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  • fishon Feb 27, 2013

    And gun laws does not equal people taking your guns away. It only restricts what kind of gun you can have, like now you can't own a tommy gun. You don't see criminals running around with those anymore.
    tann84

    That is not exactly true. You too can own a "tommy gun". Get a class 3 license, then fork over about $18,000 for the full auto weapon. Google "Tommy Gun for Sale".

    Of course most criminals might get hung up on the class 3 license if they would ever bother, hey they're criminals! Personally I could probably get the license but I would be hung up on the $18,000...

  • miketroll3572 Feb 26, 2013

    Here is what I think people are missing. They owned a gun, it didn't help them. Their gun got stolen. It seems like people just think if you have a gun then that just solves all the problems. It doesn't. And gun laws does not equal people taking your guns away. It only restricts what kind of gun you can have, like now you can't own a tommy gun. You don't see criminals running around with those anymore. Owning a gun does not stop crime just like it didn't in this story. You have to be very fortunate still to be able to get to the gun and still use it before the criminals get to you. That still doesn't guarantee your safety. Its just a sad sad story.

    Typical liberal misstatement. The gun was stolen from a home with nobody in it. They used the gun on the Jan 7th invasion. You have the weirdest way of thinking!

  • beachboater Feb 26, 2013

    "@ City Boy.....I was thinking the same thing. I also think there should be some kind of compensation for this guys who is now disabled for the rest of his life." dlentz2

    There will be. Social Security Disability. Paid for by all the working past and present people of America.

    I don't think you pay social security on the fruits of burglary.

  • beachboater Feb 26, 2013

    Gun regulation is the ONLY answer....clearthinker

    Gun regulation FOR CRIMINALS is the ONLY answer. Oh, wait, don't we already have that?????

    That's right................they are called criminals because they don't obey the law, including the part about convicted felons being in possession of a firearm. Seems everytime I read the public record in the paper, there are always a couple charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It must be a right of passing. If you are a convicted felon, you gotta have a gun.

  • beachboater Feb 26, 2013

    "Unless any of you pro gun people have ever cleaned up the mess after someone has been shot, I suggest you keep your comments to yourself."
    clearthinker

    I started to post based on this until I read your later thread where you told of your family members being the victims.

    In looking at that, would you not have rather been cleaning up the mess of the criminals if your relatives had been armed and trained in the use of those arms? I know I would.

    I have guns, and have a concealed carry permit application being processed. I don't ever intend to use a gun for anything other than target practice. But in the statistically insignificant chance that someone does break into my house, or attack any of my loved ones, I want to be prepared to protect them. If I have a baseball bat and they don't, that's good. If they have a gun, and I have a whistle, shame on me.

    Never carry a knife to a gunfight. And like the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"

  • brassy Feb 26, 2013

    Please put them away for a very long time! That nice man who tried to protect his wife from them will never walk again.

  • veyor Feb 26, 2013

    If we had built prisons out of the stimulous money and lock up repeat criminals we would get rid of at least 80% of crime. But then that would do away with a lot of attornies now wouldn't it?

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 26, 2013

    ... hire security to patrol perimeter, build a 10ft electrified fence, install land mines in yard, booby trap each room ...

  • SisterChristian Feb 26, 2013

    Keep lights on front door and back porch. Keep a light on in a room. Have guard dogs. Make sure you have enough time to grab the gun and aim to shoot don't stop until you have emptied all rounds. Dogs (GUARD DOGS) are the best. A dog can hear things others cannot. They will warn you. Have your gun by your bedside. SHOOT! Have 911 on the other line.

  • tann84 Feb 26, 2013

    Here is what I think people are missing. They owned a gun, it didn't help them. Their gun got stolen. It seems like people just think if you have a gun then that just solves all the problems. It doesn't. And gun laws does not equal people taking your guns away. It only restricts what kind of gun you can have, like now you can't own a tommy gun. You don't see criminals running around with those anymore. Owning a gun does not stop crime just like it didn't in this story. You have to be very fortunate still to be able to get to the gun and still use it before the criminals get to you. That still doesn't guarantee your safety. Its just a sad sad story.

  • joeBob Feb 26, 2013

    just another reason to own a gun...for protection in the home against charming men like these. When seconds count, the cops are (on a national average) 20 minutes away.

