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ReynardMuldrake
09-04-2012, 03:43 PM
I bet you can guess what happens next.

VERONA — Earl Jones had just turned off his new TV shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when he heard a bang in the basement.

The 92-year-old Boone County farmer walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door. He unwrapped a beige cloth and returned to the living room, sitting in a chair with clear view – and shot – of the basement door, waiting with the gun across his lap.

Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.

“These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog,” Jones told the Enquirer. “They have our country in havoc. We got so many damned crooked people walking around today.”

In Earl Jones’ mind, his actions are justified, as well. He said he was completely within his rights to defend his life and ranch home on the 500-acre farm he has worked since 1955.

“I was hoping another one would come up – I aimed right for his heart,” Jones, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941 through ’46, told the Enquirer Monday afternoon. “I didn’t go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That’s what I told the police this morning.”

Not long after the shooting, Kenton County Police responded to a call on Courtney Road of a man who had been shot. There they found Maxwell’s body and two uninjured men in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala who later, during questioning, would admit to being at Jones’ home on Violet Road.

The break-in was the third Jones has experienced on his farm this year. In April, thieves stole 90 head of cattle from the field behind his house. In August, burglars took from his house a television, a few thousands dollars cash and a personal check they unsuccessfully tried to cash and ripped his phone out of the wall.

“I can’t leave the damn house to do my work outside,” said Jones, removing his World War II veteran cap with his right hand and running his left through his thin white hair.

Jones has lived alone since his wife, Virginia Pearl, died in 2006. The couple had no children. Jones grew up hunting squirrels in Boone County and volunteered for the forerunner to the U.S. Air Force in 1941. He went through weapons training in the military.

He is not happy that police took the rifle used in the shooting.

“How am I going to protect myself if they come back looking for revenge?” he said.

Maxwell fell back seven steps onto a landing. Jones didn’t pursue them into the basement.

He called a neighbor and calmly said, “I need help. I just shot a man,’” he said.

At the same time, the two unhurt intruders, Dalton and Inabnit, fled Jones’ property with Maxwell’s body. Not long afterward, having driven across the county line, they called Kenton County Police with a bogus story of how Maxwell had been shot.

When Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at Jones house, they found the basement door ajar and no one except Jones in the home.

Jones didn’t like how deputies treated him. “They stood down there with their guns on me, yelling, `Get your hands up! Get your hands up!’” he said. “I told them, `I’m not putting my damn hands up.’”

Finally, he did. Police approached up the long gravel driveway, flanked by a field of tobacco that Jones rents to another farmer, and questioned him.

“Was I scared? Was I mad? Hell no,” Jones said. “It was simple. That man was going to take my life. He was hunting me. I was protecting myself.”

http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120903/NEWS010703/309030021/Verona-man-92-shoots-robber-home?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

kcmaxwell
09-04-2012, 03:46 PM
They truly are the greatest generation. "Praise God and pass the bullets."

MIAdragon
09-04-2012, 03:52 PM
They truly are the greatest generation. "Praise God and pass the bullets."

:thumb:

TEX
09-04-2012, 04:07 PM
I think this might be racist...Not sure - will have to wait until I see how the media portrays it...:rolleyes:

qabbaan
09-04-2012, 04:14 PM
With a .22 - very impressive shooting.

Someone in town should go buy him a new rifle since the cops helped themselves to his.

|Zach|
09-04-2012, 04:16 PM
I think this might be racist...Not sure - will have to wait until I see how the media portrays it...:rolleyes:

You are great at the internet.

Paniero
09-04-2012, 04:20 PM
With a .22 - very impressive shooting.

Someone in town should go buy him a new rifle since the cops helped themselves to his.

I'll contribute. Seriously. Daface?

Frazod
09-04-2012, 04:20 PM
With a .22 - very impressive shooting.

Someone in town should go buy him a new rifle since the cops helped themselves to his.

