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I hope the police will show up
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"These fists are a lethal weapon"
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This home protected by Smith and Wesson

Postby mudduck » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:51 am

Two are shot after breaking into rural home
DOUG ERICKSON derickson@madison.com
TOWN OF ARGYLE - Two people who broke into a rural home near Blanchardville early Thursday were shot by the home's owner, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department.
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Asked if a dead body was still in the house, Gebhardt said, "I'm still here, aren't I?"
http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/inde ... 79&ntpid=1
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Postby Paco » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:31 am

I have a Bill Parsons autographed bat from Brewers Bat Day circa 1974 under my bed.
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Postby pjbogart » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:34 am

I keep a fun-size bag of Milky Ways on my coffee table so Mudduck will never make it out of the living room.

Not to mention the racket of opening up all those Milky Ways.
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Postby jjoyce » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:41 am

Note to self: Don't live in Argyle
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Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:17 am

jjoyce wrote:Note to self: Don't live in Argyle

My vote for the next subterranean nuclear test site. Let God figure out what to do with these homunculi.

Good thing you don't need opposable thumbs to operate a firearm.
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Postby snoqueen » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:09 am

The people apparently knew each other and the general public is not at risk. Stand down, little militia, stand down.
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Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:14 am

snoqueen wrote:The people apparently knew each other and the general public is not at risk.

Yes, fortunately for them, none of the general public lives in Argyle.
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Postby papalion » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:34 am

As always, there may be a Paul Harvey: "Rest of the Story" side to this.
But I think the forons on TDP have the same info I have about this occurance.
Interesting reactions:

Note to home invaders: Stay in Madison where you are appreciated.

But did you read?:
"We moved here from Chicago where we thought we would we be safer."
Are they concerned with the shooter or the shootee?

"Maybe we should start locking our doors"
Again concern for the neighbor shooter?

"We don't even know the people who live there and we are only a half mile away." or the comment about the other neighbor who lives a mile away.
How many Green County Sheriff deputies are patrolling the area at that time of night and how long would it take them to get there?

Why was it important to mention that the home owners were getting a divorce? Journalistic license? TMI? or is it relevant?

I am not advocating shooting people but I believe we have a right to protect ourselves in our own homes.

There have been more than the usual rural home invasions this winter in Rock, Walworth and Winnebago IL Counties(my impression based news reports) maybe the invaders have just now moved into Green County an dem rednecks oer der don like it none, hey!

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Re: Note to:

Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:38 am

papalion wrote:Note to home invaders: Stay in Madison where you are appreciated.

Yeah, and good luck prying my dog's jaws from your scrotum, too.

Welcome to my gun-free home, eunuch.
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Postby Billy Shears » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:44 am

Channel 3000 article says the home is outside Blanchard, which is a few miles from Argyle, which is a few miles from New Glarus State Park, where I and my daughter spent a weekend camping about twenty years ago and had a good time.

Carry on.
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Postby cute hat » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:45 am

jjoyce wrote:Note to self: Don't live in Argyle


Still, I do like their socks, though.
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Re: Note to:

Postby papalion » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:58 am

Chuck_Schick wrote:
papalion wrote:Note to home invaders: Stay in Madison where you are appreciated.

Yeah, and good luck prying my dog's jaws from your scrotum, too.

Welcome to my gun-free home, eunuch.


And with your srotum crunching pooch, I am sure you don't have home owners insurance.
Or your insurance company doesn't know about it yet, Insurance companies don't like the liabilty involved with critters like that.

Have any ceremonial scrotum trophys hanging on the wall?

It's fun to talk, but a lot more nerve racking faced with an uninvited stranger in your home at 3:00am.

eunuch yourself.
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Re: Note to:

Postby Billy Shears » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:13 pm

papalion wrote:Or your insurance company doesn't know about it yet, Insurance companies don't like the liabilty involved with critters like that.

Last I heard, insurance companies had figured out that they were spending more money reimbursing people who didn't own dogs for lost property than they were spending on dog bites, because people who owned dogs didn't get robbed. Therefore they have no problems with a household having one or two dogs.
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Re: Note to:

Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:26 pm

papalion wrote:And with your srotum crunching pooch, I am sure you don't have home owners insurance.

Right ... 'cause so many banks will extend a loan to you if you don't have insurance. Kee-rist ...

Or your insurance company doesn't know about it yet, Insurance companies don't like the liabilty involved with critters like that.

Critters like what? Critters that don't like strange people coming into their territory? That would be a lot of 'em. And you're not going to get very far filing a complaint about a vicious dog if you've just committed B&E to meet the fucker, ya dolt.

Hey, maybe she's all bark. You don't know. Hell, I don't know. But trust me, come into my house uninvited some night and you'll shit yourself just to hear her. A black dog in a dark room with a huge hound bark is a pretty damn good burglar alarm. And I speak from experience.

Honestly, I don't know what she'd do to a stranger if I'm not there to intervene. And if you don't want to find out, you'll stay the fuck out of my house uninvited.

It's fun to talk, but a lot more nerve racking faced with an uninvited stranger in your home at 3:00am.

Well, I can't say I've had one in my home. But, of course, that's because the dog scared them off before they could get in.

eunuch yourself.

Lay off the weed, Papa. You're not making any fucking sense.
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Postby Ducatista » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:34 pm

Guns are a ridiculous choice for home protection. Mmm, not so much ridiculous as retarded.

And before you get all "gun-hating freaks" about that, muddy: I have a Glock 17 and two shotguns in my house. I'd be more likely to grab a WÃ?ÂŒsthoff than the Glock if it came down to it, but the chance of my ever grabbing either is vanishingly close to zero.

The best protection is making your house secure and unattractive to intruders.
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