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Local Man Uses AR-15 To Repel Armed Robbers
13wham.com ^ | 1/23/2013 | Evan White

Posted on 01/23/2013 4:28:40 PM PST by rochester_veteran

Rochester, N.Y. — Early Tuesday morning, Christopher Boise heard a noise coming from the basement. As he walked toward the source of that noise, the RIT student noticed two men standing in the downstairs portion of his apartment.

"They were waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs," said Boise. One of them had a handgun trained on Boise.

Within moments, Boise screamed. His cries were heard by his roommate, Raymond Zheng. "It wasn't like a, 'I stepped by stepped on a piece of glass' kind of scream," explained Zheng. "So, I instinctively went to my gun bag." Zheng owns an AR-15 which is a military style rifle.

Zheng estimated that just five seconds passed until the door started to open. It was one of the intruders. "By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," said Zheng.

The two men fled the apartment. Nothing was taken and no shots were fired.

The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion, according to Zheng.

"They decided this place was a good place to rob, just a wrong decision on their part," said Zheng. "I'm happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun)."

Zheng, who is from New York City, said he uses the rifle for sport shooting at local gun ranges. "The weapon was legal and he protected his property, said Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard. "We're thankful that no one was injured," he said.

Sheppard said there were BBs near the broken glass window. Police are still looking for suspects. If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 585-423-9300.


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KEYWORDS: ar15; armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; selfdefense
Imagine if Raymond Zheng and his house mate, Christopher Boise, weren't armed with that scary looking "assault" rifle. They could have ended up as dead meat. Gov. Cuomo could give a crap in his 2016 presidential quest.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 4:28:46 PM PST by rochester_veteran
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To: rochester_veteran

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2 posted on 01/23/2013 4:33:47 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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3 posted on 01/23/2013 4:35:03 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: rochester_veteran

Second thread I’ve seen where just the presence of a scary black rifle causes the intruders to flee.

I’m thinking these folks could save a ton of money if they just bought a realistic air-soft gun if all they want to do is scare the bad guys away.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 4:36:11 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: rochester_veteran

When will this cycle of violence ever end?/sarc


5 posted on 01/23/2013 4:37:16 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rochester_veteran

The guy will get arrested now for owning one.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 4:40:13 PM PST by wastedyears (Obama and Democrats to Republicans: "LOL!")
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To: rochester_veteran


ARMED CITIZEN ALLIANCE


7 posted on 01/23/2013 4:50:21 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 21twelve
I’m thinking these folks could save a ton of money if they just bought a realistic air-soft gun if all they want to do is scare the bad guys away.

Soon that will be the only legal thing to do in NY. Until toy guns are banned.

It won't go very well if the thug calls your bluff though.

8 posted on 01/23/2013 4:53:50 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: rochester_veteran

Thank God... The guy didn’t pull out his Hello Kitty bubble gun...


9 posted on 01/23/2013 5:11:17 PM PST by JZoback
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To: rochester_veteran
By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," said Zheng....
The two men fled the apartment. Nothing was taken and no shots were fired....
The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion


Lucky guy that no shots were fired.
10 posted on 01/23/2013 5:11:41 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion.....

Good for him, glad it worked out, but an unloaded gun is either a paperweight or a club.

11 posted on 01/23/2013 5:17:46 PM PST by umgud
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To: caveat emptor

No shots were fired !
therefore, this becomes a ‘non-incident’
and wasn’t given any publicity or news coverage.

This isn’t an isolated incident of crime prevention with a display of a firearm.
Just think :when you are faced with deadly physical force ,..
..the police are only minutes away !!

“The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event
when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14.
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5.
The reason is simple.
The armed civilians are there when it started. “ ~ by Larry Correia


12 posted on 01/23/2013 5:29:22 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: rochester_veteran
The rifle was not loaded at the time of the home invasion, according to Zheng.

More evidence for Cuomo's plan for the zero bullet magazine limit.

13 posted on 01/23/2013 5:32:23 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: onyx; 21twelve; Eleutheria5; wastedyears; MestaMachine; JZoback; caveat emptor; CottShop

Thanks for your replies, my fellow Freepers!