He should get a higher caliber rifle. Perhaps a shotgun.

ChiTown
09-04-2012, 04:23 PM
I think this might be racist...Not sure - will have to wait until I see how the media portrays it...:rolleyes:

I believe it was an old white guy shooting a young white man........

chefsos
09-04-2012, 04:32 PM
He should get a higher caliber rifle. Perhaps a shotgun.I always figured shotguns were for guys who couldn't put a .22 round into a <strike>burglar's</strike> groundhog's heart. Besides, it might damage some door trim or something...

Luke Warm
09-04-2012, 04:36 PM
This story is fantastic. Good for the old vet and even better for the scum of today getting his!

vailpass
09-04-2012, 04:37 PM
They truly are the greatest generation. "Praise God and pass the bullets."

Straight up.

“I was hoping another one would come up – I aimed right for his heart,” Jones, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941 through ’46, told the Enquirer Monday afternoon. “I didn’t go to war for nothing. I have the right to carry a gun. That’s what I told the police this morning.”

TEX
09-04-2012, 04:40 PM
I believe it was an old white guy shooting a young white man........

Well then the networks likely won't carry it...

Frazod
09-04-2012, 04:57 PM
I believe it was an old white guy shooting a young white man........

Darn. And here I was hoping for some butthurt liberal cocksucker anti-racist racism angst. Shit. :cuss:

Flachief58
09-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Good for him. The old man saved us tax payers a shitload of money that would have been spent in court costs and a lengthy prison stay

stevieray
09-04-2012, 05:50 PM
.22's are deadly at close range.

qabbaan
09-04-2012, 05:57 PM
He should get a higher caliber rifle. Perhaps a shotgun.

A 92 year old doesn't want to have to redecorate his house, and why bother when you are a crack shot?

listopencil
09-04-2012, 06:34 PM
Not another senseless gun related death. The horror. Oh, the horror.

Iowanian
09-04-2012, 06:41 PM
My town is experiencing a rash of home burglaries, at night, while people are home. They're breaking doors or prying open windows and stealing purses, wallets etc.

Last night, a neighbor whom I've talked about in another thread(Gilbert Grape's mama) called reminding me that their home had been broken into this weekend and she'd seen someone at their window again. I told her if she'd shut up long enough, I'd go have a look.....because when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

She said something about fearing they'd break into my house...and I told her "well, that's their bad Idea because inside this door, they'll get shot in the face".

The old man in this story did it right. Good for him.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Outstanding! It sounds like the old boy could use donations for a new .22. If he lived in Montana, I would run down to Cabela's, pick one up and drop it off myself, along with a few bricks of ammo.

http://cmsimg.nky.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=AB&Date=20120904&Category=NEWS0107&ArtNo=309040037&Ref=PH&Item=2&Maxw=640&Maxh=410&q=60

BWillie
09-04-2012, 06:51 PM
The only part if this story I don't like is his comments about wishing another one would come up so he could kill another person. You shouldn't ever want to kill, it should be last resort. Not saying his actions weren't warranted but there are so many ppl out there just wanting any reason they can to shoot somebody. I hope I never have to kill anybody

Saul Good
09-04-2012, 06:55 PM
The only part if this story I don't like is his comments about wishing another one would come up so he could kill another person. You shouldn't ever want to kill, it should be last resort. Not saying his actions weren't warranted but there are so many ppl out there just wanting any reason they can to shoot somebody. I hope I never have to kill anybody

Fuck that noise. He has been robbed multiple times and is worried that they might come back again. Might as well meet them face to face when he knows he's got the drop on them. Next time, he might not be so fortunate.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 06:56 PM
Outstanding! It sounds like the old boy could use donations for a new .22. If he lived in Montana, I would run down to Cabela's, pick one up and drop it off myself, along with a few bricks of ammo.

http://cmsimg.nky.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=AB&Date=20120904&Category=NEWS0107&ArtNo=309040037&Ref=PH&Item=2&Maxw=640&Maxh=410&q=60

Add a "3" to the .22. Gramps needs more firepower. :bang:

Saul Good
09-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Not sure he needs something with a lot of kick...

