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Originally posted by kennylee
reply to post by Kryties
The situation may have been resolved without shooting, but it's been instilled into the American population, cops included, to shoot first and ask awkward questions later.
Please tell us how you would have handled this situation. You are alone and a 92 year old man. You live way out in the country where the nearest policeman is at least 20 minutes away. You hear someone break into your basement and then come up the steps that lead inside your home. It is dark and you can barely see. You hear the door open and can just barely make out a dark figure coming towards you. You have a gun. What do you do?
1. Start singing kumbaya and hope they join you in a chorus.
2. Shoot the intruder before they can harm or kill you?
For those that decry the killing of the intruder, simply decided what you think the three would have done to the old gent had he been unarmed.
Point gun at intruder and demand he drop any weapons he may or may not have or be shot.
Originally posted by Kryties
reply to post by kennylee
You are posing lots of maybe's and possibilities - none of which you can be sure of because the old man shot first and the awkward questions are being asked later.
Originally posted by Dogdish
Home invasion has become the preferred method of, and I don't use the term lightly, terrorizing - innocents out of their belongings, sense of security, and I'm sure much more that you'd take for granted until it's taken away.
The plan was obviously to sneak up on an old man, subdue him in some fashion, take all that he had, and leave him unable to call for any assistance.
There is no other deterrent. Is there?