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gmor

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  1. Lowes also has the conversion bulbs.
  2. I think in most states it is illegal for a "civilian" to fire at a fleeing felon. And since you bring up the issue of kids, what if there were kids present in the perps car as you shot into it? Things are not as simple as just blasting away and hoping for the best.
  3. You can think what you like, but a police shooting is not an open invitation for the general public to join in.
  4. The AA conversion I bought also had an end cap on/off switch with it.
  5. I agree, and here is a question. At what point after he reached into the car would an officer be permitted to use deadly force? Given the prior struggle I don't think they would need to see a gun but I'm not sure of the exact rules?
  6. I have provided aid to injured people after auto accidents and would have done so here. I'll also say that prior to the shooting the officers certainly were having difficulty in controlling the perp, but I don't think they would have wanted "civilians" to join in the fracas at that point.
  7. No I didn't say that. I clearly stated on rare occasions I would use my CCW in defense of strangers, and that would be one such case. However in reviewing this video it is difficult to see how civilian intervention would be practical as the officers seemed to be returning fire in an effective manner.
  8. A CCW is not a license to play cop. Police do not need your help in making arrests nor is a police shooting an invitation for the general public to join in. I will use my CCW to defend myself, my party and strangers on rare occasions. That's what it's for, and that is how I intend to use it.
  9. Anybody that says a debit card is as safe as a credit card is lying.
  10. You can intervene in police matters to your hearts content. I'll pass.
  11. This was a situation where the police were in a confrontation with a guy along the roadside and it eventually devolved into a gun battle. I really don't see a role for an armed citizen in that gunfight. It is a police matter. I'm not the police.
  12. Well let me reiterate, I will avoid intervening in police gun battles with criminals with all my ability. That is not the intent of CCW nor is it desirable. I will use my weapon to defend me or my party and only intervene with outside conflicts on rare occasions. I am not the police and don't intend to extend myself into that role.
  13. Apparently you think it is twice as good....LOL! 😋
  14. Most heroin addicts also smoke cigarettes. I saw a survey of them as to which was the more difficult to quit, and surprisingly it was about 50-50! It's a tough addiction no doubt about it.
  15. I think it is that way for most folks. At some point smoking becomes woven in as part of a lifestyle. I've noticed that smoking and drinking go together and it is hard for folks to have a drink in one hand without a cig in the other.
  16. gmor

    Good shoot?

    I am a proponent of stand your ground, put leave it to some fool to screw it up for everybody as has happened here.The public outcry to repeal it mostly is a result of it being portrayed in the media as a "license to kill", which it is not. Cases like this are surely a dream come true for gun control advocates.
  17. Generally a citizen arms themselves for self defense. To extend that to defending strangers is not to be taken lightly. To extend that to intervening into police confrontations is definitely not to be taken lightly. Some folks tend to think the situation will likely be clear cut but it rarely will be. First do no harm is a good rule of thumb.
  18. When exactly in this incident should an armed citizen intervene? When should they draw their gun? Would a citizen have been justified in shooting him as he reached into the car for the gun? Or should he just stand nearby with his pistol drawn waiting for the shooting to start? Or should he stand farther back with his pistol holstered? Or should he have tried to help the officers sooner by helping to restrain the perp during the wrestling match? These are all relevant questions and the wrong decision by the citizen could have dire implications. That is all that I am saying.
  19. Talk about being thrown under the bus and ending up penniless. What if an armed citizen would have intervened and used deadly force as he saw fit? I'm not saying that such action would never be rational, but to act without a full grasp of the situation is foolish.
  20. Sounds like a plan to me. Off to a good start and just plain keep going!
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