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Man walks neighborhood with rifle, scares neighbors
WCNC ^ | 4/25/13 | Tony Burbeck

Posted on 04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man who walks around his neighborhood with a rifle strapped to his back says he is not a threat to harm anyone, but some neighbors fear he is an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen.

John Schultz, 19, also wears a bullet-proof vest, carries ammunition and has a knife in a holster as he walks through Walnut Creek, which is off Sunset Road in north Charlotte.

The gun is his grandfather’s 303 British Enfield from WWII.

His walks cause double-takes as well as safety concerns for some. Schultz says others thank him and wave at him.

He says his walks are for exercise and picking up garbage, but also for looking out for his neighbors.

"It's nothing to do with the body armor, it's the person,” Schultz said. “Yes, it just so happens to be there."

“It’s a problem and a concern,” said neighbor Vanessa Aidara.

She says the rifle scares her and scares her kids to the point they won’t play in the yard.

"He could be good without the rifle. The rifle is what scares everybody because why do you need a rifle to pick up trash, get a trash bag,” Aidara said.

Schultz says he's spotted peeping toms and potential burglars in backyards while on his walks, which include in nearby woods, but not on private property.

"I won't brandish a firearm or anything, I won't chase somebody around. I will ask them to stop,” Schultz said.

"Let the police take care of that, not you,” said Aidara.

Aidara says she called police the first time she saw Schultz walking down the street.

“I had a panic attack, didn’t know what was going on,” she said.

She fears Schultz could be an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen, or someone could target him for violence because he is armed.

"He could get hurt,” Aidara said.

"She's not really wanted to talk to me,” Schultz said.

If she did, Schultz says Aidara would feel different.

He's from a military family, hates garbage, loves his neighborhood and says he isn't looking for a fight.

Aidara wants the rifle-strapped neighborhood walks to stop.

Schutlz’s answer is no.

Police say Schultz isn't breaking any laws because he's not pointing the gun at anyone or threatening anyone with it.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; man; neighborhood; neighbors; rifle; scares; walks
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1 posted on 04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

2 posted on 04/26/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by LibWhacker ("When good men who will fight are all extinct, there is no more civilization." - S. Locklin)
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To: LibWhacker

Further evidence of the pussification of America...


3 posted on 04/26/2013 7:07:38 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: LibWhacker

“...and has a knife in a holster”

knife holster, aka a SHEATH


4 posted on 04/26/2013 7:08:39 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: LibWhacker

Wow. Aidara (and others like her) are a serious danger to society. She needs professional help. Phobias can be overcome with treatment.

Power hungry politicians use people like Aidara to pass laws to take control of all of our lives.


5 posted on 04/26/2013 7:10:19 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: LibWhacker

My bud owns a local gas/quickstop in AZ. He’s always open carry armed. I harass him how shocked and offended offended I am and threaten to take my money elsewhere all the time ;)

He says that maybe 1 in 1000 will see his gun and do a 180 and he will live without their business just fine.

This pathetic woman can move.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 7:11:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: LibWhacker

“She fears someone could target him for violence because he is armed. He could get hurt, Aidara said”

Ah yes, the old “were taking away you rights for your own good” trick. An oldie but a goodie.

Having said that, it is a little odd to be walking a neighborhood with a rifle.


7 posted on 04/26/2013 7:11:47 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: LibWhacker

“Police say Schultz isn’t breaking any laws because he’s not pointing the gun at anyone or threatening anyone with it.”

In that case this Aidara woman needs to STFU!


8 posted on 04/26/2013 7:13:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: LibWhacker

Media’s way to otherize gun owners. Kid is a weirdo.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 7:14:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: LibWhacker

He’s well within his rights, but I’m sorry, after watching that video - that is one odd duck.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 7:15:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LibWhacker

If I lived there I would join him, first I would have to go out on the lake and mount a recovery operation.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 7:15:46 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: LibWhacker

Damn... that neighborhood looks empty... does he have friends?


12 posted on 04/26/2013 7:16:19 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Does he carry a long gun and wear armor in residential areas?


13 posted on 04/26/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: LibWhacker

She fears Schultz could be an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen, or someone could target him for violence because he is armed.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

We need more like him. IN every neighborhood across the nation. And BTW,from the photo I can see thats not a full military version of the Lee Enfield British .303 cal, its forstock has been cut down and the gun converted to a sport hunting version.The foresight has also been changed.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: nhwingut
"Media’s way to otherize gun owners. Kid is a weirdo."

otherize???

15 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:29 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. :-))
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To: LibWhacker

Somebody didn’t get enough hugs and attention...


16 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: marktwain

Google “Aidara” and see what you think afterwards.. you can also scan Vanessa Aidara....


17 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: stuartcr

Actuality he’s considering it. I don’t see the problem in Obama’s new America (now that it’s complete with flashmobs and terror attacks,) with doing just that, do you?


18 posted on 04/26/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: dead

Hahaha! Thanks 4 saying what i wss thinking... that being said, i appreciate quirkiness...


19 posted on 04/26/2013 7:22:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: LibWhacker

When I was a kid you seldom saw young men; teens to say 25 out hiking around that didn’t have a rifle and a knife. Of course few people lived around us so we knew who all of them were. I wonder why she doesn’t just talk to him, get a feel for what kind of guy he is before getting all wound up about it. It astonishes me how much this country has changed in not so many years.

