These guys you can shoot...
A Golf Club Is A Weapon
By Kickntrue on 6/29/09
Just so we're all clear on the way the law sees it- a golf club is a potentially deadly weapon. The state of Vermont (they're so progressive) has ruled that a police officer who shot a man wielding a golf club was in the right to do so.
Under the facts of this case, the Attorney General's Office concluded that Sgt. McNamara was reasonable in his belief that he was in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury when he fired at Charles Cantin who was swinging a golf club at his head in an enclosed space. Given the serious threat, McNamara's use of deadly force was reasonable and justified.
Jeez. I'm glad I read the rest of the story. I was afraid the guy just had a terrible swing and the cop thought it was in everyone's best interest to end him.

Just so everyone is on the same page. It's still okay to swing a golf club on the course. That headline almost ruined my day.

Cop was right to shoot golf club wielding man.


[ comments ]
Mattlite says:
I keep an old 60 degree Cleavland lob wedge by my bed at night in case of a break in.
6/29/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@Mattlite- I should do that too. I keep a Kukri I picked up in Nepal close by, but having something "long range" is probably a good idea too. I could probably dig up an old 3 wood or something. I'd want to make sure I have good contact and a bigger sweet spot and MOI than a wedge!
6/29/09
 
Backquak says:
thats a good place for my 60 degree wedge, lord knows she's not getting back in my bag anytime soon, after her last performance she almost didn't make it back to the club house
6/29/09
 
Hacker Al says:
Hahaha, that was pretty funny, Backquak.
6/29/09
 
JWHpurist says:
Boys, you might consider a Ray Cook M1-N putter as a rather efficient tool for an operation such as this, which becomes "Up Close and Personal". The cleanup afterward would be a "Pain In The Neck". JWHpurist
6/30/09
 
Virtuaframax says:
i keep a RAM 5 iron (brand new) next to my bed... when i started playing this beautiful game, i bought a beginners set and it came with 2 5 irons... so i decided to keep one next to the bed in case of a break in! the first night i put it there, my fiancee asked me if i was planning on swinging while i was asleep!
6/30/09
 
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