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Thursday, July 24, 2014

A 40-year-old Minnesota man allegedly shot a 17-year-old female neighbor three times Monday night after she told him to stop riding his lawn mower through her yard. Chad Pickering of Bemidji faces an attempted first-degree murder charge. The girl told police that a man who lived nearby had been riding his mower through her yard and he routinely carried a pistol in his holster. He told police he waited outside the teen's home and shot her when she came out onto the porch, then hid his gun.

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Real patriots don't recognize government instigated property lines! You only own what you can protect. With a lead disperser.

The NRA

#1 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-24 09:14 AM | Reply | Flag:

He must not have felt manly enough encroaching onto someone elses lawn. He had to pack heat to do it. Sounds like Israel to me.

#2 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-24 09:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

Looks like another NeoNazi???? Pretty sad. So unnecessary. At least the police took appropriate action.

#3 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-24 09:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

Gun-Toting Lawnmower Driver Well Regulated Militias Teen

- The NRA

(We don't like the word "Shoot")

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2014-07-24 10:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Get offa ... YOUR lawn!"

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-24 10:59 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

The guy thought he needed a loaded gun at his hip to mow his lawn. So in a fit of insane anger (presumably), he thought it would be a good idea to ambush and shoot a 17-year-old girl.

The NRA's more-guns-guns-guns mentality sure worked out great for that man and the teen. What a country this is becoming.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-24 11:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

The patriot was just trying to do a favor for the young lady. He obviously surmised that her lawn could use some maintenance. The fact that she objected must be because she is a liberal that would rather have an illega...I mean undocumented landscaper cut her grass. I she only had been sufficiently trained to use a firearm and had on herself, none of this would've happened. When will American's learn that having and carrying a gun is a constitutional right? Maybe this incident will teach her a valuable lesson. Her neighbor should receive a commendation.

#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-24 11:14 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

Bemidji? That sounds Muslim. No wonder he was carrying a gum.

#8 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-24 11:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

I thought people who feel the need to be armed while carrying out mundane everyday tasks are nothing to worry about.

#9 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-24 11:26 AM | Reply | Flag:

He was trying to mow their lawn? What the heck was going in here? At 10 pm too...

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-07-24 11:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a man. He will certainly meet up with some angry fathers while in the hole.
Looks like a tweaker. That meth is a helluva drug...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2014-07-24 12:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Here's Pickering's mugshot."

Isn't "The Hills Have Eyes" guy his brother?

www.amazon.com

#12 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-07-24 12:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

" He told police he waited outside the teen's home and shot her when she came out onto the porch, then hid his gun."

Attempted Murder.

That's what this is called.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-24 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

She should have just minded her own business and left the neighborhood lawn cutter alone, and she'd have less holes in her today.

Remember 17 year olds, never yell at the crazy lawn mower driving pistol packing neighborhood kook.

If only she had been taught to run when she saw a gun.

Pound symbol lawnmoweranimus

#14 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-07-24 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

If you investigate, and I'm certain the police will, this guy's bad behavior didn't just start yesterday. He needs put away for a long time. ------ like him are not created in one day. Chance are he was well known commodity unless he just moved into a community. They typically have a record and a profile that spells trouble.

#15 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-24 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

If she recovers, she should be allowed to run the mower over his ----.

#16 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-07-24 02:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why exactly is the the NRA's problem?

#17 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-07-24 02:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

If only she had been taught to run when she saw a gun.

You've got one fncked up perspective regarding what this country should be like.

Pound symbol lawnmoweranimus
#14 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

And despicably incorrigible to boot.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-24 02:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

If only she had been taught to run when she saw a gun.

You've got one fncked up perspective regarding what this country should be like.

Pound symbol lawnmoweranimus
#14 | POSTED BY 101CHAIRBORNE

And despicably incorrigible to boot.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-24 02:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

RE: #5 I give ya that one Corky, thats funny right there..

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-24 03:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

He admits to doing the deed, clear case of attempted Murder One, if girl dies, death penalty. Man should be tap dancing real hard to get a deal. Prosecutor may just take it to trail to boost his conviction record.

#21 | Posted by Anon451 at 2014-07-24 05:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought people who feel the need to be armed while carrying out mundane everyday tasks are nothing to worry about.

#9 | Posted by Sully at 2014-07-24 11:26 AM

I try not to broad brush people with such a limited parameter as merely carrying a firearm.

The USA west was settled (after the Indians) by those carrying firearms. BTW settlers whether they be in Israel or the USA are not a plus for indigenous peoples.

The real mental wackos need exposed so as not to slip through as trouble makers and threats because of behavior far and above just carrying a firearm. These other patterns of deviant behavior are sometimes what turns carrying a firearm into a red flag.

#22 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-24 06:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Out here in the "wild west" I frequently cross paths with idiots like this gun-nut, with holstered guns. I get as far away from the gun-fools as fast as possible. I have no way of knowing if they have mental problems, are convicted felons or just careless folks, with good intentions who will "accidently" shoot me.
Sound advice, for all, from Sammy in GUN-CRAZY Arizona

#23 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-07-24 07:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

I have no way of knowing if they have mental problems, are convicted felons or just careless folks, with good intentions who will "accidently" shoot me.

I'm conflicted a little too with open carry vs concealed carry. I strongly support concealed carry of legal citizens because it is totally about self defense. I fully understand the belief and right to open carry but I don't see the rationale as being much about self defense as making a statement.

Society needs to have a right of self defense even if the threat comes from slugs, crooked dirty pols, and fascist corporations and dirty druggies. The threat remains an unknown. You need the right of defense.

#24 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-24 07:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... "Real patriots don't recognize government instigated property lines!"

**** Well we know for sure that the POLICE (as witnessed in Boston and many other places) recognize neither Citizen's Property Lines nor Citizen's Rights...Plus these Gun Toting Storm Troopers KILL people all the time and get away with it! Now if this Lawn Ranger had broken into the victims's house to kill her she'd be dead before she could dial 911.On the other hand if she had a GUN she would have had at least one chance to protect herself and her family! The Obama Govt and the Police have shown they're not much interested in respecting or defending your RIGHTS.In fact it's just the opposite.So if the American Public wants to maintain their RIGHTS and take back the RIGHTS that successive Govts have stolen from them then they're going to have to DEFEND those RIGHTS themselves!

#25 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-07-24 07:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"I try not to broad brush people with such a limited parameter as merely carrying a firearm.

The USA west was settled (after the Indians) by those carrying firearms. BTW settlers whether they be in Israel or the USA are not a plus for indigenous peoples."

I'm not broad brushing anyone. Unlike someone settling a wilderness area, a guy mowing his lawn or shopping at Target has no reason to be carrying a gun. I'm not going to buy into the idea that I'm wrong for being wary of people exhibited abnormal behavior involving weapons.

"Society needs to have a right of self defense even if the threat comes from slugs, crooked dirty pols, and fascist corporations and dirty druggies. The threat remains an unknown. You need the right of defense."

I don't see what that has to do with mowing a lawn.

#26 | Posted by sully at 2014-07-25 07:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sammy in GUN-CRAZY Arizona

Used to live in Phoenix. Do they still have "leave your colors and guns at the bar" signs?

#27 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-25 09:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

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