MM wrote:So if you use a shotgun to protect your family and you are worried about killing the person why even shoot? If you hit them in the "vital" area, they are done for. Should you aim for their foot so they can't run away? Hurt them just enough to sue you...?
This is what I would use in my home (if I used a shotgun). http://www.hevishot.com/index.php?optio ... &Itemid=57
La. Hunter wrote:MM,
I am not saying that you need to only wound the bad guy. What I am trying to get across to you is that after you shoot the bad guy, no mater what the outcome, the only words out of your mouth should be that you shot to stop the threat. Also, if you shoot him and he begins to retreat, don't "finish him off". At that point, the threat is gone and you became the aggressor.
I don't necessarily agree with this, but in our screwed up judicial system you have to watch your 6. Its hard to imagine that someone could be found guilty of killing someone that broke into their home, but it happens.
MM wrote:La. Hunter wrote:
I think you just made my morning! The "finish him off" part is great! You are right... don't shoot someone in the back, not while they are running away, laying on the ground, etc. I am friends with the states attorney here and was talking to him the others day. He said there would not be charges brought against anyone if you "felt" like your life was in danger. I guess that is the key phrase (at least around here).
I pray to God I am never in that situation! Really don't want to take a life (but will). It will ruin my hardwood floors, walls, carpet, home value (Which I just got done building!).
Anyway... I am off my soapbox now.
fenton_3 wrote:Also shoot to kill!!! If they are stupid enough to break into your home while you are there - they probably want to cause you harm.
Botiz630 wrote:Careful, then you'll have to get something to get rid of the geckos. And then something to get rid of what got rid of the geckos. Before you known it your camp will be full of great white sharks fighting velociraptors.
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