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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:24 am

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littletom wrote:If I felt like I had to pack a gun for my safety mowing my yard. I think I would throw in the towel and move.


+1 The only time I am packing is when I go hunting or sighting in the guns. And those times it is always long guns. I only own two pistol. One is an old Colt Peace Maker that has been in the family for well over 100 years. The other is an H&R 22 revolver I used to shot coyotes when I ran a long line trap line. I have never shot the Colt and it had been over 10 years since I shot the 22.
The house is unlocked, the keys are in the car, pickup, tractor, and quad. I go to town but avoid the cities with a passion. There is a loaded 22 in the house for varmits and a 12 ga with double ought in the closet. I have said before that either things are a lot worse in other parts of the country or there are a lot of paranoid people. And if are things are so bad that you have to pack while mowing the lawn, I don't understand why you haven't moved.


You are far too rational. You may be low on paranoia. There is a generous supply on this forum. Maybe someone will volunteer to give you some.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby greybeard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:27 am

'Mr. Thug..one request. Wait till I get off this thing, go in the house and retrieve my sidearm before you try to steal my lawnmower (or car) please'.

Yeah, that'll work.......or ya can just wait for the govt to come to your aid. :roll: :roll:
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:31 am

Nearly two years after a man was shot and killed while mowing his lawn in Miami Gardens, police say they have a suspect in custody.

Dequentin Thomas, 22, is facing first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the June 2015 killing of 61-year-old Curtis Smith.


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Thomas was being held without bond Friday, Miami-Dade jail records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

Police said Smith, a respiratory therapist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, was mowing his lawn in the 17600 block of Northwest 14th Avenue when he was shot. Surveillance video showed two men approach Smith before a struggle ensued and Smith fell to the ground.


Source: Suspect Arrested in 2015 Killing of Miami Gardens Man Who Was Shot While Mowing His Lawn: Police | NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Susp ... z4eu0Ds0of
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:32 am

A 54-year-old Brewster man was grazed by a bullet while mowing his lawn on Monday. Police are asking for help in finding the shooter.
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BREWSTER Police are looking for leads in a shooting incident earlier this week where a bullet grazed a man who was mowing his lawn at Tuscarawas Avenue and Glick Street NW.

The 54-year-old village resident was on a riding mower around 5 p.m. Monday when he heard a whistling noise, Police Chief Keith Creter said.



The man jumped off the mower thinking he ran over a beehive, he said. The man then observed an SUV speed away.

The bullet from a .22 rifle entered the man’s shirt and grazed the left side of his belly before exiting the back of his shirt.

“He heard a quick whistle and that is the noise a .22 makes,” Creter said. “It made an abrasion and broke the skin open.”

The man refused medical treatment.

He told police a white man in his late-30s was driving a white Jeep Cherokee with a lift-kit, black rims with silver center caps. It slowly went up and down streets in the area before the man was shot, the victim reported. After he was shot, he observed the same vehicle fleeing the area. The Jeep had been parked at the Brewster Car Wash about 97 feet from the man’s residence.

The man attempted to follow the vehicle and then drove himself to the police station.

Creter said in the past month, the department has received information from the village’s electricians that several street lights have been struck by what appears to be bullets. The size of the whole in the lights is consistent with a .22 rifle, he said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Detective Nathan Taylor at 330-767-3191 ext. 4.








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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:33 am

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Alexander City Police say a man was shot while sitting on a riding lawn mower cutting his grass this morning, according to AlexCityOutlook.com.

According to witnesses, a man in a red Ford Ranger pickup stopped in a road in front of a home on Highway 63 south of North Central Road and fired a single shot. The bullet struck a man on a lawn mower and the truck sped off.

The victim's name has not been released.

A witness at the scene who helped the wounded man said she thought he was having a heart attack, or that he was suffering from an insect sting. A neighbor who was sitting on his front porch drinking coffee heard the shot and saw the man fall.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:36 am

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/man- ... /271157550


don't you hate when facts get in the way of your rethoric
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby greybeard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:46 am

Bright Raven wrote:
You are far too rational. You may be low on paranoia. There is a generous supply on this forum. Maybe someone will volunteer to give you some.


