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Gun dissuades insistent Mass. snow shoveler
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 2/19/2014 2:06:58 PM

LOWELL, Mass. — Police in Lowell say a man who demanded money for shoveling the driveway of an elderly couple who hadn’t asked him to do so was chased away when the 79-year-old woman answered her door holding a gun. Police say the man knocked on the door of the woman and her 81-year-old husband at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and forcefully asked for payment for shoveling. They told him to leave, so he banged on the door harder. Police tell The Sun that the woman came to the door again, this time holding a gun at her side.

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A license for a gun.... in their own home? Oh, wait - it´s Massachusetts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sternben, 2/19/2014 2:09:52 PM     (No. 9738661)

She will get 99 years for that. It´s Massatwoshitz.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 2/19/2014 2:15:24 PM     (No. 9738668)

Was the shoveler an illegal?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/19/2014 2:28:28 PM     (No. 9738689)

There should be a federal law stating all perpetrator`s must allow their intended victim an opportunity to call the police before they are beaten, stabbed or shot. Since it takes the police at least 10 minutes on a good day to get to the call, that gives the perpetrator plenty of time to commit their crime and get away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/19/2014 2:29:03 PM     (No. 9738690)

The article states that the elderly lady was "licensed to carry a gun". You have to be license in Massachusetts to carry a gun inside your own home? If colonial Massachusetts made the Minutemen license their muskets, there´d be no Massachusetts today.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/19/2014 2:30:10 PM     (No. 9738693)

Bless that lady!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JustCause, 2/19/2014 2:36:47 PM     (No. 9738701)

Another GUN Save without a shot fired.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pepe Le Pew, 2/19/2014 2:39:17 PM     (No. 9738709)

Someone in Lowell, the welfare capitol of Massachusetts, where spanish is mainly spoken, actually works? You have to give him credit for that. /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 2/19/2014 3:07:56 PM     (No. 9738758)

Go granny,go!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/19/2014 3:10:41 PM     (No. 9738764)

I always love it when a law-abiding, armed citizen wins.

I´m sure this story will show up in the NRA´s magazines. They have a section called "The Armed Citizen" about people who have protected themselves, their loved ones, and their property from criminals.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: melman, 2/19/2014 3:37:13 PM     (No. 9738794)

They should get life imprisonment for daring to defend themselves and threatining a good, decent deciple of Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 2/19/2014 3:51:51 PM     (No. 9738812)

Be not afraid of any man,
No matter what his size.
When danger threatens call on me
And I will equalize!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/19/2014 4:27:49 PM     (No. 9738850)

Keep the gun handy, lady. The shoveler will probably be back.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/19/2014 4:40:15 PM     (No. 9738875)

In Texas it would have been...

"and forcefully asked for payment for shoveling".

BANG.

Problem Solved!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/19/2014 4:45:31 PM     (No. 9738882)

What´s his problem? They would have paid him in lead. Some people are just never happy.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 2/19/2014 4:47:02 PM     (No. 9738885)

Working in Tri-Cities area of WA. News story of people, man and girlfriend and 3 children, at home in bed at 2:30am Sat (I believe). There was a knocking on door, then pounding, then the door broken down. In comes a 6 foot 5 inch guy. Man of the house shot and killed him. Police initially ruled man was within his rights. Now family of dead guy picketing in front of house where he died, making big stink, saying there was a family gathering and 6ft 5in guy just went out for a smoke, and "got lost" and was trying to get into wrong house. I think it looks like police are going to bow to pressure and charge the homeowner.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: provide, 2/19/2014 4:56:20 PM     (No. 9738897)

The usual scam also include sawing two low branches and demanding $50.00.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LouD, 2/19/2014 5:16:34 PM     (No. 9738919)

#4, the license to carry allows the holder to carry a handgun outside the house, downtown, in your car, wherever one is traveling, (in state) etc. Don´t need one in the house as long as it is purchased legally.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/19/2014 6:43:41 PM     (No. 9739000)

Now we´re talking "shovel ready."


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tulunk, 2/19/2014 9:06:45 PM     (No. 9739144)

#15, you´re probably right, but I bet when the autopsy is done,he´ll be found with a ---t load of booze or crack in his system. Accidental suicide?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/19/2014 10:43:13 PM     (No. 9739238)

He wasn´t charged either, so he should be back.

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