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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Agree @ post 9 & 10
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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This shows you the risk of having a firearm in your home. This isn't common, but incidences like this do happen.

and despite what the gun folks say, no gun and she would be alive.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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and despite what the gun folks say, no gun and she would be alive.
You have no clue if that's true.

Maybe you've never heard of knives? Too bad OJ didn't have a gun. The crime scene wouldn't have been so messy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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The OP's title for this thread is misleading. There is absolutely no evidence that Pistorious mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. Neighbours heard shouting and screams coming from the house, and called the police. She was shot several times through a closed bathroom door. There is no way he didn't know it was his girlfriend.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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The OP's title for this thread is misleading. There is absolutely no evidence that Pistorious mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. Neighbours heard shouting and screams coming from the house, and called the police. She was shot several times through a closed bathroom door. There is no way he didn't know it was his girlfriend.
The OP's title is based on the first news reports that claimed he mistook his girlfriend's for an intruder. But soon after came the reports that state what you wrote.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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Not sure whether or not they were arguing, or whether or not this is accidental or murder, but I will say this - if you're not familiar with the current state of civil unrest and danger in South Africa, even in upscale neighborhoods, then you may not be able to fully comprehend why it would be VERY IMPORTANT for home owners to be armed.

South Africa is a very violent, unsafe place.

If the girl did indeed sneak in to surprise him, she used very poor judgment.
I've heard that South Africa is bad, real bad. Tho if Pistorius offed his lady he'd better have a real good reason or he's done.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I must admit that I'm really shocked that people are joking about this. A woman was brutally murdered. I guess I will have to read about it in the thread in the Africa forum:

Do you think Pistorious will get special treatment in jail? He most likely will end up in jail for killing his girlfrien


I got the "she used her blades for flipping pancakes and he snapped" from anther post on Yahoo News, I thought it was funny, and there were others much more strong.

The guy is a crazy murderer, and he will rotten in jail. Nothing else we can do.

Just wish the girl rests in peace.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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and despite what the gun folks say, no gun and she would be alive.
Gun lovers proclaim that throwing a chair or a lamp is equivalent to firing bullets.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: West Texas
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and despite what the gun folks say, no gun and she would be alive.
...and despite what gun control folks say. If she had been a real intruder, no gun and he would be dead. Though I doubt this was an accident.

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Gun lovers proclaim that throwing a chair or a lamp is equivalent to firing bullets.
I have a right to protect my family if someone were to break into my home. For that purpose I have a Glock at my disposal or an aluminum bat. Either way, the intruder will meet the same fate.

You, on the other hand, would rather be at the mercy of the intruder. That's your choice. It's called freedom. Don't infringe on mine.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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...and despite what gun control folks say. If she had been a real intruder, no gun and he would be dead. Though I doubt this was an accident.



I have a right to protect my family if someone were to break into my home. For that purpose I have a Glock at my disposal or an aluminum bat. Either way, the intruder will meet the same fate.

You, on the other hand, would rather be at the mercy of the intruder. That's your choice. It's called freedom. Don't infringe on mine.
That does sound like the sound of a paranoid schizo right winger speaking. I'm not a psychologist, so I have no suggestions as to cure.
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