BWillie
09-04-2012, 07:04 PM
**** that noise. He has been robbed multiple times and is worried that they might come back again. Might as well meet them face to face when he knows he's got the drop on them. Next time, he might not be so fortunate.

Right, his actions were justified. I'm sure I'd have done the same thing if i was him. I sure wouldn't have wished to have the opportunity to take another life though. I just hear armed ppl all the time wish that someone would even remotely step on thier property so they can blow someones head off. That is what bothers me about SOME gun owners

Saul Good
09-04-2012, 07:05 PM
Right, his actions were justified. I'm sure I'd have done the same thing if i was him. I sure wouldn't have wished to have the opportunity to take another life though. I just hear armed ppl all the time wish that someone would even remotely step on thier property so they can blow someones head off. That is what bothers me about SOME gun owners

You hear them say that about "people"? There is no modifier to that word in order to winnow down the type of "people" to whom they refer?

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 07:08 PM
He should get a higher caliber rifle. Perhaps a shotgun.

Why? He seems to do alright with a .22 ;)

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Not sure he needs something with a lot of kick...

LMAO

Are you kidding me? ARs have almost no kick.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:12 PM
Why? He seems to do alright with a .22 ;)

Sure he did - once. It's great that he dropped the cocksucker with one shot - but that won't happen all the time.

A .22 is a very poor choice for a home defense weapon.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Sure he did - once. It's great that he dropped the cocksucker with one shot - but that won't happen all the time.

A .22 is a very poor choice for a home defense weapon.

He's 92. A .22 is plenty powerful for someone that age. Plus I doubt anyone will be on his property now.

Caseyguyrr
09-04-2012, 07:22 PM
I would like to shake that man's hand

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:26 PM
He's 92. A .22 is plenty powerful for someone that age. Plus I doubt anyone will be on his property now.

Why wouldn't they go back? Now everybody knows he's 92 and defenseless.

LOCOChief
09-04-2012, 07:28 PM
.22 is fine in the hands of those who know how to use it, case and point.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:31 PM
.22s are good for mob hits, target shooting and a child's first firearm. Can they kill? Certainly. Do you want to rely on one in a life and death situation? Not me.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 07:36 PM
.22s are good for mob hits, target shooting and a child's first firearm. Can they kill? Certainly. Do you want to rely on one in a life and death situation? Not me.

Learn to aim better.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Why wouldn't they go back? Now everybody knows he's 92 and defenseless.

The last guy died. It would scare most people off.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Learn to aim better.

I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were fucking retarded. My mistake. :shake:

Buehler445
09-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Son of a BITCH. He's been robbed 3 times THIS FUCKING YEAR? Fuck.

Plus it takes some serious work and some real equipment to steal 90 fucking cows. That's not just jacking a purse because you need to eat. That is pretty goddamn professional.

Fuck people.

Caseyguyrr
09-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Son of a BITCH. He's been robbed 3 times THIS ****ING YEAR? ****.

Plus it takes some serious work and some real equipment to steal 90 ****ing cows. That's not just jacking a purse because you need to eat. That is pretty goddamn professional.

**** people.

sounds like he lives in a shit county

Frazod
09-04-2012, 07:56 PM
Son of a BITCH. He's been robbed 3 times THIS FUCKING YEAR? Fuck.

Plus it takes some serious work and some real equipment to steal 90 fucking cows. That's not just jacking a purse because you need to eat. That is pretty goddamn professional.

Fuck people.

Yeah, I'm thinking that probably wasn't the same methhead shitbags that broke into his house.

