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    Question Citizens' Arrest

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    I don't know what to say. I thought it was going to be somewhat informative at the begining. But mostly just fluff and now it's permanently out on the internet.

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    I don't know what to say. I thought it was going to be somewhat informative at the begining. But mostly just fluff and now it's permanently out on the internet.
    LOL!

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    I carry a firearm to defend myself, my family, and others I may be with from a violent attack when immediate intervention by law enforcement is not available. NOT to become some sort of a vigilante.

    Slippery slope there, indeed.

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    The only way I would come close to do anything like that, is if there was a immediate threat of life... Meaning me, family, friends, and even some stranger that about to be killed... So at that point it wouldn't be a citizens arrest, it would be "Armed citizen stop and man from killing innocent people" For all other felonies, call 911... The cops will be there to take the report... eventually...

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    Be sure you do it using one of these so everyone knows you are legit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowski View Post
    Be sure you do it using one of these so everyone knows you are legit.

    Oh that made my day! I think I would fall to the ground laughing if I ever saw one of these.
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    I have a friend thats in the army, I actually had to talk him out of getting one of those badges... silly private.


    He wanted the one with the Washington state seal on it.

    http://www.popguns.com/badge/washington.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowski View Post
    Be sure you do it using one of these so everyone knows you are legit.

    Not on your life!!! Very bad idea!!!
    I would not do it even with this.

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    Exactly!

    Quote Originally Posted by G20-IWB24/7 View Post
    I carry a firearm to defend myself, my family, and others I may be with from a violent attack when immediate intervention by law enforcement is not available. NOT to become some sort of a vigilante.

    Slippery slope there, indeed.
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    Depends on the situation. I myself would feel very guilty about letting something happen I could have stopped. I don't believe in having to rely on cops for our protection or for law enforcement and that constitutionally it is or is not our duty to do something about it or not too, it is an individual choice in other words.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Depends on the situation. I myself would feel very guilty about letting something happen I could have stopped. I don't believe in having to rely on cops for our protection or for law enforcement and that constitutionally it is or is not our duty to do something about it or not too, it is an individual choice in other words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowski View Post
    Be sure you do it using one of these so everyone knows you are legit.


    If you go out Open Carry with one of these, Please dont forget the recorder. That would make a minimum of a 12 page discussion.

    I do however wish we as citizens could have a citation book for everyone we see who doesnt use a turn signal, talks on a cell while driving, and for those who park in a handicap spot with the blue placard and get out and walk just fine.
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    My thoughts on this? My thoughts are this writer took a sarcastic blow towards citizens arrest. His comedic pot-shots at this make you wonder if he/she is making fun of it, or trying to enlighten the people.

    ... and where the hell are the police for all those @$$hats who run the red lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    I do however wish we as citizens could have a citation book for everyone we see who doesnt use a turn signal, talks on a cell while driving, and for those who park in a handicap spot with the blue placard and get out and walk just fine.
    Not me, I'm retired. The only work I go looking for is a new gun to recondition or "tune up".

    Most of those idiots take care of themselves, sooner or later. They'll either run off the road while texting or park in the handicap spot in front of a cop who's stopped for coffee and donuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Depends on the situation. I myself would feel very guilty about letting something happen I could have stopped. I don't believe in having to rely on cops for our protection or for law enforcement and that constitutionally it is or is not our duty to do something about it or not too, it is an individual choice in other words.
    I don't believe in looking for trouble to stick one's nose in but I also believe that turning ones back, when they have the means to make a difference is a moral defect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    Not me, I'm retired. The only work I go looking for is a new gun to recondition or "tune up".

    Most of those idiots take care of themselves, sooner or later. They'll either run off the road while texting or park in the handicap spot in front of a cop who's stopped for coffee and donuts.
    Well, they may take care of themselves while texting and driving, but they may take care of someone else who is undeserving of such. Travelling at 65 mph down I-5 is not the best situation to be thumb typing on a 2 to 4 inch screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amzbrady View Post
    If you go out Open Carry with one of these, Please dont forget the recorder. That would make a minimum of a 12 page discussion.

    I do however wish we as citizens could have a citation book for everyone we see who doesnt use a turn signal, talks on a cell while driving, and for those who park in a handicap spot with the blue placard and get out and walk just fine.
    Before you cite me for parking in that handicap space, stick around until I come back. I have on numerous occasions parked in a handicap spot, with the blue placard hanging from my rear-view mirror, and I have no disability. But when I come back, I am with my mother-in-law with her walker.

    Now for those that don't use a turn signal or talk on a cell phone while driving, have at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .45ACPaddy View Post
    Well, they may take care of themselves while texting and driving, but they may take care of someone else who is undeserving of such. Travelling at 65 mph down I-5 is not the best situation to be thumb typing on a 2 to 4 inch screen.
    True but nothing will stop them before they have an accident. Tickets are no deterrent, they're just an "expense" to these idiots. Best thing the rest of us can do is drive defensively and just hope it's a bridge abutment or concrete wall they run into.

    BTW, the last "Texter" I saw on I-5 wasn't going 65, they were doing 45, in the middle lane. Easy to spot and avoid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    True but nothing will stop them before they have an accident. Tickets are no deterrent, they're just an "expense" to these idiots. Best thing the rest of us can do is drive defensively and just hope it's a bridge abutment or concrete wall they run into.

    BTW, the last "Texter" I saw on I-5 wasn't going 65, they were doing 45, in the middle lane. Easy to spot and avoid.
    By "take care of themselves" I mean earning a Darwin award via high speed impact with another object. By "take care of someone else" I mean being the aforementioned object.

    I hope I'm never that object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    I don't believe in looking for trouble to stick one's nose in but I also believe that turning ones back, when they have the means to make a difference is a moral defect.
    I believe the same way and used to judge those who would do nothing pretty harshly. I have changed somewhat in that thinking because I really have no idea what goes through another persons head or what they may have to loose, or what their own moral compass is, many are simply scared away because of legal trouble they may find themselves in for helping.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak56 View Post
    Before you cite me for parking in that handicap space, stick around until I come back. I have on numerous occasions parked in a handicap spot, with the blue placard hanging from my rear-view mirror, and I have no disability. But when I come back, I am with my mother-in-law with her walker.

    Now for those that don't use a turn signal or talk on a cell phone while driving, have at it.
    Quoting from memory (with apologies to Jeff Dunham):

    Walter: I saw this guy at the mall park in the handicapped spot and when he got out there was nothing wrong with him! Don't you just hate that?

    Jeff: Yes.

    Walter: So I ran his ass over!

    Jeff: You did what?

    Walter: Then is mother came limping around from the passenger sight screaming and waving her crutches...

    (pause)

    Walter: I got her with the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowski View Post
    Be sure you do it using one of these so everyone knows you are legit.

    Take this and go citizen arrest Ian Birk. See how far you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alienbogey View Post
    Quoting from memory (with apologies to Jeff Dunham):

    Walter: I saw this guy at the mall park in the handicapped spot and when he got out there was nothing wrong with him! Don't you just hate that?

    Jeff: Yes.

    Walter: So I ran his ass over!

    Jeff: You did what?

    Walter: Then is mother came limping around from the passenger sight screaming and waving her crutches...

    (pause)

    Walter: I got her with the door.
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    "I don't believe in looking for trouble to stick one's nose in but I also believe that turning ones back, when they have the means to make a difference is a moral defect."

    If not you, who? There is enough trouble out there that will find you, you do not have to go looking for it.

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