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    3 bust into Albuquerque home wearing masks...and then were chased out of the home...

    Of course, they didn't realize that the victims would pick up swords and chase them out...

    The Associated Press


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

    Three armed men wearing Halloween masks busted into an Albuquerque apartment and robbed the terrified residents. What the three didn't count on was the residents fighting back.

    Police say the masked men were armed with a machete, a baton and a golf club. The man with the machete was swinging it wildly at people as he demanded wallets and money Saturday night.

    KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/vCR4zw ) reports the intruders didn't count on the victims fighting back. Some of the victims picked up swords and chased the masked men out of the apartment.

    Police later arrested Marcelo Gallegos, Joseph Morrison and Joshua Jordan on suspicion of home invasion, kidnapping, larceny and aggravated battery.

    http://www.kfoxtv.com/ap/ap/new-mexi...g-masks/nFSCj/

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    AHAHAHAHA

    One of my friends owns a metric crapload of bladed instruments. Swords, machetes, knives, daggers, throwing knives, axes, hatchets and various other things. I pity the fool that tries to break into his house, especially when we're all there doing whatever. Imagine a bunch of men, the shortest of which is like 6' and at like 200lbs+, with swords, axes, guns and machetes.

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    They could have racked a shotgun. I think that would have the same effect....

    In the end, any weapon is better than no weapon.
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    Wink breaking into wrong home...

    The three dunder-heads should have grabbed their Bics or Parker rollerballs...


    Everyone knows that the pen is mightier than the sword.




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    "Three armed men wearing Halloween masks busted into an Albuquerque apartment and robbed the terrified residents. What the three didn't count on was the residents fighting back."

    The three men's names: Curly, Larry, and Moe.

    BGs seem to get more stupid as each year passes.
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    "Police say the masked men were armed with a machete, a baton and a golf club"
    Baton like what the cheerleaders twirl? How lame.
    The other 2 at least could do some damage... to anyone without a longer-reached tool.
    The article w/ the shorter link actually gave the address of the apartment. So now crooks know not to go there. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    The article w/ the shorter link actually gave the address of the apartment. So now crooks know not to go there. LOL
    That burns me up. I think if the REPORTER is going to give the victim's address he should post his own (the reporter's) email and ADDRESS in the piece. I mean so that angry dissidents to his opinion can go to his house and DISCUSS it with him/her.
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    [QUOTE=MKEgal;1641107Baton like what the cheerleaders twirl? How lame.[/QUOTE]

    Probably an Asp - collapsable baton like the police carry. Those are considered a lethal weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    They could have racked a shotgun. I think that would have the same effect....

    In the end, any weapon is better than no weapon.
    Putting a shotgun in a rack is going to scare a machete wielding robber?

    Or did you mean working the action would make such a horrible scary sound that it would scare the robbers and make them flee with wet pants?

    There wasn't anything in the story to give us the idea that doing anything with a shotgun was a viable alternative, not everybody has one.

    I do but I think I might have been tempted to grab one of my swords just for the fun factor of making these dopes feel real fear. There is just something unnerving about naked steel with a sharp edge and a point that makes your little belly and the parts below it shrivel up from adrenaline induced fear. I think the people did just fine with what they had to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okboomer View Post
    Probably an Asp - collapsable baton like the police carry. Those are considered a lethal weapon.
    A ASP is not considered a lethal weapon, it is actually in the NON-LETHAL area along with your OC and TAZER. That doesn't mean it can't kill but it is in the catagory of NON-LEATHAL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    They could have racked a shotgun. I think that would have the same effect....

    In the end, any weapon is better than no weapon.
    Yeah, you cycle a round into the empty chamber, and if you're lucky, the person on the other end immediately flees. He might change his life, or he'll tell others to avoid that place because he almost got ended.

    However, if you already have a round in that chamber, and a legal justification for discharging that firearm, everyone in a 1000 sq mile circle around that place will know that it is not a neighborhood for such hijinks, as the news media will get the word out.

    Let's go further with this. Let's say I happen to have, as a self-defense gun, a rifle with a long bayonet. Now, I'm faced with an attacker bearing a "non-lethal" weapon such as a golf club. Am I justified in using my rifle bayonet for self-defense? Will the police grimly accept my plea as they step around the door, complete with BG and rifle still stuck in it?

    I think we're going to go back to the definition of what lethal force is on the basis of how force can be applied to specific weak areas of the human body. Someone picked up a chunk of concrete and went to prison for years because he smashed a police officer in the head with it. What is lethal force? What is a non-lethal weapon? If I take a bat and swing at your leg, land a hit and tear your femoral artery open, you're going to die of internal bleeding. The definition of Lethal Force is in the eye of the EMT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirbinator View Post
    Let's go further with this. Let's say I happen to have, as a self-defense gun, a rifle with a long bayonet. Now, I'm faced with an attacker bearing a "non-lethal" weapon such as a golf club. Am I justified in using my rifle bayonet for self-defense? Will the police grimly accept my plea as they step around the door, complete with BG and rifle still stuck in it?
    If someone is assaulting you with a golf club, that's assault with a deadly weapon, which is enough for most reasonable people to fear for their life.

