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As more people get guns and carry permits,
Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides
ruled justified

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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/20/2022 12:10:23 PM

In May, a South Philadelphia man stepped out of his house for a smoke when police said a gun-wielding man rode up on a bicycle and demanded money. The homeowner dropped his cigarette, pulled out his licensed gun, and fatally shot the would-be robber in the head. In March, an assistant manager at a Dollar General store in North Philadelphia used his legal gun to shoot a man who police said burst into the store in a ski mask, demanded money, and threatened to kill the cashier. “I’m opening up the register for you, sir,” said the manager, who instead pulled his own handgun and shot the robber


The government flat-out refuses to incarcerate dangerous criminals, so people are defending themselves instead of winding up dead. This is terrible!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: wilarrbie 6/20/2022 12:16:53 PM (No. 1191463)
When good guys with guns shoot back.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/20/2022 12:17:04 PM (No. 1191464)
This will cut down on the idiots who think a gun makes them god, and as their numbers drop, there will be fewer crimes, and more people considering crimes will think to themselves, "Let's not..."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: rochow 6/20/2022 12:21:55 PM (No. 1191474)
Soon there will be complaints "it ain't safe to rob a store or a person no more! What be de world commin' to?' Indeed! Great that folks are weaking up, taking the law into their own hands since we are running out of police and low life DA's putting the thugs right back on the street.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 6/20/2022 12:33:51 PM (No. 1191482)
They are trying to tie new gun ownership with the crime. I doubt there's a correlation.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby 6/20/2022 12:42:26 PM (No. 1191493)
What kind of a reporting is this headline? I concur with #4
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Proud Texan 6/20/2022 12:47:46 PM (No. 1191500)
With people taking out the trash at this rate, no wonder Dems have to bring new voters over the border.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/20/2022 12:55:56 PM (No. 1191508)
Typical liberal crapola. "Ooooohhh, there's more guns on the street! It's the Wild West!" They mention the "landmark" study about the danger of guns in the home, but they NEVER tell the truth - that the "landmark" study was thoroughly discredited as soon as it was published, and many times since then. They also fail to mention that in the days of the "wild west" murders were not that frequent; EVERYBODY was armed. They sound almost sad that these career criminals ended up dead while trying to commit another crime.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/20/2022 1:07:21 PM (No. 1191519)
I don't think this is so terrible, OP. People exercising their 2nd amendment rights and defending themselves with their legally obtained and registered firearms sounds just fine to me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/20/2022 1:12:34 PM (No. 1191523)
Sometimes a sarcasm meter malfunctions. Check the battery on yours - - and/or just replace it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 6/20/2022 1:13:36 PM (No. 1191525)
The left always sides with the criminals.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 6/20/2022 1:28:45 PM (No. 1191545)
The articles three examples saved the taxpayers a lot of money for incarceration. There were less killings in the wild west because of open carry. Colt, Smith & Wesson are the great equalizers to perps who intend to do you harm. Open carry deters the perps.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: learner 6/20/2022 1:30:23 PM (No. 1191548)
Self defense is not a 'homicide. as the title of the article proclaims.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/20/2022 1:51:29 PM (No. 1191564)
In an armed society, the police are, in part, there to protect the criminals from vigilante justice. Get rid of the police and guess what happens.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 6/20/2022 2:15:09 PM (No. 1191587)
In a town where there is no law, a man is obliged to make his own.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 6/20/2022 2:21:16 PM (No. 1191595)
This is great news. Each one of those justified homicides are a good person killing someone that tried to kill them. Bad guys going down more often now, good guys prevailing. Very good news for us good guys. Not so good for the criminal class. This will anger the Dems, the criminals are their voters.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav 6/20/2022 2:28:28 PM (No. 1191603)
Actually, @#13, a shooting in self defense absolutely IS a homicide. It is one that is then ruled justifiable, based on the affirmative legal defense commonly referred to as "self defense".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav 6/20/2022 2:32:45 PM (No. 1191609)
Oops. Sorry #13, intended as response to posr #12.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Omen55 6/20/2022 2:56:50 PM (No. 1191634)
If criminals believe people can kill them they will move towards less confrontational crimes.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: smokincol 6/20/2022 3:28:38 PM (No. 1191663)
best way to not have to prosecute as homicide, label it a justified murder, works every time
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WesternTradition 6/20/2022 3:47:42 PM (No. 1191673)
Philadelphia Inquirer is part of the Dem stranglehold of my once great city. See New York Times.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: volksford 6/20/2022 4:57:01 PM (No. 1191723)
So , whats the problem ?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 6/20/2022 7:30:52 PM (No. 1191834)
Re #12, check again. YES, a killing self defense IS always a homicide. But, some homicides are within the exceptions laid out by law which make them justifiable, and not punished. But still a homicide. The word only means "killing a human", and has not implications on the legality of the same. We have watched so many TV shows where all "homicides" are criminal murders, we tend to think that's what the word means. It doesn't. And how to I know this? From being trained to be a concealed carry instructor, and qualified in two states to teach the courses, this is made very clear in the training for instructors.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/21/2022 10:23:47 AM (No. 1192432)
It's unfortunate that the elderly gentleman beaten at the gas pump in Philly yesterday wasn't a trained, concealed carrier! That would have given us four feel good stories today!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: crashnburn 6/21/2022 7:12:34 PM (No. 1192875)
"A well-armed society is a polite society" Charlton Heston?
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