Forgive me, for I have sinned....

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  1. jmichna

    jmichna XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    Received the following in an email from a friend who is USMC, Ret.:
     
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    nightrunner XDTalk Newbie

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    its sad that it takes an instance like this to make someone see clearly.

    i just hope more can see how this could happen to them and see a gun as a protective tool and not an evil weapon of destruction
     
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    rufusdog XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    I am only glad that the man with his weapon was there. More people need to see that we don't carry to hurt anyone but to keep from being a soft target. I'm sorry she went through this but also glad she lived to be able to see her mistake..
     
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    xdkid23 XDTalk 500 Member Founding Member

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    wow.... that is a good story.... i dont know why people have the misconception that guns or people w/guns are bad... yes there are a select few who misuse them, but for the most part thank God, the man was there!
     
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    AZXD XDTalk 35K Member

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    I am sad and glad at the same time, when I hear of this type of event being needed to wake someone up, and very thankful that no one was hurt.

    Thanks for the post, jmichna:D
     
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    jtkratzer XDTalk 15K Member

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    People think guns are bad because 99% of the content in the media about guns is about crime, not responsible gun owners protecting themselves, their families, and others.

    It's an issue of ignorance, not stupidity (well, some are stupid, most just don't know any better). A lot are also naive to think they are perfectly safe every moment of every day and naive to think there aren't people out there who are more than willing to harm you.
     
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    Ishpeck XDTalk 4K Member

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    I doubt the authenticity of this little letter. It sounds too... contrived.
     
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    Hulka XDTalk Member

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    This was in the weekly newsletter from the USCCA.
     
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    jmichna XDTalk 25K Member Founding Member

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    I came across it also at the Keep & Bear Arms website where it appeared as a Letter to the Editor.
     
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    Moose13 XDTalk 500 Member Founding Member

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    True or not. Lets spread it like wildfire. Isnt that what the media does when the table is turned?
     
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    AZXD XDTalk 35K Member

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    Absolutely!!!!

    Tell everyone you know, send them a link, whatever it takes.

    I long for the day when these kind of stories make the nightly news. But realize I will most likely die of old age before that happens.
     
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    ArmyGuy45 XDTalk 10K Member Founding Member

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    did anyone else get a chill up the spine when reading this?
     
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    Hooz XDTalk 2K Member

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    Actually... I did.
     
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    Moose13 XDTalk 500 Member Founding Member

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    +1. As a side note. We should all be familiar with the laws that are out there. In some states this guy could be in jail right now. I know if I saved a life, I'd be ok with it, but we should all pay attention to the laws that could get us in trouble.
     
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    It generally takes a good armed robbery for anti's to do a 180.

    A state rep here in Cleveland here voted against the CCW law twice. He was recently a victim of an attempted armed robbery while strolling his district. He and several of his neighbors(which he convinced to take the class) are now CCW holders. Go figure. They just dont get it until life shows them everything isn't cup cakes and ice cream..sh!t is real.
     

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