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Old 02-17-2014, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Prank turns deadly

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Originally Posted by Joe Shoe View Post
While I'm overwhelmingly supportive of gun rights, I do think it is important that legal gun owners not be stupid and instead be responsible with their firearms. This sounds like a case of someone over-reacting to me and not acting responsibly with a firearm. Gun violence over halloween pranks? Geez, this is crazy. My dad used to sit on the roof and spray pranksters with a hose when they started rolling the trees. They and we always got a good laugh out of it.

Adrian Broadway, 15, fatally shot in prank in Arkansas - CNN.com
The teenagers told police they had thrown toilet paper, eggs and mayonnaise on a car parked there. As they were leaving, a man came out of the house and opened fire. Broadway was struck in the head and died. Another teenager, the driver, suffered injuries to his right arm. He was transported to a hospital, where he was treated and released. Police have identified the shooting suspect as 48-year-old Willie Noble. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault, they said.

"They was trying to be teenagers," Bland said. "As you know teenagers make mistakes, and this was one of those mistakes."
Obviously the shooter has no excuse, and must be prosecuted and punished.

All that said, I've spent a lifetime in a queer age wherein functional people are expected to take without objection or fuss, a great deal of petty abuse from what are essentially primitive tribal humans.

They vandalize our property and brag about it. We call the overworked police who will fill out a form and little else. We are intimidated in the public square by thugs in strange costumes designed to project a palpable threat of violence. The authorities tel us that this is free expression and that we must tolerate it. We are the targets of protest rallies and hateful rhetoric, often from officials. If we complain, we are loudly denounced as bigots, misers or defectives. We are taxed to support people who are comfortable as parasites and hold us in contempt. If we complain we are ridiculed as greedy and heartless.

Under these conditions people can and will and in increasing numbers, "snap."
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