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Oklahoma teens killed in Texas shooting; armed homeowner praised
latimes.com ^ | 21 March, 2013 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Posted on 03/23/2013 9:44:22 AM PDT by marktwain

HOUSTON — Authorities were investigating an attempted robbery scene in north Texas on Thursday where two Oklahoma teenagers were found fatally shot — possibly by self-inflicted gunshots — and the local sheriff praised the armed homeowner who fired on the suspected intruders.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; guncontrol; home; pravdamedia; secondamendment; tx
Looks like the homeowner may have saved innocent lives.
1 posted on 03/23/2013 9:44:22 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I am surprised to see this in sycj a lib rag
Interesting that this was not in the Dallas paper although it may be in their online site.

so if the one crook had several gun shot wounds AND a self inflicted wound the homeowner didn’t miss.
Good for the home owner


2 posted on 03/23/2013 9:52:26 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger

The teens identifications were not immediately released until they found out they were white.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 9:56:39 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: marktwain

I wonder what Pierce Morgan will have to say about this.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 9:57:10 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: marktwain
They needed killin'.

Happily, they got what they needed.

5 posted on 03/23/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: RWGinger

Don’t know if you noticed the poll question at the site: “Would you shoot at a suspected robber trying to intrude into your home?”

You could suspect it was a lib paper asking the question. If it were a Texas paper, the question would be phrased: “Would you shoot a suspected robber....”. There is no shooting “at” someone in Texas like they do in California.

BTW, latest poll results were 87% yes, 13% no. Although a relatively small number, that 13% would find themselves pushing up daisies about now.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 10:02:32 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: RWGinger
This should be called plagiarism. They get away with it by taking other copy and changing the words and sentence structure.
7 posted on 03/23/2013 10:07:43 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: Grams A

I guess this incident is counter to mikey moorons claim that the “”people” who want to break in to your house won’t be the freckled face kid from down the street.” Thus putting to rest (yeah, right) that gun ownership is racist. Hey mikey. STFU. (just wait til the government gets his BMI on record!)


8 posted on 03/23/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: marktwain

Odd they chose to off themselves but at least their decision will save the tax payers future expense.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Flycatcher
"[D]ied Wednesday of what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds".

So are they saying the homeowner DIDN'T shoot them or that breaking into someone's home in Texas is a form of suicide?

10 posted on 03/23/2013 10:15:41 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: RWGinger
I am surprised to see this in sycj a lib rag

They think they're showing Texas/Texans in an unflattering light....still holding out hope the perps were "special, protected class" which would, in Liberal's minds, be a hate crime.

11 posted on 03/23/2013 10:22:24 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

So are they saying the homeowner DIDN’T shoot them or that breaking into someone’s home in Texas is a form of suicide?


Don’t know what the reporter was attempting to convey, but I do know criminals who decide to break into an occupied Texas home are suicidal given the risk factors of high gun ownership and bodies carried out in boxes. The same is true of robbers who go after occupied businesses.

Texas has a lot of crime and if we were not armed, we be Mexico.


12 posted on 03/23/2013 10:29:05 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RWGinger

“I am surprised to see this in [] a lib rag”

Read the headline again...what’s being set up here is the scorn to be directed at the gun-crazy sheriff and especially heaped upon those evilllll homeowners.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 10:35:49 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Even worse, did you read some of the comments left by the latimes readers? Specifically “Progressive34”. I thought maybe the “sarc” switch was on but now I think this (sick) person was being sincere. Heaven help us. Typical thought process of a radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag. THIS is what we have to deal with in case you don’t want to go back to the latimes and read the comment:

Progressive34 at 10:10 AM March 23, 2013

Why do 2 children, OUR CHILDREN, yes all of us - why must they BE KILLED because of some trigger-happy hick in Texas? MORE GUN VIOLENCE and people actually support this SENSELESS KILLING. My goodness.

Thankfully we live in California, and we MAKE SURE that VIGILANTES, like that man cannot take justice into his own hands!!!

Thank God!!!

Shaking my head.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 10:46:24 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
So are they saying the homeowner DIDN'T shoot them or that breaking into someone's home in Texas is a form of suicide?

Modern journalism. Poorly edited, confused, amphibolous, and biased.

Who knows what really happened.

I'm just pleased that two thugs achieved room temperature.

15 posted on 03/23/2013 10:49:58 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: marktwain

I guess these two young Oklahomans had never heard the slogan, “Don’t Mess with Texas?”


16 posted on 03/23/2013 11:01:51 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: marktwain

Look at the picture of the criminal. Looks similar to Lanza which is probably why they are using it instead of the more recent picture of him with a shaved head.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 11:10:49 AM PDT by Selene
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To: Flycatcher; marktwain
They needed killin'.

Happily, they got what they needed.

No, you can't always get what you want
No, you can't always get what you want
No, you can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime, you just might find
You get what you need

18 posted on 03/23/2013 11:19:00 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: marktwain

from another article:

....Palmer said Wednesday that Kenneth Chaffin had taken nine handguns, six rifles and two shotguns from his parents’ home....

They were well armed with weapons and some 2000 rounds of ammo it seems.


19 posted on 03/23/2013 11:45:59 AM PDT by deport
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To: rktman

At the risk of catching some flak here, I’m not exactly thrilled about a couple of kids paying the ultimate price for a goofball prank. But, at the point where they (the kids) are ARMED for their “prank”, they have selected the table stakes all on their own and could have been killed just for that. Then, they could have escaped with being winged by surrendering. Ultimately, four separate choices were made and they lost ALL of them. 1: prank 2: armed 3: failure to surrender when they had clearly lost 4: suicide. Bad day.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 12:21:03 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

No, I’m not thrilled either. Bad choices often lead to bad results. Ultimate bad result in this case. But I’m not excusing what they did.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Armed robbery is only considered a goofball prank in CA and some NE states. In other states it’s considered armed robbery.


22 posted on 03/23/2013 3:49:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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“Armed robbery is only considered a goofball prank in CA and some NE states. In other states it’s considered armed robbery.”

That’s truly an excellent point, and your comment made me realize I got caught up in it. “It” meaning the most concise description is diluted by “they were teenagers”, and, the downplaying of the fact that the kids (there I go) were from OK but were doing their deed in TX. Was it just a scenic drive they were on? Did the firearms just kind of leap into their hands?

Thank you.


23 posted on 03/23/2013 7:08:44 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
I'm glad you didn't take offense at my challenge to your description. I wasn't sure why you were characterizing their actions that way. I thought you might have some information that the opening article didn't mention.

I understand what you were thinking though. It's very hard to think of a kid as a mortal threat to be dealt with as a mortal threat. But a gun changes everything. Older children are also quite capable of forming malicious intent too so they can be dangerous even without a firearm. They are capable of evil.

24 posted on 03/23/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Investigators told the Associated Press that Chaffin allegedly stole the red 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck Monday from his parents’ home about 30 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. They said Chaffin also took 17 guns, up to 2,000 rounds of ammunition and prescription drugs.”

17 firearms and 2k in ammo sounds like a lot more than a prank...


25 posted on 03/24/2013 10:43:51 AM PDT by Yehuda
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