reply to post by thinkingthing
Slightly off topic, but you guys seem to know your guns / weapons, and discuss them in the same comfortable way that I might consider what sort of
mobile phone to buy.
I guess they are just everyday tools to you, and have probably always been part of your lives, whilst I'd probably be uncomfortable if suddenly we (
U.K.) were allowed to buy guns for personal protection or " The right to bear arms " I think you call it.
I'd be nervous about having one around the house at first. Sounds like some of you folk have large arsenals !
Fortunately, very few burglars / thieves / assorted rif raf, have guns here, so we're comparatively safe. (?)
Presumably, if you shoot someone whilst defending yourself / family, you have to make sure you shoot them dead in the front of their body, not the
back ( As they are running away..) and make sure their fingerprints are on some other lethal weapon if they don't have a gun ?
Here in the U.K. we're only allowed to use " Reasonable force " which is ultimately decided upon, according to the circumstances, in a court of
law. Reasonable force is difficult to gauge, for a homeowner faced with violence, in the heat of the moment, with only seconds to make the right
Making the wrong decision in the U.K. could mean Billy Burglar gets off scot free, ( And with some compensation, assuming you have'nt killed him. )
whilst you, the poor homeowner, guilty of making the wrong decision in the heat of the moment, could end up in jail !