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4 years 8 weeks ago, 2:21 PM

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one for the good guys

I missed this story, probably because there was scarcely a peep out of the national media. Unlike the registered sex offender with a conviction for attempted murder who used a gun to take three hostages at a Wytheville, Va., post office. That story was all over the place. But not this one. Could it be media bias?

On December 17th in Oklahoma City, a drunken Marine home for the holidays opened fire at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex. According to one article I found thanks to John Lott, "the man initially went into the apartment complex's main office. When employees locked him out, he opened fire in the parking lot." It is what happened next that apparently made it unnewsworthy.

As the man was firing shots, another citizen armed with a gun came around the corner and ordered the gunman to put his weapon down. The gunman dropped his weapon and ran into his father's apartment and barricaded himself inside.

No injuries, no casualties, not even the gunman. All because a legally armed citizen was there to stop the violence.

Where's the national attention? Maybe it was covered extensively in Oklahoma City, but I saw no articles anywhere and no hand-wringing from my local media or the national talking heads. Why not? Because it is yet another example of armed citizens stopping crime, which incidentally does most often happen without a shot being fired.

Fortunately it wasn't a victim disarmament zone. A "no guns allowed" sign would have no more detracted the shooter than a "no shooting at apartment buildings in broad daylight, moron" sign.

"I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy."
4 years 8 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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Send it to Fox News, AP, etc, etc...send it out to as many people as possilbe...we must do that with all stories like this

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 4:01 PM

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oh sure

pick on the drunken Marine,just having some fun,feeling "capital"(okay that's a nod to the movie Tombstone).

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 8 weeks ago, 7:35 PM

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so much for billy bad ass feelin capital saw the movie too lol

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 9:31 PM

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and the Marine had had his fun, not worth getting shot over
This Time

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:03 PM

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Firing a gun in public because you are locked out of a business is grounds for death. I'd have shot his ass. Telling an armed person to freeze is giving away your advantage. Yelling "stop" while firing is a good idea, though.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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A man was home when he was being burglarized.
The perp was halfway through a window coming
into the home when the home owner blew his head off
with a 12ga. His body fell outside the home.
He never even made it into the home and no warnings were given.
There were no charges filed

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:43 PM

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He knew he was wrong and didn't want to get shot over it.
I think I said it wrong before

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

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well goddaman charles

thats the best story i heard all week

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

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why give them a chance to hurt you, just do it

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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i know right charlie

unfortunately, i dont have a 12 gauge no more, but a glock 23 to the chest wouldnt be pleasant neither lol

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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but my 357 would do well also. I keep my Colt
Gold Cup locked up. My brother keeps trying to steal it
Well trade his S&M for it anyway

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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if you want you can give it to me, this poor boy appreciates ya charlie HAHAHAHAHA

yeah i like 357 too, i just rented a taurus revovler last time i was in the range actually, but all i have right now is a glock 23 with heavy bullets.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:35 PM

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Looks damn good to me, not too shinny or plain blue

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:36 PM

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sounds good to me

unfortunately im not very good with gun maintenance so i stay with glocks, these bastards are rugged.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:40 PM

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I'm really a wheel gun man for what ever reason but
had a 1911 issue in the army. Tough sob

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:47 PM

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charles

yeah i know about 1911s ruggedness too, i want one but i really dont know what for considering i cant carry it concealed.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

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and you know it is a bad ass and will
shoot any time it's called upon

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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i think its called the GI pistol, WWII replica

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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he may have a Victory he would part with.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:47 PM

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to the Glock. Slings and bows are proven in combat too. Not my first choice, though.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:49 PM

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hey runs

what about the bow with explosive arrows that rambo used lol

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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I tried that

But that tannerite stuff doesn't work real well. And I don't have a wig like Sly had.

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