GUN 'Open season' declared on Mason Co. criminals

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    'Open season' declared on Mason Co. criminals

    08:13 PM PDT on Thursday, April 9, 2009



    SHELTON, Wash. -- In response to proposed public safety cuts in Mason County, a county commissioner is encouraging people to take up arms.

    Mason County prides itself on its gritty, rugged individualism. So much so that with the sheriff's department facing nearly $400,000 in cuts - up to five deputies - the county commissioner made a very public declaration.

    "It certainly is 'open season,'" said Tim Sheldon, chairman of the Mason County Commission. "There is no bag limit on criminals who try a home invasion in our communities."

    The commissioner suggests that if more people in his county armed themselves and got the proper training, it could help offset cuts to law enforcement.

    The sheriff's department worries such strong language could push people to vigilantism - and that gun-toting civilians taking the law into their own hands would put an ever greater strain on the sheriff's department.

    "It's not the wild west. It's not a frontier," said Deputy Chief Dean Byrd. "It would certainly increase our work load because not only are we investigating the crime the bad guys commit, but we are investigating a shooting and a potential crime there too."


    Sheldon is sticking to his guns. He believes half of all the people in Mason County are gun owners and would be more than willing to help fight crime.

    "I won't say vigilante days, but we’re back to days when there wasn't very much law around," Bob Clark said. "We live in a very remote area and it's a constant worry."

    Sheldon was quoted in a local newspaper as calling people on Seattle’s Queen Anne and Capitol Hill "wimps." He has since backed off that statement.
     
  2. Fuck yeah! We adopted our dog from a shelter in Shelton. The area is really in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    Wild wild west baby... time for everyone to start OCing.
     
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    :rofl: hes not advocating for people to go out and FIND criminals with the recent cuts to police departments. he's telling them to get trained to protect themselves.

    fucking dicknose motherfucker.
     
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    No doubt, people that live in their little bubbles of safety kill me.
     
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    A guy I work with is a gun freak... has more than anyone I know. Yet he keeps them all locked up and never carries. Keeps a baseball bat by his bed.
     
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    "It's not the wild west. It's not a frontier," said Deputy Chief Dean Byrd. "It would certainly increase our work load because not only are we investigating the crime the bad guys commit, but we are investigating a shooting and a potential crime there too."


    :ugh: Don't protect yourself because it creates too much work for us.
     
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    :rofl: YES
     
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    brb moving to shelton.
     
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    Reminds me of a girl I used to work with - she wasn't too happy when her husband came home with a shotgun for "home defense", but when he put a trigger lock on it and stuck it in a case, in a closet, she goes.. "What the hell good is it going to do unloaded and locked up if someone breaks in here???" :rofl:
     
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    There's a jail in mason county also. That might have a little to do with it. :dunno:
     

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