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post #1 of 29 Old 06-21-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Reconsider being a good samaritan

Met a guy outside of Chicago. Long story short,he pulled over to help a couple with a flat..had he not been packing...he would be in the hospital..it was a setup. PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

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post #2 of 29 Old 06-21-2012, 05:16 PM
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Just a verbal account, or any link to a news story?

Do we have a shootout, a gunfight between your source and the would-be robbers?

Nothing wrong with being "careful," however . . . some skepticism rises when I hear an unsubstantiated "Armed Citizen" story from a stranger . . .

Again, being careful's a wise policy, and deadly force is legal to prevent death or serious injury to the innocent, but . . . the INNOCENT don't always WIN gunfights; being careful is NOT totally equivalent to arming oneself.

Just as an aside, I thought the Chicago area had severe anti-gun laws in force, at least, for law-abiding citizens.
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post #3 of 29 Old 06-21-2012, 07:16 PM
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Illinois absolutely forbids the carrying of any concealed firearm unless you are a law enforcement officer. That being said, many will still carry despite the state law.

I pretty much carry my gun anywhere I go (except Illinois and a few other places it would violate a law). The possibility of being set up is the primary reason I won't stop to help a "stranded motorist". Gun or not, the good guys don't always win in real life.

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I used to stop and help people a lot. I don't much anymore, unless it's obviously a pair of 80-year-olds, usually given away by the Mercury Grand Marquis they're driving.

Everybody's got a cell phone these days and there are cops everywhere. I just never really travel any routes where it would be critical that somebody be rescued from a breakdown along the side of the road if there's no medical emergency.

Even if you are armed, you're at a huge disadvantage in such a situation.

It's always a judgement call. I'll almost always stop for a motorcyclist though, unless it's a large group. I figure if somebody else in the group can't help them, I most likely won't be able to, either. I'll usually stop for a lone motorcyclist unless something about them or the situation strikes me as odd.



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I always stop for a fellow biker. It's in our club charter. Cars, naw.




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Illinois absolutely forbids the carrying of any concealed firearm unless you are a law enforcement officer. That being said, many will still carry despite the state law.

I pretty much carry my gun anywhere I go (except Illinois and a few other places it would violate a law). The possibility of being set up is the primary reason I won't stop to help a "stranded motorist". Gun or not, the good guys don't always win in real life.
Same here, and I (for now) live in IL.. Carry a weapon in IL and you're committing a felony.. So I don't carry in IL except on my own property (legal).

Luckily, I live 3 miles from the IL/WI state line.. I'll case to the state line, stop, load, and place my weapon in my holster that's already in place from before I left..

I'm working on getting out of IL and moving back to Wisconsin.. I moved to IL because of the low income tax, but since the state's broke even after raising my income tax by 66%, I'm getting out of Dodge..

If I never step foot in IL ever again, it won't break my heart in the least..
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It is legal in Alabama to conceal a weapon on person or in a vehicle with a permit.

And it is legal to open carry a pistol on your person with or without a permit.

So I always have mine... It's like putting on my shoes... Don't leave home without one of my Glocks


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Regardless of whether you're armed or not; and, certtainly, irrespective of the BRAND of firearm you may carry, what about stopping as a good Samaritan?

Does having a firearm on your person or accessible to you enable you to render aid on the highway, when otherwise you would not?

Is a Glock handgun a modern Excalibur, an invincible weapon subjugating all evil?

Just askin'.
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I'll keep on stopping. Life's too short to live it constantly in fear. Hopefully IL will eventually get CCW or I'll eventually leave.


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