reply to post by benign.psychosis
So by your logic
1. If a criminal breaks into someone's home it is clearly the homeowners fault because the home is his/her responsibility.
2. A person is a deranged lunatic for wanting to defend their own home.
3. Home invasion (robbery while someone is in the residence) is a normal way of thinking (you claim it is not a matter of being deranged)
4. A person is forced by the uncontrollable hand of life to rob and steal from others and they have absolutley no choice in the matter.
5. A person should not defend themselves unless it is "fair"
I think it is a matter of fact that someone would be deranged to break into someone elses home while the home is occupied and try to rob them. I can
think of no situation in which this would not be. I mean, if it was a matter of life and death sure, but the majority of robberies (at least where I
live) are a matter of aquiring goods to later sell to aquire cash for the purchase of narcotics or to simply aquire luxury items that are not
available to the perpetrator due to their economic status. As far as the life or death argument for home invasion, that does not really fly either.
There is too much free food and shelter available for the destitute in this country. They just have to choose to get it.
Now as far as Terror and Cowardice? They are actually two different words with two different meanings. Now I am not saying that you are incapable of
telling the difference between two completely different words and their different defintions but I could be wrong of course.
Being terrified in a situation, ie having intense fear, is pretty standard in a situation in which you are encountering another person who may want to
do bodily harm to you. In fact, without fear you can not be courageous. I will also tell you, having someone firing a weapon at you or confronting you
with a weapon in a situation where you are not in a "control" position is terrifying. I learned that in the Balkans when I served and once back home
when I was caught unarmed in a convienance store that was being held up by 3 guys with guns. Now being terrified and being a coward are different
things. When a landmine blows the feet off of your translator and you go and retrieve him from an active minefield, well that is terrifying. But by
your definition it also makes you a coward because you were terrfied?
And as far as the barred windows, fortified doors, etc etc.. Damn, do you live in South Central or something? Being armed puts you in a position that
when all REASONABLE measures fail you can still defend yourself and your loved ones without turning your home into some tiny version of the
It sounds to me that you may be a reformed convict or a liberal arts major. Either way, I think you should rethink your ideas on where the
responsibility of ones action lie. Truly, you should not sleep with your doors or windows open and expect the gun under the pillow to solve any
problems that may arise. A gun is a tool, not a magic wand. But to even imply that it is a homeowners fault that someone broke into his home is pretty
absurd. You seem to think that once someone begins to enact a criminal undertaking he should be completely removed from any responsibilities of his
action. Truly, a homeowner should take steps to defend his property, most theft is shown to be a crime of oppurtunity.
As far as all thieves being rapists? No, they are not. But seeing that they have already proven that they have no regard for a victims personal
property or wellbeing I think it is always safe to assume the worse about someone who would break into somone elses home rather then asking them
"Hey, uh..your just here to rob us right? We'll wait till your done back in the laundry room ok? Sorry for you life situation that forced you into