"Worry about the legal niceties later, after their safety is
.....And their daddy is in jail.
Folks, I have no problems with guns....it's the guy holding them that I
many times question the wisdom of.
Owning a gun is a privilege and with the gun comes the responsibility
if it is used.
Use a gun properly and you may save a life...use it wrong and you may
spend the rest of your life in jail and bankrupt your family.
You bet your sweet ass. Every hear of animal cruelty? IN the OP situation,
the dog was GROWLING at the kids. IMHO a good attorney would argue that
growling did not constitute an iminent danger. If the dog were ATTACKING -
Seems like a ridiculous situation but unless you live in the boonies of cow
country you better have a damn good reason to shoot ANYTHING or you will go
to jail or at least get sued by the animal's owner.
What an idiotic comment - needs no response.
Frankly, the way most people shoot, and especially under a pressure
situation - they'd probably miss the dog and hit the kids. I repeat - if the
dog is standing there growling - you have no right to shoot it. And if it's
a rapidly moving target running towards your kids - you have just as good a
chance at hitting your kids.
Rambo might make the shot - doubt about too may people in real life.
...and that's leaving out the part where you
1) Notice the dog
2) Run inside to get yer gun
3) Find the key (you keep your guns locked up, right?)
4) Unlock the case
5) Find the bullets
6) Load the gun
7) Run back outside
...with an optional step 10 of shouting 'Yee Haw!'.
I think the OP was asking valid questions (even if it was to a COMPLETELY
inappropriate newsgroup). If you (not you specifically, Vic) read between
the lines, I kinda think the OP was asking about other ways that this might
-John in NH
Go find someone else to fight with Dave...I stand by what I said.
Pull a trigger only if you are willing to be fully responsible for
whatever happens....same thing goes for driving a car, owning a dog,
My point exactly....a priviledge can be taken from you..a right cannot.
Guns are regulated as to who can have them....just like whether or not
you are allowed to drive a car.
Both priviledges come with responsibilites. To drive a car you require
insurance. To shoot a gun requires the shooter to be responsible from a
financial and civil standpoint. If you doubt this, check into what
happens when you use either product incorrectly and someone is hurt or
Voting is a privilege as is gun ownership and having a driving license.
All can be revoked by the government if you don't behave.
If you doubt me, try misbehaving and see what happens.
Get back to us with the results...that is after you get out of prison.
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