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It’s pretty insane that four days after the murder of Vanessa Marcotte they haven’t released the names of any suspects yet. The more we think about what happened to the 27 year old woman who disappeared while she was jogging in Princeton, the more insane it gets. There’s no way it could be random. What are the odds? I mean, think about it. If a psycho was going around looking for joggers to kill, why would he go to Princeton? It’s a town of less than 5,000 people. The odds that you’d see any joggers at any given time are pretty slim.

Thought about this a lot and if Turtleboy had to hypothesize what happened we would guess that it’s some sort of stalker. Someone who knew where she lived, was watching the home, knew she was a jogger, and just waited for her to leave. It’s the only thing that makes sense. And from police officers that we’ve spoken with the whole thing is strange. She was reported missing a couple hours after she went out for a jog, and soon after a massive search was underway. From cops that we’ve spoken with this is not routine for a healthy 27 year old.

Anyway, what’s annoying us right now are the folks that Donald Trump refers to as “the second amendment people.” Not ALL of them. But lots of them who are posting stuff like this on the Facebook machine:

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These have to be the dumbest comments I’ve ever seen. Anyone who thinks that carrying a gun with them while they go running is even remotely plausible is more than likely fat and never exercises. That’s just a scientific fact. First of all, it’s the summer, so no one’s wearing a hoodie out when they go running. This is what your typical running outfit looks like for women:

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Where’s the gun going? Didn’t think that far ahead did you?  When you go out for a jog you typically make sure you have a few things – running shoes, a stopwatch, and MAYBE headphones (although head phones are for fat guys at the gym). But if you did somehow find a way to conceal a gun in an outfit like this, it would be incredibly uncomfortable, it would become covered in sweat, and it would eventually move around and there’s a good chance you’d end up accidentally shooting yourself. Try concealing a cell phone with you the next time you go jogging. It’s much smaller than a gun. Let me know how that goes.

We did actually look for ways to carry while running. This is what we found:

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Like we said before, an arrangement like this would work for a mile at most. Then it would suck. Anyone who’s ever run more than a mile before knows how much it would suck to have a piece of metal on your ass or pushing into your belly while you’re running.

Look, Turtleboy is a second amendment supporter, so please don’t get it twisted. But some of the second amendment people are living in fantasy land. And they ALWAYS offer the unsolicited advice that you should carry your gun with you and shoot the bad guys when they fuck with you. Meanwhile, Turtleboy is living in reality and supports gun rights, but also understands that no one who actually wants to get physical exercise is going to carry a gun with them when they go running.

 

The bottom line is that I get why women would be scared to go running after something like this, but you can’t let the bad guys win. This was a freak incident, and living bottled up and sheltered is no way to go through life. The only way to defeat terrorism is to not change anything you do.

 

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67 Comment(s)
  • August 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    You suck

  • Q
    August 14, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Seriously. Doubt any of these people have ran more than a lap around the track in gym class in their entire lives. As someone who regularly runs half marathons and various other races….it’s just not possible. To protect myself, I never run in isoslated areas alone, and do have an emergency button/gps set on my armband I use for running. There’s lots of apps runners can use. I also don’t take runs down streets that I know are sketchy. But, A gun is just not an option for a serious runner.

  • Reddog
    August 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I was being fecious. If I come to the city,I’m a Boynton,joeys pub kind of guy.

  • Chris From Georgia
    August 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Sorry TB but you are just wrong on this one.

  • Reddog
    August 12, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Not you Fiesty,Bob.

    • FiestyLawyerLady
      August 12, 2016 at 12:37 am

      I know, I read those comments earlier as well. I’m not going to go back and forth anymore with it. All that does is ruin this damn comment section beyond belief.

      • BobnMic
        August 12, 2016 at 2:16 am

        Thank you for seemingly waking up. There is no such thing as not forgiving just so you know. FUCK YOU BOB could be the preferred response or maybe something else. But the ball is your court now. It is up to you girl.

        This comment section here at TBS used to fun with everybody chiming in on each other’s sense of humor and it was a fucking riot. So why can that not come back? As apposed to where it is now with all hate and on top of each other as commenters. That was never the way not to long ago.

        So what we thrashed at each other at times for no real reason at all. Anything broke with a solid foundation can be fixed, ie. – “When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” – Luke 6:48.

