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I guess it's like that ever present threat of terrorism. I guess you just get used to it and it becomes blasé after awhile. I mean, turn it on the news. I hear "murder murder murder rape armed robbery nuclear jihad politicians doing coke blah blah blah...." When that's all you hear everyday you get used to it. I guess we are just desensitized. And the scare tactics the media uses to get higher ratings contributes to the indifference most of us feel, I think.
For example, just the other day I saw a commercial.
"You won't BELIEVE what out action news team found in this supposedly organic bread from a local supplier! You won't want to miss this!!!!"
Of course, I didn't want to miss it because they said so. What could it be? Arsenic? Cyanide? I mean there's antifreeze in the toothpaste and plastic ingredients in the dog food. WHAT COULD BE IN THAT ORGANIC BREAD AND COULD IT KILL ME?
Well, I saw it. Guess what the amazing scandal was about? They were adding a preservative to the bread, the same preservative they add to ALL bread, and passing it off as organic. That was what the hype was about. This is what makes us desensitized.
Very well put.Are we as a society getting so used to this sort of thing, that it's "nothing to be worried about".
The "nothing to be worried about" statement made me so mad I had to edit my post twice just to make it civil. As for not being comfortable about a 71 year old carrying a firearm...I believe the man proved his proficiency.
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I don't feel bad for the guys. They took a gamble and unfortunately one lost his life.
He could have just as easily went to the subway the next day and asked for a job. He'd probably get turned down but at least he'd be alive today.
"mean was the man in any danger himself? OH MY GOD IM BEING FORCED INTO THE BATHROOM SO IM OUT OF THE WAY."
There have been plenty of instances where people have been moved somewhere else and beaten or even killed. I have no problem with the guy not wanting to take that chance.
Those two punks had a choice. They could put numerous peoples lives in danger, including their own. Or they could do like almost every other American and get a job.
That old man had a choice too. He could Let these punks do what ever they wanted to him and the other people around them. Possibly killing innocent people.
Those two punks put him in that position and one of them died. It's their own fault, not he Marines. He only did what we trained him to do, protect himself and other Americans. I hope he can get a medal for what he did.
Too many times you see punks get the loot and then shoot the people they are ripping off anyway. It's a shame he didn't get the second one too. Nobody has the right to threaten or take anyone's property, life or family. All three should be defended vigorously.
70% to 80% of all violent crimes are committed by repeat offenders. Draw your own conclusions.
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What unnerves me the most is that these two weren't already in jail. As someone previously said the one that was killed had a "mile long record". If he had done all these things he should have been sent to jail for a long time, maybe a few months the first few times but after repeated offenses he should have spent a good several years in jail, he was only 22 years old, he obviously hadn't spent more than a year in jail for multiple offenses. There should be more severe penalties for repeated lawbreakers... not just prohibition. A rehabilitation center may have saved a life lost and another one severely injured, and wouldn't have put the old man in the position of killing people.
You could feed many starving families for a long time with just $200, what were these guys going to spend it on? Crack and Cocaine?
A few months ago, a guy in CT came home from work and his wife told him she thought a neighbor had molested their pre-school age daughter. He grabbed his gun and went over to confront the neighbor and ended up killing him. The father caught some breaks from the court and was only charged with manslaughter or something and will only serve several years in prison instead of decades. If he didn't have a gun, he might have beat the guy and a similarly sympathetic court would have given him a short sentence or community service. Last I heard, there was no evidence the molestation ever happened and now his family's life is totally messed up because he had that gun.
Bruce in CT
Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche
Sounds to me like that person had to business with a gun in the first place if he's so quick to kill.
Not all people who steal money are going to spend it on crack. Some really do spend it on their babies. Didn't someone mention someone stealing sheets or something? I mean, this is probably not the case but don't be so quick to say he was just going to buy crack.
JLAP: I know, but, he had already been found with drugs on him in the past, plus, I don't think your baby needs a car that you just got via Grand Theft Auto.