Originally posted by Tinhatman
reply to post by benign.psychosis
So if 2 theives break into my house with baseball bats; I should ask them to wait, go get another person, arm ourselves with baseball bats, and then
have a Jackass style baseball bat duel in my living room?
No, I'd say that you have not put the proper defence mechanisms on your home - fortified doors, barred windows, alarm system, guard dog.. etc.. It
would only be your own fault, after all, your home is your responsibility. You can leave your windows open and your door unlocked while you sleep with
a sidearm under your pillow, but what does that really say? It says that the only thing protecting your house is your ego. I'd also suggest that if
two people can break into your house with only *baseball bats*, that there is something wrong with your house.
If someone breaks into your home you use as much force as you think you need to defend yourself. In my case it will be a .45 M1911A1. If they have a
baseball bat, well good! It means i can stand to miss a shot or 2 due to my overwhelming terror at having a deranged lunatic break into my house.
I see. Terror - intense or overwhelming fear. So are you a coward by admitance and definition?: somebody lacking courage: somebody regarded as fearful
and uncourageous. Courage: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear.
Is this correct? I'm not calling you out, but merely aligning you with current definitions. I apologize if it offends you. Also, I can see that you
live in a world where someone who breaks into your house must be a "deranged lunatic."
If you truly think that "most" people who break into occupied homes are doing it because they are in a precarious situation, you are deluding
Life isn't a D&D game. You don't choose to start out as a thief - or even switch classes because it will be more fun. You are deluding yourself if
you think people break into occupied homes do so because it is fun or easy. It must be the case, as you have admitted, in your own world though. Most
people are thieves because it is so fun, and facing the threat of prison, or a deranged murderous homeowner, such as yourself, is just too
compelling, right? I think you have been watching too many hollywood renditions of thievery, my friend.
Also, by your pov, if some guy beats you in a baseball bat duel in your living room, does that mean he has actually proven his right to be breaking
into your home? Raping your children, your wife, your dog? Stealing your hard earned possessions? You settled it like men afterall. Right?
See my first response. Now listen here, you are attempting to further your point by concentrating on a very specific occurance that suits your agenda,
while ignoring other possibilities and outcomes to an event - not very realisitic. For example - let me ask you this: If some guy breaks into your
house and murders you while you sleep, does that mean he has actually proven his right to be breaking into your home? Raping your children, your wife,
your dog? Stealing your hard earned possessions?
No, it just winds up that he probably is going to steal your stuff now. It also proves that you think women are somehow inferior to men, because once
the big bad man is out of the picture, the wife is getting raped, right?
So, to highlight the points you used to push your argument:
1) Your house can be broken into by two men with baseball bats.
2) You harbor overwhelming terror towards theives.
3) All thieves are deranged lunatics, which is a lifestyle choice.
4) All thieves are murdersome rapists who rape women, children, and dogs.