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  • #16
    I feel relatively safe in Alabama that I could shoot at the guy in my house while he is being bitten by my dog.

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    • #17
      Agree with everyone else

      We have reinforced glass at home (for weather reasons but nice for sound insulation and security reasons too)

      We keep our alarm on at all times

      We have weapons secured appropriately throughout the house

      We live in a state with a castle doctrine that allows us to shoot at intruders. At a recent self defense course, we were told to make sure the intruder is in our home before firing and if not, (jokingly) told to drag the body back in the house before calling 911

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      • #18




        I feel relatively safe in Alabama that I could shoot at the guy in my house while he is being bitten by my dog.
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        Just don't hit the dog!  

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        • #19










          Doesn’t sound like a dog or alarm or gun would stop a situation like this, nor would you be justified in using a gun.
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          I think someone smashing through your back door would justify the use of a gun.
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          It is very state dependent. In most blue states you better stay a victim or you will be sorry you defended your family. Sorry, don’t mean to make this political, but that is how it usually is state by state.
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          It isn't as state (or politically) dependent as you would think. Almost all states have stand your ground laws or a castle doctrine that would have come into play here. It looks like 3 states have a stand your ground but only in your vehicle and 1 state (Vermont) has a duty to retreat.

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          • #20
            It makes me feel a little better when I have something stolen that that person needed it far more than I did. I'd hate to be at a place in life where I would consider taking someone else's stuff. That's especially true if you believe in some sort of after-death punishment for bad behavior during your life or even in simple karma. It also helps to know that if someone stole my car, purse, computer, bike etc that I could walk down to the store today and buy another one with cash.

            Of course, I'd still shoot someone coming through the backdoor and not think twice about it. And I'd empty the clip to make sure I was the only eyewitness to the incident testifying in court. Sometimes people need to be shot. This is a kid I grew up with (now a cop) who shot a patient in radiology. The patient needed shooting.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTglItSFXbo

            The good stuff starts at 4:15. The video is from his body camera. He was obviously exonerated.

             
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            • #21
              We live on a dead end with almost no traffic. Our dog starts barking (from inside the house) the minute someone drives by. No way that someone coming inside a 10 foot perimeter of our house would go unnoticed.
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              • #22


                This is a kid I grew up with (now a cop) who shot a patient in radiology.
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                When I was a resident rotating through one of our county hospitals, we had a patient who was transferred from Rikers Island for leg surgery.  ( He had robbed a series of taxi drivers at gunpoint) This hospital didn't have a locked prison ward ( which many other county hospitals did ), so he was shackled to his bed and guarded 24/7 by a prison guard.   The rooms had 6 beds and there was a tv room down the hall.  One day the prisoner was up in a wheelchair, and decided to wheel himself down the hall to watch TV.  The guard said no.   The prisoner said he was going, and what are you going to do, shoot me?    Well, he shot him.  He emptied his revolver at him. ( yes, this was before the days of Glocks )   I wasn't on the floor at the time, but one of the interns told me he dove for cover and a bullet just missed him, hitting the wall just next to where he had been standing.   The prisoner survived, but needed a colostomy and drainage of cardiac tamponade.  I reversed the colostomy later, and got the story from the patient.  I asked him if it hurt when he got shot. He said no.  I asked him if he was able to get up afterwards.  He said he didn't want to.

                Unfortunately, this is before the days of iphones and body cameras, so no pics.

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                • #23




                  It makes me feel a little better when I have something stolen that that person needed it far more than I did.
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                  Not me. Many, if not most, of these thieves are using their theft to fuel self destructive habits; they are no Jean Valjean stealing a loaf of bread for a nephew. I would rather keep my stuff and sense of safety and by doing so deprive them of a hit of blow.

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                  • #24




                    It makes me feel a little better when I have something stolen that that person needed it far more than I did. I’d hate to be at a place in life where I would consider taking someone else’s stuff. That’s especially true if you believe in some sort of after-death punishment for bad behavior during your life or even in simple karma. It also helps to know that if someone stole my car, purse, computer, bike etc that I could walk down to the store today and buy another one with cash.

                    Of course, I’d still shoot someone coming through the backdoor and not think twice about it. And I’d empty the clip to make sure I was the only eyewitness to the incident testifying in court. Sometimes people need to be shot. This is a kid I grew up with (now a cop) who shot a patient in radiology. The patient needed shooting.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTglItSFXbo

                    The good stuff starts at 4:15. The video is from his body camera. He was obviously exonerated.

                     
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                    Whoa heavy video.  Thanks for sharing.

                    Generally speaking in the ER, how many patients typically need shooting?   :lol:

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                    • #25
                      I wonder if everyone else on this forum is willing to shoot someone on the spot or if its just the vocal ones.

                      Personally, a gun would make me feel safer if someone was breaking into my home but I would be VERY hesitant to use it. Sure, some people deserve to get shot but they also shoot back.

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                      • #26
                        Floodlights as well.

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                        • #27
                          thanks for the support guy, it sucks, i'm pissed and running on fumes right now, at least no one was hurt . . .

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                          • #28
                            I have no problem with shooting someone who enters my house with the intent to hurt my family or myself, and that’s assuming my German Shepherd doesn’t get to him before I do.

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                            • #29




                              I wonder if everyone else on this forum is willing to shoot someone on the spot or if its just the vocal ones.

                              Personally, a gun would make me feel safer if someone was breaking into my home but I would be VERY hesitant to use it. Sure, some people deserve to get shot but they also shoot back.
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                              If someone comes in the house despite people being inside, they are either out to hurt you or high. Either way they can hurt your family badly. Do not give them a chance to shoot back. No dangerous warning shots like in the movies, no telling them what is happening, just hit first and quickly. Ask questions later.

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                              • #30
                                You guys must spend a LOT of time at the shooting range if you feel confident that you'd actually hit an intruder. I'd rather not keep guns at home since I have children there. Our state has a lot of property crime, especially car break ins. Luckily we have a garage we can park in now and someone is almost always at home so our house isn't a great target. Plus lots of nice houses and cars to choose from puts us at lower risk, I think.

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