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OMG! Too funny!! You've got my sense of humor!!
Originally posted by groingrinder
Originally posted by xmotex
My first experience with home invasions was when I was 18 (a long time ago) in scenic Camden, NJ, I chased the guy off with a machete in my underwear
[edit on 5/22/08 by xmotex]
How in God's name did you keep a machete in your underwear? You must have some heavy duty underwear.
Originally posted by Blitzkreigen
reply to post by jbondo
They came back and SUED the Farmer AND HIS WIFE for everything they owned, and guess what... the ILLEGALS WON!
Originally posted by jbondo
I think I can sum things up:
1. Every law abiding citizen should have the right to own a gun but not everyone should have a gun.
2. If you are serious about gun ownership you should make it priority 1 to be thoroughly trained in the use, safety and maintenance of said weapon.
3. In a critical situation, critical thinking is at hand. You are now faced with a choice that could in fact change your life forever and you have to decide in a split second.
4. Think about the entire scenario of taking another human life prior to bragging that you'll kill anyone that spits in your direction. If you don't think killing another person will have a profound effect on your life then you are either lying or sadistic.
5. Big talkers are usually the least equipped and most likely to pee their pants or make a critical mistake in a life and death situation.
6. I sincerely hope that I'll never be faced with the decision of having to kill a home invader.
7. If you shoot someone in your front yard, drag them into your house.
Originally posted by Coshy
Two things trouble me when reading about incidents like this. One is truly disturbing, the other just makes me roll my eyes.
) The "John Rambo" responses. I'd be willing to bet that half the 'internet commandos' have put fewer that 500 rounds through ANY gun. I wonder if they realize the amount of pure adrenalin that will be rushing through their system while they stumble around in the dark trying to get their gun, try to remember if its loaded or not, try to remember if they have a round in the chamber, all this while trying to keep kids, spouses, pets out of the line of fire and then they still have to confront the intruder. Still hopped up on adrenalin they now must manage to get gun on target, keep a fair sight picture and pull the trigger, possibly multiple times, all the while managing not to get shot/hit/kicked/punched by the intruder.
I wonder how often they have practiced waking up from a dead sleep, running to the closet, retrieving their firearm, taking off the safety and responding to a simulated threat. Without shooting themselves or a loved one in the process.
Its not a simple matter of 'popping a cap in someones ass' as some would make it out to be. I doubt if many truly think about what will happen in their own bodies if they are faced with a situation where deadly force may come into play. Not only will they have to fight with their own instincs, but also with the intruder/assaliant/etc.
2) The 'guns are evil' folks. Well, after reading the internet commandos responses, I can almost have sympathy with them. Almost. I completely and adamantly believe in a persons God given right to defend themselves. Firearms are the single most potent form of defence an average citizen can own and I think it is short sighted and irresponsible to believe your security can be maintained and defended by someone you have to call on the phone. The police, by their very nature, are a reactionary force intended to supplement a persons right to defend themselves.
Originally posted by BlindWatcher1
reply to post by Blitzkreigen
Yes I have. We as one will defend ourselves. If in my anger I would happen to take a life I would regret ever second. You folks seem to think that killing someone is OK for some reason, no matter what the reason. Why is that? I am not religious but my wife is very religious.
To take the life of another seems to be very, well, for Christ sake, I don't know to some of you. I don't want to live in a world where everyone has no concern for life. I have a problem with stepping on an ant for God's sake.
Change your mindset , change your love of life, change your love for the human race! Why do you think the world is in such a place as this. Please think of what your doing, Please. Everything that you write about, everything that some of you think cannot be controlled, can be.
This world of yours is a wondrous place, full of promise and hope. For Billions of years our existence has been in the hands of fate. Killing one another just because we can, means what? So much is in our hands, so much is in our grasps. Why would you throw that away.
Please think about the way you interact with one another. This world is on the brink of something that will change the lives of billions. Anger and distrust is not the path. I know that most of the young people of this time know the path that must be taken. Listen to your heart, listen to the sound of the world around you, just listen. Listen.