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Old 03-08-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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This seems a bit weird. Someone please correct me if I have the wrong idea...but I thought in the US it was pretty much required to be in fear for your life to be able to use firearms as a reason for self defence (not sure of more gun-friendly individual States ie Texas/Florida etc)

If so, wouldn't 'less-than-lethal' rounds kinda negate that?

Also, would you really want some crim (possible tweaked out on meth or something) NOT to get stopped when you shoot them?



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This is almost the single dumbest thing I've ever seen. Great for COP's, they've got 2 to 5 fellow officers with "deadly force" trained on the threat to ensure officer safety when these things fail.

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Hmm. I don't like the idea of not putting someone all the way down. If my life is not in danger I am not shooting anyway. I live in Colorado with the wonderful "Make My Day" law. But, I am still not going to shoot without reason. If criminals don't want to be shot with real bullets, perhaps they should try another line of work. I believe Burger King is hiring! I say that seriously. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has a real job...Burger King included. If a man works hard at a fast food job and needs a little help from the government to make ends meet, give it to him! That is something to be proud of!!!

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It's dark, the BG is using the shadows to hide and you can't really get a shot, much less determine if he is armed. Then there is a noise from the other side of the room and you see a figure with what looks like a weapon.

You flip on the lights and there before you are two perps, not one. One has a nice Mossey with an OD sling and a very nice camo paint job on the stock, the other is carrying a little Walther PPK.

You, at that point, start to wonder whether the Lighfield Homedefender Nerf Poof rounds in your shotty are going to do the trick.

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Hmm. I don't like the idea of not putting someone all the way down. If my life is not in danger I am not shooting anyway. I live in Colorado with the wonderful "Make My Day" law. But, I am still not going to shoot without reason. If criminals don't want to be shot with real bullets, perhaps they should try another line of work. I believe Burger King is hiring! I say that seriously. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has a real job...Burger King included. If a man works hard at a fast food job and needs a little help from the government to make ends meet, give it to him! That is something to be proud of!!!
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This is almost the single dumbest thing I've ever seen. Great for COP's, they've got 2 to 5 fellow officers with "deadly force" trained on the threat to ensure officer safety when these things fail.

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Well I guess you could always fire off a volley of koosh-awesomeness, then as the BG inevitably advances, just bludgeon him with the stock lol



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Hmm. I don't like the idea of not putting someone all the way down. If my life is not in danger I am not shooting anyway. I live in Colorado with the wonderful "Make My Day" law. But, I am still not going to shoot without reason. If criminals don't want to be shot with real bullets, perhaps they should try another line of work. I believe Burger King is hiring! I say that seriously. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has a real job...Burger King included. If a man works hard at a fast food job and needs a little help from the government to make ends meet, give it to him! That is something to be proud of!!!
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Exactly what I was getting at, Rick.


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Haha that's a classic! (again, no offence to hard-working people doing that line of work).

May have to possibly expropriate that, if you don't mind
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As you suggested zhuk, it pretty much varies from state to state in the US. And the laws within each state can vary quite a bit as well. As an example, in my home state we have what is referred to as a "castle law". Our castle law basically regards a persons home as their "castle". If an unwelcome individual enters your home without your permission, there is no burden for the homeowner to "prove" that any particular amount of force used against an intruder was necessary to protect their "castle". The law also extends to the interior of an individuals personal vehicle. Anyone who tries breaking into a home or vehicle occupied by the owner is automatically considered hostile and up to no good / doing harm.
Fire away.....

Outside of my home or vehicle, a totally different standard applies.

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+1, what happens if the less lethal scenario turns lethal and all you have loaded up is fluffy bunny rounds. Not to mention the legal implications if you "improperly" use it and accidentally hurt the little angel. In LE it is actually worse to improperly use a tool and create death or GBI than it is to properly use lethal force in the same situation.
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Who needs that when we have the Super Soaker 4000? Seriously, if you walk into my house uninvited, you won't be walking out. I feel threatened by anyone who breaks in, so it's all good. My Safe Room starts at the end of the driveway.

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As you suggested zhuk, it pretty much varies from state to state in the US. And the laws within each state can vary quite a bit as well. As an example, in my home state we have what is referred to as a "castle law". Our castle law basically regards a persons home as their "castle". If an unwelcome individual enters your home without your permission, there is no burden for the homeowner to "prove" that any particular amount of force used against an intruder was necessary to protect their "castle". The law also extends to the interior of an individuals personal vehicle. Anyone who tries breaking into a home or vehicle occupied by the owner is automatically considered hostile and up to no good / doing harm.
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GodDAMN that sounds eminently sensible, Highpower.

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Mmm, just let me roll that phrase around in my mouth for a few seconds...feels good...

I too consider than anyone caught breaking into your house to have already abrogated their right to be called an innocent & decent human being. Tough luck mate



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Hey if you can't get a SuperSoaker, there's always Nerf

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