      • FiestyLawyerLady
        August 12, 2016 at 3:56 am

        But the thing of it is, I am a total asshole and for some reason that is exactly how I want it to be. So fuck your attempts there Mr. religious Bob to try to get into me you failed asshole. I’m a worthless cunt and I know it and no one can help me. In my mind you professed your love for me and I rejected you. And now you are crazy because of me. My head wants to EXPLODE!!!

        It’s ok I’m good I know everybody wants to know about me and my trials and tribulations. I’m a STAR here. I will wake up tomorrow and after going to take a pee, I will brush my teeth then go the kitchen. I will make eggs and hope someone is watching me.

        • Holy Shit
          August 12, 2016 at 4:19 am

          Wow you sad fuck!

          • FiestyLawyerLady
            August 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

            That wasn’t me posting… I have a stalker on here. He won’t go away. As you can see one minute he hates me the next minute he apologizes. Then I have to change my picture a million times, ect…

            He is a fucking pathetic weirdo.

          • FiestyLawyerLady
            August 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

            Well truth be told I am kinda sorta stalking him. Every guy in here wants me except for him so I am trying to shame him into liking me but he won’t budge. I wish I could get to him. Nothing else matters to me in this comment section and to hell with these stupid articles. Who fucking reads them anyway?

    • BobnMic
      August 12, 2016 at 1:35 am

      I did stop in for a brief were you there Reddog?

      • BobnMic
        August 12, 2016 at 1:45 am

        Shit Reddog you should’ve told me you were heading down. I usually stop in and just have a few (6) then go home because the wife has to go to work the next morning and has to get up. My working hours vary and are self adjustable. Let me know next time.

        • Nancy Droz M.
          August 12, 2016 at 11:11 am

          I love going to Smitty’s. They don’t judge me because of my age and some of the younger guys there love MILFS so it’s a win-win situation for me. When do you normally go? I would love to meet up sometime!

  • FiestyLawyerLady
    August 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I have to admit that when I run I attract a lot. I am easy on the eyes. I try to be cordial to people that I meet that I am running with but as it turns out they for whatever reason just suck as people. I mean all of them. They talk too much and I hate it. DON’T say anything. I picture myself taking a steamy shit on their faces then laughing my ass off.

    • Amon Nyg
      August 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      I sexually Identify as Harambe. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of living in a gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati zoo and dragging children around the place. People say to me that a person being Harambe is impossible and I’m fucking retarded but I don’t care, I’m beautiful. I’m having a plastic surgeon install the name Harambe, harmless intentions and a gorillas body on mine. From now on I want you guys to call me “Harambe” and respect my right to roam around the gorilla enclosure and drag around small children. If you can’t accept me you’re an agrizoophobe and need to check your zoo official privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.

    • FiestyLawyerLady
      August 11, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Wow…. I must have REALLY REALLY hurt your feelings. I have counted 7 accounts following me today, all the same writing style and now you’re bringing back my fake account.

      Lmao………. BWUAHAHHAHAHA! The fact that I can make someone THIS ANGRY…. it brings chills down my spine and a warmth to my evil lil’ heart.

      Gosh, I love your tenacity!

      • BobnMic
        August 12, 2016 at 12:10 am

        Ok I know you are not naming names my dear and I will not either. After scrolling through some of this nonsense after hanging by the pool all day and enjoying libations watching both the Pats preseason and the Sox / Yankees game. I have to admit that some of your non-fans are getting pretty creative. Time to tone it down maybe? Just a friendly suggestion.

        • FiestyLawyerLady
          August 12, 2016 at 12:20 am

          FUNNY how you knew EXACTLY who to click reply to… Well, that’s because you know which one is the fake account and which one is the real account, huh? You fall for traps quicker than a mouse in a dirty Worcester apartment.

          Anyhow, I have promised someone who is cool as shit that I wouldn’t bother you anymore because you’re a waste of fucking space on this earth. So far, I have kept that promise. Too bad you can’t take the high road and leave me alone. It’s been months now, when will you get tired of all of the fake accounts and bullshit? I have to give you credit man, you really don’t give up. With this type of energy, you could have been something great in life but instead you’re a fucking dum-dum lollipop following a random woman online because she hurt your feelings.

