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Post Reply Have you ever killed a human being? (Serious Question)
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24 / M / Scotland
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Posted 2/15/16
I don't believe I ever have. Not directly if I can remember right and I don't think I have indirectly either.
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We had several Leathernecks in the fleet when I first signed on with Mayflower back in the early '70's. One Mayflower O-O gentleman I would see periodically in my travels was a retired Marine colonel who fought in Korea. We would talk shop about which agents (warehouses where we got our loads / unloads) were helpful, which cities were safe to park downtown overnight and which were not. l regaled him with my experiences of homeless breaking into my rig while me and another driver were 6 blocks away eating Creole food (New Orleans, 1971). Came back from dinner it was about 8 pm time for bed. We were both parked downtown near Canal Street in front of the warehouse ready for business come morning. When I reached for the sleeper curtain in my truck I made out the shadow of a startled man doing all he could to make a hasty exit out of my cab. Didn't steal anything, just looking for a place to sleep....lol.

He told me about his experience in Cleveland, Ohio. We had an agent down in the ghetto area there. Usual story: built when everyone had work, middle class flight during '50's to suburbs leaving less fortunate and ne'er-do-wells to fill up the slack. Again, this is a veteran who saw combat in Korea 1950's. He parked his truck next to the agent downtown shortly after unloading a trailer load out in the burbs. Paid his 2 lumpers in cash as the shipper paid him in cash for the move and banks were closed so couldn't go convert money received into cashier's check until following AM. Well, the 2 lumpers knew he had $3000 in cash. One lumper was honest and stayed home. The other lumper had plans. My driver friend had a habit of folding his pants on the doghouse (engine cover that separates driver seat from shotgun seat on right side) before retiring in the sleeper. Everything by the book re getting ready for bed.

Since it was summer and he drove a gas rig at the time the way to cross-ventilate at night during siesta time was windows down. So here he is....downtown 1960's Cleveland, Ohio near the ghetto, nightfall, driver alone, windows down. Sounds like an easy robbery, doesn't it? This fella had a gun plus a few other surprises the lumper didn't notice while riding on windshield time earlier that day. At almost midnight this guy hears footsteps, then a shift in weight on the truck springs leaning rider side. Soon a large black arm enters into the air space of the cab gently angling for those folded pants and hopefully, a big fat wallet. The driver grabs the arm while flicking a switch located in the sleeper that jettisons the cab window straight up as if to close. So now the shit storm begins. The lumper is trying to get his arm loose while the driver is pulling it back in. Sounds dumb, doesn't it? Lumper also forgot to notice the cab windows were laced with broken glass bits glued onto the top edge. Soooooooo, with each seesaw arm motion back and forth a little bit of lumper flesh gets to "enjoy" that exposed surface area. A few seconds after the final tug outward by the surprised lumper the driver releases him to the great outside. One thing he did tell me was he waited a few seconds after the hasty exit before taking aim with his gun pointed a few feet above the lumper's head and firing 2 shots. "I didn't intend to shoot him". "That was to signal everyone else in the neighborhood nearby that I'm not gonna fuck around or be fucked with."

No one did. He spent a few more nights there. Windows down.
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Posted 2/15/16
I wish. If it's so easy to kill a person, there would only be about 20 people in my school.
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Mango-Monster wrote:

I wish. If it's so easy to kill a person, there would only be about 20 people in my school.


Mate as a combat veteran I can with all honesty say it has become disturbing how easy it is to pull the trigger after the first few times. Trust me you never want to get to that point. Though I don't regret a single thing I did I know it changed me, and I am still trying to figure out if it was for the better.
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Ranwolf wrote:


Mango-Monster wrote:

I wish. If it's so easy to kill a person, there would only be about 20 people in my school.


Mate as a combat veteran I can with all honesty say it has become disturbing how easy it is to pull the trigger after the first few times. Trust me you never want to get to that point. Though I don't regret a single thing I did I know it changed me, and I am still trying to figure out if it was for the better.


Killing someone is the easy part. It's living with your self afterwards that's hard.
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CptSpeirs wrote:



Killing someone is the easy part. It's living with your self afterwards that's hard.


Truer words have never been spoken. I guess it helps though if you agree with the reasons that lead you down that road. Helps not brings total peace, no amount of rhetoric ever rids you of the feeling of knowing what you are now capable of and the fact there are now some serious things you'll have to answer for when you pass on.
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Mango-Monster wrote:

I wish. If it's so easy to kill a person, there would only be about 20 people in my school.


I hope your being sarcastic , there's one thing killing someone that's armed or out of self defense, and a completely different situation if your targeting unarmed people.
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28 / M / Kansas, USA
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Posted 2/15/16
Nearly... but no
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Nope.
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26 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 2/16/16
Only in a video game.
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20 / F / United States
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Posted 2/16/16
I have actually.

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byClear wrote:


Mango-Monster wrote:

I wish. If it's so easy to kill a person, there would only be about 20 people in my school.


I hope your being sarcastic , there's one thing killing someone that's armed or out of self defense, and a completely different situation if your targeting unarmed people.


Yeah I am just being sarcastic. I wouldn't dare kill anybody without a reason
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24 / M / San Diego, CA
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Posted 2/17/16
No. Never have.
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20 / M / Ponce, P.R.
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Posted 2/17/16
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