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    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...ns-Corner.html


    Aman was shot and a woman was injured in an attempted robbery early Wednesday morning on Chain Bridge Road in Tysons Corner, according to Fairfax County Police.

    The man was shot and his passenger injured while trying to repair their broken-down car shortly after 3 a.m.

    The driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old man from Greenbelt, Md.,pulled over afterhaving car trouble andgot out to work on it. During that time, a second car pulled up. A man stepped out, approached the driver with a gun and demanded money, police said.

    A secondperson got out of the car, approached the 43-year-old female passenger in the broken-downvehicle, and also demanded money.

    While both the driver and his passenger struggled with their assailants, the male victim was shot once in the upper body andthe female was struck in the head with a hard object, according to police. Both victims were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police did not say how much money was taken during the robbery.

    The robber with the gun was described asblack, in his 40s, about 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 300 pounds. He had short hair in dreadlocks, a thick goatee and acne. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweater, gray pants and white sneakers.

    The secondrobber was white, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 6 feet tall, and weighed approximately 150 pounds. He had short, dark hair and a thick goatee.

    They fled in a silver or gray sedan, possibly a Ford, police said.

    Anyone with informationshould callCrime Solvers866-411-TIPS orFairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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    A poster on another blog made the observation that this couple may have been targeted because they had MD plates and were therefore highly unlikely to be armed!!! Much the same as armed robbers were targeting rental cars with foreign tourists down in FL a few years back. The problem ceased after the rental companies removed all their company logo bumper stickers which is how the robbers were IDing them as rentals.

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    A poster on another blog made the observation that this couple may have been targeted because they had MD plates and were therefore highly unlikely to be armed!!! Much the same as armed robbers were targeting rental cars with foreign tourists down in FL a few years back. The problem ceased after the rental companies removed all their company logo bumper stickers which is how the robbers were IDing them as rentals.
    Very, very interesting observation!! If criminals in NOVA are being that observant, I think people from the majority of NE states and IL may be in jeopardy through that area. Not very good for tourism.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    It's stories like these that make me want to OC more and more. My holster came today via FedEx, so I'll be able to start OCing this weekend, unless I wait until the VCDL meeting next week for my first experience.

    By the way, ed, I got your OC info cards in the mail today. They look great, thanks for sending me some. I'm sure I'll be able to educate some people with them!

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    Shame, about 1-2 miles from my place.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    It's stories like these that make me want to OC more and more. My holster came today via FedEx, so I'll be able to start OCing this weekend, unless I wait until the VCDL meeting next week for my first experience.

    By the way, ed, I got your OC info cards in the mail today. They look great, thanks for sending me some. I'm sure I'll be able to educate some people with them!
    either way I'll be looking forward to meeting a fellow "young" OCer.

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    nova wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    It's stories like these that make me want to OC more and more. My holster came today via FedEx, so I'll be able to start OCing this weekend, unless I wait until the VCDL meeting next week for my first experience.

    By the way, ed, I got your OC info cards in the mail today. They look great, thanks for sending me some. I'm sure I'll be able to educate some people with them!
    either way I'll be looking forward to meeting a fellow "young" OCer.
    I'm looking forward to meeting some young OCers as well, since I don't know anyone who OCs at all. I told my uncle I was going to the meeting. Apparently he used to be a member a few years ago, so he says he might come with me.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    nova wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    It's stories like these that make me want to OC more and more. My holster came today via FedEx, so I'll be able to start OCing this weekend, unless I wait until the VCDL meeting next week for my first experience.

    By the way, ed, I got your OC info cards in the mail today. They look great, thanks for sending me some. I'm sure I'll be able to educate some people with them!
    either way I'll be looking forward to meeting a fellow "young" OCer.
    I'm looking forward to meeting some young OCers as well, since I don't know anyone who OCs at all. I told my uncle I was going to the meeting. Apparently he used to be a member a few years ago, so he says he might come with me.
    Whaddayou whippersnappers consider young?

    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    nova wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    It's stories like these that make me want to OC more and more. My holster came today via FedEx, so I'll be able to start OCing this weekend, unless I wait until the VCDL meeting next week for my first experience.

    By the way, ed, I got your OC info cards in the mail today. They look great, thanks for sending me some. I'm sure I'll be able to educate some people with them!
    either way I'll be looking forward to meeting a fellow "young" OCer.
    I'm looking forward to meeting some young OCers as well, since I don't know anyone who OCs at all. I told my uncle I was going to the meeting. Apparently he used to be a member a few years ago, so he says he might come with me.
    Whaddayou whippersnappers consider young?*
    I'm 18, so i guess we are talking about 18-20 years. I probably look like I'm closer to 16 though, so I'm sure I'll have my share of run-ins with Fairfax County's finest. I'm going out to buy a digital recorder tomorrow.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    I'm 18, so i guess we are talking about 18-20 years. I probably look like I'm closer to 16 though, so I'm sure I'll have my share of run-ins with Fairfax County's finest. I'm going out to buy a digital recorder tomorrow.
    Get a recorder that allows you to download the recordings to your computer. That makes it really easy to archive and to post to the internet!