          I am DONE with you. People here aren’t stupid and can see your bullshit. I’m NOT the only person who dislikes you, but you seem to forget that.

          Adios. I will not respond to you ever again man. Learn to let things go, sappy pussy.

          • BobnMic
            August 12, 2016 at 1:22 am

            No name mentioned – But you still bother me in different subtle wimpy little ways so you don’t think anyone notices. This is the very sickness in you. You just cannot let it go. You are obsessed with me. Actually a first for me. (well there was this one time back in college dealing with this girl) But you are obsessed with me admit it. You are NOT fooling anyone you idiot. I have counted over 9 different screen names from you where it got so bizarre that you were actually talking to yourself and egging yourself on so you could fool us dummies into thinking that you are in fact the queen bee and we should somehow bow at your feet. Nobody bought it. And you are sick.

            Ya ok there nutjob.

            Seriously what a nut job you are. And for the record that whoshallnotbementioned dumb ass posts made me hate your fucking guts all the more. I honestly do. I seriously do. You did not hurt me one little bit like your stupid inflated ego thinks you did I just think you are a fucking asshole that I was unlucky and stupid enough to think you were cool once. I. Hate. You. And I do not feel that way about many people other than the Taliban, Isis or any other enemies foreign or domestic to our Untied Stated States of America.

            So you are right up there with them how does that feel? And for the 100th time, LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE! But I know you will not because you are OBSESSED at a total stage 5 clinger! I used to think it was a compliment but it is now all kinds of too weird and scary. Or maybe very scary.

            Just do your thing and I will do my thing and call it a day. Can you fucking handle that? CAN YOU HANDLE THAT?

        • Reddog
          August 12, 2016 at 12:30 am

          Thought you were going to Smittys.

  • AJ
    August 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    I agree with fat joe, while I can honestly say Im not currently licensed and do not carry a weapon, I don’t feel the need to tell anyone who is or does that they should not carry. So it works both ways, don’t tell someone who doesn’t, that they need to pony up and carry. As Joe said, anything can happen. A weapon of any sort can be taken and used against you, this can happen to someone with extensive training in weapons, self defense, or military combat. As a veteran, I carried and had extensive training. All the training and knowledge in the world cannot protect one from being overpowered, relieved of your weapon and killed by that weapon. It has and can happen. Getting an LTC to feel safe is not for everyone. Nor is it a reason for a permit to be granted. I think licensed and responsible gun owners would agree.

  • Nat Z.
    August 11, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    For the amount of revenue you are pulling down as a professional blog, do the professional thing and license the the clip art image you are stealing, or at least do a google image search; find a site with the non-watermarked image and steal that one.

    • Amon Nyg
      August 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      They was probably downlaoded by a negro and they is not affects by copyrite so she would still bee steeling no matter wat.

    • Worcester Wanda
      August 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Hello could you do me a huge favor and not heart react to my profile picture? that would be most appreciated. You seem like a cool person so I’m not going to block you. I just don’t want double standards between my boyfriend and I. Thanks so much

  • Amon Nyg
    August 11, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    She was probably kills by a negro and they is not affects by gunfire so she would still bee ded no matter wat.

  • Realist
    August 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I don’t think anyone ( or TB ) said that firearms were scary or would load themselves. Also I didn’t see anyone state that they were going to piss themselves, but please continue to enlighten everyone on these matters. The simple fact is that some people don’t feel the need to arm themselves and are completely secure with that decision while some feel that a firearm will provide them with a sense of security.

    • Fat Joe
      August 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      What would make you feel more secure? Pepper spray? Better than nothing asusuming you don’t get it in your own eyes. Tazer? Effective but illegal in the communist republic of MA.
      Self defence is always a good thing to know, odds on a small chick against a big guy? No idea but better than nothing.
      Whistle? Hopefully someone with a firearm will show up.

      Just for the record I feel horrible for this girls family, or anyone anywhere that something this has happened to.

      The only answer Mr or Mrs Realist is to fight back, how you chose to do so is your choice. It is not your obligation to make mine or my wife’s choice for us.

  • Fat Joe
    August 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    It’s more uncomfortable for a fat bastard like me than some skinny person always running from something to carry a firearm. The only thing I’m running for is a 2 for 1 beer down at the brewery. It’s everyone right to protect themselves, unless you live in Worster or many other communist towns/cities in the comminwealth. That should piss everyone off including all law abiding races, sexual orientations, and even the ones confused of what sex/race you are.

