Probably, but I was happy I had it one day when two dogs came within a
forbidden distance from my son and began acting in ways I do not allow. That
ended well, although unfortunately, the dogs did not end up being shot.
By the way, "mugger" is not the correct term for someone breaking into a
house while the occupants are home. The correct word is "thing". When
someone does that, they are automatically relinquishing their status as
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:54:23 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"
The correct term for a person who broke into your house is "A person
presenting an imminent threat of bodily harm while committing a
forcible felony". Getting that description straight will make your
conversation with the police go easier. You probably won't even have
to go downtown to fill out the report. (if you live in a castle state)
We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. When I'm threatened at that
level, the human will instantly be viewed as a thing, no different from a
paper target at the gun range. Hey - call me cold, but that's what has to
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:14:47 -0500, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I suppose that is why 90% of the Florida CCW course is on the legal
aspects of actually shooting someone.
It is a Pyrrhic victory if you keep someone from stealing your $1000
plasma TV and it costs you $20,000 in legal bills.
This assumes the body is found.
Keep in mind that if someone breaks into a home knowing that it's occupied,
there is only one safe assumption you can make: They intend to hurt or kill
you. The only people who'd make any other assumption are morons or extreme
However, I will tell you that I have a monster of a flashlight with which to
blind an intruder while telling it to get down on the floor instantly. I
hate to clean, so I'd prefer not to shoot anything in my home. But if I
finish with the word floor, then count to 1 and I don't see compliance, then
all bets are off.
I really don't care about people like that. It's a mindset you have to learn
before you even buy a gun.
Agreed. The charge is "desecration of a corpse" or "interfering with a dead
If you just leave them where they drop, no problem.
There's no requirement that you report a body on your doorstep. Remember,
you have no obligation to inform or otherwise talk to the police.
That could very well be, simply because he IS armed.
I've displayed my pistol three times in 13 years (twice in a Home Depot
parking lot!). In all three cases, I was being approached by a dissolute
wreck who refused my command to stop and come no closer. One had a tire iron
in his hand.
Maybe these good folks only wanted to bum a smoke are ask for spare change.
I don't know. But I wasn't willing to find out.
At least one of these encounters easily ranks as a "Defensive Use of
Firearm," of which, according to best estimates, there are some eight
million each year in the U.S.
On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:55:47 -0800 (PST), Cindy Hamilton
My wife had some Mexican guy try to steal her change purse (and
Blackberry) at the HD the other day. She stomped on his foot and
pushed him on his ass, then tried to run over him with her car but he
was a fast little bugger and got away.
The HD has it all on camera and turned it over to the cops but there
is not much they are going to do about it.
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