Neighborhood-watch victim unarmed when shot, prosecutors say
I agree with the liberty of owning a gun, however I think it should be a lot
harder to get your hands on. I think people should have to go through a mental
evaluation before they are given the right to own something which could do so
much damage. Why are we just giving guns away to almost everyone?
A wanna be hero...dangerous, very dangerous!!
Switzerland has avoided being in two World Wars, has a very strong Military, and
very low crime rates. Every able bodied male is in the Military and keeps his
weapon in his home. Violent crime rates are quite low comparitively. The solution isn't disarmament- it's better training in all facets! A proper
neighborhood watch is tied in with Police and includes decals, car magnets, etc.
Serbeck made tactical mistakes in the application of the watch, that is obvious.
Campos should have called police FIRST... If you feel that urgent to pursue then
do it with 911 on your cell phone when you walk out the door. Do not try to
effect and arrest or to detain- observer & report.
nuts with guns. VTech, Columbine, etc. When will it end?
To "Guns" and "beacon":It appears that you choose what you want to
believe, so this won't sway you, but in his book, "More Guns, Less Crime", John
Lott proves that citizens with guns reduce crime rates in their communities. The
more important reasons to support gun rights for citizens are that the basic
human right to self-defense has existed since humans have existed, and an armed
citizenry is a sure protection against a tyrannical government. Citizens of the
U.S. DELEGATE authority to the police and military to perform their respective
duties, but the primary person responsible for your defense is you. You can
choose to be a victim or to defend yourself, and you then take responsibility
for what happens after that. A violent crime can happen to you in a matter of
seconds, and the police usually show up in time to merely call the ambulance and
make a report.Another truth that is ignored by the fascist leftists who
would disarm U.S. citizens is that armed U.S. citizens successfully defend
themselves millions of times per year against violent criminals, often without
firing a shot.
RE to beacon:"Gun lovers claim that without access to guns the
public would fall prey to mass criminal activity. This claim doesn't hold up
under scrutiny. Other countries that don't allow easy access to guns are safer
than the US, and have less homicides."I challenge you to provide any
factual information to your statement. If you would like to deal with facts
then do your homework.The 2nd ammendment of the Constitution was written
to protect the people from the goverment. Read some history and see what
Hitler, Stalin and any ohter dictator did or does when he wants to control the
people.As far as the criminal element, you go right ahead and talk to the
guy with the weapon in his hand threatening you or your loved ones.The one
thing I can gaurantee you is that the very last thing I would do is pull my gun
and shoot someone. That is an absolute last resort. I will run, scream, throw
sand, hide, evade, or any other thing I can do first.Mr. Campos
chose to go "hunting" when he left his home with his daughter.
If you listened to the 911 recording, you will also notice that the further it
went along the more he realized what he had actually done and was continually
trying to atone for it, he knew it was all being recorded. Sounded to me he was
making his court case in advance. And by the way, not all of his neighbors said
he is a saint, there were a few who had the guts to "tell it like it really is".
If the guy wasn't right up at the door or in the act of attacking his daughter,
why could he not call the cops?
Gun lovers claim that without access to guns the public would fall prey to mass
criminal activity. This claim doesn't hold up under scrutiny. Other countries
that don't allow easy access to guns are safer than the US, and have less
Campos is heard saying that these men acted threatening toward his daughter and
"when I pulled them over" shot one of them.Why does he feel he
should be pulling any one over? Especially jumping out of his car and demanding
the others raise their hands. As much as his neighbors defend him as a nice man,
these are the actions of someone acting irresponsibly and way beyond his
authority.While he sits in prison the world is a better place
without him roaming the streets looking for someone to "pullover" and "let him
have it". It's just unfortunate someone has to be paralyzed for the rest of his
This is a sad tale of overreaction. Unfortunately this gentleman is not willing
to own up to what he did. There was a witness to this and I doubt the two
had the opportunity to get together to 'fix' their story. Two lives have
been altered forever because of a rush to judgment.
The moral of this story: let the police keep your neighborhood safe.If you want to patrol your neighborhood to help keep it safe, leave your
handgun at home. And if you see teenage girls walking around your neighborhood
in the dark and you think they look suspicious, call the police and let them
handle the situation. Don't follow the girls around. And if your
teenage daughter comes home and says someone was following her and her friends
around the neighborhood, don't get your gun and go out looking for the person
who did it. Instead, call the police and let them handle it.
lol... minutes? They take 9 minutes to get to my house, with lights flashing.Should i wait until they get there when a burglar is in my house?People who this scenario as 'the perfect example' to ban handguns are
When seconds count..Call a cop.They take minutes to get to your
Studies show that guns are 43 times more likely to kill a family member or an
innocent person than a criminal. It's not a myth people. Why do you think the
LDS church asks its members to not bring guns to the meetinghouse? Answer: we
are safer if people don't have guns. Didn't you people ever hear Cash sing
"Don't Take Your Guns to Town." Guns escalate situations that could normally be
Self defense is good. Vigilanteism is bad.
Campos even had his family on the local news forums, lying about what
happened!WHO were they protecting?Did Campos know what
his daughter was really doing that night, out in that car that matched the
description of the car involved in the recent burglaries?What's in
Campos' home? Has it been searched for evidence of the burglaries? What
about the daughter's friends, all out patrolling late at night?
Campos has watched too many movies. Just because someone hasseled your daughter
doesn't mean you get to shoot them.
Is this one of the "well-meaning" adults that the DN was talking about in their
editorial this morning?
guns keepin people safe,
Have Reginald George Campos spend every day for the rest of his life as a
permanent helper to the now paralyzed David Serbeck.
Did he just finish watching rambo?