MARTA and GSU state enforced unarmed victim zones.

Discussion in 'In the News' started by albundy, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. albundy

    albundy New Member

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  2. Gunstar1

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    Criminals are not usually the smartest people, but then it does not take a genius to figure out that you can find unarmed victims on a common path between 2 gun free areas.
     

  3. GAGunOwner

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    It really sucks....

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  4. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    On a second note....

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  5. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    One more story...

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  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Nybody remember the video of the guy running from the Marta station picked up by security cameras? They showed it on the news because the camera also caught the guy chasing him . . .

    The video was shown because the first guy's body was discovered not far away.

    The second guy on the video was never caught, to my knowledge.

    Anybody remember that?

    No "undercover officers" around at that point.

    And from what I have seen of the uniformed officers . . .
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

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    I carried a gun every day while getting my undergraduate degree at GSU. In fairness, it was legal for me to do so, seeing as how I was so special at the time.

    Also, in fairness to the above comment, a firearm would have done this Indonesian student no good. He did not even see the blow to the back of his head coming.
     
  8. Gunstar1

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    I disagree, you are assuming that it would not have made a difference if that student himself were armed. However I see that as the escallation of 3 previous attacks in the same area.
    If one of the prior 3 victims had a firearm, it is a very good chance that the thugs would not have been around to attack the Indonesian student.

    I would even go so far as to say that if the possibility existed that one of the students were armed, the attacks probably would not have happened or at least not repeated several times in the same area (moved to where the prey is weaker). However making the origin and destination gun free, pretty much guarantees criminals will exploit people in between.

    I also like how nothing seems to have been done until someone was almost killed. 3 robberies, nah happens all the time. Almost death, PR problem, lets act like we are doing something about it.
     
  9. GAGunOwner

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  10. Malum Prohibitum

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    Re: Read this...

    "In the past three weeks, there have been three confirmed reports of robberies near the Five Points Parking Garage on Peachtree Street, and a fourth incident which remains unconfirmed. Only one of these incidents was reported to the Georgia State University Police Department." What is the relevance of this?

    "Contrary to numerous reports by the Atlanta news media, we have no reason to believe that the suspects are targeting students or other members of the university community." But, if students or other members of the university community happen to be "soft" targets, well, then criminals are going to take advantage of this fact. Why do you think mass shootings always happen at places that are legally off limits to carry?
     
  11. Sharky

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    I think the whole letter was crap!

    You have to be an idiot, to think the following, but then again the source is interesting

    "to numerous reports by the Atlanta news media, we have no reason to believe that the suspects are targeting students or other members of the university community. "

    With all the media has done to expose the laws and misinform people of course they will taget the sheep. You think the wolf is gonna attack a bear?

    Campus police are as usual as good and smart as marta cops. I agree with malum regarding marta cops. My fiance even looks at them and says like hell we are riding that thing!
     
  12. Gunstar1

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    Why would the school be notified when a crime happens to a student off campus? I would bet the only notification they got this time was when the news report said the victim was a GSU student.

    Nice little not-our-fault zones (aka dead-mans-land) they have created. Hey, it did not happen on Marta property nor school property, so therefore it is not their problem... unless the media runs a story.
     
  13. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Another e-mail...

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  14. Malum Prohibitum

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    Re: Another e-mail...

    If for any reason, like the fact that you cannot legally carry a firearm in the dingy area near Grady (where GSU is located), you do not feel safe on campus walking to your car, classroom building or your campus residence, particularly after dark, call the Georgia State University Police Department at 404-651-2100 for a safety escort and an officer or security guard (who has a gun, which you cannot) will walk or drive you to your destination. The safety escort service is available 24 hours, seven days a week, like your own gun would be if the laws here made any sense.
     
  15. USMC - Retired

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    I wish I knew a bunch of GSU students that I could tell to call the cops and overload them with requests to be escorted. Serously, how much is this going to cost the taxpayers if a bunch of students take them up on thier offer?
     
  16. Gunstar1

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    The escort duty is a standard campus police job. They did the same thing when I was in school.

    If a bunch of students call, the students just have to wait until the campus police get there to escort.