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Whidbey Island, WA - Burglaries and armed robberies shock small community

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Robber has been lucky so far! Lots of people on the island have carry permits, he just hasn't found one yet, but when he does..........

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  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Prior to relocating to Central Oregon, my wife and I nearly moved to Whidbey Island. Having spent a lot of time on the island I can only say that I'm not surprised these crimes are being committed. The island has an odd dynamic of vacation homes, isolation, apathetic business owners, poor city/county government and management and liberal infestation. Despite having Whidbey Island Naval Air Station there really isn't a profound sense of community on the island in general. We decided that these obstacles were too great to overcome for our family and moved elsewhere.

    Hopefully some of the few great people from Freeland, Greenbank, Langley or Coupeville will bust out their weapon and provide a permanent solution for this criminal.
  4. catamountrdr

    catamountrdr Whidbey Island Member

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    I find it surprising that they didn't mention the 116 homes that have been burglarized (?) in Oak Harbor in the last year. Of course a guy with a gun makes better headlines. How much do you want to bet that when someone finally shoots this guy it won't make the news. You know why. Guns are dangerous and not protectors of innocent citizens (not my opinion). In regards to the carry permits, you have to be home to make that a factor and it appears the thieves are doing their homework. Another factor is that we are not a "social" society anymore and are usually not aware of what is going on in our neighborhoods. I have never talked to my new neighbors who bought the house next door last year beyond a shaking of hands and introductions, but I do know what they drive, what their daughter and son drives. It is up to us to be alert and informed...the LEO's can't be everywhere. It is a hard shell to break, but maybe we need to pay attention to strange cars or U-hauls in our neighborhoods and not be such isolationists in spite of our nature.