Some Fla. residents plan armed trick-or-treating after creepy clown threats

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/some-florida-residents-plan-armed-trick-or-treating-halloween-creepy-clown-threats/

Man, I can see a possible tragedy if folks get too paranoid about all this Clown business going around and making a grave mistake and shootin some "Clown" for no reason. Nothing wrong with legally carrying/CCW to protect yourself and loved ones , but they need to make sure any encounter reaches the same level as any other justified response.

Will it spill over to Zombies and Vampires and will it ruin our traditional Halloween and top it off with everyone being "Offended" by almost every costume out there?

What will the idiots try and destroy next......Thanksgiving, some are already complaining about Pilgrim costumes saying they upset native Americans........................
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I remember one case where a homeowner shot a foreign exchange student some years ago when he rushed his carport in a Halloween costume and was shot and killed. A .44 Mag I think and he was acquitted or no charges filled, if I remember correctly. In Louisiana??
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Hmmmm.................If you gonna be stupid wear full body kevlar with trauma plates?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hey, mods we the Clown and the Cigar emoji s back ..............
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  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    The talk from the parents of young children around me has been pretty unanimous that any weirdness involving "creepy clowns" and kids under the age of 10 is grounds for a butt kicking...I'm sure nothing will happen though.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,277 Senior Member
    I plan on carrying pepper spray as well. Dogs tend to freak out tonight as to.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,688 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    I plan on carrying pepper spray as well. Dogs tend to freak out tonight as to.

    Pepper spray doesn't work on all dogs, found out the hard way..........robin
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    Pepper spray doesn't work on all dogs, found out the hard way..........robin

    Does it work on Obnoxious Clowns? :jester:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    I need to get Clean to put on her clown suite so I can test it, hey.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I need to get Clean to put on her clown suite so I can test it, hey.

    That would make a new episode of that crime show Swamp Murders ..........retired Marine goes missing, investigators believe he may have fallen into Quick Sand and may never be found while out in the woods near his home....a few days earlier police and paramedics were at that same address where a can of pepper accidentally discharged ........................:jester:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Pepper spray works pretty good on dogs if you break the head off a jumbo golf driver club laying it up side their haidbone first. Ain't seen a mean dog yet that can handle a 400 yard drive swing with one of them clubs. The pepper spray? That's for hosing down the owner of said mean dog! Where you then stick the broke off end of the golf club after that is up to you; I have at least one suggestion. :tooth:
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,726 Senior Member
    why would you not be armed anyway?
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  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Our kiddos have no interest in trick or treating anymore, and, thus far have had 2 visitors...a zombie and a clown. They were our buddy's kid and wife...LOL! They called first!
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,554 Senior Member
    roadking wrote: »
    Our kiddos have no interest in trick or treating anymore, and, thus far have had 2 visitors...a zombie and a clown. They were our buddy's kid and wife...LOL! They called first!

    We actually ran out of candy after about 50kids..............
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,050 Senior Member
    Not.............a............single.........one....... I love living in the sticks.....
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,925 Senior Member
    We went late, folks were filling up son #4's with whatever was left in the candy bowl and shutting off the lights, Vikings vs. the Bears must take precedence.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Not.............a............single.........one....... I love living in the sticks.....

    Same here. No trick or treaters and it's nearly midnight. All those mini Snickers, Mars, Twix, and Almond Joys are mine, mine, mine! ALL MINE! MY PRECIOUS! :roll2: :tooth:
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    We had 8 kids stop by, more candy for me then!
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,662 Senior Member
    How is everyone holding up? It was crazy out there! I killed 17 zombies last night. Why the hell were they all carrying candy???
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    We had 8 kids stop by, more candy for me then!

    Had a whopping 3 kids show up............oh well if I knew that was all that would show up, I'd put double handfuls of candy in their buckets. Will give what's left of a huge bowl and some unopened bags to oldest daughter for her HS students...they will eat anything.

    Never know how many will show up, none, 3 or 50 around here. Maybe keep some Sixlets fer me.............
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,520 Senior Member
    Apparently people In my neighborhood heard about this, we had 20 - 30 kids last night, no problems but all the parents were with the kids, none over 10 or 12 years old, some were carrying.

    JAY
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