Originally Posted by manta
Have we any real world examples of this or is it opinions.
If warning shots were a good idea, the 10th Mountain would have taught me the how and why of that, they didnt and wouldnt cause its not a smart thing to do. Our VP's suggestion to fire a couple sound shots off the back deck with the Double Barrel doesnt make a bit of sense either. Some people have neighbors, they probably wouldnt appreciate being shot or holes in their house.
An attempted robbery, Criminal Trespass or home invasion is about as lethal a situation as it gets. You must assume the worst, Im not saying to pursue the POS, just stop them dead in their tracks if they cross the threshold without permission.
In NY, Im Limited to 7 rounds in my weapon, shooting one in the air leaves me 6. Because a flash suppressor is considered a military feature, the shot I just wasted will illuminate my position immediately so if the criminal is armed, they can return fire directly on my flash. If there are two or more assailants, 6 bullets probably wont save me and my family, wasting a single one is a regret I cant afford to have.
Warning an intruder to stand down only gives them a better chance at me. They already have the element of surprise and bad intent on their part, I shant give them any other opportunities they do not deserve nor would I expect a greeting with tea and crumpets if I were a criminal.
In the end, I would rather pray to god for forgiveness than meet him personally before my time is done here. I dont look forward to taking someones life but they wont get mine without a fight.