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Chehalis [Washington] Homeowner Shoots Intruder
KING 5 News ^ | 10 February 2013

Posted on 02/10/2013 5:49:02 PM PST by zeestephen

The suspect charged down a hallway toward the homeowner, who fired a shot. Brad Reynolds, a retired cop, runs the Neighborhood Watch. "I think it proves the point that we need guns," he said. "I am armed. I am always armed."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; guns; washingtonstate
KING 5 spoke with a man who also saw the suspect Sunday morning, rummaging through boxes on his patio. The man chased him away.
1 posted on 02/10/2013 5:49:17 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I would venture to guess that 90%+ of these stories are only reported by local news. It’s extremely rare to ever see these come across the AP wire. Crazy gunmen, OTOH, make it right to the top of the wire stories.


2 posted on 02/10/2013 6:05:52 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

And crazy white people who attack homosexuals or Blacks.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 6:08:53 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: andyk

NRA estimates successful brandishment at 250 k a year... http://www.akdart.com/gun3.html

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.”
— Cesare Beccaria,
Essay on Crimes and Punishments, 1764


4 posted on 02/10/2013 7:11:24 PM PST by jimsin
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To: zeestephen
'People use guns defensively about 2.5 million times a year, and 98 percent of the time merely brandishing the weapon is sufficient to stop an attack.' John R. Lott Jr., Letters, American Bar Association Journal, October, 1998

http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2002/10/17/lottbrandish/

FROGGY SEZ: Missed the BRANDISHMENT ceremoney..this one, must have... bad luck, he's suffered


5 posted on 02/10/2013 7:28:51 PM PST by jimsin
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To: zeestephen

Haha, well that too.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 7:37:19 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimsin

Great posts, thanks.


7 posted on 02/10/2013 7:39:02 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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