Years ago there was a case where a man shot a 22 rifle at the lake
The bullet went TWO MILES entered a moving car through a small window
and killed a girl.
The man went to prison for manslaughter..for decades.
I remember something like that happening in New York or
New Jersey and it wasn't a 22, it was an M-1. A guy fired
the rifle out on a bay and the bullet skipped across the
water and entered the right rear window of a young woman's
car striking her behind the ear. If her window had been
rolled up, the bullet would not have hit her. The story I
read was about the detective who solved the unusual case.
OK- you're pegging my BS meter--- will you set the record straight so
I can recalibrate it?
And while you're at it-- Could you clarify what you do that makes
you use your guns daily?
TMT> "I am a gun owner and use guns daily...responsibly TMT> and legally...and I take this subject very seriously."
And where do you live where there are "approved areas" for releasing
TMT> "Live trap him and release in an approved area."
Could you also clarify this a bit with some numbers & citations;
TMT> "There are countless "experts" serving decades of prison TMT> time for projectiles that went where they were not meant TMT> to go and causing damage/death that was unintended."
Where do you live? I'd like to come over and discharge a firearm next
door just to see how this scenario plays out for you;
TMT> "With that said, if my neighbor discharged a gunTMT> illegally I would be strongly tempted to beat him TMT> senseless before I called 9/11 to impress on himTMT> the stupidity of his act that placed my family in danger."
On Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:23:28 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
I caught a woodchuck in my vegetable garden one time. I beat him over
the head with a shovel handle which didn't phase him. We can't
legally discharge firearms here either (people do anyway) but a bow
and arrow does the job very effectively, silently. Try throwing some
moth balls into the hole and fill with rocks.
On Apr 20, 10:23 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Live trap him and release in an approved area.
He has just as much right to life as you do.
And as you pointed out, he was there first.
Ignore the idiots who are telling you to poison or shoot the
animal...you will most likely cause him to die under your
building...then you will have a serious problem of living with the
stink for 2-4 weeks.
As for the clowns discussing firearms and ammo, I am always amazed at
how ignorant the majority of gun owners are.
When you discharge a firearm...any firearm..., you are completely
responsible for what damage the projectile causes and where it goes.
There are countless "experts" serving decades of prison time for
projectiles that went where they were not meant to go and causing
damage/death that was unintended.
I am a gun owner and use guns daily...responsibly and legally...and I
take this subject very seriously.
With that said, if my neighbor discharged a gun illegally I would be
strongly tempted to beat him senseless before I called 9/11 to impress
on him the stupidity of his act that placed my family in danger.
Good luck with a successful and peaceful solution to the groundhog
Right up until the point he became destructive. Besides, we are further
up the food chain than he is.
So what? We're talking about a shed, remember?
Yes, I'm a gun owner too. How is it that you use yours "daily"? I
don't even handle one of mine on a daily basis, much less "use" it, and
I have a concealed carry permit.
You'd beat your neighbor senseless but you advocate a green solution to
the woodchuck problem? I'd be concerned if I heard gunshots next door
but the last thing I would do is go confront the guy. If he caused
damage, call the cops. If he hurt somebody, call the cops. I'd only
confront him if there were still incoming ordnance to stop the threat.
Me? If I had this guy's problem I'd probably try to dispatch the
critter with an air rifle. Less chance for collateral damage.
Mortimer Schnerd, RN
mschnerd at carolina.rr.com
As a CHL holder, you are no doubt aware of all the legal ramifications of
your shot. In the current case, suppose there was "collateral damage." For
instance, a toddler 300 yards away playing with a kitten in his backyard
sandbox (the child's sandbox, not the kitten's).
When the cops arrive, you tell them the groundhog attacked you, pointing to
a torn pants leg. In fear of your life from a possibly rabid animal or one
infected with chastic fibrosis (a disease usually found in foxes), you
discharged your weapon and, at the last millisecond, the groundhog ducked!
Since there was no showing of negligence, combined with the compelling
exigent circumstances, the regrettable attendant death can be a degree of
homicide no greater than excusable, for which there is no penalty.
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