Caseyguyrr
09-04-2012, 08:05 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking that probably wasn't the same methhead shitbags that broke into his house.

the Devil Meth

notorious
09-04-2012, 08:52 PM
I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were ****ing retarded. My mistake. :shake:

Your AR is a .22..............










:D

notorious
09-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Son of a BITCH. He's been robbed 3 times THIS ****ING YEAR? ****.

Plus it takes some serious work and some real equipment to steal 90 ****ing cows. That's not just jacking a purse because you need to eat. That is pretty goddamn professional.

**** people.

It's not like you can take 90 cattle just anywhere and sale them.


You are right, it took a lot of equipment and a buyer that's just as dirty.

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 08:54 PM
impressed he killed the intruder with a .22, I bet it was even a .22 shorty. Nice...

notorious
09-04-2012, 08:56 PM
You guys need to see what a .22 does to skunks at that range.

I killed a lot of those bastards growing up, and it did some pretty impressive damage.

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 08:56 PM
If the old man would have killed the intruder with say a 12 gage shotgun, the "authorities" would probably have charged him with excessive force. Seriously, that's how screwed up this country is getting.

Fish
09-04-2012, 08:59 PM
Your AR is a .22..............










:D

No it isn't. .22 and .223 may be of comparable numeric caliber, but they're far from being the same thing. There's exponentially more powder behind a .223...

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2998/22penny223tfb.jpg

dmahurin
09-04-2012, 09:01 PM
If the old man would have killed the intruder with say a 12 gage shotgun, the "authorities" would probably have charged him with excessive force. Seriously, that's how screwed up this country is getting.

Hell I wouldn't be surprised if he was tried for pre-meditated murder for sitting there for 15 minutes waiting for them to come up stairs instead of trying to leave or hide and wait for the police. :banghead:

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:01 PM
You guys need to see what a .22 does to skunks at that range.

I killed a lot of those bastards growing up, and it did some pretty impressive damage.

I won't even go into the number of deer I have killed with a .22 over the years. A .22 will do more damage than most people think. It also sounds like old gramps was aiming for the heart.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:05 PM
I won't even go into the number of deer I have killed with a .22 over the years. A .22 will do more damage than most people think. I also sounds like old gramps was aiming for the heart.

I'd call bullshit if anybody else said this. Deerhunting with a .22?

notorious
09-04-2012, 09:06 PM
No it isn't. .22 and .223 may be of comparable numeric caliber, but they're far from being the same thing. There's exponentially more powder behind a .223...

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/2998/22penny223tfb.jpg

LMAO


I should know, I have 3 of them.

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 09:06 PM
anyone shot a .22 magnum? Lot's of fun! My friend and I were discussing the value of a .22Long and I was pretty much bitching about it saying it wasn't much of a bullet. He then brought out his .22 magnum rifle and started shooting that and I was very impressed. That thing made hella noise, BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!!

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:08 PM
LMAO


I should know, I have 3 of them.

His sarcasm meter must be broken. :D

Nickel D
09-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Jones: "He was hunting me."

Fudd: "Silly wabbit! Evwee wun knows it's duck season!"

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 09:09 PM
Hell I wouldn't be surprised if he was tried for pre-meditated murder for sitting there for 15 minutes waiting for them to come up stairs instead of trying to leave or hide and wait for the police. :banghead:

yep. I can here the DA now saying to the old man "you mean you just waited for the guy to open the door? Why didn't you call the police? Why didn't you run and hide in the closet? Why didn't you first try to talk to the "victom" before you started firing?"

seriously, this is how our "justice" system works.

notorious
09-04-2012, 09:10 PM
His sarcasm meter must be broken. :D

Mine breaks from time to time. Sometimes it is hard to seperate sarcasm from dumbassery (especially my own).

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Mine breaks from time to time. Sometimes it is hard to seperate sarcasm from dumbassery (especially my own).

That is a mighty fine line. :)

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:16 PM
I'd call bullshit if anybody else said this. Deerhunting with a .22?

