Interestingly enough, we are on red alert here in my rural household. An escaped convict, with a stolen deer rifle, is on the loose and it also happens that it is exactly in the area of my home.
A DOC (SWAT style) team just stopped to brief me.
Only last week I was getting my rear-end chewed off by a group of libs because I believe in gun ownership. In my rural Washington county, everyone is gunned up and let's just say the escapee is outgunned by everybody to 1. It's windy and rainy today and I expect he might die in the canyon in this weather.
I'll keep you posted.
Well, ain't that a fine kettle of fish. Turns out our President, Vice President, and half the Congress are suffering from this. I suggest we put them all on medical leave and carry on.
Brilliant. Thanks for posting.
I read this comment the other day and thought it should be spread far and wide:
When the Trostkyites get power, they are always surprised when the Stalinists show up.
Hint: Obama and Hillary Clinton are Trotskyites, so one has to wonder what comes next?
I know insanity when I encounter it, don't need all the psychobabble details.
Suffice to say, there are more people with the disease than there are without. Tomorrow there will be even more.
No, you don't have enough ammo, and you better practicing fast and accurate firing while running backwards, in the woods, at night.
Casey: hope you're doing alright.
Locked and loaded for a day or so, eh?
Them liberals, they like it so much, tell 'em to take the guy in for a night, haw haw.
chas: none here to volunteer for taking him in.
Always fun to talk with a SWAT team in your driveway while wearing your sidearm.
He's still at large and my rural house is the center of the cordon area. We are keeping firewatch here.
I hope 10 rounds is enough...sarc/off.
Note: I was infantry from PV1 to CPT; hunter now. 1 time last year I got mad at some news item and went down to my pistol range (on the back of my property) and set up bowling pins around the clock and at varying ranges. All 6 went down with 6 shots.
I'll be fine.
That's good news. Nobody will mention it but a coup de grâce is acceptable with jerks like this.
If anyone asks, "He was still moving, trying to reach his gun. I felt threatened".
A trip to the station, one or two of the lads will admire your pistol; fill out the forms, done.
Careful with that recommendation Chas, things are always changing, for the worse.
I was told by the authorities that ALL defensive discharges of a firearm require the shooter to surrender his weapon pending an investigation, to (potentially) be returned at a later date. No estimate given as to how long the firearm would be confiscated. So you have to have at least 2 firearms at all times. Also, you hear little about it, until it occasionally blows apart, but guns frequently end up *missing* from the evidence rooms.
Would you really trust a cop with anything? Really?
My hunting buddy (USMC force recon sniper) jokingly says that his liability on a legal shoot in Seattle is odious, and he uses those phrases. Me? I'd go to the station where they'd issue me a new tag.
I live in a salt of the earth western county where firearm ownership is normal stuff.
Helicopters with arrays are micro searching the canyon (which I know like the back of my hand). Steep, rocky and wooded, but there is a limit to the space. If he did stay in this area, he is cold and wet and it is within the realm of possibilities that he died of exposure. Washington State in the rain is a harsh judge.
I just cleared my barn, Quonset Hut, etc.
Yeah, you're right ghost. Discharge of a firearm resulting in death does get some attention.
Casey might have to surrender his weapon but he'll sleep in his own bed.
I've heard of firearms gone "missing" too. A lot depends on the relationship Casey might enjoy with the local police; if they think he's a right guy things will go smoothly.
None of which would cause me to hesitate pulling the trigger.
Definitely. Better to shoot than be shot.
Now: morning of day 3 after 2 nights where the circle seems to stay right here by my house. The canyon is east not a mile across fields from me. I on 1 road boundary and the bottom of the canyon the other. Now there have been a hundred plus police of varying stripes and choppers with arrays and K-9s and we are told snipers (told by a deputy). I informed the sheriff he could have the incident manager / commander talk to me if he wants the inveterate hunter's terrain analysis, but we'll see if they want it. Hee hee. An old dog long in the tooth. But, no bad guy at my farm so far. I find myself wondering where the turkeys, coyotes, wolves, deer, cougar, bear, and moose will be after their otherwise secluded habitat has been totally overrun.
Casey, if this con has any kind of field craft it might be a while.
Are they sure they've contained him? It would be the shits if he has slipped through.
No resolution and the police (over a hundred from multiple agencies Friday and Saturday) have scaled it way back. Looks like he pre-planned his escape so all options are open.
Most "outdoorsmen" are ignorant of how dangerous it can be to arrive outdoors in wet cotton pants (he took on water on the ATV that he crashed in the canyon when he ran out of terrain). It is the death knell in Washington state to get wet and not be properly clothed.
Last year a shooter killed (iirc) a park ranger and then fled on foot at Mt Rainier. In the snow. He had outdoors skills / military background. Just another dipsh!t in my book; found dead.
This fugitive either pre-arranged a getaway with help. slipped the cordon and went to Spokane, or died and is not found because of the steep terrain. I know the area like the back of my hand and it is game trails only in some spots, scree slopes, old burns, cliffs.
Maybe when I go turkey hunting this fall, I'll trip over a free 30.06. Too bad I know who it belongs to, though.