Didn't you once (under your old username) post that you left a job out west because of perceived threats to your own safety?
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:09 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:
You are far too rational. You may be low on paranoia. There is a generous supply on this forum. Maybe someone will volunteer to give you some.


Didn't you once (under your old username) post that you left a job out west because of perceived threats to your own safety?


Yes. I transferred from Kentucky to Denver in 1980. I remained an employee of the US Office of Surface Mining Regulation and Enforcement. The transfer was not solely my decision. The circumstances were reviewed by the District Manager who decided I should transfer as a precaution. The threat was the result of enforcement action I performed against an unpermitted mining operation that was mining coal on properties owned by parties who had not consented to having their land mined. The company was operated under the name of B.F. Holbrook. I issued 3 cessation orders over a period of a month. US Federal Marshall escort was employed because of the nature of the action. The owner of the company, began issuing statements that he would burn my home. Then he began driving slowly back and forth in front of my home. That is a short version of the story.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Ol' 243 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:34 pm

Bright Raven wrote: The owner of the company, began issuing statements that he would burn my home. Then he began driving slowly back and forth in front of my home. That is a short version of the story.


If you would of had a gun, you could have shot his a$$

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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Hunter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:43 pm

Out of the 3 examples in only one instance would a gun helped while mowing.
Also, I am not sure shooting at a vehicle in front of your house is legal.

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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:55 pm

Ol' 243 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote: The owner of the company, began issuing statements that he would burn my home. Then he began driving slowly back and forth in front of my home. That is a short version of the story.


If you would of had a gun, you could have shot his a$$


Or he could have written a letter to the POTUS telling him how he was going to kill him and sign that fella's name to it. Pretty sure when the SS showed up at his door his fuse would have been so short they'd been bagging him by the end of the day. Just a thought.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Bestoutwest » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:08 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
Ol' 243 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote: The owner of the company, began issuing statements that he would burn my home. Then he began driving slowly back and forth in front of my home. That is a short version of the story.


If you would of had a gun, you could have shot his a$$


Or he could have written a letter to the POTUS telling him how he was going to kill him and sign that fella's name to it. Pretty sure when the SS showed up at his door his fuse would have been so short they'd been bagging him by the end of the day. Just a thought.


That's a pretty good idea, but you'd have to go to great lengths to get his finger prints on said letter to make sure that you sold the job. I mean, just sending a letter from his neighborhood would be pretty good, but still, if you want him to go to federal prison you need to use language specific to him, punctuation specific to him, etc, and then a really good print would sell the whole thing.

Now before I get accused of being a little too into this (although, admittedly I find true crime cases fascinating), the Unabomber case shed some real light into how this type of thing works.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby Bestoutwest » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:14 pm

M-5 wrote:http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/man-shot-killed-while-mowing-his-lawn/271157550


don't you hate when facts get in the way of your rethoric


Were these random attacks or was there something more that was left out form the story (I'm not accusing you, rather the reporting agency)? The guy refusing treatment seems a bit fishy. Also, you present 4 cases as evidence. Yes, one of these happening would be way too much for me, but seriously, how scared must we get. It seems a bit anecdotal.

Moral of this entire thread: You do you. I'll do me. You choose to pack, and honestly, depending on where you're going/live it might not be a bad idea. Currently, I don't pack. I used to carry a bat in my car (yes, not good against a gun, but it's still a weapon) and I felt like I always had to be vigilante for danger and was more aggressive than I felt like I should have been. Once I got rid of it, I lost that attitude. I'm still vigilante and leave situations that make me want to leave, but I'm far less aggressive.

Let's stop calling each other stupid, sheep, lame, etc. You do you. I do me. Life is short, enjoy it.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby M-5 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Who knows what the other mitigating circumstances were involved, I was only showing people get shot riding a lawn mower. I'm pretty sure there are hundreds of other cases also. I couldn't care less if any of you carry or not but the mockery of those that do shouldn't happen either.
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Re: Packin Heat when mowing the lawn

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:46 pm

Just don't shoot yourself in the azz riding your Lawn Boy around on a Sunday afternoon is all I can say.
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