View Full Version : An Excelent Reason to Own A Gun

05-07-2013, 09:49 AM
As anyone who's watched the news this morning will have seen. 3 women who were kidnapped years ago found alive in Cleveland Ohio.

If you can find it listen or read the 911 dispatch call. Here is the line that would indicate to me that people leagally able to own a weapon should have one and know how to use it.

Dispatcher: We're going to send them as soon as we get a car open.

Can you imagine being the neighbor who this girl asked for help. And then being told you have to wait for the police even send a patrolman. And then knowing the bad guy may come home any minute.

Here's the complete 911 transcript....
A transcript of the 911 call placed Monday by a woman missing since 2003, when she was 16.
Caller: Help me. I'm Amanda Berry.
Dispatcher: You need police, fire, ambulance?
Caller: I need police.
Dispatcher: OK, and what's going on there?
Caller: I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years, and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now.
Dispatcher: OK, and what's your address?
Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.
Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you're calling me from 2210.
Caller: Huh?
Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210.
Caller: I can't hear you.
Dispatcher: Looks like you're calling me from 2210 Seymour.
Caller: I'm across the street; I'm using the phone.
Dispatcher: OK, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to police when they get there.
Caller: (Crying)
Dispatcher: OK, talk to police when they get there.
Caller: OK. Hello?
Dispatcher: OK, talk to the police when they get there.
Caller: OK (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: We're going to send them as soon as we get a car open.
Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.
Dispatcher: All right; we're sending them, OK?
Caller: OK, I mean, like ...
Dispatcher: Who's the guy you're trying -- who's the guy who went out?
Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: OK. How old is he?
Caller: He's like 52.
Dispatcher: And, uh -
Caller: I'm Amanda Berry. I've been on the news for the last 10 years.
Dispatcher: I got, I got that, dear. (Unintelligible) And, you say, what was his name again?
Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.
Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?
Caller: Uh, Hispanic.
Dispatcher: What's he wearing?
Caller (agitated): I don't know, 'cause he's not here right now. That's why I ran away.
Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?
Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).
Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.
Caller: Huh? I - OK.
Dispatcher: I told you they're on their way; talk to them when they get there, OK.
Caller: All right, OK. Bye.

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05-08-2013, 09:45 AM
You don't need to carry a weapon, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL THE POLICE. And in a situation where seconds matter... they're only 10 YEARS away ;)

05-08-2013, 10:19 AM
Incredible. I have a lot of friends that are LEOs and they will tell you that you have to be able to fend for yourself until they can get there. In a critical situation that means that what you do or don't do is going to determine the outcome.

05-08-2013, 04:26 PM
A few years back my I had an occasion to call 911. It's eye opening when they tell you it'll be 20 minutes before they can get someone there.

05-08-2013, 08:43 PM
I carry a gun, because a policeman is too heavy...

Former officer here. You got rights, use them. Anyone who can legally carry a firearm and chooses not to, has no room to bitch when it hits the fan.

If it does hit the fan, and you fire your weapon. State only "He was trying to kill me. I want to cooperate fully, but want to speak to my attorney first". Then shut up..

"If at first you dont succeed, come back with a big damn stick". -My Dad
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