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|July 15th, 2009||#101|
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I remember a friend's mom during those riots getting squirt pistols and putting crushed chilli peppers mixed with water into them. Her idea was to use them against intruders. Luckily for her, her house was not hit.
My point is that for the ethnic Chinese folks, had they had guns, they could have protected themselves against the mobs.
Had the mob broken past the police perimeter in our area, we definitely would have needed guns as well.
The mobs weren't really willing to risk their lives over anything either. Once the cops were able to show up, with the exception of the stuent protestors, they all fled.
After the 98 riots, black market guns became popular, especially with the ethnic Chinese folks. Black market salesmen actually approached ethnic Chinese and certain foreigners trying to sell the stuff. One appeared at a work place of someone I know offering to sell the damned thing. Funny thing was, the salesman trying to sell the black market pistol hadn't he faintest idea as to how to use it.
They wouldn't have bought it had they felt they had no need for it.
So while living in Phoenix, did you like to take a stroll out at night while people were having pitched gun battles?
Last edited by A Can of Man; July 15th, 2009 at 13:15..
|July 15th, 2009||#102|
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As far as going for a stroll while it was going on, no I didn't but that was primarily because it was 2-3am and I was asleep, I did run into a few people wandering the streets during the day (one Mexican guy wandering down to a seven eleven with a shotgun scared the crap out friends but I didn't see him myself so that might be all BS but the guy refused to come back and visit ever again) and they seemed reasonably calm.
But I am sure you would get a better description of the area from AZ than I could ever give.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
|July 15th, 2009||#103|
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"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|July 16th, 2009||#104|
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In your case, you just heard gunshots, which wouldn't be too out of place in a place with a lot of guns. What I meant with incidents like mine was shooting to kill or incidents where others were willing to kill and a gun for self defense would have been useful. Or else I would have also talked about the time I was taking a stroll out in the woods to hear some kind of sound that sounded a bit like gunfire. Turned out someone was shooting an air rifle at targets.
Or this other time when I heard some gunshots (though muffled a bit) coming from a building only to find out that it was a shooting club for people using .22 rifles for competitive shooting. The building had an open area like a large garden.
|July 16th, 2009||#105|
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And there are some bad places up here, some parts of Poughkeepsie and New Haven are rotten.
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." - George Washington
|July 16th, 2009||#107|
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OK, let's build a City with the Massachusetts & Vermont boarder running right down Main Street. Ma has rediculous State gun Laws, Vt has few. In Vt you can carry w/o a permit, no Wild West shootouts going on. Any how, if you are a criminal, what side of the street would you choose to break into?
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