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Title: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Greyeagle on November 04, 2014, 05:03:44 PM
Not all Walmart parking lots are totally safe. This Walmart is no more than 30 miles from where I live. Sounds like a drug deal gone bad...

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24585997/2-bodies-found-in-walmart-lot
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Molaker on November 04, 2014, 05:26:31 PM
Yeh and one guy has died from Ebola in the U.S.! Eek! Eek!  :o :)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Wavery on November 04, 2014, 06:03:33 PM
Moral to that story........ don't deal drugs in a Walmart parking lot..... ;)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: NY_Dutch on November 04, 2014, 06:43:09 PM
Shootings, stabbings, etc., can happen any place, including campgrounds.
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: John From Detroit on November 05, 2014, 12:25:16 AM
Is there any place you can go in the US that is 100% guaranteed safe from disaster both natural and man made?

(Answer: NOT EVEN YOUR GRAVE is 100% safe, earthquake, flood and other disasters have been known to mess up cemetaries).

So the answer is NO.

However you play the odds.. How many shootings have we had in Wal*mart lots in the last year.. (very few)  how many people have visited Wal*mart in the last year (Millions) what are your odds of getting shot in a Wal*mart lot.. Very low.

How many shootings in licensed campgrounds in the last year (I think I read of 2 or 3) how many people visited licensed campgrounds (Far fewer than Wal*mart) so your odds of getting shot in a licensed campground  Much higher.

How many shootings in HOMES in the last year (More than I care to count) How many people live in homes (Perhaps 2x what visit Wal*mart) so you are in far greater danger... Watching TV in your own TV room at home.
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: scottydl on November 05, 2014, 01:27:35 AM
so you are in far greater danger... Watching TV in your own TV room at home.

Well... it probably depends on the show.  Some of the new ones are REALLY bad and might prompt me to shoot at the TV.  ;)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: John From Detroit on November 05, 2014, 09:57:01 AM
I do admit,,, back in the sticks and bricks it often happened that the best thing on TV was.... The Radio (It sat atop the TV in the great-room).  Alas, here in the motor home that is no longer true.. The Radios are either beside the TV (Home theater and radio) or UNDER it (Dash Radio) so they are no longr "ON Tv". :)

However I've got a couple of hard drives worth of movies to watch if I can not find a decent show on the air.
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: BinaryBob on November 05, 2014, 10:05:45 AM
Have Gun Will Travel reads the card of a man.....
A knight without armor in a savage land.......
 ;D
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: bucks2 on November 05, 2014, 10:42:12 AM
Dish channel 342, every afternoon. And if you have the Hopper, you can record every show for viewing at your leisure. Along with Wyatt Earp, Gunsmoke and The Cheyanne Show. You're not my long lost brother are you Bob?

Ken
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: BinaryBob on November 05, 2014, 10:48:20 AM
I believe I am Ken. Must have been a mix up at the hospital.
Add "The Rifleman" to the list, and a very young Clint Eastwood in "Rawhide"
They don't make 'em like the used to.....
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: SargeW on November 05, 2014, 03:33:26 PM
I think the point the OP was trying to make is that WalMart, like any other public business does not have a measure of security if the public is allowed to come and go at will.  And you could replace WalMart with any other retail business that allows RVers to camp overnight in their lots, like Camping World, Cracker Barrels, and even Freightliner and truck stop parking lots.

RV parks on the other hand are usually more secure feeling than an open parking lot somewhere.  While there are no guarantees anywhere these days, being in a wide open public area is measurably less safe.
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: NY_Dutch on November 05, 2014, 03:48:26 PM
Apparently we're more likely to get stabbed in a campground than shot...  ::) ;D

https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing (https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: BinaryBob on November 05, 2014, 03:57:39 PM
Statistics show we are 87% more likely to be offered a Miller Lite by our neighbors at an RV campground rather than something drinkable like a decent craft ale.
It's a dangerous world out there my friends.....
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Wavery on November 05, 2014, 07:37:12 PM
Apparently we're more likely to get stabbed in a campground than shot...  ::) ;D

https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing (https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb)
Not this guy........ nothing worse than bringing a knife to a gun fight...  ;)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: 8Muddypaws on November 05, 2014, 08:45:58 PM
Statistics show we are 87% more likely to be offered a Miller Lite by our neighbors at an RV campground rather than something drinkable like a decent craft ale.
It's a dangerous world out there my friends.....

I have a growler of 'Pliney The Elder' and another of Lagunitas IPA that will be opened on our next outing.  And a bottle of Red Rocket Ale for me!

Not a big fan of Miller Lite.  (Could you have guessed?)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: SargeW on November 05, 2014, 10:16:13 PM
Apparently we're more likely to get stabbed in a campground than shot...  ::) ;D

https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing (https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb)
And that's another point! Domestic disputes will and do happen anywhere,  and are unstoppable from a law enforcement point of view.  However, random acts of violence will most likely occur in public. 
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: NY_Dutch on November 05, 2014, 10:33:19 PM
And that's another point! Domestic disputes will and do happen anywhere,  and are unstoppable from a law enforcement point of view.  However, random acts of violence will most likely occur in public. 
No argument there, Marty!
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Molaker on November 05, 2014, 11:51:07 PM
No argument there, Marty!
Good thinkin'.  Arguing might get you stabbed. :o
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: TonyDtorch on November 06, 2014, 09:42:25 AM
Apparently we're more likely to get stabbed in a campground than shot...  ::) ;D

https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing (https://www.google.com/search?q=campground+stabbing&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb)

A gun is kinda like a parachute....if you need one and don't have one.....it's probably too late.  :)
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: jglass on November 16, 2014, 11:54:25 PM
I caught a kid going through our car one night at a fairly nice RV resort in Florida just last
year.    I called the police and from my description they knew who the kid was and where to find him.    Moral of story, keep your car and RV locked at all times.

Not a big deal.   We are going back to the same RV resort again this year.

We have camped at Wal-Mart close to 100 nights and never had a problem other than some noise at times.

However, we always travel with some protection.
Jim
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: John From Detroit on November 17, 2014, 07:11:36 AM
Kind of reminds me of a news story....
Somewhere in Florida there is a police station and in the Chief's office hangs a portrait.... Of a mugger

You see, he mugged the artist, who paints CEO's Presidents and others who do not have time for a proper sitting, (The artist has a photographic memory so he poses them says "BUY" and delivers the portrait later.

He did the same for the kid who mugged him.. Only he delivered the portrait to the police.

The police took one look at it, and took photographs of the same subject, complete with case number.
Title: Re: Walmart Shooting
Post by: Mickey1 on November 17, 2014, 11:13:35 AM
I don't care who you are or where you stay there is crazy stuff all around this great country. If you look for it hard enough you can find it as close as down the street in some cases. I Live in Ok. and not 30miles from where they had the guy behead his coworkers actually knew a few folks that worked there or in that area. and I live 3 miles from where the kid beheaded his college friends. it is pretty scary when you stop and think of the fact that in most cases in this state folks are very nice and the ones that are not normally cant figure out how to tie their shoes. But it can happen a lot just be aware of the area you chose to live in and situation awareness gose a long way!! .

I also say that if you CCW. make sure that everyone that lives in the M.H. with you knows and how to clear it to be safe and where it is when they need it. But that is for you and your family not everyone in the world to know.