06-13-2012, 12:54 PM #1
LA - Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette 19 May 2012 - #27Thank you for joining Websleuths!
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Michaela (Mickey) Shunick
Missing from Lafayette LA -- 19 May 2012
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Last edited by bessie; 06-13-2012 at 01:09 PM.
06-13-2012, 12:56 PM #2IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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06-13-2012, 12:56 PM #3
Have you read the two previous posts?
If not, read them now.
By posting on this thread,
you are stating you know the rules!
06-13-2012, 01:02 PM #4Registered User
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Moving from last thread
I agree. Only if everyone is open carrying.
But my thoughts on open carry differ
If I'm a robber and an open carry person is maybe in the bank or whatever establishment I'm robbing and I see that open carry gun. That's the first person I shoot.
So, I'd rather conceal carry.
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06-13-2012, 01:06 PM #5
06-13-2012, 01:07 PM #6
sorry, last thread was closed while i was typing
The reason such a huge volunteer effort came from absolute strangers for Mickey is because A. nothing like that ever happens here and B. we genuinely care about our neighbor's well-being
There is much more to a town than a screen shot. You might want to think about that before telling people to "get the heck out of dodge".
06-13-2012, 01:08 PM #7
06-13-2012, 01:09 PM #8
06-13-2012, 01:10 PM #9
Thank you SO much for the radKIDS info on the previous thread! I had never heard of it before and I want to bring that to my community. The price tag for certification is a bit hefty, but I really, really want to go through the training. What a GREAT program!“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
06-13-2012, 01:14 PM #10
Continued from previous thread...
I'm such a believer in Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian) that I've had my son studying it for the last several months (Gracie BJJ), and his confidence has skyrocketed. He's a tall, skinny kid who I would characterize as pretty laid back by nature...certainly not a Type A personality. He's learned to assert himself when situationally appropriate, and to defend himself against bigger, stronger people, and to not be afraid to do so.
FYI, Gracie is a form of JJ which is designed to help smaller, weaker folks subdue larger, stronger opponents. It was developed by a frail, under-sized Brazilian named Helio Gracie, for that specific purpose.
There are other effective self-defense methods out there which are worthy of investigation, as well. Search YouTube for "self defense" and a plethora of instructional info will be the result. A few to investigate more fully are Krav Maga, 7 Second Self Defense and, of course, Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Whatever you do, don't waste your time in learning competitive martial arts. There are no rules in a street fight. There is no referee. There are no holds barred. There is no respect for/from an opponent. There is simply survival. Study self-defense, first and foremost. And study methods to hurt or maim an opponent(s) thereafter.
06-13-2012, 01:17 PM #11Registered User
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Regarding how safe Lafayette is, the crime rate in 2010 (per 100,000 residents was) 490.1
US Average: 319.1
New York City: 243.6
Also, I find it kind of "funny" how there were so many posts about how Katrina refugees are ruining the city...and now there are all these posts talking about how safe and nice Lafayette is. Which one is it?
06-13-2012, 01:19 PM #12Registered User
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- Wolfscratch Wilderness/North GA
As a firm believer in 2nd amendment rights, avid hunter, etc., sadly in many, if not most abduction cases, as is indicated in Mickey Schunick's case, a weapon more than likely wouldn't have prevented her abduction. The first order of business of a predator is to disable the victim and gain compliance/control of them utilizing the element of surprise & a well preplanned attack in most cases.
Last edited by Foxfire; 06-13-2012 at 01:30 PM.
06-13-2012, 01:19 PM #13
To whomever approached me in the parking lot on Johnston while I was "examining" a white truck--
Yes, you correctly identified me.
Yes, I am "white-whaling" the truck.
No, I am not a police officer or a P.I.
No, I cannot definitively rule out a 2010.
Yes, I considered a Z82 and the Diamond Edition, but I cannot put those options in because I do not have the full video.
Yes, I am upset about that because I don't know if this Z71 had a "4x4" or "off-road" on the decal.
No, you weren't bothering me.
...And yes, I am completely insane.
06-13-2012, 01:20 PM #14
06-13-2012, 01:25 PM #15Registered User
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I have friends in VA that open carry wherever they go.
They pay no mind to the way I think about it and in fact they have stated that by opening carry it has stopped robberies that may have happened to them.
Im sure it has but I just don't want to be that open carry person a potential robber sees and shoots first.
So I conceal. The less a robber knows the better and never give away your ability to defend yourself.
The element of surprise is very effective.
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