reply to post by tensetek
Well, it's rather apparent, your motives in posting that YT video. Of course, as is usual with ATS rules, there seems to be no real link to the
SOURCE of that video from YouTube (unless I missed it)
No matter...it is the same argument seen, ad infinitum, even here in the USA.
Let's take, shall we, a more in-depth examination into this concept.
Firstly, there are MANY laws on the books, in many States, that allow for....well, I'll call it "Eminent Domain". In simpler terms, if your home
is intruded upon, and you use deadly force in defence, then you are well within your rights. (I don't know if these laws exist in England....maybe
that's why we left in 1772...Oh! No, it's because of religion and taxes....THAT led to the REVOLUTION of 1776!!!!)
Back to "Eminent Domain". Being not a lawyer, it is my understanding that in most of the fifty States a home-intruder incident that results in the
DEATH of the 'intruder' absolves the homeowner who used deadly force to protect his home.
Doesn't matter HOW the intruder was killed, once he entered the premises. We all think that a gun is the ONLY way to kill an intruder, but that is
Let's try a mind-experiment. Let's say that no guns existed, but only 'paint-guns'....that is ALL we have, in this mind game. The 'loser' is
the one with the most 'hits', that is, the most paint ball 'hits'.
A really smart person would lure an intruder into a situation where HE, the lurer, would have the upper hand....because, we all know that the
intruder(s) are stupid and dull....haven't you been to the movies lately???
On another tack....How many of you who champion gun ownership for all have ACTUALLY fired a gun? AND, how accurate is your targeting practice?
Well, guess what? You're inability to actually hit a target is about as close as the guy who, wishing to be a criminal, is.
Here's a thing to keep in your brain....and STOP looking at Hollywood movies for the answers....in REAL LIFE a Peace Officer will only unholster
their weapon when absolutely necessary. It seems that HollyWood has tainted the concept.....and that is a shame, because it leads to such