    If you think firearms are scary and will load themselves and shoot your kid, by all means run to your nearest safe space and piss yourself. Don’t try to push your anti gun shit on me because your too stupid to educate yourself how to properly handle one.

    I’m just disappointed TurtleBoy didn’t consult The Gun Parlor before writing the most uneducated post he/she? Has ever written.

    Firearms aren’t for everyone and are not always the answer, but they are a damn good insurance policy (as long as it goes bang). The old saying goes…. you may never need one (one can only hope)…but if you do and you don’t have one….you’ll never need one again!

  • Sal Monella
    August 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Carrying a weapon is a responsibility. It’s a right and a privilege not to be taken lightly. A .380 is indeed perfect in this case (one could argue kinetic energy…) and in fact can be carried comfortably several places. But as a former long distance runner drawing a weapon while off balance both physically and mentally is an issue to be considered.

    No one expects to get jumped while jogging, this poor girl certainly didn’t. Even someone well trained would be hard pressed to focus on self defense while your heart rate is at 120 and you’re breathing hard from running.

    There are too many unknowns here for any one correct answer. We are all responsible for our own actions. Let’s pray for her family and justice.

  • True Reality Speaks
    Mirror Mirror
    August 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    All one has to do is read some of the delusional comments some of the unhinged libs post here and on FB to realize that there are a whole lot of people out there that are capable of doing anything for their “cause”. With or without a plan. BLM anyone?

    Wouldn’t put it past the libs to kill some innocent woman to further their fearmongering. Fast and Furious ring a bell?

    • Realist
      August 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      What? Get a grip on reality! You are what’s wrong with this country by spewing nonsensical BS.

  • SMH
    August 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    All our comments are irrelevant. Everyone can run out and apply for a conceled weapons license, but I highly doubt the majority will be green lighted. And is it just me or is everyone missing the bigger picture here! Some psycho is targeting women jogging in remote locations. So before I go out and apply for a license, take a class, buy a gun, a gun holder, and put in time target shooting, maybe I’d find a running buddy, or not go jogging outside right now. Carrying a concealed weapon is not like having a lollipop in your back pocket. There are so many rules and regulations.

  • Phil
    August 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I think that your logic that this murder could not have been random because the perpetrator would have had to have been out “hunting” for a victim, is flawed. He could have easily been driving through the area and spotted the victim, considering her to be an easy mark. He parks somewhere ahead of her, and waits for her to approach. He catches her by surprise, but she fights back. He eventually kills her but not before she inflicts injuries in an effort to defend herself. He goes back to his vehicle, and grabs an accelerant, in an effort to destroy DNA that might be under her fingernails, or in her mouth (if she bit him). Of course this theory could be completely wrong, but my point is that a random attack is not a ridiculous theory.

  • Joe Max
    August 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I’m not a gun owner, don’t like them around me either. But if someone, especially a woman wants to carry legally. They should be able to. Like anything, some would want to, some hate the idea. Men too, I have no issue, long as they’re legal and trained.

  • AJ
    August 11, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    There are some correct and some incorrect statements above. I’m not a 2nd amendment warrior by any means, and not a warrior against someone who fights for it. Sometimes the mere presence of a weapon can be all the deterrent one would need. Then again, the gun won’t be useful if the person carrying it gets surprised and crashed over the head from behind.

    Police Chief discretion varies from cities and towns, and anyone in Worcester that has some form of license will complain about the types of licenses that have been approved in recent years. Sporting and target. So unless everyone is approved for concealed, we’d be seeing a lot of joggers carrying a lock box, with an unloaded weapon, complete with a trigger lock in place. Might not be enough time to open, unlock, and load before you’re robbed or assaulted. I’m not sure if you can actually intimidate an attacker by pointing a handgun that has a visible trigger lock.

    We’re all entitled to our opinions, but it’s rough to say that an innocent murder victim should have been carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Popacap
    August 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Where would America be today if the colonists were like, whoa! You want me to march and jog from New Hampshire and Maine all the way to Bunker Hill carrying my musket, ammo and food? Has anyone considered just how uncomfortable I may be?

