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12 March 2018 - 1:04pm

My Boring Town Isn't So Boring Right Now

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Hey guys. I always talk about how boring my town is, but this morning I woke up to my wife telling me something surprising happened. We've had a string of car break-ins within the area recently, and last night it came to a boiling point. The cops were called on a report of someone breaking into cars. When the cop showed up, he ended up finding the guys, who went running. Apparently, he was chasing them and one supposedly pointed a weapon at the officer and fired . The cop then shot back and killed the guy.

What makes this shocking for us is that it happened one street over from where we live! I didn't hear anything, but I was pooped and went to bed really early last night. My wife said she heard a pop, but didn't know what it was.

In addition to killing the one suspect, the other was arrested and is in jail. I drove by this morning to hit the store and found the news reporting on the scene. Crazy stuff.

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12 March 2018 - 4:15pm
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Yeah...that's a dangerous times we live in Slim...I bet that now you' want you're town to be as boring as before Wink

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12 March 2018 - 11:56pm
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Geez that is horrible. I started reading that news report and my first thought was how the hell does a 16 year old get a gun, and then read that he stole it from another car. Surely the idiot that left a gun in their parked car should be in trouble for not storing it safely?

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13 March 2018 - 3:28am
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Give me boring any day, that is scary!

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13 March 2018 - 5:13am
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I hope that your town will not be boring with some nice events in the future Smile

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13 March 2018 - 11:02am
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Give me boring any day, that is scary!

Exactly, and the Ed's question has a good point too.

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13 March 2018 - 11:51am
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That is very scary indeed! The world has definitely changed and not for the better. Too many shootings, etc. When I was very young we didn't have to lock our doors at night, these days we do.

Though I do remember when I was a kid my Dad had a boat and someone was trying to steal his motor (the boat was on the driveway) and my Dad heard the person and went out naked with a baseball bat and scared him off...

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13 March 2018 - 12:10pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Geez that is horrible. I started reading that news report and my first thought was how the hell does a 16 year old get a gun, and then read that he stole it from another car. Surely the idiot that left a gun in their parked car should be in trouble for not storing it safely?

I would think that if he didn't have it safely stored then he would be facing some charges, but I'm not sure. I know my dad has his concealed pistol license, and he isn't supposed to bring his gun into the hotels. He keeps his in a glovebox, but he also locks the box to give it an extra layer of security.

The bottom line is that there's a lot of blame to go around with it. It sucks that a kid died, but when he put the cop in that position, I don't blame the officer for putting him down. It's creepy going down the road and knowing that it went down about a minute's walk from my house.

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14 March 2018 - 5:53pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Geez that is horrible. I started reading that news report and my first thought was how the hell does a 16 year old get a gun, and then read that he stole it from another car. Surely the idiot that left a gun in their parked car should be in trouble for not storing it safely?

There's been a bit more information on the car from which the gun was stolen. Apparently, the car was unlocked, but the gun was stored in a gun safe, which was bolted to the frame of the vehicle. The teenager supposedly used a screwdriver to punch the lock out, which allowed him to jimmy the door open and steal the gun. They found this by locating a screwdriver on the car seat and the lock on the floor.

While it's possible the guy left the door unlocked, it's also possible that a family member went back to the car and left it unlocked. So I guess some of my disappointment in the guy having his gun in his unlocked car goes away when he had it in a safe that was tethered to the car frame. Still, the car door should have been locked, but maybe that falls on a family member or something. Who knows?

It's come out that the kid involved had some mental health issues, which is a real shame. His father has speculated that he wanted the "suicide by cop" death, and it looks like that may have been what happened.

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14 March 2018 - 11:06pm
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As an Australian who is horrified by the sheer number of gun violence and deaths in the States, this is heartbreaking for all involved.

It is heartening to see the kids around the US taking a stand, demanding safety and common sense from the adults that are supposedly running the country through protests and walkouts!

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I grew up in a small town and we would hear of those things happening every once in awhile. Once I moved to the city it happens so often you almost become numb to gunshots and sirens.

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Once I moved to the city it happens so often you almost become numb to gunshots and sirens.

This is unimaginable in Korea. Gun control is very tight.
And one more strong reason is that all men in Korea has a military duty.
In my time, it was 26 months.

So, we do know how dangerous the guns are - military guns with 5.56m bullets, huh.
We will never allow to loosen gun controls here.

It is a crazy idea to keep any kind of guns at home.

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15 March 2018 - 6:57pm
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And one more strong reason is that all men in Korea has a military duty.
In my time, it was 26 months.

Wow, that's a very long time, I've been in the army myself (not freiwilliger of course Wink ) but just 12 months and it was a long time too, now the military service here its not compulsory any more and I regret about it cause I think many of the youngsters need to be disciplined these days although I myself hated my time there!

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15 March 2018 - 10:52pm
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You are starting to sound like an old man Sharpe! Wink

It must have been tough, compulsory duty. But I guess I can see the benefit of it in that it would hopefully teach young men (and women?) about the importance of the military and what they do to protect our freedoms. And hopefully teach everyone to avoid war at all costs!

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You are starting to sound like an old man Sharpe! Wink

Thanks Klaw, appreciate it Tongue But maybe because I am an old man! Wink

You know what they say, when you started sound like you're mom/dad then you're really old Smile or something similar anyway.

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But I guess I can see the benefit of it in that it would hopefully teach young men (and women?) about the importance of the military and what they do to protect our freedoms. And hopefully teach everyone to avoid war at all costs!

Yeah all that plus I learned to wash my laundry with an ice cold water...but after that I bout my self a washing machine..so no real use of that.

Now when the army is professional here there's a lot of girls in it, but not back then.

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9 April 2018 - 3:16pm
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Oh, it's terrible! I live in Warsaw, it's the capital of Poland.We live quietly and we haven't weapons like in American people..When I hear news from the US, I'm terrified every time... I'm very sympathetic to the inhabitants of your city. This is a tragedy (. The Polish government does not accept emigrants, like the European Union. This is probably the reason why my country live calm.Many EU countries are not as safe as before.
Probably We live in alarming time (((

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