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Should neighborhood watch members be allowed to carry guns?

MO.gal 2012/03/26 20:39:00
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  • Theresa 2013/07/17 01:38:22
    No:
    Theresa
    +1
    I live in a neighborhood watch community.The program stresses no weapons of any kind and do not confront anyone you stay in your car and call 911. This is a concealed weapon and "stand your ground" state of which I do not approve! Many of the neighborhood wanted to carry a gun but No we agreed! This is the problem I had with Zimmerman's story as well as his use of weapon! He should have remained in his vehicle! Now he decimated 2 families! Was it worth it "Barney Fife" ?
  • Greg Olsen 2012/09/05 15:07:59
    Yes:
    Greg Olsen
    It is not a big responsibility to carry a gun but it is if you pull it. If Zimmerman wanted to confront someone he thought committed a crime, he should have pulled his gun and made a citizens arrest. Of course, if he was wrong, he could be sued for false arrest and/or threatening someone with bodily harm with a deadly weapon.
  • Recruit 2012/04/18 01:26:03
  • Tom 2012/03/31 19:18:11
    Yes:
    Tom
    +1
    As Long as You Have a Carry Permit
  • TXgirlbybirthCALgirlbheart 2012/03/29 22:03:39
    Yes:
    TXgirlbybirthCALgirlbheart
    +1
    The people who are breaking in a home have guns so why can't the people who are looking out for there neighbor's have one, in Texas you can carry a guy if it's registered in your name. It's one of everyone's rights.
  • S. Gompers 2012/03/29 03:28:09
    No:
    S. Gompers
    +3
    All neighborhood watches I am aware of state no weapons, the goal is to watch and report, not play Rambo.
  • Sister ... S. Gompers 2012/03/31 01:13:22
  • Fritz Wuehlier 2012/03/28 21:51:14
    Yes:
    Fritz Wuehlier
    +1
    do i get to carry a gun now?
  • firelooker 2012/03/28 21:49:16
    Yes:
    firelooker
    +1
    providing they have sufficient training in when it is acceptable to use deadly force.
  • BetaMaxevony 2012/03/28 15:59:31
    Yes:
    BetaMaxevony
    +2
    And so should every other law-abiding citizen.
  • firelooker BetaMax... 2012/03/28 21:50:09
    firelooker
    +3
    I agree, the constitution is my license to carry.
  • BetaMax... firelooker 2012/03/29 15:40:43
    BetaMaxevony
    +2
    The second amendment does not give me the right to bear arms. That right exists because I am human and may need to protect myself, my family, or my property. The 2nd amendment just spells out that Congress has no right to regulate MY right.
  • firelooker BetaMax... 2012/03/29 17:08:42
    firelooker
    +3
    Absolutely correct, so then that means that the antigunners are interfereing with a human right. They're always screaming about human rights when it comes to abortion but not self defense.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/03/28 15:32:38
    No:
    C. C. Rider
    +3
    MO I love this question. I can only tell my story. My second home is inland at a gated community. I am on that neighborhood watch. In training we are told NO WEAPONS!! For those that argued the point they were dismissed from the program. I agreed with that.
    And to the disdain of some of my lib buddies,(mostly the men, lol) I am also a gun owner with the very same permit Zimmerman has. Tho, I would follow protocal and NEVER take that weapon at the Dept's request and training. I stand by NO WEAPONS, just do as it says....Neighborhood WATCH!
  • MO.gal C. C. R... 2012/03/28 21:46:11
    MO.gal
    +2
    Thanks C.C., I agree with you!
  • C. C. R... MO.gal 2012/03/31 02:59:40
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    Thank you MO. Your blog is an eye opener to what is going on out there.
  • Sister ... C. C. R... 2012/03/31 01:13:53
  • C. C. R... Sister ... 2012/03/31 02:59:57
    C. C. Rider
    +2
    Thank you dear Sister Jean.
  • Michelle Pfeiff 2012/03/28 02:27:04
    Undecided
    Michelle Pfeiff
    +2
    I'm going with undecided because there are people carry weapons lawfully and use them responsibly. However, the purpose of a "neighborhood watch" is just that. To watch what is going on in their neighborhoods. To be aware of things that seem amiss and report it to the authorities. The authorities are the ones that should handle the situation. The only time the individual should get involved is if the situation comes to them. What I mean by that is like if someone spots an individual lurking around their home and they call the police, then said individual enters their home or attempts to, then the person has a right to defend themselves and their property. I don't believe they should directly involve themselves by going after someone.
  • Marvelo... Michell... 2012/04/13 13:55:21
    Marvelous Wildfire
    What's your thoughts on: The suspected criminal element sees the "Neighborhood Watch" watching; and attacks them.

