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Georgia prison escapee shot by Alabama homeowner

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by papercut, Oct 11, 2004.

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  1. papercut

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    Ya gotta love it.

    From http://www.cbs46.com/Global/story.asp?S=2416288

    According to tonight's TV news report, the wounded Mullins was dropped off at a convenience store by his friends as they fled.
     
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    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    They just wanted to campaign for that Kerry creature.
     
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    That's just Perfect!

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  4. JohnKSa

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    Pretty good article.

    The name of the burglary victim wasn't released/published.
    No mention or implication of any wrongdoing on the part of the burglary victim.
    No double-talk about the escapee being a shooting victim.
    No attempt to play up the other escapees' youth or sugarcoat their offenses and records.

    Oddly enough, the caption on the photo of the shootee says he was shot by police...
     
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    I love happy stories.
     
  6. papercut

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    JohnKSa,

    A couple of comments...

    First, the website where I found the article (a local Atlanta TV station) had an AP byline on it, so some of it was apparently taken from the wires.

    However....

    Second, the TV station site where I found it (CBS46, Atlanta) appears to be the least anti-gun station I've ever seen. For example, when the AWB expired, their reporterette (who went to a gun range to shoot an AR-15 (I think--didn't get all that good a look) for the report) specifically mentioned that the expiration didn't affect purchases of guns like AK-47s (unlike many in the national media). In the past, that station has run (occasional) stories on gun owners who have defended themselves, and have left out the "but guns are sometimes bad" argument that you'd hear on CNN and other stations. (I've posted transcripts of some of those reports on this site and a few others.) A couple of the reports they've run impressed me enough with their fairness that I e-mailed the station a thank-you note for being evenhanded (and it takes A LOT for me to complement a news organization).

    So, the station may have taken the overall story from the wires but then edited it with their own info, and therefore it didn't have the "guns are evil! eek!" stuff that would otherwise be there. Maybe.
     
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    Oh, should have mentioned that the on-air TV report said Mullins was hit in the neck. If the homeowner was going for either a head shot or torso shot, then I'd call that pretty good aim under stress. Don't think I could do that in a pressure situation. :uhoh:
     
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    That was probably just an Alabaman that was thrilled to have an opportunity to take some shots at a Georgian. :D

    brad cook
     
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    No it's not... he is still alive...

    Better shot placement would of saved 10s of thousands of tax payers dollars.
     
  10. papercut

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    I stand corrected. :D :neener:
     
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    Darn straight! Probably has something to do with the way Atlanta residents keep cutting us off in traffic. :D
     
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    Excellent! The Lady from Birmingham did good!
     
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    Imagine how this great story would have read had the states involved been NJ, NY, MA, CA, and so forth instead of GA and AL!
    :barf:
     
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