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originally posted by: douglas5
a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse
How that officer could get away with shooting his gun off so many times is beyond me , i am very very suprised that nobody has tracked him down for some well deserved payback
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: douglas5
You do yourself a disservice as a moral human being when you claim you would harm an officer of the law or perhaps a neighbor that shot your dog (which we must always assume was done in self-defense other than when we know the exact details of the situation). I know a lot of people feel that way. That is more of an emotional "me" statement than one of thought and consequence.
As a former mailcarrier, the famous words I constantly heard was, "Don't worry, my dog won't bite." Simply not true. No dog is to be trusted nor owner's words believe in such an instance, today more so than in the past.
As for the pepper spray you supply so conveniently as a solution to a bad dog, I say, nonsense! Pepper spray works fairly well on non-doped-up humans, but not so well on animals. My time of carrying the mail was long before most anybody heard most of the proper names for the several vicious dogs we all know the names of today, especially that one devil of a dog, the PIT BULL. Back forty years ago, a boxer was about bad as you could get after "German Police Dogs." I was attacked--in the street--by a large boxer that my pepper spray deterred not one bit. I used my mail bag as a shield to protect my body. In those days the bags were of heavy leather. The dog chomped through two layers of that leather.
Bad tempered dogs are held in big favor today by particular members of the public and the pit bull leads the pack. One has only to spend a minute looking up the stats for the breed of dog that bits most often--and especially KILLS most often--to understand why police frequently (or your neighbor) may shot first your animal as it charges. I wager the majority of those shootings are of pit bulls and other vicious types. So don't be so quick to blame the cop, blame the popularity of the breed of the dog and, let us not forget the culpability of the owner to the situation when that cute puppy grows up.