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    A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest Friday after he attacked an armed man with a bottle, police said.The shooting occurred during an altercation about 9:40 p.m. in front of a home in the first block of South Butler Avenue, said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
    The wounded man was listed in critical condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital.
    Police said the man and a friend exchanged words with a 21-year-old man who had been sitting on a porch and wearing two visible sidearms.
    One man struck the armed man with a large glass bottle, then removed one of the handguns and started hitting him with it, Duhamell said. The armed man grabbed his second gun and shot his attacker.
    Police were questioning the armed man, who Duhamell said has a valid gun permit. The man who was with the shooting victim is also being questioned, Duhamell said.

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    My first question would be, why did he even let it get to the point where he was disarmed?

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    It takes some stones to attack a man with two sidearms on his own porch. That, or insanity.

    By the way, who carries TWO holstered sidearms?!?!

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    By the way, who carries TWO holstered sidearms?!?!
    Didn't Wyatt Earp carry two? Or maybe it was Matt Dillon. How about Roy Rogers and The Lone Ranger.

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    Statesman wrote:
    It takes some stones to attack a man with two sidearms on his own porch. That, or insanity.

    By the way, who carries TWO holstered sidearms?!?!
    In this case it would seem that a person that carries TWO holstered sidearms was someone that fully understood the risks of sitting on his porch in his neighborhood.

    I would suspect that he has watched his neighborhood as it has changed from one where you could safely sit on your porch and wave at your passing neighbors to one where it is no longer safe to even look at anyone because they may think you are challenging them on their turf.

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    Can't wait for more details to come out on this. Really want to know what provoked the guy with the bottle to attack or if he was provoked at all.
    Colorado Gun Owners - COGO
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    A discussion forum for Colorado Gun Owners.

    Colorado Firearm law.
    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/
    Lexis Nexis: Colorado law pertaining to firearms.
    Title 18, Article 12

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    Statesman, i carry two, one you see, the other you won't, til it's needed, then it's over....

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    Speaking of attacked on your own porch... I just went home to visit some family and friends for a few days in Maine. Heard a story from one of my friends who lives in Portland. (Long story short) He was sitting on his porch with his girlfriend on July 4th, and a group of 4 or 5 drunk guys walked by, and out of the blue, just started cursing and yelling at my friend.

    My buddy is not a gun person, nor is he much on self defense. Maybe he will be now... So these guys came up on his porch and proceeded to start kicking and punching him out of the blue. His girlfriend tried to stop it, and they punched her in the face, knocked her down and started kicking her as well. He managed to get into the entryway of his house and they followed him in and kept beating him.

    After they felt satisfied they had given a good enough beating, they just left. They didn't take their wallets, money, or anything in their house. They were just drunk and wanted to beat someone up. Portland, in the grand scheme of things, is quite a safe town. Just goes to show you, anything can happen anywhere.

    Now, question is, 4-5 unarmed guys on 1, would you go for your gun? No doubt about it, I sure as hell would have if I didn't have a baseball bat or something of that nature very close at hand.

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    I'm not willing to take the risk in using the bat. I'm not a major league slugger and I don't know any fancy moves. I'd go for the tried and true .45 ACP. 4 on 1 is a disparity of force, good for me when I go to court. The incident being on my property is also good for me. Finally, I didn't initiate the confrontation so it's a win for me.

    If by some chance I'm convicted it wouldn't matter if I go to prison because the country would have already become one.

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