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never know when you'll need it....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SSN Vet, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Mentor

    Jan 3, 2006
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    Just back from holiday visiting and a fresh download of LEO happenings from my BIL w/ the State Police. This one I thought was worth posting...

    The press account of the story (back in April) is here....

    So what the press doesn't tell you is that the first LEO on the scene was an off duty State Trooper, who had just dropped his wife off at the Walmart and was sitting in his truck waiting for her to come out when he see's a guy walk right buy him into the store brandishing two hand guns!

    Problem....the trooper is UNARMED! Apparently, this guy works at the crime lab. and never felt the need to carry off duty.

    I bet he felt the need that night!

    Story has a happy ending, both in that the gunman is talked down without shots fired and.....

    a trooper decides that being armed while off duty is a real good idea.

    story text below for those who can't link......

  2. highorder

    highorder Senior Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    interesting story. more interesting is that it seems that you can be charged with a crime for "creating a standoff". I'd love to see the legal definition.
  3. 230RN
    • Contributing Member

    230RN Marines raising the Pisa tower.

    May 27, 2006
    highorder remarked:

    Speaking of legal definitions, I wotched part of one of those cop shows where the police had a no-knock dynamic entry warrant and had a real problem breaking through someone's reinforced door.

    The guy was addtionally charged with having a door "designed to inhibit entry by the police" or some such.

    So I wondered what legal definition could possibly separate a door designed to inhibit entry by crooks from one which inhibits entry by the police.

    Did anyone else see this one? I believe the incident took place in California. I don't usually watch TV intently --most of the time I'm doing something else while the TV happens to be on.

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