When the Columbine school shooting happened I told my kids that when I went to high school nearly every boy had rifles in their truck in the parking lot- yet no school shootings. Imagine that, all those rifles just sitting in those racks in the back window of pickups- none of them shot anyone.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 7:22:54 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: LibWhacker

Ugh! Someone sporterized that 303 — that is a crime in my book.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:01 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: dead

what video?


22 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LibWhacker
The "problem" is not Mr. Schultz or his rifle or his vest. The problem is Miz Aidara. She needs to STFU and butt out or if that is not possible for her oh-so-sensitive modern self, leave.

Many years ago I was sighting in a scoped black powder rifle on private land. An idiot of Miz Aidara's caliber came a-trespassing to berate me for causing his wife to have a panic attack. I graciously allowed that I was not finished and would leave when I was done. He went back in phoned in a report of a person firing a "machine gun" toward his house. The cops did not arrive while I was there, but I heard about it later from a neighbor. I determined that the next time this pussy trespassed I would hold him for the cops and have him charged with trespassing and harassment. But he never did, more's the pity.

23 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:19 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: LibWhacker

Kinda sad to have such pussies for neighbors.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:41 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: V_TWIN

Nobody targets an armed person for violence.

This is the same liberal insanity that says we’d be safer without a strong military.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nhwingut
Media’s way to otherize gun owners.

Exactly, gun owners are either scary militia types, psychotic school shooters or creepy poindexters with no friends.

26 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes, I just don’t like a lot of attention and I think it does more harm than good for. I’m all for carrying concealed with or without a permit.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 7:24:57 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Geoffrey

I wasn’t going to mention it, but yeah, that rifle is a serious bubba gun.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 7:25:53 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: jackibutterfly

Yes. It is an “Us and Them” thing. The object the exercise is to make gun owners “Them” to as many people as possible.


29 posted on 04/26/2013 7:26:11 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Gaffer

Video at the top of the linked page.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 7:26:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: stuartcr

It seems Arizona isn’t for you then.


31 posted on 04/26/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MrB

DC snipers did. If you have a long gun and optics, it’s not hard or dangerous.


32 posted on 04/26/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Norm Lenhart

No, too far west and too dry, but Virginia is, we have open-carry just about anywhere you want. I’m hoping for concealed without a license to pass.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 7:28:57 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Candor7

Chapel Hill NC was where a guy walked around with an M1 Garand and shot a bunch of people. But he didn’t walk around with it before that incident.
These people need to go to a gun show.


34 posted on 04/26/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: LibWhacker
So the concerned neighbor never worries about a Holmes or Lanza in their community, but an open carry weird kid?
35 posted on 04/26/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jboot

I enjoy mine. With a 125gr bullet, lot’s of fun and pretty flat.


36 posted on 04/26/2013 7:30:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: LibWhacker
"I had a panic attack, didn’t know what was going on,” she said.
That's sort of HER problem...therapy?
37 posted on 04/26/2013 7:31:46 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: stuartcr

There is an advantage to open carry though. It removes the ‘Is he or isn’t he” from the mind of the potential criminal and he just moves on down the road without the idea ever forming.

When you stack up enough desert rats in an area with open carry, such would be thugs just leave the area and rarely return.

Worked great in Earp’s time. Removed many burdens on the system.


38 posted on 04/26/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m trying to convince my dad/partner that we should post a “Concealed Carry Welcome Here” on the front door of our law office.


39 posted on 04/26/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: stuartcr
DC snipers did. If you have a long gun and optics, it’s not hard or dangerous.

I don't remember the DC snipers targeting armed people. They shot people pumping gas or mowing lawns and such.

40 posted on 04/26/2013 7:32:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LibWhacker

The dude is a freak. He wouldn’t be walking my neighborhood. Bulletproof vest? Knife “just in case?”.


41 posted on 04/26/2013 7:33:18 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: jagusafr

It pays to advertize ;)


42 posted on 04/26/2013 7:33:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: LibWhacker

I support being able to carry a gun anywhere, but I also think you are a damn idiot and weirdo if you walk around a neighborhood like that with a rifle on your shoulder. And wearing body armor only makes it weirder.

Anyone that weird deserves suspicion.


43 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:20 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m not that concerned with ‘is he or isn’t he’

it ain’t anywhere near Earp’s time, hasn’t been for a long time


44 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: cornfedcowboy; All
The dude is a freak. He wouldn’t be walking my neighborhood. Bulletproof vest? Knife “just in case?”.

I would love to have him in my neighborhood. We would all be even safer than we are now.

45 posted on 04/26/2013 7:37:02 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: stuartcr

I was referring to the sporterized aspect. The SMLE and MK IV are two of my favorite guns of all time, but there should be some sort of punishment for sporterizing one of them. Removal of a minor digit comes to mind. ;-)


46 posted on 04/26/2013 7:37:09 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: dead

That’s the thing, they didn’t know if they were or weren’t, they still targeted them.


47 posted on 04/26/2013 7:38:11 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

Yes and the farther we get, the more pussified we get. Thus our current vapors as a society over guns, self protection and criminal justice.


48 posted on 04/26/2013 7:38:24 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: LibWhacker
This women would sh1t a brick if she was aware of all the concealed guns around her. When I lived in Southern New Mexico in the early 70’s, most people open carried. Nobody thought twice about it. In fact, I belive in those days it was illegal to conceal a gun in N.M. Open carry makes a lot more sense to me because it keeps everyone polite and courteous!
49 posted on 04/26/2013 7:39:08 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Are you sure you are on the right forum?

There was nothing wrong with what this kid is doing. If anything, he’s helping.

The attitudes against people doing this kind of thing are pretty telling...


50 posted on 04/26/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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