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Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby brad3579 on Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:25 pm

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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby Kelor on Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:47 pm

CNN tweeted that it was an "Automatic Rifle". :mrgreen:

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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby Ghost on Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:51 pm

"Two unknown males broke in and made demands of them. The male victim, who is the homeowner, began to get pistol-whipped and beat up," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Maj. Frank Losat told reporters on the scene.

"During that incident, the female homeowner retrieved a firearm, which was in the house legally, and fired one round which struck the male victim that was deceased in the ditch."

Homeowner Jeremy King said he'd be dead if not for his fast-thinking, eight-months-pregnant wife. He said both home invaders had pistols and they fired one shot.

“Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King told Bay News 9. “(My wife) evened the playing field and kept them from killing me."

King suffered a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity and a concussion to go along with 20 stitches from the attack.

The husband, whose 11-year-old daughter was at home during the home invasion, said he and wife did not know their attackers.

“We also know this was not a random act," Losat said. "This family was probably targeted.”


I’m curious about the last paragraph.
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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby yukonjasper on Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:30 am

Good for her.

Good grief, there are some really horrible writers out there. I wonder if an editor actually looked at this story- if so, the editor is bad also.
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Postby Rip Van Winkle on Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:54 am

Ghost wrote:
"Two unknown males broke in and made demands of them. The male victim, who is the homeowner, began to get pistol-whipped and beat up," Hillsborough County Sheriff's Maj. Frank Losat told reporters on the scene.

"During that incident, the female homeowner retrieved a firearm, which was in the house legally, and fired one round which struck the male victim that was deceased in the ditch."

Homeowner Jeremy King said he'd be dead if not for his fast-thinking, eight-months-pregnant wife. He said both home invaders had pistols and they fired one shot.

“Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King told Bay News 9. “(My wife) evened the playing field and kept them from killing me."

King suffered a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity and a concussion to go along with 20 stitches from the attack.

The husband, whose 11-year-old daughter was at home during the home invasion, said he and wife did not know their attackers.

“We also know this was not a random act," Losat said. "This family was probably targeted.”


I’m curious about the last paragraph.

I'd like to know why they shot the dead guy in the ditch. :lol: or is it? :roll:
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Postby xd ED on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:36 am

yukonjasper wrote:Good for her.

Good grief, there are some really horrible writers out there. I wonder if an editor actually looked at this story- if so, the editor is bad also.


and fired one round which struck the male victim that was deceased in the ditch."


I thought that was classic.
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Postby Ironbear on Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Come on you guys... give the writer and editor a break! Writing about a violent encounter, involving a gun, can really rattle a person... Think about the adrenaline dump!
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Postby yukonjasper on Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:40 pm

Mental health counselors are standing by.......
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Postby Grayskies on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:04 pm

But aren't those just weapons of war?! :shock:
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Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:31 pm

Grayskies wrote:But aren't those just weapons of war?! :shock:

So wait, if we can save one child by banning ARs we are supposed to do that, now an AR saves 2 adults and 2 children so no?
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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby Grayskies on Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Grayskies wrote:But aren't those just weapons of war?! :shock:

So wait, if we can save one child by banning ARs we are supposed to do that, now an AR saves 2 adults and 2 children so no?

Depends on intersectionality and political party affiliation.
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Postby Ghost on Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:51 pm

Grayskies wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:
Grayskies wrote:But aren't those just weapons of war?! :shock:

So wait, if we can save one child by banning ARs we are supposed to do that, now an AR saves 2 adults and 2 children so no?

Depends on intersectionality and political party affiliation.

Maybe it didn’t identify as an AR?
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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:18 pm

Ghost wrote:Maybe it didn’t identify as an AR?

AK then? Or maybe a piston AR?
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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby linksep on Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:14 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:
Ghost wrote:Maybe it didn’t identify as an AR?

AK then? Or maybe a piston AR?


No, if it was an AR or AK it would be too busy shooting up schools... This particular weapon identifies as a single-shot break-action shotgun and you can't tell it any different or you're some kind of 'phobe.
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Re: Pregnant Florida woman uses AR-15 to fatally shoot intruder

Postby Grayskies on Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:18 pm

I would have guessed a Biden double barrel shotgun but that would have to be fired in the air twice to scare away the persons who made a poor choice tho driven to that choice by Trump somehow.
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