posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 02:16 PM
Originally posted by ISeekTruth101
Theres a huge amount of ignorance here!
Why are you saying a warning shot is silly?
I have explained this several times already.
they were UNARMED.
Yes, we know that now, after the fact. The real question that needs to be asked here is did the man know they were unarmed at the moment that they
entered his home? It is foolish to assume they are unarmed. It is even more foolish to sit and wait and confirm if an intruder is armed or not before
taking a position in which to defend yourself. It is even more foolish to fire a warning shot, not knowing if the intruder is armed. Again- if you
fire a warning shot and an intruder is armed, you just gave away your biggest asset, the element of surprise. If they are armed, you just let those
intruders know that you are armed as well and to take a more defensive position. What may have started as an intention to scare you, the victim, tie
you up and rob you may now quickly turn into a "shoot this guy and lets rob him" situation.
i posted a video where a warning shot actually diffused a robbery situation?
It happens. No one is saying that it does not. I can post a video of a blind squirrel find a nut, but does that mean all blind squirrels find nuts and
have no problem surviving? Want to know what your video is really an example of? It's not the warning shot... it's the advantage of having the
element of surprise. In the video you posted the attackers are occupied with one of the homeowners and involved in a struggle. At which point the
other homeowner fires off a round. Now if you are an attacker and you are fighting with a person who is stopping you from shooting him.... and you
hear a shot that doesn't come from you... your gonna run. Not because of the warning shot, but because you KNOW that while you are struggling to
shoot the one person, another person is going to shoot you, and attacker doesn't even know where the armed person is at, just that she is armed and
somewhere where she can shoot him. That's the element of surprise.
i posted a video where a SWAT entered a building full of armed gunmen and an innocent unarmed family and actually persuaded the gunmen to drop
their weapons first? not shoot to kill......and SWAT Are are highly trained men!!!
So a video of highly trained professionals is the standard you want to hold every citizen to? SWAT trains almost every single day for those types of
situations. It is totally unreasonable to expect a citizen to receive that same level of training. SWAT trains full time. It is their job to handle
hostage situations in which they can not go in with guns blazing. That is what they train for and that training is a full time job that takes years
and years to perfect.
[/quote[Thats whats lacking in america....training
Not really. Want to know one of the first thing you'll be trained in at any gun range? Shoot to kill, do not fire warning shots.