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    Neplusultra wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    I'm 18, so i guess we are talking about 18-20 years. I probably look like I'm closer to 16 though, so I'm sure I'll have my share of run-ins with Fairfax County's finest. I'm going out to buy a digital recorder tomorrow.
    Get a recorder that allows you to download the recordings to your computer. That makes it really easy to archive and to post to the internet!
    Yeah, you canpractice by interviewing us "old men" on how it was to OC back in the day. I think I still have my original OC piece somewhere for the interview. I had to put it away when I couldn't get flints for it anymore.


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Its odd that there are all these stories coming from Tysons Corner lately. I would have thought that to be one of the last places to have any gun related problems....or problems in general.

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    richarcm wrote:
    Its odd that there are all these stories coming from Tysons Corner lately. I would have thought that to be one of the last places to have any gun related problems
    yeah.. you AND Senator Saslaw..
    Carry On.

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    Citizen wrote:
    Neplusultra wrote:
    hunter45 wrote:
    I'm 18, so i guess we are talking about 18-20 years. I probably look like I'm closer to 16 though, so I'm sure I'll have my share of run-ins with Fairfax County's finest. I'm going out to buy a digital recorder tomorrow.
    Get a recorder that allows you to download the recordings to your computer. That makes it really easy to archive and to post to the internet!
    Yeah, you canpractice by interviewing us "old men" on how it was to OC back in the day. I think I still have my original OC piece somewhere for the interview. I had to put it away when I couldn't get flints for it anymore.

    You're younger than I thought. When I first started reading that I was thinking, "Heck, you can still buy match cord." :P
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    deepdiver wrote:
    You're younger than I thought. When I first started reading that I was thinking, "Heck, you can still buy match cord." :P
    ROFL!!!

    OK. You got me on that one. That was definitely good.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    ed wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    Its odd that there are all these stories coming from Tysons Corner lately. I would have thought that to be one of the last places to have any gun related problems
    yeah.. you AND Senator Saslaw..
    I live in the ghetto of Springfield. I expect to see stupid crap happen here. I guess as the song goes, where there is money there will be problems. Something like that, right?

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    Crime does not discriminate based upon location. Crime is simply an "opportunity" that the criminal took advantage of. The place the crime occurs is happenstance.

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    richarcm wrote:
    ed wrote:
    richarcm wrote:
    Its odd that there are all these stories coming from Tysons Corner lately. I would have thought that to be one of the last places to have any gun related problems
    yeah.. you AND Senator Saslaw..
    I live in the ghetto of Springfield. I expect to see stupid crap happen here. I guess as the song goes, where there is money there will be problems. Something like that, right?
    More money, more problems! well technically it's mo' money mo' problems

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    The robber with the gun was described asblack, in his 40s...
    The secondrobber was white, in his late 20s to early 30s...
    Obama is already bringing racial unity to all segments of our society.

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    hunter45 wrote:
    ...SNIP
    I'm 18, so i guess we are talking about 18-20 years. I probably look like I'm closer to 16 though, so I'm sure I'll have my share of run-ins with Fairfax County's finest. I'm going out to buy a digital recorder tomorrow.
    WOW:what:

    I have ammo that is older than that. In fact I have almost beenmarried long enough for you to have been my kid twice.

    When you guys were talking about meeting some younger folks, I thought you were talking about people like, NSL or Tomahawk.

    Well before you start poking at us "old guys", just remember -

    "Age and treachery will overcome youth and ability every time."

    Anon

    Anyway, welcome. It is good to see young people taking an interest. First time you go out you might want to consider taking an old codger along just for appearances sake. You can tell the Officer you are just hi gun bearer. (get it ... right to bear)

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    When you guys were talking about meeting some younger folks, I thought you were talking about people like, NSL or Tomahawk.
    Ouch, that hurt.

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    When you guys were talking about meeting some younger folks, I thought you were talking about people like, NSL or Tomahawk.
    Ouch, that hurt.
    At least somebody still thinks of me as young...I'll take it.

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    Yeah, but you ain't young!

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    "The reason old codgers are more ornery than young whippersnappers is that they've been aggravated for a longer period of time."



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    'nuff said.



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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    In fact I have almost beenmarried long enough for you to have been my kid twice.
    I hate to break it to you, but that's just another way to say "I'm almost old enough to be a grandparent!"

    :what:

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