Maybe he was trying to slice pickles and accidentally cut out his spleen.

Anything is possible in a William’s story. As we read more, Williams won’t tell us if the homeowner shot the pickle guy. No. He’s bleeding on the floor for some unknown reason. That leads to speculation.

Maybe the guy laying on the floor got hit by a meteor. As mentioned, anything is possible in a William’s story because he just throws bleeding people on the floor and won’t give a clue why.

Williams needs to realize that a story has a beginning, middle and end. Without those elements, you could lose your job.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 7:09:45 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
shaking the toe of their boot or foot

Yeah, it was 40+ years ago, but that sounds familiar. SOP, I guess.

24 posted on 08/24/2012 7:14:54 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: old curmudgeon
wake a drunk up with the cold glass of water

Shoot! All my drunks are dead so I can't try it.

25 posted on 08/24/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: dfwgator
Didn't any of these guys see Raiders of the Lost Ark? Don't they know how knife verses gun ALWAYS ends? Thanks for posting THE ROLA scene video on post #18.

WACH and LEARN people, watch and learn... any questions?

26 posted on 08/24/2012 7:41:11 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: old curmudgeon
Odd that people are compelled to post about that of which they know nothing.

Are you referring to a rabid bobcat since you posted in reply to post #5? Is there more to the story regarding the story of how the 1911 came about in relation to rabid animals?

You gots me confused.

27 posted on 08/24/2012 10:32:09 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: sergeantdave
Without those elements, you could lose your job.

Not in today's journalism. If it doesn't show up in spell check or grammar check, it OK to print. Editors are just happy to get through the week without having to bust someone for plagiarizing or making the story up.

28 posted on 08/24/2012 10:39:47 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: marktwain

I don’t understand. Is there something wrong with me? If someone is standing over my bed with a weapon, I will fire and if they don’t drop I will fire again. If I have to run after them I will be firing. I will fire until my gun is empty on anyone who comes in uninvited and with evil intent. I thought that would be quite reasonable.


29 posted on 08/24/2012 11:17:26 PM PDT by badpacifist (Romney/Ryan Half right is better than all wrong)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I got told the same thing 30 years ago. I guess it is SOP.


30 posted on 08/25/2012 3:43:49 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: submarinerswife

I am referring to the comment that a gun/knife fight always ends the same predictable way and that a guy with a machete will end the same way.

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/colt45.htm

Read to the end. There are many other links, but I thought this one most interesting because of the recounting of Sgt. Alvin York’s story.


31 posted on 08/25/2012 5:29:25 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

The perp chose a weapon that is deadly and quiet. It would have been VERY lethal had the home owner not woke up before the perp could use his weapon of choice. The homeowner just got lucky when he did wake up.


32 posted on 08/25/2012 6:20:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: old curmudgeon

Ah! Sgt. Alvin York, reluctant American war hero, all he wanted was a piece of bottom land so that he could marry his Sweetie. Loved the movie and read about the man.

Thank you for the link!


33 posted on 08/25/2012 7:22:33 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Ditter
We have several guns in our bedroom

Why so many in the bedroom? Shouldn't you disperse them through out your home to be more effective in case of a break in?

34 posted on 08/25/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Absolutely.

Spread them around so that if a burglar breaks in he can find them before you wake up.

That will make an even fight. You do want to be fair.


35 posted on 08/25/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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