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Robbed in Prince George's -- of Our Peace of Mind

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shermacman, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. shermacman

    shermacman Participating Member

    Dec 30, 2002
  2. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 1, 2003
    SouthEast PA
    It's best to remember that the walls of any sanctuary, real or imagined, may be breached.

    Be Prepared.
  3. nolefan

    nolefan New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Wow, he kinda sounds like a complete moron. I feel bad for his poor kids.

    Reality- it's what's for breakfast.
  4. usp9

    usp9 Senior Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Bowling Green, Va
    Truth be Told

    I was born and raised in PG county, lived there for 47 years. It has become what the article describes, islands of Mayberrys in a sea of crime and hate. My wife and I decided we had held out long enough, then realized things would not be improving. To the contrary things got worse...much worse.

    Schools are terrible, overcrowded, old, kids are violent.:cuss:
    Government so top heavy nothing accomplished but salary hikes.:p
    Roads congested :mad:
    Crime rampant. Home broken into twice. Robbed once while at a park. Robbed at gun point at work.:evil:

    And try, just try to get a carry permit in the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF MARYLAND, for the purpose of protecting yourself.:banghead:

    We gave up and moved to Virginia and have been happy ever since. :)
  5. Hawkmoon

    Hawkmoon Senior Member

    May 5, 2004
    Anyone who could describe suburban Wshington, DC, as "affordable" hails from another planet.

    A few years ago I was offered a position in Washington. The initial salary offer was, IIRC, about 25% higher than what I was then being paid, and while I wasn't in 6 digits it was a respectable salary. Once I began comparing housing costs and cost-of-living, however, I quickly discovered that even on top of a 25% increase, I would effectively be losing 15% to 20% of real buying power if I accepted the offer.

    And at the time the state I lived in was considered to be one of the more expensive states in the country.

    The only way anyone could think of any place in or near Washington as being "affordable" would be to live in an area where sane people would not want to live. Reading between the lines of her rant, that seems to be the case.
  6. carebear

    carebear Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Anchorage, AK
    It's a she, which makes the response a little more understandable.

    Notice the response of the other "decent" people, which she is now considering, is flight to another, safer (whiter? :rolleyes: ) neighborhood. She balances the assumed safety of Silver Springs against the "multi-cultural diversity" of PGC.

    She needs to hear, but won't understand, Cooper's comment on evil.

    "An unarmed man has no response to evil but to flee from it, and evil is not overcome by fleeing."

    Not that she would apparently be willing to do violence in her own or her families defense anyway. She lacks the mindset and would probably actively refuse to gain it. :scrutiny:
  7. dasmi

    dasmi Senior Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Ya, it did sound that like was her underlying message.
  8. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Senior Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    New Jersey Highlands
    Too bad she didn't teach those kids about empowerment; send them to a Karate class, teach them how to shoot. Teach them how to live and die free.

    More sheep for the slaughter . . . . . . are they so "civilized" that it doesn't make them angry?

    Let me take that back, even an animal will defend it's young . . . . sounds like these people weren't very civilized at all.
  9. HankB

    HankB Mentor

    Mar 29, 2003
    Central Texas
    The author's experiences and views demonstrate something very basic - the choices you make do make a difference.

    It would appear she doesn't even realize yet that she's made some bad choices.
  10. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Mentor

    Jan 26, 2004
    I didn't know where 'Prince George's County' was until I googled it. Here's a blurb from their website:

    Just another failing blissninny liberal utopia.
  11. losangeles

    losangeles Member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Or recognize a community for what it really is, devoid of all her idealism, and move to a place where it's not like that. She sounds like she has some means, so she should use it and move to a more appropriate place.

    Realistically, someone like that probably will never appreciate or be capable of defending herself and her family. Unless maybe some personal tragedy comes knocking on her door (like some local BGs threatening to kill one of her child every day) and then maybe not even then.
  12. ka50

    ka50 New Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    yeah no concealed carry in maryland is allowed

    she needs to stop all this rhrtoric, and either move to a friendly state that will allow her to pack some serious gun or write to her dumbass politicians. Crying about "omigod he might've had a gun" isn't going to help anyone.
  13. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Elder

    Dec 30, 2002
    Deep in the Ozarks
    They hurt him, Honey, because they could. They were many, he was one. They were young, he was old. And he didn't have a gun.
  14. Spot77

    Spot77 Senior Member

    Apr 1, 2003
    PG County has been the talk of the town lately with their out of control crime problem and failed agendas.

    One resident even went so far as to start her own blog:


    Thisis a response from her when asked by a member of MarylandShallIssue.org about her stand on firearms:

    >I believe that:
    >. Most, if not all, gun laws are unconstitutional.
    >. Laws requiring permits for "concealed carry," or any carrying of
    >guns, are unconstitutional.
    >. Politicians who support most gun laws are oath-breaking liars.
    >. Gun laws neither prevent crime nor protect crime victims.
    >. Laws calling for greater punishment of criminals when they use guns
    >in committing their crimes are acceptable.
    >. Prosecutors who wink at such crimes should be removed from office.
    >(Jack Johnson did that both when my neighbor was murdered, and when the
    >son of a friend was the victim of an attempted murder and was unable to
    >protect himself).
    >Do the above answer your question adequately?
    >My blog will be reporting and commenting on any gun control bills in
    >the new General Assembly if they are sponsored or publicly supported or
    >opposed by members from Prince George's County.

    So that makes at least TWO people I know that have their heads on straight in PG County (Cliff here at THR is the other one)
  15. Norton

    Norton Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2003
    What about me?:neener:

    I have to travel into this cesspool everyday for work and I have to tell you that other than the school that I teach at and the trap range I make a concerted effort to never stop anywhere in the county.

    It's every bit as bad as indicated in the article and in many areas they are worse. The College Park/University Park/Greenbelt areas are the good areas and they still lead the state in car jacking, robbery, and car theft. Other areas of the county are basically free fire zones.

    Let's wait and see which legislators are going to join the lock step vote of the gun ban crowd when we get to Annapolis this session.
  16. Technosavant

    Technosavant Senior Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I read through that, and you know what I found missing?

    Any attempt at arriving at an answer on how to stop it. All she does is cry about how "the bad man might have had a gun." No decision to stop being a knockover. No resolve to fight for legal CCW. Not even a call for gun control (well, maybe an implied one, but even that was weak). Just a description about how a troubling event has frozen her in that moment.

    You know what happens when a deer is frozen in the headlights of a car? It dies. You know what happens when a person is frozen in the presence of violence? The same thing.

    She may not have the willingness to do anything personally, but she should at least get out of the way of those who do.
  17. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Elder

    Dec 30, 2002
    Deep in the Ozarks
    What do you expect? She's a liberal.

    She can't do that -- she's a liberal. Getting in the way of other people, foisting off on them controls and laws that make things worse -- that's their thing. It's like Restless Leg Syndrome for them.
  18. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    She needs to persuade herself to get back in touch with reality. People don't live among predators: at most, they survive.
  19. garyk/nm

    garyk/nm Member

    Dec 17, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
    Not sorry I left PGC in 1974.
    What happened to the fools giving the beat-down in front of Target? More than likely nothing. Catch and release.
  20. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    Bwaaahahahahaaaaa! "vibrant mix" - that's funny! Granted, there are some nice (civilized) little enclaves in PG, but by and large, it's a cesspool. There's nothing I can say about PG county that won't come off as racist and bigoted, but I would speculate that if you aren't prejudiced when you move there, you very likely will be when you leave. It's a very sorry, sad place, maybe even worse than DC (DC has an excuse, i.e. Congress).

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