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#16 compl3x

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 13:14

tree removal company workers reported ...

 

Nice to see people can't mind their own business.

 

They could of asked him about the 'gun'.

 

 

There's a brilliant idea: go knock on the guy's door who just came out screaming at you if he has a gun.

 

 

 People need to think though.  "Oh, he has a gun, is he pointing it at me? no? ok then"

 

Such a foreign idea to me, and probably many others. "This guy yelling at me has a gun (or, at least, I mistake him having a gun) but if he doesn't actually pull it out I shouldn't be concerned".




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Posted 20 March 2014 - 13:48

Did you see the picture?

 

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The tattoo could easily be confused with a real gun from a distance and I'm sure that was his intent. He looks like a thoroughly unpleasant individual.

 

I bet he will be telling the story of how he "bested" the police for years to come.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 13:52

I bet he will be telling the story of how he "bested" the police for years to come.

And somehow I get the impression that he's not too fond of law enforcement.  :laugh:



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 14:04

He's always pack'n



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 21:56

yes, in good light, and with enough time to stand there and study it sure you would notice all that. 

 

in the dim morning light where you only see the shadow of it, and you only glimpse it as he's turning around, no you wouldn't. also his pants could have been much higher up when he was out the first time. but again with only a glimpse of a shadow shaped like a gun... yeah you'd assume it was a gun. 

 

10am is not "dim morning light".



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 22:13

10am is not "dim morning light".

 

that depends entirely on where he was standing, or rather, where the sun was in relation to his house at the time. As I also said "shadows" ;)



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 22:29

You're grasping.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 23:02

Cleaned.

 

Keep your gun control debate in the designated thread.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 00:46

Well I would be scared if some half naked tattooed macho with a gun on his belt started yelling at me.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 00:59

Well I would be scared if some half naked tattooed macho with a gun on his belt started yelling at me.

Macho? He looks gay, and overcompensating :p



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:36

Macho? He looks gay, and overcompensating :p

 

Yeah, I wouldn't admit to being scared of him, not publicly.  ;)

 

Some overreaction going on here.  Looks like a tattoo, nothing like an actual gun, no dimension/depth.  And they (the tree trimmers) could have asked while he was standing there, no need to knock on the door.  Some people are just too jumpy and insecure.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:36

Yeah, I wouldn't admit to being scared of him, not publicly.  ;)

 

Some overreaction going on here.  Looks like a tattoo, nothing like an actual gun, no dimension/depth.  And they (the tree trimmers) could have asked while he was standing there, no need to knock on the door.  Some people are just too jumpy and insecure.  :rolleyes:

 

 

People do tend to be "jumpy" when they think a firearm is involved.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:42

People do tend to be "jumpy" when they think a firearm is involved.

 

Quite right I'm sure, some people are as demonstrated by this article.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:31

It's not illegal to carry a weapon on your own property, concealed or otherwise.  Since he obviously couldn't/didn't brandish it, for what reason did the police even show up?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:42

It's not illegal to carry a weapon on your own property, concealed or otherwise.  Since he obviously couldn't/didn't brandish it, for what reason did the police even show up?

 

They were called because the workers were alarmed by his behavior and the appearance of a gun in his waistband of his pants/pajama bottoms. The gun turned out to be a tattoo, a mistake was made and was cleared up by law enforcement.