Skip to comments.Cops: Jehovah's Witnesses Faced Bullet Barrage
Posted on 10/02/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
Incensed that two Jehovah's Witnesses approached him in the front yard of his home, an Arkansas man allegedly had his wife retrieve his 9mm handgun from the residence and then fired 19 rounds at the pairs vehicle, police report.
John Baldwin, 35, was arrested for felony aggravated assault following the incident Saturday afternoon outside his Centerton home.
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If you don’t like what they are selling, a simple “no, thank you” will do.
I have always told them I really did not want to talk about it, but I never had any desire to shoot them.
Ya think? That hasn’t been my experience with these people. (But I’ve never fired on them.)
They can be pretty hard to get away from but not dangerously so. Certainly not worth shooting at them.
Mormons probably been banging on the door that morning.
Obama’s Dept. of Homeland Security has said fervent religious people are domestic terrorists. Is this what the federal DHS wants - shooting guns at religious people and their cars?
I wonder if this shooter showed up at his church on Sunday?
We need the photo “Get off my lawn.”
I’m guessing his judgement was a bit clouded at that point.
And it was posted in the Smoking Gun. Coincidence? I think not.....
“Good for him, these people dont know how to take no for an answer”
They had apologized and were in their car leaving when he went ballistic.
I had a friend who allowed Jehova’s witnesses to knock on his door. He answered the door in the nude. It was not a pretty sight.
I love talking to Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are few enough professed Christians who know as much about their own religion. When I lived in Raleigh, there was one who made sure my condo was the last stop on his route so he could have a beer with me while we talked/argued.
A coworker of mine scared the Mormons away when they asked him where he went to church. His answer?
“The Church of His Satanic Majesty, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.”
I handle them in one of the following two ways:
The reaction I get is priceless. Even though I'm not buying what they are selling, I admire their persistence and work ethic.
Religious nuts can drive you nuts, and free people are entitled to defend thenselves.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are why God created dogs.
LOL! I answered the door yesterday with my Beretta 92 in it’s holster when some Comcast salesperson rang the door.
(Of course, I ALWAYS have a firearm on me while in my home, so this isn’t uncommon)
A simple “no, thank you” isn’t sufficient for those people; they are truly a pia.
I’ve never had a problem getting rid of them. I just tell them what I think of their church.
As best I can tell, Mormons don’t go door-to-door anymore.
Follow that simple rule and you create a lot fewer problems for yourself.
Yosemite Sam has not been a workable problem solving model for some time.
In Arkansas!, I’m betting that if nothing got hit in 19 shots, nobody was trying to injure anyone. On the other hand, this guy really needs to go to jail for felony stupidity. A simple, “I am the owner, leave the property now” will suffice. Even “witnesses” know the key words to a trespass arrest.
Hate to see how he treats trick or treaters or girl scouts?
I had a couple come to my door (after the 40th time) and invited them in. They sat on my couch and I asked “Would you both like a cup of tea?” They looked at each other and said “Please.” While the tea was steeping I gave them a plate of scones and came back with the tea. They both sampled the tea and scones and I sat in my chair across from them. I asked “What would you like to talk about?” They looked at each other and said “ I don’t know. We never got this far before.” I ushered them out the door. Nice ladies, probably.
Yes—you have to give them credit. They think they are doing the Lord’s work.
They still come through our neighborhoods this year.
The Church of His Satanic Majesty, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness....I go to Our Lady of Consumption.
“He answered the door in the nude.”
Don’t knock it. It works.
Don’t ask me how I know...
That is outrageous. I have never had a problem with JWs or Mormons or any other door-to-door ministry. A couple of times I’ve talked with them, but usually I simply say, “no thank you” and close the door. I have never needed to defend myself. I have lived in (and had JWs knock) 5 different states.
The guys reaction and your response are both over the top.
Okay, the Arian heresy can provoke violent reactions — St. Nicholas slugged Arius during the First Ecumenical Council — but this is carrying it too far.
I’ve always met JW’s and Mormons on my doorstep and preached Holy Orthodoxy to them, leaving them mystified since instead of their getting to try to convert me, I turned the tables on them. I think they’ve put a mark on my house or something since they no longer come around.
If you dont like what they are selling, a simple no, thank you will do.
If they are witless, I try to convert them to mormonism and vice versa....
Great, our Mormons are lazy. :)
Check this nut’s garage for a bed sheet with eye holes and a torch.
There’s nothing like a doorman building. No pests admitted. The doorman keeps a baseball bat under the desk for hard cases.
THe witnesses are no enemy, and thus friends, however I have nothing to talk about with them:
1. THey dont believe Jesus is GOd
2. their peace ganhdi like approach is depressing and demoralizing , and although it makes them good people, what comes after is their clap trap on their religion that I simply cannot deal with.
In other words I find no cooperation from them and they thus cannot find cooperation in me. Funny how the world is great so long all do what Jesus said to do until Jesus comes and says I did it, and then every thing is getting split by that sword.
That is one nice M1
While I don’t agree with their religion choice, I’ve got to admire folks that will bicycle in the Houston area summer heat to spread their view of God. My conversations with them have always been polite.
This was completely uneccessary. The response should be:
"You're just in time...come on in, it's gun-cleaning day. Can I get you a beer?"
Naw you can’t be shooting at JW’s...that’s totally bogus.
You bet, because it makes so much sense to shoot at someone after they ask if you'd like to convert to their religion, you say "No", they apologize for taking your time, and start driving away.
Do you feel the same way about Girl Scouts selling cookies door-to-door? They can be pretty persistent, after all.
The few times I've had such people at my door, I simply tell them I'm an atheist and not interested. Their reaction is invariably a polite one.
I certainly didn't feel the need to "defend" myself by shooting at them.