    Should the "watcher" be considered "expendable", so that while the watcher is beaten to death, the cops will have enough time to get there and arrest the assailant?
  • Michell... Marvelo... 2012/04/13 21:39:03
    Michelle Pfeiff
    I believe I actually answered that by saying "The only time the individual should get involved is if the situation comes to them. What I mean by that is like if someone spots an individual lurking around their home and they call the police, then said individual enters their home or attempts to, then the person has a right to defend themselves and their property." And, I don't appreciate the sarcasm about the watcher being "expendable".
  • Marvelo... Michell... 2012/04/13 22:00:49
    Marvelous Wildfire
    You state: "I believe I actually answered that by saying "The only time the individual should get involved is if the situation comes to them."

    Actually, no you didn't.
    If you are walking the neighborhood, and the criminal element decides to jump you, "the gun at home, locked up in the top dresser drawer" will be of no use to you for protection.
    There is a reason that the police in your area carry gun, even though most will retire without EVER firing their gun outside of the VERY RARE training session.

    You state: "What I mean by that is like if someone spots an individual lurking around their home and they call the police, then said individual enters their home or attempts to, then the person has a right to defend themselves and their property.""

    But if the neighborhood watch person is attacked, and assaulted, they won't have the opportunity to protect themselves, even if the police are on the way.

    You state: "And, I don't appreciate the sarcasm about the watcher being "expendable"."

    That was no sarcasm. Much as I wish it were.
    Have you done any research on the number of people KILLED, when they discovered a criminal "in the act"?
    Yet you think it's "reasonable" that the people who are actually LOOKING for these criminals, do so unarmed?
  • YouSirName 2012/03/28 00:49:19
    Yes:
    YouSirName
    +2
    I think it is stupid, but yes they should be allowed to carry guns. As long as it is in the Constitution, I would allow it. Of course I also favor SEVERE punishment for someone like Zimmerman who carries a gun and then uses it in a manner that results in an innocent death.
  • RageforOrder 2012/03/27 23:44:39
    Yes:
    RageforOrder
    +1
    we all have the right to defend ourselves
  • firelooker Ragefor... 2012/03/28 21:51:19
    firelooker
    Yes we do! But the libs don't want that!.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/03/27 23:42:46
    Yes:
    4570GOVT
    +1
    Yes ! If they are allowed by law , just like any other law abiding American with a permit to carry .
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/03/27 23:35:54
    Yes:
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    All non-felon adults have the right to bare arms in this country. No exceptions.
  • YouSirName Dan ☮ R... 2012/03/28 00:46:31 (edited)
    YouSirName
    +1
    Yes, we all have the right to walk around with our shirt-sleeves rolled up. Thank goodness for that. ;-)
  • Dan ☮ R... YouSirName 2012/03/28 19:19:32
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    The constitution refers to fire arms or guns. Not showing off your muscles.
  • YouSirName Dan ☮ R... 2012/03/29 04:20:24
    YouSirName
    +1
    "bare arms" vs the intended "bear arms"

    A joke.
  • S. Gompers Dan ☮ R... 2012/03/29 03:25:48
    S. Gompers
    +1
    No exceptions? you mean like court house, bars, any private business or employer posting no firearms allowed on premises, non felons with mental disability...
  • Dan ☮ R... S. Gompers 2012/03/29 03:58:16 (edited)
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Private businesses are a different case. They can refuse to allow you onto their property for any reason, or at least they should be able to. Ever since certain laws were passed, property rights have dwindled.

    And mental disabilities? People with those should still be allowed unless they are a felon. I thought we were innocent until proven guilty and all created equal. Guess not anymore.
  • S. Gompers Dan ☮ R... 2012/03/29 04:08:36
    S. Gompers
    +1
    Mental disabilities are currently barred, and those businesses I mentioned would be exceptions. You said no exceptions so I was curious as to your stance. Interesting that you would put a gun in the hands of an extreme paranoid delusional skitzoid that believes everyone on earth is out to kill him just because he has not committed a felony yet.
  • burnz777 2012/03/27 23:30:14
    Yes:
    burnz777
    +3
    Give everyone a gun and you'd be surprised how polite people become......
  • wtxwoman burnz777 2012/03/28 06:07:52
    wtxwoman
    +3
    I think that's what keeps us safe here in this little town. We all have guns, we don't lock our doors, we watch out for strangers and for our children. I don't think I could ever live in a large city or very populated area again.
  • burnz777 wtxwoman 2012/03/28 18:58:12
    burnz777
    +2
    I love you for this response God Bless
  • politicaljunkie 2012/03/27 23:27:05
    No:
    politicaljunkie
    +5
    "Neighbors who watch" are not trained to handle situations with fire arms. Had Zimmerman done what the dispatcher told him and waited for the police, this kid would still be alive.
  • Sister ... politic... 2012/03/31 01:14:24
  • Marty9957 2012/03/27 21:16:40
    Undecided
    Marty9957
    +1
    Depends on what type of neighborhood you are patrolling. Chicago....might be a good idea. New Home, TX .......Not necessary.
  • firelooker Marty9957 2012/03/28 21:52:55
    firelooker
    +1
    My neighborhood - not neccessary now a days, but there was a time.
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