Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by MARIS61, Jan 5, 2019.
We never owned a key to our front door until I was out of the Army.
Likewise, we never took the keys out of our car until I was about 16.
I remember how my dad left the keys in his pickup truck that he used for work because other people might have to gain access where our truck was in the way and instead of taking us away from what we needed to do the other driver would jump in our truck and move it out of the way. Everybody on the job did that.
It's a different world today.
If I had a gun handy I'd shoot someone breaking into my house while I was home. Fortunately, I only own a hunting rifle and a shotgun and keep the ammunition well hidden so it would probably take me ten or fifteen minutes to find the ammo, load the firearm and take a well aimed shot. You can see, I'm not terribly worried about it.
One time about 50 years ago my mother and father were cleaning up a rental a renter had left. They called me at home and asked me to bring some cleaning supplies. I did and when I got to the rental my brother and I rushed up the stairs to the front door and immediately entered looking from my parents. I crossed the living room and entered the dining room expecting to see my parents in the kitchen. Wow, there was a family sitting down to dinner. They looked extremely surprised as was I and my brother. Had they been trigger happy, I'd be dead now. I was relatively young and made a blunder, not worth killing me because of my honest error.
Yep, you need to be very careful before you take a shot with the intention of killing someone.
I can't argue with that. However, make sure you know what you're doing.
I got carded buying beer.
I'm assuming you do these things at the same time?
Oh the horror.
I know, right?
It was many years ago. In a parking lot with my Korean friend and he and some other Korean had a verbal confrontation. Dude pulled a gun out and shot at us. Fortunately he missed.
A local Korean restaurant? Which one, I want to tell my wife.
Not a Korean restaurant. Some club I don’t remember the name.
Growing up in Lake Oswego back when it was a quiet little Mayberry community of around 7,000 or so extremely nice people was Great!
Luckily, President Trump is making America great again!
What did I win? Seems everybody loses when local government instigates and then ignores crime.
Ah yes, the Nixon years...
Well, I assume your mother's basement windows have bars and she doesn't let you go outside. So of course you don't need a gun.
The content of your posts tells us all we need to know about your intellectual curiosity, so I wouldn't expect you to have any situation at all other than sittin'.
In my younger days, when I was raising a family in Portland, I was shot at on 2 separate occasions.
Back before cell phones, my wife and 2 pre-teen sons found ourselves in an hour-long, armed standoff against 2 drunk/high poachers looking for revenge in remote eastern Oregon, after my son and I reported them for shooting a doe in the middle of the highway as we were driving towards them the previous evening.
All 3 times I was carrying but quite luckily for the perpetrators I did not shoot them, although I decided long ago it was a mistake and an extremely risky gamble to my family that I held back in the standoff. It could have easily gone bad and I should have killed them both at first chance. Just got incredibly lucky, which is sort of how my whole life has been.
But this thread isn't about guns, necessarily, just Good people vs Bad people.
They are easy to tell apart.
We live in Lake Oswego and we frequently leave our doors unlocked.
When we lived in NW Portland we never owned a key to our front door until we sold the house to Bud Clark in 1968. The house was sold without a key to the front door. Bud doesn't have one now because he sold the house.
I don't recognize your link although it might be to KXL radio. We used to know a DJ there back in the late 50s and through out most of the 60s until I went in the Army and we lost touch. They had a gorgeous daughter whom I had a crush on.
As for statistics, we all know they've gotten increasingly accurate due to more and better reporting. Back in the 50s a hell of a lot of crime went unreported.
No, I was thinking of guys like Mark Hatfield, Tom McCall, Nelson Rockefeller, Dwight Eisenhower, George H. W. Bush, William F. Buckley Jr. and George Will.
I once shook hands with Richard Nixon, been trying to wash it off ever since. Also shook hands with John F. Kennedy and Nelson Rockefeller. Got to talk to Rockefeller when I was on leave in Portland fresh back from combat.
You know what they say about ass u me.
As for the perps, maybe you should have shot them. You might have saved someone else some grief.
I can't say a lot about your experiences because I wasn't there but I would feel at least some relief that no one got shot in any of the three instances.
Separate names with a comma.