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originally posted by: Kryties
I'm in another country, one where we use non-lethal means of deterring intruders and where we don't fear that everyone else has a gun and wants to kill us
originally posted by: GAOTU789
Here's what I don't get.
It was the actions of the teens that determined the outcome of this situation, not the home owners. The homeowners were just the facilitators.
Personal responsibility sometimes means your bad choices could lead to your death.
That is the bare bones of it. Fairly easy to understand I thought. I guess not.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: abdctd
Thanks for the complement...
But I think you'd discover that most people will react much like me. There are a few who'd open up like Rambo, but most would not.
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: DeepImpactX
So, you hit them in the head with the baseball bat, and they end up a vegetable at the local hospital. Great job I guess.
Or, your "blunt force trauma" causes their brain to swell, and they die from internal bleeding.
At least you didn't use an evil gun.
originally posted by: revmoofoo
a reply to: mclarenmp4
As a fellow Jock, I see where you're coming from with some of the points you've made. However, when you mentioned independence like it's a good thing, you proved without a shadow of a doubt that you are, to use a Scottish phrase, MENTAL!
That said, if you want to support the "Scottish Nazi Party" that is your right, no matter how misguided.
Back on topic:
Serious question for the Yanks. Why is it that every problem seems to be solvable with a gun in the US? When I lived among you for 6 months around 2002, I met some truly crazy people who, of course, had the right to own a gun (and for the record, I mostly met responsible gun owners) and for a few of them there was nothing a gun couldn't do. And I just don't understand that kind of attitude.