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Poet Maya Angelou Blasts Gun at Home Intruder
Fox News ^ | 004/03/2013

Posted on 04/03/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

"I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, "Stand four feet back because I'm going to shoot now!" Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, "Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house." I said, "Well, I don't know how that happened."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2ndamend; angelou; banglist; guncontrol; guns; gunsformenotforthee; mayaangelou; mayaangeloubanglist; secondamendment
Heh heh heh.

The Shotgun Joe method.

Good for her.

1 posted on 04/03/2013 11:56:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Uncle Joe’s candid advice would get Suzie Q Public three to five.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 11:59:10 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Oscar Pistorius/Joe Biden School of Tactics has another brilliant graduate.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 11:59:42 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

I thought the pen was supposed to be mightier than the sword.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She should write a poem about this.

I know why the caged bird sings and I know that if you touch my doorknob, I’ll blow your ass to kingdom come.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, "Stand four feet back because I'm going to shoot now!" Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, "Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house." I said, "Well, I don't know how that happened."

So she lied to the police and now admits it?

6 posted on 04/03/2013 12:00:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

And some would say, ‘she’s a poet not a writer.’


7 posted on 04/03/2013 12:01:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I can guarantee you she’s a full fledged Obama backing commie and a gun grabber. She can have one, we can’t.


8 posted on 04/03/2013 12:01:22 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: albie
I can guarantee you she’s a full fledged Obama backing commie and a gun grabber. She can have one, we can’t.

Bingo.
9 posted on 04/03/2013 12:03:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Responsibility2nd
The knob turns slowly
Stand back I be shootin' now
Guns for me, not thee.
10 posted on 04/03/2013 12:04:23 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: albie
Actually, she sounds a little crazy - expecting the police to believe that.
Has she had a background check?
Did she wait 5 days before taking possession of those bullets?
11 posted on 04/03/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Responsibility2nd
She didn't need to fire her gun, she could have threatened to read some of her poetry. That’d be enough to scare anyone off.
12 posted on 04/03/2013 12:07:14 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: JPG
She didn't need to fire her gun, she could have threatened to read some of her poetry. That’d be enough to scare anyone off.

I'd rather listen to Vogon poetry.

13 posted on 04/03/2013 12:07:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

Is the Pen Mightier - GEICO Commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw0yMn-ZHWk


14 posted on 04/03/2013 12:08:50 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: JPG

-snicker-


15 posted on 04/03/2013 12:11:19 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: albie
I can guarantee you she’s a full fledged Obama backing commie and a gun grabber. She can have one, we can’t.

Scratch a leftist extremist, and you'll always find a hypocrite.

16 posted on 04/03/2013 12:14:12 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Responsibility2nd
I said, "Well, I don't know how that happened."

we do

17 posted on 04/03/2013 12:15:42 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: grobdriver
Did she wait 5 days before taking possession of those bullets?

No biggie. Big Sis had dropped off a few cases of DHS hollow points for her.

18 posted on 04/03/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Actually I would cheer her on if she had taken the time to identify her target before just squeezing off a few shots at someone through a door.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 12:20:18 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The Shotgun Joe method.”

Yup. A proud graduate of the Joe Biden School of Home Defense and the Bill KKKlinton school of lying.


20 posted on 04/03/2013 12:23:21 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know why the caged bird packs heat.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 12:29:32 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I would hate to be a UPS or FedEx guy delivering her some manucripts or such.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 12:30:54 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: albie

Yup. She’s on the list of “celebrities” that support gun control. Just not for them of course. Typical radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag socialist. And her “poetry” sucks too.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 12:35:11 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: dfwgator

From the comments:

Check out my poem:

Knock Knock

Who dat?

One more step and I’ll blast you with my Gat!


24 posted on 04/03/2013 12:38:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: a fool in paradise

Her life has been filled with violent episodes but I think it was a while ago that the home intruder event happened. Her late mother always enjoyed having guns around and after a boyfriend’s assault even gave the daughter one and the name of a hotel where she had heard her attacker was drinking. Maya took the gun and went to the hotel but fortunately for her (and us) didn’t have the nerve to follow through.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: MrB

Maya is no Tyrone Green...

Images

Dark and lonely on a summer night
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord
The watchdog barkin’, do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord
I slip in the window
I break his neck
Then his house I start to wreck.
Got no reason, what the heck.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
“C”-”I”-”L”-”L” my landlord.


26 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Since she’s shooting through the door, what good would it do for the perp to stand four feet back? He’d still get hit. Makes you wonder if these liberal idjits even have the first clue about what guns do.

Not a good idea... just shooting blindly through a door. That’s a good way to kill somebody you actually like. It’s also true that with a door in between it’s hard to argue that there was actually a grave and imminent danger, yet.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:29 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: albie
'Tis good for me, but not for thee...'
28 posted on 04/03/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

KAPOOYA! KAPOOYA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP_Kr6i7itM


29 posted on 04/03/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kind of reminiscent of another Black activist/author/anti gun advocate, who had he lived would probably made these present day ‘Journalists’ seem like children in the adoration of BO.
“If you have a gun you should go to jail- period.”