Yep, seriously, it will drop them like a rock. If you hit them in the head, drop, if you hit them in the heart, most of the time they drop right away, if not, they don't go far. After seeing what a .22 would do to deer on a regular basis, I gained a lot more respect for a .22.

notorious
09-04-2012, 09:17 PM
Yep, seriously, it will drop them like a rock. If you hit them in the head, drop, if you hit them in the heart, most of the time they drop right away, if not, they don't go far. After seeing what a .22 would do to deer on a regular basis, I gained a lot more respect for a .22.

I have to ask........is this legal? LMAO

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Yep, seriously, it will drop them like a rock. If you hit them in the head, drop, if you hit them in the heart, most of the time they drop right away, if not, they don't go far. After seeing what a .22 would do to deer on a regular basis, I gained a lot more respect for a .22.

I've just never seen it, or even heard about it. I knew a few people who'd hunt with scoped revolvers or 12 gauge slugs, but mostly it was 30-06s or 308s.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:19 PM
I have to ask........is this legal? LMAO

Heh, at times, I can sure as hell tell you it wasn't! Lets just say I lived on deer meat while going to college. (ummm, year round)

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:22 PM
I've just never seen it, or even heard about it. I knew a few people who'd hunt with scoped revolvers or 12 gauge slugs, but mostly it was 30-06s or 308s.

They are really not that hard to kill. I'm sure there is a few other good old boys on here who have wacked several deer with a .22. :D

Fish
09-04-2012, 09:23 PM
I'd call bullshit if anybody else said this. Deerhunting with a .22?

I've killed 3 deer with a .22 LR. It has plenty of whallop to take down a deer. Shot in the head from 40' or less. You wouldn't intentionally hunt with a .22, but it's more than enough to take a deer down when shot in the right spot.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:27 PM
I've killed 3 deer with a .22 LR. It has plenty of whallop to take down a deer. Shot in the head from 40' or less. You wouldn't intentionally hunt with a .22, but it's more than enough to take a deer down when shot in the right spot.

The hell you say.

I don't do it now, but back then, it was the gun of choice. A lot of it had to do with noise, or shall I say, the lack there of.

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 09:29 PM
I've killed 3 deer with a .22 LR. It has plenty of whallop to take down a deer. Shot in the head from 40' or less. You wouldn't intentionally hunt with a .22, but it's more than enough to take a deer down when shot in the right spot.

pretty much. It's also why "survival" guns are .22LR. Henry makes one that is compact, pretty cool: http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-survival-ar7.cfm.

You can kill decent size game with a .22LR, you just gotta be able to aim and shoot.

Setsuna
09-04-2012, 09:29 PM
Is it bad to wish we have another world war so we can have another generation like this?

KChiefs1
09-04-2012, 09:29 PM
They truly are the greatest generation. "Praise God and pass the bullets."

:thumb:

Fish
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
The hell you say.

I don't do it now, but back then, it was the gun of choice. A lot of it had to do with noise, or shall I say, the lack there of.

[grin]... well I wouldn't know anything about what you're implying. I used to have a helluva problem with wild turkey getting in the crossfire of my .22 target practice back in the day. But deer were supposed to be shot with high power...... :D

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:34 PM
pretty much. It's also why "survival" guns are .22LR. Henry makes one that is compact, pretty cool: http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifle-survival-ar7.cfm.

You can kill decent size game with a .22LR, you just gotta be able to aim and shoot.

That looks like one hell of a little gun. I may have to run one of those bad boys down, just to have one. My primary will still be my Smith & Wesson .500. I don't think I would want to shoot a grizzly with a .22.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:35 PM
[grin]... well I wouldn't know anything about what you're implying. I used to have a helluva problem with wild turkey getting in the crossfire of my .22 target practice back in the day. But deer were supposed to be shot with high power...... :D

Indeed :p

Tombstone RJ
09-04-2012, 09:36 PM
That looks like one hell of a little gun. I may have to run one of those bad boys down, just to have one. My primary will still be my Smith & Wesson .500. I don't think I would want to shoot a grizzly with a .22.

yah, for less that 3 bills it's a pretty cool little guy to have around.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:38 PM
yah, for less that 3 bills it's a pretty cool little guy to have around.