    Use of lethal force is authorized, whether it's a bayonette or a bullet.

    IANAL.

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    If you would have told me yrs ago...

    That I would be sitting here reading about my son's burglary and assault charges on the internet I would have said you were crazy. That my son was good but "finding his way". Yes one of these boys is my son. I won't say which one. Our family has had such tragedy and this is one of the HUGE one's. I won't make excuses. He is addicted to meth and heroin. I, personally, have not seen him since Sept 2010 when he went crazy and assaulted me...actually tried to kill me...after a birthday party that I made happen. Now, I have never been assaulted before this and I did press charges and I was granted a FIVE YEAR order of protection for his little sis and myself. So he was homeless with no family help and addicted to dope. And on the news I see him and what he did to those people. I thank goodness he had no gun! It could have been fatal. I don't know the other 2 men who were there that night. But I suspect they were fellow drug abusers. I knew my son's friends' before all the craziness took over. So where do I look for where I went wrong? I have gone thru this in my mind time and again. He had structure and discipline and love as a child. He was a complete mama's boy for many years. Where did it all go so wrong? My son has pleaded guilty and is facing 31 yrs. And I haven't even contacted him due to my disgust and the restraining order. What would you guys do? I'm so lost on this.

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    Wow, as a dad I cannot imagine what you are going through. I can tell you this, our job as parents is a tough one. We can do everything right, but in the end our kids have free will. Sadly, all we can do is pray that somehow God can shake some sense into them. Stay strong for your family, and try to forgive your son, love covers a multitude of sins, he is in the hands of the criminal justice system now paying the price for his. Maybe the first step toward restoration is being reconciled with his dad.

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    Thanx Dahwg

    Your words are encouraging about forgiveness. I have forgiven him many times over. But I can't allow him near the family, or his 8yo sister, until he is clean. This child attacked me and broke my eye socket. Then he held me by my throat against a wall as I pummeled him to be let down. He doesn't even remember what he did to me. The drugs he was on made him unaware of what he did.

    My son's father died when he was 3yo. I raised him alone. And I found out MANY years later that his father was quite a pervert. Thank goodness he died young!

    Anyway, I miss my son but I cannot convince myself to contact him. He hurt so many people. He needs religion that I do not have.

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    Your family will be in my prayers tonight. I hope he can overcome his addiction and that you are one day able to reunite with him.
    I'll pray that he gets the help he needs before he takes a life, or has his taken from him.
    Yes, I worry that I may be killed by my own gun...

    But my attacker will have to use it to beat me to death because it will be out of bullets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    AHAHAHAHA

    One of my friends owns a metric crapload of bladed instruments. Swords, machetes, knives, daggers, throwing knives, axes, hatchets and various other things. I pity the fool that tries to break into his house, especially when we're all there doing whatever. Imagine a bunch of men, the shortest of which is like 6' and at like 200lbs+, with swords, axes, guns and machetes.
    Indeed....tho as another poster so eloquently put it...I'd much rather be working the slide of my Mossy 500. My self defense loads are lined up slug, oo buck, slug, oo buck...I think yall get the picture...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwentwrong View Post
    Your words are encouraging about forgiveness. I have forgiven him many times over. But I can't allow him near the family, or his 8yo sister, until he is clean. This child attacked me and broke my eye socket. Then he held me by my throat against a wall as I pummeled him to be let down. He doesn't even remember what he did to me. The drugs he was on made him unaware of what he did.

    My son's father died when he was 3yo. I raised him alone. And I found out MANY years later that his father was quite a pervert. Thank goodness he died young!

    Anyway, I miss my son but I cannot convince myself to contact him. He hurt so many people. He needs religion that I do not have.
    Tho not a Bible thumper as a rule you might find solace with a Bible. Pick one up and start reading. Jesus can give you Great Comfort when you are searching for Peace. All you have to do is ask the Lord Jesus to forgive you of your sins. Then keep reading your Bible. Find a good Christ centered church in your AO and go frequently. He Is The Light.

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    Well, there is my handgun and his shotgun. He's more of a blades guy, though.

