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Florida man calls 911 during home invasion, gets transferred to voicemail
FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | FoxNews,com

Posted on 06/18/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT by Q-ManRN

A Florida homeowner who called 911 during a violent home invasion Wednesday morning was transferred to voicemail at the height of the incident when the dispatcher tried to pass the call from the fire department line to police, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported.

Women could be heard screaming during the wait as the recording advised, "If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911."

He [the homeowner] told the operator there were four of them who beat his wife and stepmother. He shot one.

One suspect was found shot in the back hiding under a car, the report said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 911; banglist; crime; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; guncontrol; homeinvasion; notmyjob
Let us consider the news story above in light of liberals who tell us that citizens do not need a gun to protect themselves. Those liberals tell us that all a person needs to protect themselves is phone to call 9-1-1. They tell us that private citizens never use guns in self defense.

First, why would a police emergency line ask you to leave a voice message in the first place? No one would want to leave a voice message in a real emergency! Then, the message tells you to hang up and call 9-1-1 after you have already called 9-1-1 in order to get that message.

Meanwhile, four thugs are beating this guy's wife & stepmother. This poor homeowner finally realizes he cannot depend upon 9-1-1 and the police to save them. So, he gets his own gun and shoots one of the intruders and all of the thugs flee the home at that point (see the follow up article here: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/25761883/pasco-deputies-id-last-home-invasion-suspect). The police arrive after the suspects have fled and begin searching for the thugs.

Would you want 9-1-1 protecting you in this situation or would you want to have your own gun? We can see in this instance that the homeowner tried the former solution, but the failure of the 9-1-1 system forced him to employ his own gun.

Another of numerous examples that refute all of these liberal gun control myths. For more on the myth of 9-1-1 protection, please see this excellent article at http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/just-dial-911-the-myth-of-police-protection/

1 posted on 06/18/2014 8:39:17 AM PDT by Q-ManRN
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To: Q-ManRN

There’s plenty of precedence that shows that the police are not obligated to assist during the commission of a crime. They are not crime stoppers, they simply clean up and investigate after.

Why anyone would want to live in an anti-gun part of the country/world is beyond my comprehension.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 8:42:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Dial 9-1-1 and die.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Q-ManRN

Forward this to Michael Bloomberg. /S


4 posted on 06/18/2014 8:43:12 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Q-ManRN

This Florida county is PASCO county. They have know about these 9-1-1 problems for months if not a year. NOTHING EVER GETS FIXED, yet we are charged on every phone line, 9-1-1 charges on all phone bills. I live here.

Paging a lawyer that will get residents all this money back on a system that never works.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 8:45:59 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Q-ManRN

This New Yorker (I) was in Dallas for an extended stay. Thought there were noises out in the garage. Called 911. Dispatcher, going through her list of things to assist, asked if I had my weapon in hand.

Wha?

Ok. Made sense.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Q-ManRN

My response to anyone criticizing my right and my decision to carry a firearm is this:

I am the First Responder. I am my OWN 911. And I’m the ONLY First Responder who cares enough about ME and MY life to protect ME and MY life. And I will ALWAYS have a gun, regardless of whatever stupid law some liberal passes to feel good and make other liberals stop wetting themselves.

I taught my wife and children to load, shoot, clear malfunctions and misfeeds if they encounter them, and generally handle firearms competently and safely. As a certified instructor, I’ve also taught many women to do the same. It’s my duty as a man to protect my family, and as an American to teach those who I can to do the same.

NO ONE should be a helpless victim of some one else’s premeditated violence - whether street thug OR government-sanctioned thug.

Pretty much period.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 8:46:16 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; surfer; Bob Ireland

Florida firearm self defense ping


8 posted on 06/18/2014 8:53:35 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

Don’t forget to press 1 for english.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 8:54:26 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: NFHale

“NO ONE should be a helpless victim of some one else’s premeditated violence - whether street thug OR government-sanctioned thug.”

Exactly! And a bullet travels at something on the order of 1,000 ft./sec., while a doughnut muncher’s car probably no better than 25mph, and there’s no telling where it is when you need it. When seconds count, the cops are minutes away ( that is if you are lucky).
My wife and I decided to visit a new gun store last year just for the hell if it. She has never had an interest in guns. While my back was turned, she bought herself a Sig Sauer 9mm. Since that time, she’s purchased three more handguns and become a very good shot.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 8:56:01 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Q-ManRN

The best use of 911 is to tell them to come out and pick up the body.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 8:59:25 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Which can you depend on in an emergency? 911 or 1911??


12 posted on 06/18/2014 9:01:22 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: George from New England

now you will have liberal prosecutors and out of town carpet bagging lawyers who will want to sue the home owner.