  • mike275132 Feb 26, 2013

    UNLESS they get caught with an ounce of pot. Then they could serve some real time for such a horrible crime against humanity....
    jbyrd

    What every keeps them off he streets...

  • jbyrd Feb 26, 2013

    Sadly within 10 years they will be back out on the streets and we will be reading about them committing murder.

    UNLESS they get caught with an ounce of pot. Then they could serve some real time for such a horrible crime against humanity....

  • mac240 Feb 26, 2013

    Please stop with the additional charges! We all know the more charges you have the less jail time you get!

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Feb 26, 2013

    I guess some lawyer will try to get the 16 year a break due to his age... he knew what he was doing.

  • n4cer Feb 26, 2013

    Just curious where it says anything about a gun in the 2nd Amendment.
    vinylcarwraps23

    Not sure if you are being sarcastic with this statement or not

    A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms(guns), shall not be infringed.

    2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 26, 2013

    NCVETERANSWIFE.....what are home invasions like in Massachusettes after Romney sign his gun ban? And Please save your Obama rant. He is Romney with a tan.

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 26, 2013

    Gun regulation is the ONLY answer....clearthinker

    I don't think you are "clearly thinking", but I guess if someone breaks into your home, you will just get your baseball bat, stick, shovel, broom, etc and defend yourself, since you won't have a gun? CORRECT???
    ncveteranswife
    February 25, 2013 7:27 p.m.
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    Where did the OP say anything about you not having a gun in your home? Regulation is not confiscation. You voted for that lib Romney didnt you? The one guy that actually signed a gun ban. LOL

  • Brian Jenkins Feb 26, 2013

    I have my 2nd Amendment right that states I can defend myself "with a gun", not a baseball bat or anything else.
    ncveteranswife
    February 25, 2013 7:49 p.m.

    Just curious where it says anything about a gun in the 2nd Amendment.

  • Whosays Feb 26, 2013

    They will just slap them on the wrists and let them out again to terrorize people.

  • Slappy171 Feb 25, 2013

    Wonder how long it will be before they're on the streets again?? Surprisingly, probably not too long. Our bleeding heart justice system is way too protective of offender rights.

  • Hans Feb 25, 2013

    "Gun regulation is the ONLY answer." - clearthinker

    What do you mean, exactly, by gun "regulation"? Do we not already have this?

  • ncveteranswife Feb 25, 2013

    Well, all you folks on here stating guns need to be regulated...Good Luck to you when the criminals show up at your home...I won't need good luck since I have my 2nd Amendment right that states I can defend myself "with a gun", not a baseball bat or anything else.

  • clearthinker Feb 25, 2013

    I am saying that I have cleaned up more than one shooting scene, and people I loved were the victims of the shooting. Feel free to comment in any way you choose, but do not attempt to shoot down my experience. I have experienced the reality of what guns can do. Whether you have is your own experience. If you can measure up, feel free. Until then, I'm going with what I know.

  • ncveteranswife Feb 25, 2013

    Gun regulation is the ONLY answer....clearthinker

    I don't think you are "clearly thinking", but I guess if someone breaks into your home, you will just get your baseball bat, stick, shovel, broom, etc and defend yourself, since you won't have a gun? CORRECT???

  • djcalaska Feb 25, 2013

    Put them away!

  • lessismore Feb 25, 2013

    Clear thinker....wrong...your plan guarantees that only criminals gave guns.

  • Inter Alios Feb 25, 2013

    If these guys are convicted of these charges I am confident a judge will see to it that none of us will have to worry about either of them re-offending until they are well past social security eligibility age, if then.

  • Wacky_dood Feb 25, 2013

    "Unless any of you pro gun people have ever cleaned up the mess after someone has been shot, I suggest you keep your comments to yourself. Been there. Done that. Guns are not that fantastic. Let us alone with the comments on women, etc.
    clearthinker"

    These two losers are the ones going around shooting people. Are you saying because you cleaned up a shooting scene you are now in the unique position to tell law abiding citizens they shouldn't comment on crimes involving shootings by dangerous intruders?

  • clearthinker Feb 25, 2013

    Gun regulation is the ONLY answer.

