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#2750921 - 02/17/18 07:46 PM How many of you have ever been shot at before?
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and did it leave a lasting impression on you?
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#2750923 - 02/17/18 07:50 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: hal9000]
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I was shot at at very close range ( approx. 3').
Just made me realize all the more how fvcking stupid guns are as I chased the tweaker down the road, swinging a pick axe handle. I figured if the guy missed at 3', he was never going to hit me as he ran for his life.
True story.
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#2750938 - 02/17/18 09:15 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: hal9000]
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Being the subject of target fixation (in combat) is absolutely horrifying. I have no lasting issues from being a target (at least I think so) but, during a surgical procedure when I was under I apparently yelled commmands and upset the surgery team. The cardiologist asked my wife if I was a vet, he suggested I was stressed as my outburst was the first in his career. I'm not stressed, never had an awake issue, don't recall any baad dreams, excuses, etc. So, no... getting shot at doesn't even to have had any lasting effects on me (as long as I'm not under a surgeons scalpel) cheers


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#2750941 - 02/17/18 09:19 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: OTdos]
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Originally Posted By: OTdos
I was shot at at very close range ( approx. 3').
Just made me realize all the more how fvcking stupid guns are as I chased the tweaker down the road, swinging a pick axe handle. I figured if the guy missed at 3', he was never going to hit me as he ran for his life.
True story.


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I haven't been shot at but got caught in a crossfire a couple of times.
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#2750961 - 02/17/18 10:23 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: hal9000]
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No. But I've had a guy with a fully loaded M60 machine point at me and say, "You!"

This was right after the military coup in Sierra Leone in 1993. I thought I was about to have a really unpleasant experience.

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#2750963 - 02/17/18 10:30 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: patrolman]
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Once - in a field - in Ohio - while visiting my grandfather - by some dudes about 100 yards away. Accidental as they couldn't see us and didn't know we were out there.

Crazy hearing rounds incoming through the tall grasses. I remember that the timing between the sound and the incoming rounds being alot closer together than I thought.

I was pretty young and had no idea what was going on until I was told. They got off about 7-8 shots before they heard my Grandfather screaming at them.

Grandpa was pissed. It was his land they were shooting on.

I know - cool story bro.

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#2750967 - 02/17/18 11:01 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: patrolman]
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A true story.

If any of you know Santa Cruz/Boardwalk area you probably know where SurfBowl is.

For the uninitiated, straight across the street from the Coconut Grove Ballroom at the Boardwalk.

A fun place. They do a lot of stuff, plus a bar and snackbar. We used to go at least once a week to bowl, drink a few beers and see the never ending flow of tourism. One night my brother, friends Steve S, Casey O and myself went to bowl and see the sights.

Turned out to be a night with a graduation party at The Coconut Grove for North Salinas High.
The Surf Bowl was the offsite gathering point for all the graduees. We did our thing, didn't even notice the drama going down.

When we left out of the side door and walking across the street to my brothers car, "Crack,Crack, Crack" and a car peeling away, people throwing themselves on the ground.

Driveby from Santa Cruz gangsters. SCPD caught them a block away. Right in the middle.

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#2750968 - 02/17/18 11:05 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: Leaverite]
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Quote:
Turned out to be a night with a graduation party at The Coconut Grove for North Salinas High.

'Nuff said drowning
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#2750971 - 02/17/18 11:12 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: grapedrink]
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Originally Posted By: grapedrink
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Turned out to be a night with a graduation party at The Coconut Grove for North Salinas High.

'Nuff said drowning


They don't publish this kine of sh!t. Live and Learn.

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#2750981 - 02/17/18 11:53 PM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: Leaverite]
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Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Originally Posted By: grapedrink
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Turned out to be a night with a graduation party at The Coconut Grove for North Salinas High.

'Nuff said drowning


They don't publish this kine of sh!t. Live and Learn.

Know some guys who went to school there. They've got some stories, to say the least drowning
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#2750983 - 02/18/18 12:00 AM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: grapedrink]
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Originally Posted By: grapedrink
Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Originally Posted By: grapedrink
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Turned out to be a night with a graduation party at The Coconut Grove for North Salinas High.

'Nuff said drowning


They don't publish this kine of sh!t. Live and Learn.

Know some guys who went to school there. They've got some stories, to say the least drowning


Salinas seems to be toned down so far this year. Or the Press is not publishing. Murder capitol of the USA years past. Watsonville is stepping up.

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#2750986 - 02/18/18 12:17 AM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: hal9000]
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I could see Salinas gentrifying and getting safer as the years go on. Just by virtue of it's location. That being said, I still avoid it after dark at all costs
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#2751004 - 02/18/18 02:09 AM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: grapedrink]
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Word.

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#2751023 - 02/18/18 08:19 AM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: ]
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looks like darwinism was very close to eliminating otdos from the pool. if i read that right, otdos, with a pick axe handle, chases a guy that fired a gun at him. brilliant


then why was he running away from me? him and his friend? if I was wrapped in an american flag and had a MAGA cap on, everything would be fine, right? I could be invited to the orange pile of feces state of the union?
Just go back to one of your many other troll handles you hide behind.
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#2751035 - 02/18/18 09:28 AM Re: How many of you have ever been shot at before? [Re: hal9000]
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Does a bb gun count?

We used to have bb gun fights in my friend's house.

So fun.

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