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Originally posted by greeneyedleo
ADULTS KNOW BETTER - No ifs, ands or buts. No excuse is acceptable IMO. Adults should be held to a MUCH higher standard then children. And adults should make the choice to NOT commit a crime.
Originally posted by BitRaiser
He said "I'm going to kill them", then he did.
That's call premeditation, folks. It is hard evidence of murder.
If he had said "I'm going to stop them", then ended up killing them because he felt threatened, it wouldn't be so cut and dried.
From what information we have, I would come to the conclusion that this man had every intention of killing those robbers no matter the outcome of the confrontation.
Originally posted by NJ Mooch
Did some of you forget to read the Texas state law that is posted in this thread? Here a link so you can help ATS deny ignorance:
This man has every right to watch his neighbors house and defend it. This is his choice and it is laid out in the state law.
Originally posted by Siren
reply to post by IAmTetsuo
Also answer this question: Why do habitual criminals have so little fear of the law - and in many cases, honest law-abiding people seem to fear the law even more than criminals do?
That could explain why honest people take the law into their own hands.
Excluding a revolution, if honest people do that wouldn't they be contributing to the very thing they are in opposition of.
The message is simple: If you don't want criminals then don't make them.
In 2005, 24% of the incidents of violent crime, a weapon was present.
Offenders had or used a weapon in 48% of all robberies, compared with 22% of all aggravated assaults and 7% of all rapes/sexual assaults in 2005.
Homicides are most often committed with guns, especially handguns. In 2005, 55% of homicides were committed with handguns, 16% with other guns, 14% with knives, 5% with blunt objects, and 11% with other weapons.
Property crime makes up slightly more than three-quarters of all crime in the United States.
Overall, in about 84% of all burglaries, the offender gained entry into the victims residence or other building on the property.
In about 79% of all motor vehicle thefts, the vehicle was stolen.
Of the 13 million completed thefts of property in 2005, there were 4.1 million property thefts of less than $50, 4.7 million between $50 and $249, and 3.2 million of $250 or more.
Originally posted by IAmTetsuo
And they probably would have arrested the victim and charged him with some totally bogus "racist" hate crime!
Originally posted by Bluess
The result... almost noone gets killed by guns... most "money needing criminals" doesnt even use guns.
This is the right way to go if you ask me...
why would I even consider getting a gun? If I get rubbed, I have insurance to cover me, and I can atleast be sure that I wont accidently kill someone, who might just be a desperat teenager in need of money or the likes.
If you are so worried about burglars, it is from the fact that they most likely have a gun, this is not the case here in Denmark.
Besides...most burglars wont go near a house with a dog in it, so get a dog instead of a gun.
this whole thing with a triggerhappy asshole going out to take a shoot at burglars without any consern for the situation or the individuals... frightens me more than the burglars themself.
lets face the facts... most criminals are after money in one or another way.