Just wait for the “justice brothers” to put new batteries in the bullhorn.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 9:03:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

14 posted on 06/18/2014 9:06:30 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Nice. Do they make one for .45?


15 posted on 06/18/2014 9:09:52 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: RandallFlagg

16 posted on 06/18/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He’d consider it a success.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 9:12:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: NFHale

That first responder concept is great point! Thank you very much.

NFHale said “I am the First Responder. I am my OWN 911. And I’m the ONLY First Responder who cares enough about ME and MY life to protect ME and MY life. And I will ALWAYS have a gun, regardless of whatever stupid law some liberal passes to feel good and make other liberals stop wetting themselves.”


18 posted on 06/18/2014 9:18:01 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: NorthMountain

Oh, now that is SWEET!


19 posted on 06/18/2014 9:23:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: vette6387

“...When seconds count, the cops are minutes away ( that is if you are lucky)...”

And to be fair to cops, they CAN’T be there 24/7. There’s an old joke - “I carry a gun because a cop is too big to fit my holster”.

No one cares about YOUR life like you do; ergo, no one is going to defend it like you will.

And realistically - If you don’t value your own life enough to take steps to protect it, how little do you value someone else’s life (i.e., a cop’s) by requiring him to risk it protecting you, even if he COULD be there?

People who advocate our disarmament need to be shamed into silence at every opportunity.

RE Wife:
Your wife is awesome, and you should kiss her every time she buys another gun, and tell her how wonderful she is.

My wife is an expert shot with the 9mm and a .45. From self-defense ranger (7-12 feet) and out to 50 feet, she’s good with either of those. Not bad with a rifle either.

The kids are just incredible. 20 and 23 year old Young eyes... they’ve been shooting since they were tots.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 9:25:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: longtermmemmory; George from New England

“..now you will have liberal prosecutors and out of town carpet bagging lawyers who will want to sue the home owner...”

Better alive and fighting in Court, with a jury of YOUR PEERS, than rotting in a body bag in the morgue, with your wife or husband having to identify your corpse.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 9:27:36 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Q-ManRN

:^)


22 posted on 06/18/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Like your attitude. Police carry weapons for the same reason we should be able to.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 9:35:57 AM PDT by QT3.14 (NSA: The only government entity that cares what you say.)
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To: QT3.14

“...for the same reason we should be able to....”

We ARE able to. The US Constitution - the law of the land - enumerates it. Regardless of whatever some little pissant two-bit dictator at any level says.

The most BASIC Human Right is self-defense. Those advocating our giving it up can go pound sand.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:12 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Q-ManRN

I dial 911 for a fire, heart attack, etc. for a home invasion I dial 357.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:42 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: RandallFlagg

26 posted on 06/18/2014 10:32:15 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: rarestia

They exist to file paperwork after the fact (and write revenue tickets).


27 posted on 06/18/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: vette6387
When seconds count, the cops are minutes away ( that is if you are lucky).

They know how the gas pedal and radio work when someone says "officer down!".

28 posted on 06/18/2014 10:55:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Q-ManRN

911: “This is 911 - how can I help you?”

CALLER: “Someone broke into my house and I shot him. I think he is dead. Now what should I do?”

911: “Are you sure? Let’s be sure he is dead before doing anything.”

CALLER: [Bang!!!] Okay, now what....”


29 posted on 06/18/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: NFHale

Amen brother. I have noticed that people find that hard to accept, but that’s the bottom line right there.

Well said. I’m doing the same.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 11:21:39 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Good to hear from you Bulwyf... hope you and yours are well and thriving...

Pushing back is essential. If we don’t, the lunatic fringe wins.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 11:23:46 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: a fool in paradise

” They know how the gas pedal and radio
work when someone says “officer down!”.”

Tell me about it. Want prompt results? Just say, “I think they just shot a cop.”
Cops care about their own, and no one else.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: TexasRepublic

LOL!!!

Texas Republic wrote:

911: “This is 911 - how can I help you?”

CALLER: “Someone broke into my house and I shot him. I think he is dead. Now what should I do?”

911: “Are you sure? Let’s be sure he is dead before doing anything.”

CALLER: [Bang!!!] Okay, now what....”


33 posted on 06/18/2014 12:27:44 PM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: vette6387

Sounds like you had better behave yourself! :)

vette 6387 wrote:
My wife and I decided to visit a new gun store last year just for the hell if it. She has never had an interest in guns. While my back was turned, she bought herself a Sig Sauer 9mm. Since that time, she’s purchased three more handguns and become a very good shot.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Dial 9-1-1 and die.

Fixed it for you...

(Exactly what I was thinking, too.)

35 posted on 06/18/2014 1:26:05 PM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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