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He shot at someone for egging his house?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by aarond, May 5, 2016.

  1. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    This happened today.
    On Thursday May 5, 2016, at 1:41 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6000 block of Southeast Mitchell Street after the caller reported firing a gun at people in a Ford Taurus in front of his house after the occupants threw eggs at the home.
    Officers arrived in the area and contacted the resident, 68-year-old William Dean Thomas, and took him into custody without incident.
    Earlier in the evening, officers took a phone report from Thomas about his home being egged. Officers learned that Thomas was outside cleaning up from the first egging when the second incident occurred.
    Thomas was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Endangerment and Discharging a Firearm in the City.
    Thomas' handgun was seized as evidence and other guns in the home were taken as safekeeping

    Got it from a flash alert - should be here: https://www.flashalert.net/id/portlandpolice
    Just what the anti-gunners want... Another idiot using a weapon for the wrong reason.
    I see that and get angry at the guy for being stupid and then roll my eyes waiting for it to be used as ammo by some lib next time I'm talking firearms and politics.

    Don't get me wrong. I'd be pissed if someone egged my place too. I might have even gone and confronted the guy (gal, kid, whoever) in the car. I probably would have been CCing just in case it escalated and cause I always am/would have been when it happened.

    Going to get my soapbox, be right back.
    :s0146:
    But seriously...
    CAN WE STOP DOING STUPID CRAP WITH GUNS???
    It's illegal. It's dumb. It's giving them more reason to want to ban guns. It's making us all look like stupid trigger happy redneck idiots. And then this guy will whine that the dems are trying to take all our guns. Ya don't say...
    Okay, I'm done. :s0137:
     
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  2. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    hey hey hey i am a trigger happy redneck. doesnt mean im irresponsible:D:D
     
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  3. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    See, you recognize there's a difference.
    I'm a wild crazy happy redneck and I LOVE throwing lead.
    I meant no offense to any rednecks.:eek:
     
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  4. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they egged him on to me.
     
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  5. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I can understand his rage, especially since punk kids get away with this crap.
    However, killing someone over it.. Come on..

    If the vandalism was that bad Perhaps a BB gun (illegal) or paintball gun (still illegal) but at least they arent lethal.

    However.. Even if these types of people didnt have firearms they are ticking time bombs anyway.. If not here and with a firearm then it would have been somewhere else and perhaps he'd use his vehicle, or with a baseball bat or machete (as seen in other stories)

    However.. I bet no one will egg his house anymore.
     
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  7. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    Agree on every point.
    Never done it, but been so tempted with the paintball one before... ;)
     
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  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    All rationalism aside. I lived in the city. Some in the neighborhood, chose to irritate the neighbors. One morning I had enough, I stepped out the door at 3am and told my neighbor to turn the music down coming from his car, or I would do it for him. Regardless of what they thought was OK, or "call the cops" if you don't like it, mentality, know when to draw the line. You FUCHING DOUCHE BAG
     
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  9. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    Absolutely. There's a point when enough is enough.
    I lit up some guys car with an excessively bright light on strobe cause he had to show a buddy his new subs in the middle of the night right outside my window for the third time that week. I kinda wish someone had gone and parked a bulldozer on his car. You still can't go shootin at someone for it.
     
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  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Who says? I don't have a cop parked outside my door. They've no clue what goes on in the neighborhood, unless I tell them. Or someone. Then it gets written off as a civil dispute. When they don't have a clue the extent of the situation. People need to know their limits, right or wrong, and the tolerance one will tolerate.
     
  11. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    Um... The law? As annoying as it is, egging isn't a deadly threat.
    I agree that it's a useless system in ways. Your best bet is getting vehicle info, a plate number and filing a report, but that's gonna result in a great big nothing unless 7 other people file the same report.
    But you still can't go shoot someone for it.
    If "Who says?" is still your response, go here: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors166.html and roll on down to 166.220
    That's just one of a few reason you can't.
     
  12. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    You miss interpreted where I was going.
    Anyone rational (with sense) would agree with where you are going, as I.

    But anyone pushing the laws for what they can get away with, know already the outcome of the action. Or have heard/read of other situations.
    Laws and regulations are for those who comply. We are not all equal in this world, and we/they/whoever chooses to take matters into their own hands, will do so in time of need.

    I know the difference of right.....and wrong. I'm a straight edge, living among crooked people.
     
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  13. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe the correct response to an egging, is a spud gun:p
     
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  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm just going to say what everyone wants to - they probably aren't going to come back to egg it a third time...
     
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    cmica puy Active Member

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    wanna throw eggs, bottles, dildo's

    your gonna get lead.
     
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  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like he got too eggcited.
     
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  17. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Dildos? by chance do you live in Portland? Haha :D
     
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    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Too bad his aim was less than eggxact! :cool:
     
  19. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Paintball guns are illegal in where? Multnomah county? Really?
     
  20. aarond

    aarond Gresham Active Member

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    They may be legal but I wouldn't expect you to be able to shoot someone with paintballs on the street and not get in trouble.
    I'm completely guessing here. I don't paintball and know nothing of laws around them.