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Old 01-08-2014, 01:23 AM   #11
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I know my last post sounds heartless but the lady feared for her very life and a persons home is their "castle" and she had the right/responsibility to defend it.



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Winds, sometimes I wish I could conger up that kind of emotion but he threatened her and hers at gunpoint! Good riddance is the best I can do.
Bad actions have bad consequences as they should.
I believe we all have sensitivities to outcomes like this but remember we are all humans and we all make mistakes. It is just the level and severity of those mistakes that differentiates the results.


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I remember watching the news a few years ago and seeing a story about a little old lady who shot six shots from her .32 revolver. All six missed but the robber ran away. When interviewed, she said "He was bought and paid when he came through the door! That'll teach that little s*** to break in my house! "

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I remember watching the news a few years ago and seeing a story about a little old lady who shot six shots from her .32 revolver. All six missed but the robber ran away. When interviewed, she said "He was bought and paid when he came through the door! That'll teach that little s*** to break in my house! "
This is where I disagree with some - warning shots. They say "Don't shoot warning shots". These may not have been intended to be warning shots but since they all missed, that's essentially what they were. Warning shots can accomplish a couple things: They can scare off an offender and they can avoid injury. I know some may not want to avoid injury to a perp but it has legal merits too.
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This is where I disagree with some - warning shots. They say "Don't shoot warning shots". These may not have been intended to be warning shots but since they all missed, that's essentially what they were. Warning shots can accomplish a couple things: They can scare off an offender and they can avoid injury. I know some may not want to avoid injury to a perp but it has legal merits too.
I think she meant to shoot him. I believe her inaccuracy was due to adrenaline, age, and the double action pull.
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Your bleeding heart is your choice. When faced with danger fire on the aggressor until there is no more aggression. Wolves attack lambs for two reasons. Lambs taste good, and they don't fight back. "Perps" attack the elderly because they may have wealth, they are not likely to push back.

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I think she meant to shoot him. I believe her inaccuracy was due to adrenaline, age, and the double action pull.
Re-read my post - I fully agree. They were misses and not intended to be warning shots. But my point is they missed and served as warning shots and did cause the perp to run away. They proved effective.

But I don't understand why in certain conditions warning shots are frowned upon. If they save your life or someone elses without taking a life (and having to live with that) why not? I have viewed the 11BravoTranining video and he specifically says "No warning shots". I have read it other places too. Why not?

I love her closing comment!
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Props to the granny! Hope she can sort through it all emotionally. If my granny had to do that to a 16 year old she'd be upset.



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