posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 02:14 AM
Here's my biggest issue.
If someone breaks into my house and I shoot them, whether or not I think they're a threat or have a weapon, and no matter whether I think I'm
protecting myself and my family, if the intruder is not armed with a weapon I am going to prison for a very long time.
To plead self defense against an intruder, he must be armed. Of course you ask, how might one know if an intruder is armed in the middle of the night
when you're half asleep, scared, and all the lights are off and it's pitch dark? Well, I don't know, but the law says you must.
If the law holds citizens to that level of accountability, then why not cops? We always hear, well, they perceived someone to be a threat. Guess what?
I might also perceive an intruder breaking into my house at 3 am while everyone is sleeping to be a threat, but I'm not given the same leeway as
men/women who are training to do this for a living. And it's a job you signed up for. You get a pay check as compensation for that decision. I would
never choose to have someone break into my home. No good can come from it. At best I have to replace my lock and I'm a wee bit worried, at worst
someone was hurt, myself or family and I'm going to prison for a long time. So I don't buy any excuses about dealing with the pressure of the job or
most people are scum and you need a certain mindset. You signed up for it! People quit their jobs every day because they have certain problems with
aspects of it.
If we citizens have to guess whether someone is armed or unarmed before firing to protect our family, cops sure as hell should as well.
on 4-12-2012 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)