I am referring to Carl Rowan, who - way back when - wanted to disarm the world.

Seems like one night in 1988 some young lad and a friend or two climbed the fence to his property and went for a midnight swim in his pool.
Seems like Carl got his HANDGUN and shot the kid. Fact that the kid was White really didn’t matter - We ‘know’ Carl didn’t live in ‘THAT’(other) neighborhood.
His son was a former FBI agent and gave him the gun for protection.
ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with that, just hypocritical as hell.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: grobdriver

Maybe she is the person the U.N. is targeting when they want to remove weapons from the elderly, you know crazy old liberals!


31 posted on 04/03/2013 12:58:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

If the UPS guy knocks on Maya Angelou’s door, his underwear are going to be as brown as his uniform.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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To: xrmusn

He shot a kid for swimming in his pool? That seems a bit extreme. Was he prosecuted?


33 posted on 04/03/2013 1:08:40 PM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: albie

****I can guarantee you she’s a full fledged Obama backing commie and a gun grabber. She can have one, we can’t.****

Reminds me of when Angela Davis was in jail on a murder charge. She could not make bail, so some admitted communist dairy owner in California, came up with the cash to spring her.

When this commie dairy owner got death threats he went out and bought....an AR-15 for home protection.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: ez

Carl Rowan was tried but the jury was deadlocked; the judge declared a mistrial and he was never retried.

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/09/30/us/judge-declares-mistrial-in-case-against-rowan.html


35 posted on 04/03/2013 1:18:16 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a lovely poem...

I was in my house in North Carolina.
It was fall.
I heard someone walking on the leaves.
And somebody actually turned the knob.
So I said...
“Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!”
Boom! Boom!
The police came by and said...
“Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house.”
I said...
“Well, I don’t know how that happened.”

The end.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ez

Yes... the kids jumped his fence in the middle of the night and he claims he ‘warned’ him he had a gun but the kid advanced on him and he shot him in the wrist.
The kid said he was standing by the pool in his underwear, Rowan came out, shot at and hit him, then went back into the house to hide.
The kid and his girl friend did Community service and Rowan ended up in a mistrial....

It was a ‘popular sport’ for teens from Bethesda to go to NW DC and the ‘upper neighborhoods’ and do ‘pool hopping’(?)
The fact that it was ‘known’ this activity was going on made it all the more ‘strange’ that Rowan would open fire in his back yard.

Rowan was charged with improperly owning a gun in DC but fought if by saying he didn’t legally ‘own’ it as it was a his sons and his son was authorized to own one.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 1:22:09 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: a fool in paradise

38 posted on 04/03/2013 1:23:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"Roses are red
Violets are blue
You touch my doorknob
And I'ma blow yer sorry butt to hell, and oh by the way free verse doesn't have to use rhyme or meter."
39 posted on 04/03/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: moovova
:)

Walking on the Leaves

40 posted on 04/03/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: deks

Bogus. Just like my tagline...


41 posted on 04/03/2013 1:30:45 PM PDT by ez (Laws are for little people. Criminals, politicians, police, and David Gregory are exempt.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Poetic Justice


42 posted on 04/03/2013 1:31:53 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun –
In Corners – till a Day
The Owner passed – identified –
And carried Me away –

And now We roam in Sovreign Woods –
And now We hunt the Doe –
And every time I speak for Him
The Mountains straight reply –

And do I smile, such cordial light
Opon the Valley glow –
It is as a Vesuvian face
Had let it’s pleasure through –

And when at Night – Our good Day done –
I guard My Master’s Head –
‘Tis better than the Eider Duck’s
Deep Pillow – to have shared –

To foe of His – I’m deadly foe –
None stir the second time –
On whom I lay a Yellow Eye –
Or an emphatic Thumb –

Though I than He – may longer live
He longer must – than I –
For I have but the power to kill,
Without – the power to die –

...Emily Dickinson....


43 posted on 04/03/2013 1:35:25 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: dfwgator

That can be arranged.

44 posted on 04/03/2013 2:31:26 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: JoeProBono
That was unnecessary. I've been here a while and I'm almost certain that there is NO Maya Angelou rule.

And for the record she's a lousy poet and a lousy shot too.

45 posted on 04/03/2013 2:33:10 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Mozilla

A take off of the Indiana Jones famous scene.


46 posted on 04/03/2013 2:41:37 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why didn’t she just vomit on the door ???


47 posted on 04/03/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: dfwgator

lol.


48 posted on 04/03/2013 2:52:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You know she had to take a poetshot through the door.

She wrote a poem called “A brave and startling truth.”

” When we come to it
When we let the rifles fall from our shoulders...Who reach daily for the bomb, the blade and the dagger “

Well I say she just contradicted herself by using a firearm.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 8:10:31 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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