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Thread: Gun-wielding senior foils carjacker (Philly- yes, the philly with the 'gun problem')

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    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.ph...5-084419-2719r

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    http://tinyurl.com/e59wy

    Gun-wielding senior foils carjacker
    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A 78-year-old Philadelphia man used a
    .38 caliber handgun to thwart a carjacker.

    George Newton said that when William Edney approached him, held a
    pistol to his head and said "Don't do anything funny," he handed him
    the keys to his sport utility vehicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer
    reported.

    But when he saw that Edney was trying to shift gears with his gun hand
    Newton decided the time had come for action. He pulled out his own
    weapon and shot Edney in the jaw, and then walked to the other side of
    the car and shot him in the shoulder.

    "Both windows were down so I didn't mess up any of my glass," Newton
    told the Inquirer.

    Edney managed to drive himself to a hospital where he claimed he did
    not know who had shot him. He faces criminal charges.

    Investigators said both guns involved were legally registered.

    Newton, a former military police officer and car mechanic, said he
    knows how to take care of himself. But he said he would much rather be
    left alone to sit in the park and feed the birds.

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    that was a very happy day for me to see that even at 78 the man continues to exercise his right to carry. something that wasn't in that article though was that when he was asked whether he was going to continue to carry or stop he said, " no I will not stop." then told them that he also was going to be getting a bigger caliber weapon.



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    Bolt06 wrote:
    that was a very happy day for me to see that even at 78 the man continues to exercise his right to carry. something that wasn't in that article though was that when he was asked whether he was going to continue to carry or stop he said, " no I will not stop." then told them that he also was going to be getting a bigger caliber weapon.

    How do you know this? Was it in a different paper or on the TV News?



    (Edit) And do you have a link to it if so?

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    I saw it on fox 29 news, Philadelphia. but I can't find the actual story on there web page. I was hesitant about even posting that added info because I couldn't find the site to post up with it.

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    Don't worry. I have heard the same thing from multiple places, but it seems to have, like most pro-gun items, fallen off the face of the Internet.

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