The burglar doesn't need to identify anything. He just shoots the instant he
sees ANYTHING. You, meanwhile have to pause and identify your target, because
you care that you might shoot someone who turns out to be a family member. IOW,
you lose every showdown. The burglar has increased reson to shoot instantly in
Texas because he knows that any movement might be someone who will try and shoot
him if he doesn't shoot first.
I'm more worried about us turning into them. I believe firmly in the ideas and
principals that created the United States of America. I'm sorry that you don't.
Actually knowing that there is a gun handy, then the burglar has less
incentive to be a burglar. Especially since they also know that shooting
first is a good way to move from burglar to capital murder and that is
Texas' other claim to criminal justice fame.
Come on SD. That condescending and self-righteous statement is far
below your normal debating skills. Everyone that doesn't agree with you
doesn't believe in the principals that created the US? Give me a break.
the LAST thing a burglar wants is to get into a shootout.
He has too great a chance of getting wounded or killed,the gunshots make
NOISE,attracting attention that a burglar does NOT want.
Burglars (in the US) don't want anyone to be home when they are burgling.
If they know or even think someone's home,they go elsewhere.
That "shoot first" scenario simply doesn't happen in REALITY.
Incorrect. I guess you havn't read a newspaper in a very long time.
Home invasion is the latest thrill for criminals. They target homes
specifically because people are HOME. It's even more fun than drive by
Once again, Kurt... You are at a distinct disadvantage against an
I'm done with this thread, as everybody has had ample time to try and
make their case.
Back to repair subjects - other than patching bullet holes in drywall,
and cleaning spatterd brains from carpets
Depends on the state or jurisdiction. A few have specific
definitions of home invasion with additional penalties compared to the
burglary statutes, some actually have lesser penalties for home
invasion. Others just handle it under some flavor of their burglary
Just for giggles I started searching for the definition of a "home
One wiki; states it can be an invited guest, that will not leave the
home when asked by the resident (not reviewed by professionals).
..." Houston, Texas saw a rise in such crimes in the late 1990s when
elderly women shoppers at an upscale mall were targeted based on their
jewelry, followed home, and robbed in their driveways."...
Today! They want your PIN number and driven to the bank.
On Jul 3, 2:22 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You've said that you're done with this thread at least three times.
Why do you keep replying? Having the last word isn't all it's cracked
up to be.
As far as your question about using aluminum sheet metal for roofing.
Don't. Stick with roll roofing. If you want metal up there, get or
make standing seam.
Well, it IS a burglary, though it might be something else, too. Burglary is
the unlawful breaking and entering of a building with the intent to commit a
felony or the crime of theft. In other words, kicking down the door is a
considerably worse offense than mere door-damage would warrant.
There are numerous elements to the offense. First, it has to involve
"breaking." You can't commit a burglary if you walk through an open door.
You have to intend to steal something; breaking in to get out of the cold is
not a burglary. The perp also has to "enter," simply kicking the door, then
saying "Oops, my bad!" is not a burglary. However, reaching in through a cut
screen IS a burglary, but stealing pies cooling on the window sill is not.
Believe me, all these - and more - bizarre permutations have been litigated
out the kazoo, including such things as a fish-hook on a string through a
vent or tunneling from underneath and having the goodies fall out of the
building (i.e., a VERY heavy safe).
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