I agree and a guy can NEVER have too many guns. :D

Fish
09-04-2012, 09:38 PM
I sure as shit wouldn't want to go up against a grizzly with a .22. I'd be shitting down my leg more than worrying about shooting in the right spot. You'd have to be a literal Jedi to take down a bear with a .22.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:40 PM
I sure as shit wouldn't want to go up against a grizzly with a .22. I'd be shitting down my leg more than worrying about shooting in the right spot. You'd have to be a literal Jedi to take down a bear with a .22.

About the only way to do it would be to hit it in the eye, best of luck with that shot. If I ever pulled that one off, my next stop would be to run down and buy a Powerball ticket.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 10:06 PM
I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were fucking retarded. My mistake. :shake:

Because you can't shoot properly I'm retarded? Makes sense. :thumb:

Frazod
09-04-2012, 10:15 PM
Because you can't shoot properly I'm retarded? Makes sense. :thumb:

Well, the last time I went shooting I outshot an Air Force security forces range instructor. I impressed him. Impressing your stupid ass isn't something I care about. It's neat that you think you're Annie Oakley with a .22, but if you truly believe that's an adequate home defense weapon, you're out of your mind. Do cops carry .22s? No. Do our troops carry 22s? No. Do most criminals who'll break into your fucking house with a weapon carry 22s? I'm thinking probably not. THERE'S A REASON FOR ALL THIS.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Well, the last time I went shooting I outshot an Air Force security forces range instructor. I impressed him. Impressing your stupid ass isn't something I care about. It's neat that you think you're Annie Oakley with a .22, but if you truly believe that's an adequate home defense weapon, you're out of your mind. Do cops carry .22s? No. Do our troops carry 22s? No. Do most criminals who'll break into your fucking house with a weapon carry 22s? I'm thinking probably not. THERE'S A REASON FOR ALL THIS.

Yet it can kill if in the right hands. That's my point.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Yet it can kill if in the right hands. That's my point.

So can a pencil. Perhaps you could add one of those to your fearsome home defense arsenal. :rolleyes:

stevieray
09-04-2012, 10:33 PM
So can a pencil. Perhaps you could add one of those to your fearsome home defense arsenal. :rolleyes:

I would feel safe with a Colt .22 revolver.

I don't think my original post was touting the .22 as the premeire weapon of choice, just that it can and will kill you at close range.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 10:39 PM
I would feel safe with a Colt .22 revolver.

I don't think my original post was touting the .22 as the premeire weapon of choice, just that it can and will kill you at close range.

And again, of course it can. Is it better than nothing? Of course it is. But it's not a good choice if you can get something better.

That was the point I was trying to make when some moron opined that I must be a crappy shot because I don't use a .22 as a primary defensive weapon.

Frazod
09-04-2012, 10:44 PM
Also, I personally know two people who have been shot with .22s. My dad and my uncle. My dad was shot accidentally by one of his friends when he was 20. Shot in the chest, just above his left lung. Guess what - he lived. My uncle was shot in the lower abdomen during a bar fight when he was in the Navy. He actually beat the crap out of the guy who shot him AFTER being shot, and was thrown in jail for it. Only later when they realized he was bleeding did they take him to the hospital. Guess what - he lived.

MOhillbilly
09-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Dumbass old man needs a mean dog.

HoneyBadger
09-04-2012, 11:51 PM
And again, of course it can. Is it better than nothing? Of course it is. But it's not a good choice if you can get something better.

That was the point I was trying to make when some moron opined that I must be a crappy shot because I don't use a .22 as a primary defensive weapon.

