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Old 07-03-2014, 06:40 PM
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I know this all sounds insane to many guys but stuff does happpen. Last year several LCOs were lured to foreclosed properties under the ruse of giving an estimate and were robbed and beaten at gunpoint. Always be aware of your surroundings. If you run solo make sure somebody has an idea of where you will be during a day.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:50 PM
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:06 PM
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Here's one one I remember.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news..._necklace.html

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Old 07-03-2014, 08:37 PM
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:48 AM
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I don't feel vulnerable.
This. This is the underlying issue with most of these posts. Insecurity is the worst reason to carry.

If you feel vulnerable without a pistol, you don't need one.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:15 AM
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This. This is the underlying issue with most of these posts. Insecurity is the worst reason to carry.

If you feel vulnerable without a pistol, you don't need one.
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Down in Texas we strongly encourage guns, but I don't believe in anyone carrying who has intentions to use it for the wrong purpose or not use it at all if the need arises. A guy I went to high school with from Buda was down in Houston and got threatened with a gun, needless to say the guy that pulled the gun had no intention of using it and it winded up in the other guys hands in reverse action, guess who ended up with the firearm up against them?

If your going to carry, carry, but be prepared to use it. Although this country has some bad areas it's not all that bad that everyone has to carry a gun. I've been to parts of Houston where gangs are blocking off the street telling you to tun around and that you can't drive down the street. I seen one guy chasing an HPD officer down the street telling him to move off the "block" and you can bet the HPD officer kept moving. I'm not in those parts of town, live in a new city, and work in certain neighborhoods where I don't too much worry about any of this anymore. But when I did live down there one of the most important things I learned was pay attention to your surroundings and you will usually be okay. You can have a firearm and get caught off guard or "slipping" as they call it down there. You can be unarmed and paying attention to your surroundings and be much better off.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:06 AM
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While out mowing a lawn as a side job, this off duty police officer got shot and killed after seeing a car crash up the road and going to check it out. His truck, trailer, mower stolen...

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Off-duty deputy killed near Abbeville
Staff report 3:03 p.m. CDT June 24, 2014

Multiple law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana scoured Abbeville's streets late Monday, searching for two suspects in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy.

Authorities believe the suspects stole the personal pick-up truck of the unidentified officer they shot and killed after 4 p.m. Monday. He was mowing grass near South Hospital and Cougar drives, south of the city, when he called the sheriff's office at 4:04 p.m. to report the suspects' activity, which he deemed suspicious...
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/n...ille/11290471/

Here are a few more articles on this story that contain additional details...

http://www.policeone.com/off-duty/ar...o-death-in-La/

http://www.klfy.com/story/25850267/2...rmilion-deputy

http://theadvocate.com/news/police/9...-knew-off-duty
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:29 AM
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[QUOTE=Fresh_Cut;5069153]

I work in Metro Atlanta, in some of THE WORST areas and I don't carry. I try to keep a biscuit close, but I don't keep 1 on my person.


LMAO!!!! 😂
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:34 AM
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:11 AM
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now if I could just stop texting while I Drive
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Please work hard on that. I have been the victim of a cell phone accident. Took me out for an entire season.
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