    • Realist
      August 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      This isn’t the revolutionary war were talking about here, your statement makes zero sense!

  • Popacap
    August 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Not your best article Turtleboy. If we could run in the 80’s and 90’s with a walkman or a Discman how is that different than running with a small caliber HG? We adapt and do what we have to do. Running with pepper spray may not be comfortable but running in and of itself isn’t all that comfortable either.

    If you believe running with a gun is impossible how do you explain the dark skinned thieves who run through back yards and jump fences with a pistol in one hand and a DVD player under their arm?

    How did the Colonists and Native American hunter and gatherers ever survive? Were they like sorry but there is NO FUCKING WAY I can chase a deer in the woods for miles and then drag it back to the village. That would be uncomfortable.

  • Mike
    August 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    “These have to be the dumbest comments I’ve ever seen. Anyone who thinks that carrying a gun with them while they go running is even remotely plausible is more than likely fat and never exercises”

    Stick to what you know.
    The above statement could not be more wrong. Anyone can easily carry in running short and a tee shirt

  • A
    August 11, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    So anyone without a felony and who takes a class, can get a license to carry? Doesn’t seem accurate. Especially in Massachusetts. I thought there needed to be extenuating circumstances, like a business owner who carries a large sum of cash, for example. Not ladies who must get their cardio by running on desolate roads. I AM NOT saying it is the victims fault for being out in a wooded area. I am saying, now that we know there is a killer out there, maybe run in a group, or go to the gym. Not strap ya glock on, along with your sneakers. Not to mention, if you haven’t been around firearms before, and suddenly get a gun for the sole purpose to jog with it, sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    • Mike
      August 11, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      You are misinformed

    • Mediocrity
      August 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      The specific town/Chief of Police may have rules of their own; Chiefs usually have the final say on licenses. If a background check is done and the person does not have any felonies, I can’t see why one would NOT be issued. I think you would be surprised to learn how many people actually DO carry; you just don’t realize it. You likely only hear bad things about guns from the media — and not the non-issues of the ones that actually follow rules/laws.

      • Publius
        August 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        It is very difficult for a Chief to deny without a good reason. As Chief Femme found out.

  • Realist
    August 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Looks like TB struck a nerve with those ” 2nd ammendment people”! I’m going to have to agree with TB on this one though, doubt any of the posters have actually ran more than a mile in their life.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Fat Joe
      August 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      But most know how to spell amendment. And have read a book. Two things we know you haven’t accomplished yet.

      • Realist
        August 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm

        Seems like I struck a nerve there Fat Joe!

  • Boss Tweed
    August 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Sig makes the P238 . Under a pound and packs a punch.

    • JM
      August 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Beautiful gun and very easy to conceal. It could easily be carried while running. Sorry TB.

  • Frank
    August 11, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    In the movie “The Last House on the Left” from 1990, is the only form of punishment that fits this type of crime.

  • TDF
    August 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Even some Pepper Spray could have been the difference for her

  • Fat Joe
    August 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    TurtleBoy, I love your blog and agree with most of your articles. This one however is far from the truth. There are so many different options along with different firearms to suit anyone’s needs. Why not ask someone who actually carries while running, walking, or cycling before making a stupid statement like this.

    To anyone interested in getting their LTC….
    1- Take a firearm safety class, the more education the better.
    2-Apply for your LTC (hopefully you live in a non communist town or city that allows you to protect yourself.)
    3- Get some training. There are multiple training facilities out there that cater to your specific needs. Training is very important and is money well spent. Don’t be one of those numbskulls that say you will hurt yourself or someone else if you carry a firearm. That is a dumb blanket statement. Those people should turn in their driver’s license because a car can be a weapon too.

    Be smart and educate yourself about firearms before coming to stupid conclusions. If firearms are scary to you, I hear Martha Coakly is giving away free rape whistles, those will definitely save your life.

    • Realist
      August 11, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      How many miles have you put in Fat Joe?

      • True Reality Speaks
        Fat Joe
        August 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm

        Two miles/day. While it’s not a big number – it’s still twice your IQ.

  • Publius
    August 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Running while carrying is certainly possibly. Secret Service as well as numerous other security organizations do it everyday as do many many runners. True it ain’t easy or always comfortable. And even then what is the untrained civilian runner going to do when lured into a situation or worse bashed over the head while an assailant is lying in wait. Mace however can definably be carried comfortably as can sharp instruments. The best course if to dump the earbuds or headphones and be alert and do not run in remote areas. Sad but true.