Done being a grumpy old man?

Gravedigger
09-04-2012, 11:55 PM
I side with the old man ten million times over. This is an open shut case where death wasn't necessarily warranted but if someone kicks down my door from my basement where there are no doors outside of the one he's kicking, guys getting shot. If the guy was robbed of his cattle and other possessions inside of his house, chances are that these kids were involved and are just hitting what appeared to be a weak old man over and over again.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-05-2012, 12:03 AM
This sucks man, I thought the days of quality gun control were here. Can't a man even steal others belongings anymore without getting shot?

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DaFace
09-05-2012, 12:04 AM
The only part if this story I don't like is his comments about wishing another one would come up so he could kill another person. You shouldn't ever want to kill, it should be last resort. Not saying his actions weren't warranted but there are so many ppl out there just wanting any reason they can to shoot somebody. I hope I never have to kill anybody

I agree. He was well within his rights for sure. I'd feel a lot less weird about it if he showed at least a little remorse, though.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-05-2012, 12:07 AM
I agree. He was well within his rights for sure. I'd feel a lot less weird about it if he showed at least a little remorse, though.

It could be just bravado, I mean if someone else thought he might be a little soft they may try again knowing that.

DaFace
09-05-2012, 12:07 AM
I feel like a n00b these days. I can't keep up with this shit, so I just chime in and reply to posts that are a few hours old from time to time.

Frazod
09-05-2012, 01:04 AM
Done being a grumpy old man?

Done being a idiotic douche?

HoneyBadger
09-05-2012, 01:15 AM
Done being a idiotic douche?

You started the name calling. Go enjoy your pathetic life, alone.

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:16 AM
You started the name calling. Go enjoy your pathetic life, alone.

HoneyBadger?

LMAO

CUT!

HoneyBadger
09-05-2012, 01:18 AM
HoneyBadger?

LMAO

CUT!

Cut?

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:20 AM
Cut?

JFC.

Are you not visiting a football site?

Predarat
09-05-2012, 09:06 AM
Shoot a hollow point in their ass and they won't rob again.

Frazod
09-05-2012, 09:09 AM
You started the name calling. Go enjoy your pathetic life, alone.

Alone? Don't tell my wife. And you started the obtuse, passive aggressive dumbassery. If you don't want to be called a retard, don't act like one. Fairly simple concept.

Maybe one day when you grow up you'll be able to afford a real gun. Until then, have fun with your .22.

Radar Chief
09-05-2012, 09:21 AM
I agree. He was well within his rights for sure. I'd feel a lot less weird about it if he showed at least a little remorse, though.

The guy had been hit several times for some huge losses so he’s frustrated that his ability to sustain his farm is being stolen and he finally got one of the motherfuckers. I don’t blame him at all for his attitude.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 09:44 AM
so much win by the old guy.

heard a noise.
got up
got his gone.
SAT back down and waited
lol

and the part where the cops were yelling at him, and he basically told them to STFU.
surprised the cops didn't mace, tazer, and pistol whip him due to his 'resistance'

Aries Walker
09-05-2012, 09:48 AM
If the police tell you to put your hands up, you put your damn hands up. I don't care how grumpy or entitled you feel.

Old Dog
09-05-2012, 10:07 AM
.......fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder..............

Now, THAT'S my idea of gun control

Bump
09-05-2012, 10:53 AM
I'm picturing Clint Eastwood with this old man. Good thing he had that rifle or he'd be dead. But a few people here that you find in the DC section will tell you he'd have been better off without the gun. Dumbasses.

I'm kind of pissed that the cops took his rifle though.

qabbaan
09-05-2012, 12:03 PM
I won't even go into the number of deer I have killed with a .22 over the years. A .22 will do more damage than most people think. It also sounds like old gramps was aiming for the heart.

I wasn't really referring to the fact that it was a .22, more that he got a bang/flop out of it.