GUN Why do people need to arm themselves?

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  1. hsmith

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jFytvzlvdPjF7Es8NkFzAnBngBmQD94N8OV80

    Indian Police Surround Jewish Center Hit by Gunmen

    Thursday, November 27, 2008

    DEVELOPING — Twelve hours after gunmen stormed a Jewish center in Mumbai, Sandra Samuel heard the cries of a small child outside the room in which she had barricaded herself.

    She opened the door, grabbed a 2-year-old old boy and ran outside with another center worker. They are the only ones to have emerged from the house run by the ultra-orthodox Jewish group Chabad Lubavitch.

    "I took the child, I just grabbed the baby and ran out," said Samuel, 44, who has worked as a cook for the center for the last five years.

    The boy, whom she identified as Moshe Holtzberg, the son of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, was unharmed — but his blood-soaked pants spoke of the horrors inside. Holtzberg is the main representative at Chabad house.

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    Samuel, who was looking after the boy at a nearby police station, said that as she ran out, she saw four people lying on the floor, apparently "unconscious."

    Chabad spokesman Moni Ender in Israel said there were eight Israelis inside the house, including Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife.

    Dozens of Indian commandoes have surrounded the five-story building, where heavy curtains hung behind windows broken by gunfire. Outside the center, thousands of people stood in the narrow alleyways watching the standoff.

    The gunmen stormed the building Wednesday night during a series of coordinated attacks across this seaside city that have killed at least 100 people. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

    Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin, a spokesman for the Lubavitch movement in New York, said the gunmen seized a police vehicle, which allowed them access to the area around the Chabad house, which serves as an educational center, a synagogue and offers drug prevention services.

    Samuel said she and Zakir Hussein, 22, the center's caretaker, locked themselves in their first floor room when they saw a gunman running up the stairs.

    "Israelis and Jews, wherever they are, are under threat," said Ehud Raz, chief security officer at the Israeli consulate in Mumbai. "They are a target."

    Neighbors had tried to protect the house as armed gunmen seized it Wednesday night. They clashed with the gunmen and throwing rocks at them in an effort to drive the militants away, said Puran Doshi, a businessman who lives nearby.


    The crowd eventually retreated under fire from the assailants, who also threw several hand grenades, he said.

    "They shot indiscriminately into the crowd," Doshi said.

    Sanjay Bhasme, 40, who lives in the building behind Chabad house, said he notified the police after the shooting began about 9:45 p.m., but they took more than 30 minutes to arrive — and only after he'd repeatedly telephoned for help.

    "My mind is on pause," said Joel Kurulkar, 24, a member of Mumbai's small Jewish community who was waiting outside. "I just want Rabbi to be safe, I just want Rabbi and his wife to come out."



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  2. PC Principle

    PC Principle New Member

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    If you have a gun you are paranoid.
     
  3. GlobeGuy

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    If they had banned guns, those assailants wouldn't have them in first place? :hsugh::hsugh:
     
  4. hsmith

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    they should have turned them into the port authority
     
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    [sarcasm]if they banned guns religious and racial intolerance would no longer exist and everyone would get along. Also the police would respond 1000x faster and be there before any crime would actually be commited.[/sarcasm]
     
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    Fuck it you guys I don't need guns, I need more rocks.
     
  7. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Going outside with the kids right now to pick up and store rocks. BRB.
     
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    What's rather sad is that elitists who abhor guns oftentimes hire people like me to protect them....with guns.
     
  9. Formula-95

    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    THIS IS WHY PEOPLE NEED TO ARM THEMSELVES

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  10. Paul Revere

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    they need some high capacity rock holders :mamoru:
     
  11. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    In light of the recent Indian successes in driving off the attackers with rocks, I've now resolved to sell all my guns and train up with rocks and a sling, since it'll be even cheaper than .22's.

    Who wants a Ken Elmore AR cheap?
     
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    Because it's easier than footing yourself?
     
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    Nah... you guys all all wrong... what they needed was a "Gun Free Zone" and some signs.

    Gun Free Zone & good signs = Problem solved. It's a zone and no guns are allowed in it. What's not to understand?
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    Dont forget were all a bunch of power hungry men wanting to control woman
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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