If I could unread the kid’s last words, I would. Fukme I’m still bent about it.I didn't read it for that reason. Just the headline made sick enough.
I think it was the Luby’s massacre that opened my eyes. Also, I realized that this kind of thing seems to be happening more frequently.Washington County just posted up the following:
- Armed Robbery
- Target Pharmacy on Evergreen Pkwy
- Suspect had note saying he had a gun, no gun displayed
- Store is evacuated
Now, I've had my CC license for awhile - but I've never felt particularly compelled to carry. After all, this is a very low crime neighborhood. But, this is my Target. Hell, my wife and I are there so much the Starbucks workers know my daughter and have seen her grow up from a 6lb blanket-wrapped bundle to a walking, talking human being.
This incident has me rethinking things a bit. So, I'm curious...if you carry a gun, what was the reason that led up to your decision? Was it a gradual realization or a single event that forced the conclusion into sharp relief?
and yet there are people wanting to lessen sentences for violent crimes.We need mandatory jail time for violence, domestic or public, two days first time two weeks second, two months, third, and a judge could say what a forth time should be. That is NOT being done at all is seems.
This is a great point and just which party is proposing and pushing the move to lessen sentences for violent crimes???and yet there are people wanting to lessen sentences for violent crimes.
Any reduction to voter-approved sentencing requirements requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of each chamber.www.oregonlive.com
They don't call the MAX the Crime Train for nothing. Its always been sketch. Laughably (in a sad way) when crime started shooting up out in Gresham at the stops, they increased police presence... on the West Side. Gotta keep the wealthier folk protected, since that's where the tax base was!i live in Riotlandia, home to riots and ever increasing population of crazy drug addicts. The increase in crazy people pushed me to get armed.
Today, I was riding MAX ( Portland metro area public transit rail ) when crazy person started getting more aggressive in his rantings. He threw bag of chips at me. I got up and backed away from him while getting ready to draw. He started to walk at me but slowly. I said "stay away" once. Thankfully we got to stop and i switched train cars. The closest was about 20 feet and any quick move on his part would have resulted in a shooting.
Saw a stat the other day that Portland's murder rate has jumped 800% since 2019. Good job, Portland!