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Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355628 by NatureCrew
Feb 26, 2009 7:05am
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Keep in mind that it IS now legal to carry a weapon in Georgia if you are properly licensed.

If these hoodlums get wind of people shooting back, they'll go away. One of your cronies ending up D.R.T. is a significant deterrent.

(D.R.T. = Dead Right There)

*S(omebody's gotta say it)
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355628 by NatureCrew
Feb 26, 2009 7:11am
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Very interesting! What sort of attacks have taken place?
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355628 by NatureCrew
Feb 26, 2009 7:25am
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Please, if you have not already, put a warning in the clues of your box so people will know before they search for it.
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355645 by Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Feb 26, 2009 7:34am
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http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/stories/2009/02/25/silver_comet_attacks.html

Hot off the press.

Important to note that the Wild Horse Trail is practically in people's backyards, whereas much of the Silver Comet Trail is a bit removed, though not much.

*S
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355664 by BrewHiker
Feb 26, 2009 7:38am
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Oh wow! That's pretty crazy!!!!!!!
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355664 by BrewHiker
Feb 26, 2009 4:42pm
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Yes, but sadly, that's not the only attack. There have been several in Paulding Co in areas 'less seedy' and even on crowded parts. Just the other evening in Hiram-there was an attack on a woman again on the trail. We no longer feel comfy taking our kids out on the trail-which is sad.
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355881 by NatureCrew
Feb 26, 2009 6:49pm
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Yes, sadly. That's the only one the AJC let me get to without signing in.

Again, I state what I said earlier, with amendments:

Keep in mind that it IS now legal to carry a firearm in Georgia if you are properly licensed. The purpose of carrying such a weapon is self-defense. Self defense against people like this.

If these hoodlums get wind of people packin' heat their survival instinct should kick in and they'll go somewhere else. One of your cronies ending up wounded, or better yet, D.R.T., is a significant deterrent.

(D.R.T. = Dead Right There)

I've hiked the Wild Horse Trail and parts of the Silver Comet. I've also hiked a parts of Rock Creek Trail in Washington, D.C. Oddly enough... I felt safer in D.C. than I do in many places around Atlanta.

There are cops all over that city, Rock Creek Park has police patrols on horseback and call boxes are everywhere.

Maybe Sonny oughta use some of the Godforsaken "stimulus" money and improve security on the Silver Comet: surveillance cameras, police on souped-up golf carts, lighting...

*S(omebody's gotta say it)
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355921 by BrewHiker
Feb 26, 2009 7:01pm
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police on souped-up golf carts

Turbo golf carts??...an interesting (and admittedly funny) mental picture. How about turbo segways?
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355925 by She Runs
Feb 26, 2009 7:11pm
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Funny, yes, but true. Most of the golf carts you see driving around in Peachtree City are your standard electric models that top out at 14 mph. I can go faster than that on a bicycle. Some gas-powered models can go 20 mph.

But there are a few out there that are ridiculously fast -- for a golf cart.

*S
Re: A *warning* if any of you have boxes or caches-Comet Trail
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #355929 by BrewHiker
Mar 2, 2009 9:35pm
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Turbo powered golf carts sound freakin' AWESOME! LOL