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OT: What do you do when you hear gunshots outside your house?

I slept at my girlfriends place last night (on Indy’s ghetto-ised
West side). Around 3 am, I was waken by a fast succesion of 6-7
lagrge caliber (45?) gunshots. I considered calling the
cops, but what would have been the point? It’s that kind of
neighborhood.

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32 Responses to “OT: What do you do when you hear gunshots outside your house?”

  1. admin says:

    223rem, <223…@sbcglobal.com> was motivated to say this in
    rec.autos.driving on Tue, 22 Nov 2005 01:11:01 GMT:

    > I slept at my girlfriends place last night (on Indy’s ghetto-ised
    > West side). Around 3 am, I was waken by a fast succesion of 6-7
    > lagrge caliber (45?) gunshots. I considered calling the
    > cops, but what would have been the point? It’s that kind of
    > neighborhood.

    I just igonre them. The cops around here are too busy with going after
    drivers for the purpose of revenue generation to give a damn.

  2. admin says:

    223rem wrote:
    > I slept at my girlfriends place last night (on Indy’s ghetto-ised
    > West side). Around 3 am, I was waken by a fast succesion of 6-7
    > lagrge caliber (45?) gunshots. I considered calling the
    > cops, but what would have been the point? It’s that kind of
    > neighborhood.

    Call them.  It’s kind of what they’re there for.

  3. admin says:

    I roll back over and go to sleep. They didn’t hit you, did they?!

            -Kenny


    Kenneth R. Crudup  Sr. SW Engineer, Scott County Consulting, Los Angeles
    H: 3630 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #138, L.A., CA 90034-6809      (310) 391-1898

  4. admin says:

    On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 03:13:16 +0000 (UTC), ke…@panix.com (Kenneth

    Crudup) wrote:
    >I roll back over and go to sleep. They didn’t hit you, did they?!

    Do you have a Kevlar bedspread or something?

  5. admin says:

    223rem wrote:
    > I slept at my girlfriends place last night (on Indy’s ghetto-ised
    > West side). Around 3 am, I was waken by a fast succesion of 6-7
    > lagrge caliber (45?) gunshots. I considered calling the
    > cops, but what would have been the point? It’s that kind of
    > neighborhood.

    Even in "that" kind of neighborhood, gunshots are a big deal.  Shoulda
    called 911, otherwise the 8th shot might go through the wall and into
    you.

  6. admin says:

    JohnH, <johnhar…@gmail.com> was motivated to say this in
    rec.autos.driving on Mon, 21 Nov 2005 21:15:19 -0500:

    > Call them.  It’s kind of what they’re there for.

    In an ideal world, maybe…  

  7. admin says:

    >>I roll back over and go to sleep. They didn’t hit you, did they?!

    In article <6175o194v5fe7senddcm15j8bhlkrhf…@4ax.com>, newsgroup says:

    >Do you have a Kevlar bedspread or something?

    Eh. From what I saw in the "91 Expansion" thread, you worry too much.
    If your number’s up, your number’s up. Ain’t no need of worrying too
    much about it.

            -Kenny


    Kenneth R. Crudup  Sr. SW Engineer, Scott County Consulting, Los Angeles
    H: 3630 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #138, L.A., CA 90034-6809      (310) 391-1898

  8. admin says:

    On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 08:55:02 +0000 (UTC), ke…@panix.com (Kenneth

    Crudup) wrote:
    >>>I roll back over and go to sleep. They didn’t hit you, did they?!

    >In article <6175o194v5fe7senddcm15j8bhlkrhf…@4ax.com>, newsgroup says:

    >>Do you have a Kevlar bedspread or something?

    >Eh. From what I saw in the "91 Expansion" thread, you worry too much.
    >If your number’s up, your number’s up. Ain’t no need of worrying too
    >much about it.

    Ah, yes, another fatalist.

    Here’s a hint: God gave you a self-preservation instinct for a reason.
    He’s not into micro-managing your safety on a moment-by-moment basis.

    If you want to see whether or not you have majority control of your
    own destiny, go on over to the nearest Metrolink track and step out
    directly in front of one of an oncoming train. ;)

  9. admin says:

    I agree with Larry. What is this world coming to when you hear gunshots
    and
    "wonder if you should call the police"….OF COURSE you call the
    police….first,
    make sure your OWN revolver is loaded.
    IMHO….get yourself an new girlfriend….or MOVE!

  10. admin says:

    In article <bnc6o1l5cfk9l35k0rb208eif26mtam…@4ax.com>, newsgroup says:

    >If you want to see whether or not you have majority control of your
    >own destiny, go on over to the nearest Metrolink track and step out
    >directly in front of one of an oncoming train. ;)

    … and you think this is ANYTHING LIKE having a random stray bullet
    hit you (or not!) while you sleep?!

            -Kenny


    Kenneth R. Crudup  Sr. SW Engineer, Scott County Consulting, Los Angeles
    H: 3630 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #138, L.A., CA 90034-6809      (310) 391-1898

  11. admin says:

    >> Call them.  It’s kind of what they’re there for.

    > In an ideal world, maybe…

    In an ideal world they wouldn’t get the call in the first place.

