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FL:2 shot in attempted Pasco home invasion
wfla.com ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 07/23/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT by marktwain

Investigators say the two men went into a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O'Lakes Boulevard in an attempted home invasion/robbery.

One of the visitors inside was armed, deputies say, and opened fire, hitting both men. They ran away and collapsed on the sidewalk.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; guncontrol; home; invasion; secondamendment
The invaders had a fake gun.
1 posted on 07/23/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Important distinction:

Neighbors told News Channel 8's Peter Bernard that the home has a reputation for drug activity.

2 posted on 07/23/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.d)
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To: marktwain
The invaders had a fake gun.

Stupid as well, you get the same amount of time using a fake gun in a robbery as you do with a real gun.

Glad the visitor has the real McCoy.

3 posted on 07/23/2013 8:48:08 AM PDT by mware
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To: marktwain

More Floridians shooting children. When will it end?


4 posted on 07/23/2013 8:48:42 AM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: rarestia
Neighbors told News Channel 8's Peter Bernard that the home has a reputation for drug activity.

Hmmm, wonder what was the nature of that vistors call???

5 posted on 07/23/2013 8:50:03 AM PDT by mware
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To: marktwain

“Pasco Sheriff’s deputies say two men carrying a fake gun ...”

It must have been terribly awkward for both of them to be carrying it. Did they take turns carrying it? Or was it a very large fake gun? Do journalists get any training in how to express themselves in writing?


6 posted on 07/23/2013 8:52:24 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: rarestia
Neighbors told News Channel 8's Peter Bernard that the home has a reputation for drug activity.

I saw that too. If this is a black on black crime, then nothing to see here folks....MSM

Shame shame

7 posted on 07/23/2013 8:53:28 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: marktwain

Robbing homes is turning out to be a risky business. In my neighborhood, we have a lot retired military and law enforcement officers as well as a few active duty military. From what I know of my neighbors, I would say 100% of them has at least one if not several firearms. Maybe that word has leakied out, because despite being a modestly well to do neighborhood, nobody around here has experienced an attempted robbery in the 8 years I have lived here. By the way, we live in South Alabama where we have a “Stand Your Ground Law”. Guess that makes us an “Aparteid State”.


8 posted on 07/23/2013 8:53:33 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: mware

Depends in which part of Land O’Lakes they inhabited. LOL runs the gamut from rural farmland to suburban cookie-cutter housing complexes. This likely happened in a middle-class suburban neighborhood. A LOT of these areas are rife with pot growers.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 8:53:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.d)
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To: cdcdawg

Maybe it was a fake bazooka.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 8:53:56 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: rarestia
Everyone has a right to self defense. Everyone.

/johnny

11 posted on 07/23/2013 8:59:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mware

“Stupid as well, you get the same amount of time using a fake gun in a robbery as you do with a real gun.”

And you also have absolutely no means to “protect” yourself. Were the perps “Holder’s People?” Inquiring minds want to know. Definitely Forrest Gump types.


12 posted on 07/23/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: boomop1

How do you fake bubble gum?


13 posted on 07/23/2013 9:01:13 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: mware

Shoot first and find out that it was only a fake gun later.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 9:06:33 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agreed! If one cannot protect oneself, then one is not free.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
It doesn't matter what the 'reputation' of the household is. Self defense is still their right. Even scumbags have the right to self-defense.

/johnny

16 posted on 07/23/2013 9:15:58 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I apologize if I made any inference to the contrary, but I agree.

I was illustrating the point that this appeared to be drug-related, as I live in the metro area where this happened. The hair stands up on the back of my neck when I read or hear stories like these from my home market. It settles my stomach a bit to hear that it was drug related, because that means I’m just a bit safer because I’m not part of that culture.

I agree that this was a clean shoot. I was justifying the event as drug-related to calm my own fears.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 9:19:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: marktwain
The invaders had a fake gun.

Cue the "sad trombone" sound effect of failure.

18 posted on 07/23/2013 9:19:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: rarestia

So: The way I am getting it now is that these two idiots figured on making a home invasion of a drug dealers home with a fake gun.

Youth is no excuse for anyone being that stupid.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

Hope it wasn’t a White black guy killing one of Obama/Holder’s kids.

Pray for America to Wake Up


20 posted on 07/23/2013 9:28:37 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: marktwain
the invaders had a fake gun

SO WHAT?? If someone enters a house illegally, we have every right to assume they're armed. What are the victims supposed to do? Ask the criminals to sit down so they can have a conversation about the weapons they brought with them, and have a duel?

21 posted on 07/23/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: marktwain

In the legislative process, unscientific polls conducted by major local media outlets are often quoted as rationale to support or refute specific legislation. There is a current poll on the Denver Post asking:

http://www.denverpost.com/
“Do you think Florida and 21 other states with “stand your ground” self-defense laws should repeal those laws?”

Yes (REPEAL Stand Your Ground)
NO (DON’T REPEAL Stand Your Ground)

The poll can be found about 1/3 the way down on the main page on the right hand side sandwiched between several ads.


22 posted on 07/23/2013 9:32:45 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: marktwain

if they’d only not been at home.....


23 posted on 07/23/2013 9:38:29 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: rarestia

Safe until a SWAT team gets the address wrong on a no-knock warrant and busts your doors in.

You’re only “not a part of that culture” until “they” decide you are.


24 posted on 07/23/2013 9:55:42 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: marktwain

Were the people AMISH?


25 posted on 07/23/2013 9:57:23 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: G Larry

26% Yes
73% No

Bwahahahahaha! Sniveling liberal lemmings.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 10:00:03 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: bray

I didn’t read the entire article. Did they die?


27 posted on 07/23/2013 10:02:43 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

No. In serious condition. However, it says the place is known as a drug location so looks like drug on drug. But that’s no reason to hold it against them. /s


28 posted on 07/23/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by Portcall24 (WAS WHERE3)
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To: marktwain

Darwin Award candidate?


29 posted on 07/23/2013 10:16:02 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: certrtwngnut

I don’t know.


30 posted on 07/23/2013 10:26:45 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Portcall24
However, it says the place is known as a drug location so looks like drug on drug

That just means that any one of them could have been 0bama 35 years ago.

31 posted on 07/23/2013 2:08:50 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: marktwain

“Never bring a fake gun to a real gun gun fight.”

Pretty good shootin by the vics, being able to hit BOTH perps. Too bad the perps survived and are eating up hundreds of thousands in taxpayer bucks at public hospitals, not to mention hundreds of thousands of taxpayer bucks to house them afterwards in the state pen.


32 posted on 07/23/2013 2:15:07 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SatinDoll
update on the Pasco Fl home invasion shootings.

As I thought,most likely drug related.

33 posted on 07/23/2013 4:41:21 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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