Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Very illegal and in a litigious society you'd be opening yourself up to crazy lawsuits.
Just leaving a rake out where some trespasser could step on it could cost you everything you've ever had and everything you ever will have.
Of all the gun alternatives that get thrown around like booby-traps and rubber bullets the vast majority are illegal.
I once lived in a state where mace and less-than-lethal ammunition were outlawed but I could walk around with handguns and keep an AR by the door
Laws would be hysterical in their absurdity if they werent so dangerous to break.
I wanted to do tire spikes at the end of my driveway and according to my lawyer all the signage and warnings in the world wouldnt have protected me
from a lawsuit should somebody run over them.
edit on 26-6-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
Thank you for pointing out the technicalities of putting up actual physical defenses around one's house.
That's all well and fine, but, a bit beside the point.
The point being illustrated was, if OP wants to "protect" or "defend" their family, then, there's certainly other ways of going about it than
waving around firearms at celebrations where children are present, where such provocative displays could result in altercations with over amp'd
elements of law enforcement, putting family and children literally in the line of fire.
OP could buy one of those surplus underground missile bases, or simply build their own cement bunker to live in full time if they're really THAT
concerned about some pressing all-consuming need to protect and defend their family.
More practical and budget sensible, there's a number of home security/defense/lockdown solutions available for any market from simple burglar bars,
on up to 24/7 remote monitoring with electronically controlled steel roll-down all-entry-points barriers with secure safe-room inside home and private
armed security on-call.
The majority of everyone else gets along fine without having to resort to such conspicuous displays.
If you have guns, fine. Have your guns.
Waving them about in public is just silly. Not only is it false bravado, but, it lets anyone that might be interested in criminal activity know that
you've got a gun they can steal when you're not waving it around in public or home to use it against them.
Further, as hinted at before, if police will tazer an 11 year old autistic girl walking naked on the side of the road, or shoot an unarmed man in a
wheelchair to death, what might happen when some of these sorts of police come across an open carry person?
Emphasis on "sorts" of police.