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Thread: Bearing Arms in Self Defense

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    We should contribute our thoughts and comments on articles that portray firearms in a negative light. Every article fails to mention that the victims were NOT armed for self defense.

    The Harford Courant has another article about overnight robberys.

    Every time a paper reports a violent act by a person with a firearm, we should be posting our opinions and observations.

    Here is what I posted this morning.

    Every honest law abiding resident of Harford should make application for a pistol permit and start carrying a firearm for self defense.

    This and other similar stories demonstrates why our State and Federal Constitutions give us the right to keep and bear arms in self defense. Every time the Courant prints a story about how a gun was used offensively, we should wonder why there was no gun available for self defense.

    I'm sure that somewhere in theCourant archives there are historical accounts ofConnecticut settlers fighting back against indians with the firearms they kept and carried!!!

    There was no police departments to call when attacked!!


    Here is the article
    Hartford Police Investigate Series Of Overnight Armed Robberies
    The Hartford Courant

    11:46 AM EDT, October 3, 2009


    Police are investigating a series of armed robberies between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday, including one where a man was shot.

    At 2:49 a.m. police were called to 3555 Main St. in the city’s North end for a report that a person had been shot outside a night club. The incident was apparently a robbery attempt, and the victim was taken to an area hospital and was listed in critical condition.

    The suspects were described as two black males with silver revolvers.

    Just a few minutes earlier, police had responded to an armed robbery report near the South end on Park Street. A man reported that two men approached him, showed a gun and demanded jewelry. The suspects fled onto Broad Street, and no shots were fired.

    The victim had a minor injury to his ear, but it was unclear how his ear was injured, police said.

    Shortly after 1 a.m., a resident in an apartment complex at 86 Webster St. was robbed by two men who knocked on his door, police said.

    The resident thought he recognized the voice, so he opened the door but was threatened with a handgun and robbed of $25, police said. The suspects fled and the resident was not injured.

    The Major Crimes Division is investigating all three robberies, police said.

    -- Shawn R. Beals

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    Why you don't leave your gun in the car.

    HARTFORD — HARTFORD — - Police said they are investigating an early-morning, gunpoint robbery in the Barry Square neighborhood.

    The robbery was reported at about 3:20 a.m. from the area of 27 New Britain Ave., police said. A man and a woman were walking across a convenience store parking lot when they were approached by two robbers, one of whom pointed a gun at them, they told police.

    The robbers stole their money and their car — which had a gun locked in the trunk, police said.

    The robbers were described as Hispanic men in their mid-20s with light complexions, police said. Each man was about 6 feet tall and wore a hood, they said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

    Heres one for the good guys.

    Police: Woodstock resident nabs burglars at gunpoint

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    Exactly the type of writing that I'm talking about.

    The message although not stated.

    If individual didn't own a weapon it would not have been in the trunk of his car and it would not be on the streets in the hands of criminals.

    The article would have been much more interesting had the headline read.


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