Cowardice the status quo?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mjolnir, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Greeley, Colorado
    I was just curious as to when being a coward became the acceptable approach to situations. My girlfriends roommate told me a story about one of her friends watching a little girl be abducted the other day in his apartment complex. He called the cops, however that does not seem enough to me. No one in the entire complex went out and actually tried to stop the situation. When I got angry about it my girlfriend responded, " they could have had a gun" Exactly, that little girl certainly didn't have any way to protect herself and no one stepped up to do so. Why has society become so cowardly and why is it acceptable?
     
  2. kingnothingugm

    kingnothingugm Member

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    Feb 7, 2009
    FL
    Sad but true. The typical response is "what about me?" He could have had a gun!? Those people SHOULD have had a gun. They don't make holsters large enough to hold police officers so why would anyone rely on them for protection? Arm yourselves and protect AT LEAST the children! Sorry for the rant. I know how you feel my friend.
     

  3. Because the sheeple are brainwashed into thinking that they CANNOT defend themselves. That they must call the police for everything. That way, the sheeple become dependent on the gov't for everything. Well, no thank you. I can defend myself just fine. And I"m sorry to all the liberals, brainwashed minions, and Obamite whimps, but I would have interveined to stop that child from being abducted! "But they might have had a gun" Well good for them, I have one too! But mine is legal.
     
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  4. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    They don't make holsters large enough to hold police officers That's a GREAT response to anyone who asks, "Why would anyone want to carry a GUN!" I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' . . . .
     
  5. kingnothingugm

    kingnothingugm Member

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    Feb 7, 2009
    FL
    Feel free. I can't claim that one though. I honestly can't quote the originator of the idea either. But I don't believe they would mind either.
     
  6. Deathbunny

    Deathbunny Former Guest

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  7. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    +1
    The brainwashing is working. :mad:
     
  8. Ed K

    Ed K Member

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    Jan 4, 2008
    They fear lawsuit as well as being cowards wimps it should have been their kid maybe next time it will be. Call the cops call a lawyer not necessarly in that order
     
  9. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    With or without a gun legal or not I do believe I would have stepped up and helped the child. Now as for the abductors, we have gators around here that need to be feed.:D
     
  10. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Greeley, Colorado
    What is more irritating about the situation is that the guy who called the cops is evidently a black belt martial artist. What is the point of that training if you don't use it when needed?
     
  11. KING64

    KING64 New Member

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    May 11, 2007
    Washington State
    I have no burning desire to be a hero but if confronted with a child abduction I am sure, armed or not (and 90% of the time I am armed) I would have made efforts to thwart the abductor's efforts. I cannot imagine standing by watching and listening to a child's screams as someone attempts to pull them away. Put myself in harm's way? I suppose, but rather that than live with the consequences of my inaction. How would one feel if the child's mutilated body was later found and you had not taken any action to stop the dirt bag?
     
  12. Mutilated body. That's what I'm thinking will be the outcome of that sorry sadsack display of spinlessness. That poor little girl will probably be raped, tortured, and killed. I hope those p****** can live with that for the rest of their miserable, useless, coward lives.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  13. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Greeley, Colorado
    The horrible state of our country is quickly wearing down my sanity.
     
  14. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Comments from people who have been in harms way please?

    I have, and its not always black and white. If unarmed would you rush to help a young lady being assaulted? Bang! Would you stay back and call the cops? Too late. Military people, wounded exposed to enemy fire. Go get them? Depends on a lot, armour available? wait for dark? call for smoke? too late. Cowardice? I would think very carefully before using the term.

    Now bravery is a much better term. My uncle, an Army doctor in Korea got decorated for treating wounded soldiers while exposed to enemy fire. Remaining with them rather than retire to safety. Never mentioned it once that I remember. A very brave and modest man who never fired a shot in anger, and used to play with my toys when he came round.
     
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  15. 4EvrLearning

    4EvrLearning New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Left Coast
    Thank you for your wisdom, insights and points to ponder, Tranter. Very few things in life are black and white issues. I suppose if they were, life would be a whole lot simpler.

    Your uncle sounds like a wonderful man of honor; what a blessing to have had his example in your life.
     
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