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  •  Pit Bulls are bred for one thing. Killing, They (7+ / 0-)

    are like the assault rifle of the dog world.  You cannot bring one into England or Ireland, so I have great sympathy for the person who shot the dog that was attacking his dog.  Sorry about the ricochet, but if there ever was such a thing as a justified shooting, this was it.  Would you have been more comfortable watching the pit bull kill the innocent dog that was just walking down the street.  

    Sure, people will say that pit bulls are lovely dogs, but they are in reality thug fashion accessories and illegal dog fight accessories.  No other reason for having a pit bull.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:42:15 PM PST

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    •  He probably saved the kids (2+ / 0-)
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      from death and maiming, or their friends, and the parents form the criminal charges and liability that would arise from that incident.

    •  Teddy Rooseveldt owned two. (2+ / 0-)
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      So which was he, a thug or a dog fighter?

      Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

      by FrankRose on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:40:57 PM PST

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    •  And who's to say that, ... (3+ / 0-)

      once the pitbull was finished mauling the little dog, it wouldn't have turned on the owner next?  But some people will insist that the owner should have just stood there and watched his friend die at the end of his leash rather than carry a gun and be prepared for whatever evil might come out of nowhere.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:21:41 AM PST

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    •  I'll have to tell that to my wife (4+ / 0-)

      Who has two. Friendliest dogs you'll find, they play with my granddaughters
      (I have an australian cattle dog, myself)

      but they are in reality thug fashion accessories and illegal dog fight accessories.
      You're wrong

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 03:47:23 AM PST

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      •  Let us hope your grand daughters stay safe, but (0+ / 0-)

        IMHO, it is like allowing them to play with a loaded Uzi.  All people that I know who have them have stories about having to break up dog fights involving their pit bulls.  If they were not tough, nasty, and unpredictable, why are they the fashion accessory in every center of gang activity in our nation's urban settings?  

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:15:02 AM PST

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        •  Pit bulls are dog aggressive (0+ / 0-)

          not human aggressive. Yes, there are incidents where these dogs have attacked people, but the most dog bites in the US are not from pit bulls, but from Labrador Retrievers.
          They are not "tough, nasty and unpredictable" any more than any dog that is not properly trained and handled from birth.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:32:53 AM PST

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    •  Good lord (2+ / 0-)
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      A lot of wrongness in this post. Not even going to attempt a save.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 03:50:30 AM PST

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