This thwarted robbery happened on Congress Ave in Rochester, NY, in a neighborhood that I spent time growing up in as a kid and also lived in with my wife and kids from 1983-1995. It’s referred to locally as the 19th Ward. We left what was once a nice, middle class city neighborhood because the gangbangers took it over and we became sitting ducks there. We lost our asses on the house because the property values dropped due to the neighborhood turning into a crime infested ghetto.

Despite having some of the toughest gun control laws in the Nation, the tyrant, Cuomo and his quislings are attempting to further disarm law abiding citizens in New York State by outlawing so-called “assault weapons”, just like Raymond Zheng used to repel the thugs who were attempting to rob Zheng and his housemate. This incident could have led to the murder of those two RIT students, but it didn’t because they were able to stand up to those thugs with the firepower of an AR15.

Governor Cuomo, can you further explain why you want to violate the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens by stripping us of our defensive arms?


14 posted on 01/23/2013 5:35:05 PM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: rochester_veteran
"By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," said Zheng.

No wonder the leftist extremists hate these guns: two suporters of the Democratic [sic] party were unfairly deprived of social justice and the fruits of their night's labor by white militia racists with mean nasty terrible awful horrible scary assault weapons.

15 posted on 01/23/2013 5:36:41 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: TigersEye

“It won’t go very well if the thug calls your bluff though.”

What’s that? Do you feel lucky, punk?


16 posted on 01/23/2013 5:37:31 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: onyx

bran·dish·ing, bran·dish·es. 1. To wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacingly. 2. To display ostentatiously.

Works like a charm....many many times.....not near one tenth of such peaceful scattering of thug scum is ever reported. The bigger and badder the weapon the more likely a peaceful outcome. I guess the gun grabbers never heard of this, eh?


17 posted on 01/23/2013 5:43:39 PM PST by jimsin
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To: JCBreckenridge

“This is a .44 magnum look-alike. The most powerful airsoft gun in the world...”


18 posted on 01/23/2013 5:46:40 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: rochester_veteran
Who wrote this crap? Most of it doesn's make any sense.......

"I'm happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun)."

Who? Boise? According to the story, all he did was scream........

19 posted on 01/23/2013 5:49:14 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: rochester_veteran

Since there were no shots fired and nobody killed, the statisticians with the VPC won’t count this as a defensive use of a gun.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 5:55:44 PM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: onyx; 21twelve; Eleutheria5; wastedyears; MestaMachine; JZoback; caveat emptor; CottShop; ...

Criminals always have a way of obtaining weapons and firearms, but the tyrant Governor of New York, “Prince Andrew” Cuomo wants to further restrict law abiding citizens from keeping and bearing arms, all in his quest for the 2016 Presidential campaign bid. Cuomo is dancing on the graves of the Sandy Hook and Webster shooting victims!


21 posted on 01/23/2013 5:56:48 PM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: rochester_veteran

rochester_veteran ~:” Cuomo is dancing on the graves of the Sandy Hook and Webster shooting victims! “

EXACTLY SO !
He is using the hot emotion of the moment , not the intellect !
Legislation should be thinking , and intelligent
This legislation was neither !


22 posted on 01/23/2013 6:07:07 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: rochester_veteran
Zheng estimated that just five seconds passed until the door started to open. It was one of the intruders.

So if the assailants were waiting at the bottom of the stairs...how did they get past Mr. Boise to open the door to find Mr. AR-15 waiting?

23 posted on 01/23/2013 6:15:17 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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So if the assailants were waiting at the bottom of the stairs...how did they get past Mr. Boise to open the door to find Mr. AR-15 waiting?

One had a handgun trained on Boise and the other went upstairs where he was met by Zheng and his AR15.

24 posted on 01/23/2013 6:20:47 PM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: rochester_veteran
Only had the required seven rounds of high powered h20 and was actually a look alike AR-15 high powered squit gun that nearly drowned the perps. The ACLU is looking into possible civil and criminal charges because anyone defending themselves is an affront to affrontages everywhere.

as, yas, there ya go, MSNBC's take!

25 posted on 01/23/2013 6:28:38 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: rochester_veteran

Too bad the title here couldn’t have read “Local Man Uses AR-15 To EXPEL Armed Robbers “


26 posted on 01/23/2013 7:22:42 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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