    • Myself
      August 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Dumping the earbuds is key. You need to be able to hear what’s going on around you.

  • Joe K.
    August 11, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    The wife and I love you Turtleboy but you are oh so wrong about this. It is very easy (and smart) to carry concealed while out for a run in the country. Check out the no laser S&W Bodyguard .380. It’s my wife’s favorite. Then Google female jogger concealed carry. The problem with the lady that got killed is that she was from NY and probably couldn’t have gotten a license to carry either there or here… so now she is dead. 🙁 Terribly sad. 🙁

  • MommaH
    August 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Always be aware of your surroundings and take a self defense course. I am so ready for some idiot to come up behind me…go ahead, I dare ya! You will lose. These scumbags prey on defenseless women.
    Women need to learn that shit like this can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime.

    • John Wick
      August 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      I pray that you learned some judo or jiu jitsu with that level of confidence. So many “self-defense” courses are FULL of trash.

      Seriously… FULL of useless shit that doesn’t work.

  • kingsraisins
    August 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    First, thanks TB for covering this story thoroughly. We appreciate the updates. However, after this occurred, this really made me think about the personal safety of my family. This poor girl was jogging in the middle of the day in a great neighborhood. Now we don’t yet know any of the circumstances involving her death. However, as someone whose wife bears a striking resemblance to this girl-this really hits home for me. I don’t think it out of the question that people want to carry protection. For the above commentators that have stated she might be alive if she were carrying-I think that’s unfair. Playing Monday morning quarterback in this instance is somewhat disturbing. Stats indicate that inexperienced firearm owners are more likely to cause damage to themselves in emergency situations if they aren’t adequately trained. However, I know what my wife is getting for xmas this year-a jogging companion in the form of a rottweiler puppy.

    • Rottie's Rule
      August 11, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      I never go walking without my Rottie. I have no doubt he would protect me. They are very intimidating, and always alert to danger and sketchy people. If I just carried a gun I would either be so paranoid and shoot some innocent person, or more likely I wouldn’t be quick or confident enough to pull the trigger. My dog takes the guesswork out of the equation for me.

      • ProfessorM
        August 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm

        I have a rather large pit bull mix and I bring her and pepper spray. The pepper spray is for the idiots who let there dog come charging and attack her. Unfortunately I live in a town where the retarded “let’s see if my big dog can kick her big dogs ass” it’s actually happened a couple times. But either way people should protect themselves, if you don’t feel comfortable carrying a gun, get some mace!

        • ProfessorM
          August 11, 2016 at 10:40 pm

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        • Rotties Rule
          August 11, 2016 at 11:10 pm

          Good idea. I should (and will) add mace to my routine. That’s crazy that people try to let their dogs fight your dog! I’ve never experienced anything like that. My dog is usually the biggest one, but he also loves other animals, cats and dogs. But I always ask other dog walkers if they are ok with our dogs interacting. If not it’s all good, I smile, wave and go about our business. Thanks Prof M, good luck with those a-holes and stay safe!

          • ProfessorM
            August 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm

            Yeah, I constantly end up handing out doggie bags… This town is pretty ignorant on a whole. If your dog is shitting in someone else’s lawn or a sidewalk, you should be picking it up! But I’m constantly catching people. I just smile and ask, “did you need one of these?” While I’m passing them one all friendly like. Then I deliberately make conversation just to make sure they pick it up! Lol!

  • John P Sweeney
    August 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Turtleboy, you know not of what you speak. There is a myriad of ways to conceal carry and numerous firearms to accommodate your needs. It would be quite easy for a woman in jogging attire to carry and have the firearm readily accessible. One only needs to select and use the proper gear.

    Regards,

  • Brendan Rys
    Beej
    August 11, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Absolutely incorrect. I think this is the first time I’ve disagreed with TB, but it’s ablsolutely possible to carry comfortably while running. I use what’s called a “belly band”, and am not fat and out of shape. And I know females that are able to do this as well.

    If you’re comfortable carrying concealed, please do. But I also realize that most people aren’t “gun folks”, and I don’t fault them for not wanting to carry.

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