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Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8459] Fri, 03 October 2014 09:32 Go to next message
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Ok, I've been reading Seasons of Change at http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/fiction/41740/seasons-change-book-8-season -fear-book-1-seasons-fear

Basically, a Bad Guy and probably some cohorts are threatening Darla/Darryl and, by extension, Seasons House and everyone in it. Valerie's there. What happens?

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Jane had called everyone into her office for the announcement.

Valerie shrieked, "What?"

Jane replied, "Someone from Darla's past is threatening to come here and harm her."

Without any word Valerie went to Jane's desk and started dialling the phone. After the Strategic Command alert klaxon had completed she said, "Flash. Break. Hugo from Jester. Midway-"

At that point Jane had recovered from her astonishment and depressed the switchhook on the phone. "What was all that?"

"Calling in the clans, Miz Thompson. This place is indefensible as it is and Mike's almost as good as me, ah, almost as good as I am."

"'Hugo', 'Jester', 'Midway?'"

"Codes. I'm Jester, Mike's Hugo, Midway is a situation where there's intelligence that an attack's coming." Valerie paused for a moment. "Is this an immediate threat - the next day or two - or do we have a little time?"

"Three or four days, possibly as much as a week. If they come at all."

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Valerie runs through some of the things she'd do to make the place more defensible and Jane declares that she's going to hire a security firm. Valerie will have a problem with being unarmed.

"I gu- suppose I'm going to be wearing lots of jackets."

"Why?"

"Shoulder holster."

Before Jane could reply Kenneth interjected, "A 1911's a bit big. How about a small .380 Glock."

"Nine millimeter would be better; .380 is a 9 set to stun."

As Jane's eyebrows climbed up into her hairline Valerie continued, "My carry weapon at home is a modern Army .45 automatic. I compete in Practical Pistol tournaments with it."
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8460] Sat, 04 October 2014 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shocked I imagine that the merde would hit the rotating air circulatory device at that point!
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8461] Sun, 05 October 2014 12:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mkemp wrote on Fri, 03 October 2014 13:32


As Jane's eyebrows climbed up into her hairline Valerie continued, "My carry weapon at home is a modern Army .45 automatic. I compete in Practical Pistol tournaments with it."
"Don't worry, I won't shoot anyone unless he's showing a weapon or inside the house."

Kenneth said, "It sounds like you've been in that position before."

"Yes. Kid twice as big as me, as I was, chased me home from school and came into the house. I fired a warning shot and he ran away. Dad told me it was justified under the circumstances but not to do it again."

Jane said, "I would say not!"

"He meant the warning shot, Miz Thompson, probably because the kid was unarmed and that would have complicated things."

Jane stood abruptly. "I'm sending you back to your mother. I can't have a violent, out-of-control student here."

""Out of control?' Miz Thompson, I didn't shoot that kid. I don't think I'd have hesitated if he'd been armed but he wasn't and I didn't."

Darla piped up, "I don't think the laws let you just shoot intruders without warning, Valerie. I seem to remember something about a 'duty to retreat.'"

"Okay, so we establish a rally point, a safe room where everybody goes if there's an incident. I'll be the goalkeeper, last line of defense, and if anybody breaks in there they're fair game." Valerie's face took on a serious, almost angry expression. "Look, nobody threatens me or my family," She looked around the room. "Or my community."
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8462] Sun, 05 October 2014 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rhode Island's Expanded Self Defense Law

You can use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, if you are an owner, tenant, or occupier of the place where a burglary is committed, if you reasonably believe you are in danger of great bodily harm or death. Other than those situations you are required to use nondeadly force as necessary to protect yourself before resorting to deadly force. Before using deadly force in other situations, you must attempt to retreat if there is an open, safe and available route to escape the situation.

Duty to Retreat: No

Where the Law Applies: In the home.


There are only a few states that required retreat, I think Maryland is still the only one as of 2014.
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8463] Sun, 05 October 2014 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I agree w/Tuck, a modern 1911 has the best chance of stopping a threat. I now use a STI International Tactical 4.0 in .45ACP at home and in my CCW permit carry. For me and most that I've trained the 1911 just fits better than most other semi-autos.
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8464] Mon, 06 October 2014 00:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There'd be strenuous discussion about Val being armed and whether Jane would want her to be kinda inconspicuous. Val might be talked into a gun purse instead of a holster. Barrels of ink and miles of paper have been expended, enough hot air to make the Montgolfier brothers happy and innumerable electrons have been tortured in arguments about the best (FSVO) weapon and load for various social interactions. For Val the 1911 would be best because that's what she uses at home.

It would be interesting to watch the reactions to her putting a towel on the kitchen table and field stripping one. Especially if she puts a dab of Hoppe's #9 behind each ear ("Well, the people, guys and girls, I hang around with at home kinda like it." A total lie told for brain-warp effect.)
Re: Seasons of Change - Season of Fear [message #8466] Wed, 15 October 2014 18:00 Go to previous message
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Debriefing by the cops (totally Alien Space Bat territory):
[Q] Tell us what happened.
[A] I'd been out on the little porch above the front of the house when the Bad Guys attacked. I went back inside and took a position just above the stairs. There's a little landing above where the stairs start, about 7 feet wide with a railing between it and the stairwell. I knelt behind the railing to break up my outline.
[Q] And then?
[A] I reported my position over the radio. Linda said that she was guarding the other end of the hallway and I told her not to shoot in my direction. There was some shooting at about that time.
[Q] Go on.
[A] I was watching the stairs and I saw these two guys with guns coming up so I shot them both, left one first 'cause it's easier for me to track left-to-right.
[Q] And then?
[A] I reloaded, then reported in over the radio. Mr. Sullivan told me to go to Darla's room.
[Q] You shot them from behind without warning? Didn't you think about calling on them to surrender?
[A] For about a tenth of a second. There were two of them and one of me and Linda was too far away.
[Q] Why did you reload?
[A] A 1911 only has a seven round magazine plus one in the chamber. I'd fired six and only had two left.
[Q] Six rounds?
[A] Yes. It's how I train at home, called the Mozambique drill - "Two in the chest and one in the head always leaves your target dead."
[Q] You shot to kill? You didn't think about wounding them?
[A] The whole purpose was to stop the intruders. There's no such thing as a minor, disabling wound; a minor wound won't stop them from trying to kill me or somebody else and a major wound will probably kill them anyway.
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