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Originally posted by chishuppu
Im loving these righteous people in here, these stop cold decision makers, these adrenalineless people.
Here sounds, get gun to investigate.
"wow, hey there non dangerous popular teens breaking into my house, how can I help you"
Originally posted by Chong
The amount of incidents where a death could have been avoided are much too high.
As previous poster stated, a shot to the center of mass should only occur as a LAST resort.
A spoken warning, followed by a warning shot, followed by a shot to the foot/leg would be much more appropriate, and i'm surprised with how this almost never happens.
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Originally posted by nenothtu
Originally posted by milkyway12
reply to post by buni11687
It can't be argued what he did was not excessive. However, the teens were still posing a threat to his life and property by robbing and breaking and entering. Personally, depending on the situation, I'd execute you if I thought there were multiple threats so I don't remotely have to worry about the neutralized threat.
I don't think this guy should be charged criminally, but should be forced to under go a psyche evaluation.edit on 28-11-2012 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)
Indeed! It seems a poor survival strategy to leave a live one behind you!
Not knowing the details it seems he might have been excessive, but it is hard to say. I can also see two well liked students getting caught and making sure no one knew they were there in a situation where if he caught them and he had no protection.
If I'm an older gentleman and I'm faced with two young adults in my own house my only advantage to ensure something really bad does not happen to me is to shoot first. To say what is too much is hard to say…1 bullet or 30 is about the same results.
edit on 28-11-2012 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)
Preliminary findings suggest that Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 18, were involved in another break-in Wednesday night, 6 miles south of the home where Byron Smith claims he shot them in self-defense, said Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel. Smith, 64, a retired U.S. State Department worker, is charged with second-degree murder in the double shooting, which Wetzel has characterized as "cold-blooded" executions carried out after the teens were disabled by initial shots.
Schaeffel’s sister, Crystal Schaeffel, said that Kifer had stolen prescription drugs from her home before. Little Falls police records show Crystal Schaeffel reported a theft Aug. 28, but the department said the report was not public because that investigation was continuing and because it named juveniles.