    Here, in the Real World, cops respond vigiously to "shots fired" calls quite
    often.  It’s not a waste of time, unless you just want to hand your
    neighborhood over to criminals.

  12. admin says:

    > … and you think this is ANYTHING LIKE having a random stray bullet
    > hit you (or not!) while you sleep?!

    The bullets aren’t random; someone is out there shooting.  If you take no
    action and you get hit, it’s partially your fault.

  13. admin says:

    <A volley of shots at precisely dawn.>  I wake up thinking, "Dammit!
    Deer hunting season again *already*?"

    And then we make sure we’ve got a red blanket on at least one of the
    horses; don’t walk the dogs without wearing blaze orange; forget about
    wearing a *brown* jacket to work …

    C.R. Krieger
    (Scared to live in Wisconsin)

  14. admin says:

    JohnH wrote:
    > Here, in the Real World, cops respond vigiously to "shots fired" calls quite
    > often.  It’s not a waste of time, unless you just want to hand your
    > neighborhood over to criminals.

    … or deer hunters.

    C.R. Krieger
    (ducking deer slugs)

  15. admin says:

    >> Here, in the Real World, cops respond vigiously to "shots fired"
    >> calls quite often.  It’s not a waste of time, unless you just want
    >> to hand your neighborhood over to criminals.

    > … or deer hunters.

    I consder the chances rather slim the shots are from a hunter shooting at
    deer in an Indy slum at 3AM.  Even so, they would still be criminals.

  16. admin says:

    "Motorhead Lawyer" <88.53…@gmail.com> wrote in
    news:1132695163.052223.79620@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    > JohnH wrote:

    >> Here, in the Real World, cops respond vigiously to "shots fired"
    >> calls quite often.  It’s not a waste of time, unless you just want to
    >> hand your neighborhood over to criminals.

    > … or deer hunters.
    > —
    > C.R. Krieger
    > (ducking deer slugs)

    I was going to say something like that. I live 1/4 mile from the local rod
    and gun club. Don’t think twice about gun fire.

    Now here in PA we do have a problem with deer/car collisions.

    Doug

  17. admin says:

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    DYM wrote:
    > "Motorhead Lawyer" <88.53…@gmail.com> wrote in
    > news:1132695163.052223.79620@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

    >>JohnH wrote:

    >>>Here, in the Real World, cops respond vigiously to "shots fired"
    >>>calls quite often.  It’s not a waste of time, unless you just want to
    >>>hand your neighborhood over to criminals.

    >>… or deer hunters.
    >>–
    >>C.R. Krieger
    >>(ducking deer slugs)

    > I was going to say something like that. I live 1/4 mile from the local rod
    > and gun club. Don’t think twice about gun fire.

    At 3 am? Also, handguns sounds very different from rifles or shotguns.

  18. admin says:

    On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:58:38 +0000 (UTC), ke…@panix.com (Kenneth

    Crudup) wrote:
    >In article <bnc6o1l5cfk9l35k0rb208eif26mtam…@4ax.com>, newsgroup says:

    >>If you want to see whether or not you have majority control of your
    >>own destiny, go on over to the nearest Metrolink track and step out
    >>directly in front of one of an oncoming train. ;)

    >… and you think this is ANYTHING LIKE having a random stray bullet
    >hit you (or not!) while you sleep?!

    The point is, YOU have control over the likelihood of a random stray
    bullet hitting you – it’s not just "fate." A good start is to sleep in
    places where the likelihood of random stray bullets flying around
    nearby is low.

  19. admin says:

    On 22 Nov 2005 09:57:57 -0800, JasmynJ…@cinci.rr.com wrote:

    >IMHO….get yourself an new girlfriend….or MOVE!

    Actually, I’ve come to believe that Kenny is a thrill-seeker.
    Remember, he admits to driving triple-digit speeds on the 405. ;)

  20. admin says:

    On 22 Nov 2005 13:31:00 -0800, "Motorhead Lawyer" <88.53…@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    ><A volley of shots at precisely dawn.>  I wake up thinking, "Dammit!
    >Deer hunting season again *already*?"

    >And then we make sure we’ve got a red blanket on at least one of the
    >horses; don’t walk the dogs without wearing blaze orange; forget about
    >wearing a *brown* jacket to work …

    Did you get your buck this year?

  21. admin says:

    In article <ri29o1h61juv2s4ulkqijfdvqvs3ljr…@4ax.com>, newsgroup says:

    >The point is, YOU have control over the likelihood of a random stray
    >bullet hitting you – it’s not just "fate." A good start is to sleep in
    >places where the likelihood of random stray bullets flying around
    >nearby is low.

    1 – Crime is *everywhere*
    2 – Some things are just of low-enough probability to just not worry about
    3 – Where I’m from, you get a more-realistic view on some things

    The OP’s heard a few gunshots and now some are talking about him moving
    and/or breaking up with his GF; GMAFB!