  • bacchianm Feb 25, 2013

    This is another story why there should be a gun regulation of law.

    charmcclainlovesdogs2

    There were more deaths in 2011 from being hit with a blunt object than there were deaths by guns in the US. so we should regulate all blunt objects as well? A murder is a murder. How about automatic life in prison if trying to take a life while committing a crime of anykind?

  • UNC006 Feb 25, 2013

    Unless any of you pro gun people have ever cleaned up the mess after someone has been shot, I suggest you keep your comments to yourself. Been there. Done that. Guns are not that fantastic. clearthinker

    You are right, guns are not fantastic if a home invader tries shoot you in your own home and you don't have one to protect your family...

  • lwe1967 Feb 25, 2013

    Gun regulation is not the answer. If you take guns away from the average law abiding citizen, you are leaving them defenseless againt animals like this!

  • ids Feb 25, 2013

    No different than any big city like NY in the 70's & 80's., If you check you will find a long list of juvenile offenses...and nothing was done to stop that behavior - I am a firm believer, if a child commits horrendous acts when younger, unless intervention happens, he or she will continue….Unfortunately taking a 12 yr old away from their family is unheard of, and just leads to this..

  • cuffusion Feb 25, 2013

    Clearthinker.. I have cleaned up such a mess many many times.. but I still am supportive of responsible, legal, gun ownership and a persons absolute right to protect themselves and their property.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 25, 2013

    This story reminds me of the late Ms. Eve Carson. Remember there was an adult as well as an underage involved in her tragic death. They bought the underage back into court recently because of his age, etc.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 25, 2013

    This is another story why there should be a gun regulation of law.

  • clearthinker Feb 25, 2013

    Unless any of you pro gun people have ever cleaned up the mess after someone has been shot, I suggest you keep your comments to yourself. Been there. Done that. Guns are not that fantastic. Let us alone with the comments on women, etc.

  • NCHighlander Feb 25, 2013

    Just two combatants in a war against humanity. There are many more.

  • Ricky Cash Feb 25, 2013

    at age 16, crime committers know full well what they are doing and they should definitely be tried as adults.

  • Wacky_dood Feb 25, 2013

    I hadn't heard a peep about about these other home invasions until now. Did I miss something or did the police/media not report them?

  • isaacewallace Feb 25, 2013

    City Boy you are not the only one that is Sick of the system coddling
    these murderers.This particular generation of criminals is the scurge of society.The minors should be sentenced as adults and receive the absolute maximum sentence,no bail and no parole.

  • Nancy Feb 25, 2013

    Ahhh, they'll be out and committing crime again in no time, it's the way the system works.

  • Wacky_dood Feb 25, 2013

    I like how these cowards dumped the stolen .25 cal gun during the chase instead of shooting it out with armed police officers. They obviously prefer to live like caged animals than to take a potentially deadly gamble on shooting their way to freedom.

    I think that means we're treating people in prison too good...

  • Myword Feb 25, 2013

    It always amazes me how much crime can be traced to so few criminals.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 25, 2013

    The 16 year old should absolutely be tried as an adult! No excuse for all they did to those people.

  • jetset Feb 25, 2013

    Lock 'em up and please throw away the key. They are already ruined and unless they truly repent and put God as number 1 in their life, they will always be a menace to society. Tell me again how old they are? Geeze. Have their parent(s) spoken out about their carnage?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 25, 2013

    them shot a man in his spine and sexually assaulted his wife in the middle of the night at a home on Lane Street.

    These two should see some hard time. Even though the 16 year old was underage, he very well knew what he was doing was wrong. They both should get 65 years in prisons. What kind of parents do these boys have?

  • erinlikescoupons Feb 25, 2013

    We got an alarm system right after this Oakwood home invasion. I was never fearful of our home getting broken into because I didn't feel we had much to steal. But these evil-doers did more than just steal. I can't imagine what that Oakwood couple will face for the rest of their lives with the paralysis and assault. It's scary! I feel safer with the alarm system. At least the police will be dispatched immediately and it gives us a few seconds to hide and grab a firearm while they are hopefully scared off by the super loud alarm.

  • Wacky_dood Feb 25, 2013

    These two losers are a regular crime wave...

    Their crimes are getting more violent. The next time they'll kill someone. Let's hope they are locked up forever and don't get that chance.

    I'm worried about how long the younger one will be imprisoned. I don't think it will be long enough.

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