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    Thanx Guys'

    I appreciate the encouraging words. I really have done, and lived, the church lifestyle. And so have my boys'. But it isn't for me what it is for others. I'm living by my own moral code...which may mirror a biblical code...and doing well most of the time. I just don't enjoy the faith that so many have. I can say that my lifestyle is moral and ethical and right these days. And my thoughts are with all of you who care and encourage me to love and do what I need to do. The human spirit is so amazing. I can get thru this and my son can come out healthy one day. I just have to believe. A good ass kicking wouldn't hurt if you ask me...but what do I know? I'm just hanging in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    They could have racked a shotgun. I think that would have the same effect....
    If I would have "racked" my shotgun, I'd then have to pick that shell up off the ground and re-load.

    I have other ways of using that all important round, squeeze the damn trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwentwrong View Post
    Your words are encouraging about forgiveness.
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    My son's father died when he was 3yo. I raised him alone. And I found out MANY years later that his father was quite a pervert.
    Howdy!
    Your tale is a touching one. I feel your pain, and wish I had wisdom sufficient to help you in some way.
    I am not so blessed with ability that I can do much other than offer feeble words of solace.

    Forgiveness is part of the process. But forgiveness is only part of it.
    There must also be an epiphany on the part of the young man.
    He needs to awaken one day, realizing that he made decisions that led him to his situation.
    And upon the heels of such realization, experience a profound and life changing regret leading to repentance.
    I know these words are not fashionable in modern parlance, but unless he can face his own demons and understand role in his own destruction, forgiveness can't change his life. The same applies for the father (whom I see described as a pervert) who may have cried out for forgiveness in his final hour. Nobody can know that, nor can we judge what his final thoughts were as his life ended.

    What I do know, much from personal experience, is that the individual responsible for their crimes must also face the monster they see in the mirror and overcome that thing by a profound combat with the demon inside. Not all can do this. You'll hear of jail-house conversions, and often people in the penal system will proclaim they've turned their life around through a spiritual awakening. Next thing you know, they're back into the penal system because they haven't exorcised the original problem.

    The dark night of the soul is a phrase often used to describe a real, profound, life changing confrontation with the id. That phrase is far too glib to describe a true conversion of an errant personality disorder. The actual process is a mind, spirit and heart wrenching process that the individual can only accomplish when willing to do so. It isn't easy, isn't quick, isn't clean and tidy. It is a process that may produce many dark nights spent weeping for the things they've done, and regret (true and profound regret) for those they've harmed. A realization, right down to the spirit level, that they've become a monster by mote of free will. Only a similiar decision of free will can eradicate the monster and restore a person to a whole human being. This sort of conversion, from monster to humanity; transcends religion, soars above fear of punishment, and beyond psychology. It must come from the essence of a man or woman, not from a superficial level of being. It cannot be imposed from without, but must come from within!

    You've had a taste of it yourself. Your question of 'where did I go wrong' likely came on a ruthless self examination of your own. You've spent many tearful nights examining your own heart and soul. You've explored some dark places within yourself, and faced a few things you cannot speak. Not to anybody! Those things exist in all of us. Most of us learn to control and seal those things off. We create a virtual brick wall to contain those secret things. In the case of your son, however, drug abuse allowed him to tear down that wall and embrace the darkness within. To heal, it must be rebuilt. And that is a price more profound than any jail can impose. He may one day walk out of jail, but can never walk away from himself, any more than any of us can. Unless he can challenge that darkness he's embraced, battle it, overcome it, he might just as well stay in jail. But one who undertakes the ordeal of transformation of his essential self will endure without bars. They can salvage themselves, become an asset to humanity, and walk in freedom despite incarceration.

    Easy? Not in any way shape or form. Possible, only to those who undertake the ordeal.
    There is a concept of death and rebirth here, and that's about what it takes.
    I know something whereof I speak.
    To be the man I am, the man I was had to die! I had to kill him. I had to destroy what was in order to build what would become.

    It is my belief that nobody is beyond redemption. But redemption is costly.
    Forgiveness is necessary, sure enough. But without redemption, it merits little.
    And redemption comes only when we willingly lay seige to who we are, and put to death the person we've become, so that a new human being can emerge from a tomb of their own making and walk a totally different path.

    You have my prayers and support.
    But nothing is more powerful than hope.
    Hang onto your hope, and pray that he faces that dark night of contrition.

    I do not intend to espouse religious or mystical ideas related to any specific theology or psychology here.
    I just know that your situation is all too familiar, and few take up the challenge.
    But at the end of the day, nobody is beyond redemption. That includes your son.
    Just as he made wrong decisions that put him in bondage,
    new decisions, based on the brutal struggle to change at the most profound level of being,
    will set him free.

    Blessings,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    AHAHAHAHA

    One of my friends owns a metric crapload of bladed instruments. Swords, machetes, knives, daggers, throwing knives, axes, hatchets and various other things. I pity the fool that tries to break into his house, especially when we're all there doing whatever. Imagine a bunch of men, the shortest of which is like 6' and at like 200lbs+, with swords, axes, guns and machetes.
    That put a BIG smile on my face.
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