            -Kenny


    Kenneth R. Crudup  Sr. SW Engineer, Scott County Consulting, Los Angeles
    H: 3630 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #138, L.A., CA 90034-6809      (310) 391-1898

  22. admin says:

    Larry Bud wrote: <brevity snip>
    > The mileage shortfall is caused by EPA fuel-economy test
    > cycles that bear no more relation to real-world driving conditions than
    > a Sunday afternoon bicycle ride does to the Tour de France.

    —–

    Yes, that’s why the EPA has always included a disclaimer too
    complicated for the general public, something on the order of:  "These
    estimates are for comparison only.  Your mileage may vary".  AFAICS, it
    doesn’t matter how cars are tested as long as they’re tested
    identically.  Nothing wrong with changing the procedure to reflect
    closer to real-world mileage except that it’ll cost money to fix
    something that isn’t really broken nor that important.

    As a buddy of mine said:  When the tank gets empty I gotta put gas in
    it no matter what mileage I’m getting…
     —–

    - gpsman

  23. admin says:

    BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.  Car&Driver is a
    psychopath mag only read by homos like you who drive cars fast and
    wild to mask your insecurities.

  24. admin says:

    Laura Bush murdered her boy friend, <xeton2…@yahoo.com> was motivated
    to say this in rec.autos.driving on 21 Nov 2005 10:02:18 -0800:

    > Car&Driver is a
    > psychopath mag only read by homos like you who drive cars fast and
    > wild to mask your insecurities.

    Then you must have a lifetime subscription.

  25. admin says:

    Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:

    > BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    > accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.

    Driving 45 on the highway is not sensible.  Even for you.

  26. admin says:

    Larry Bud wrote:
    > Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:
    > > BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    > > accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.

    > Driving 45 on the highway is not sensible.  Even for you.

    Oh yes it is.  Of course it would be better if everyone did    45,  but
    even if everyone is doing 60-70 it’s still safer for me to do 45.

  27. admin says:

    Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:

    > BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    > accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.  Car&Driver is a
    > psychopath mag only read by homos like you who drive cars fast and
    > wild to mask your insecurities.

    You’re the one bragging about your exploits in the bath house, faggot.

    Need the message as a reminder of your bragging about your
    homosexuallity, cock sucker?

  28. admin says:

    Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:

    > Larry Bud wrote:
    > > Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:
    > > > BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    > > > accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.

    > > Driving 45 on the highway is not sensible.  Even for you.

    > Oh yes it is.  Of course it would be better if everyone did    45,  but
    > even if everyone is doing 60-70 it’s still safer for me to do 45.

    Yeah, any faster and that piece of shit beater you paid for by granting
    favors at the bath houses is going to fly apart like a librul’s thought
    processes.

  29. admin says:

    Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:

    > Larry Bud wrote:
    > > Laura Bush murdered her boy friend wrote:
    > > > BS – you drive slow and sensible and coast up to stop signs and
    > > > accelerate slowly and you can meet the EPA numbers.

    > > Driving 45 on the highway is not sensible.  Even for you.

    > Oh yes it is.  Of course it would be better if everyone did    45,  but
    > even if everyone is doing 60-70 it’s still safer for me to do 45.

    Of course.  ’cause if you ever hit 60 MPH your tires, which are
    hideously out of balance due to the several cans of stop leak you put
    in them would set up one hell of a vibration and your POS beater with
    the rusted-away quarters would snap in half.  Of course, since your
    parking brake doesn’t work the back half of your car would keep on
    going no matter how stretched out the cable got, and it would probably
    take out some innocent person you bloddthirsty killa!

    nate

  30. admin says:

    Larry Bud wrote:
    > With $3 gas, we need accurate mpg tests.

    I’d be much more interested in accurate HP & torque numbers.

  31. admin says:

    N8N, <njna…@hotmail.com> was motivated to say this in
    rec.autos.driving on 21 Nov 2005 15:41:35 -0800:

    > Of course.  ’cause if you ever hit 60 MPH your tires, which are
    > hideously out of balance due to the several cans of stop leak you put
    > in them would set up one hell of a vibration and your POS beater with
    > the rusted-away quarters would snap in half.  

    That assumes, ofcourse that the sandpaper that has replaced the threads
    holds…

    > Of course, since your
    > parking brake doesn’t work the back half of your car would keep on
    > going no matter how stretched out the cable got, and it would probably
    > take out some innocent person you bloddthirsty killa!

    But then judy would just proclaim: "it was an accident! now I’m going to
    kick your teath in for hassling me and letting all those speeders, RLR’s
    and CPD’s get away. URACRIMINALCODDLER, copper!!"


    "My tars have been bald for two years.  
    Every month i glue some sandpaper to them and
    everythings cool."

    –Laura Buch murdered her boyfriend
    / laura bush – VEHICULAR HOMICIDE 10/25/05

    Message ID: s2ttl1tgnpq5pr6p48lr111p3lnvr4b…@4ax.com
    http://tinyurl.com/7p7xq

  32. admin says:

    In article <1132595051.582447.115…@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
    gps…@driversmail.com says…

    >As a buddy of mine said:  When the tank gets empty I gotta put gas in
    >it no matter what mileage I’m getting…

    I’m sure your buddy would have been happier if he could have known in advance
    how often that tank would go empty.
    ————–
    Alex