almost shot a pit bull today

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  1. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Driving home I see a kid hiding in a ditch behind a fence from a snarling pit bull.... I turn around , park, & draw... I jump out and yell at the dog to intimidate him.... it worked and the dog retreated....
    The kid was very very greatful
     
  2. hiwall

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    I was out walking a month or so ago and a teenage boy asked if he could walk with me past a certain house(I was armed OC). He said he was waiting in hopes someone would come along as the dog there always chased him. I had no problem that day.
     

  3. Tackleberry1

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    Wished you'd shot it...

    I'm a dog lover but I'd put down an aggressive mut in a heartbeat.

    Tack
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

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    My Brother in law had to shoot a Pit that had him cornered in his car. There were two of them that had gotten out from the neighbors house. He had warned them what would happen if the dogs were not controlled. They both were in his yard and one charged him when he got out of the car. He got back in drew his Khar .40 and shot the one. The other decided it was time to go home.

    He called the police and reported the shooting. They came out and did the report. Then they went to the neighbors and cited them for failure to control their dogs which had already had several complaints from other neighbors. The other dog was taken by animal control.

    Sucks that the dogs were not raised and trained right, and that the owners didn't take care of them properly. I have had neighbors with Pit Bulls that were fine dogs, and well behaved. I tend to blame the owners.
     
  5. partdeux

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    anti 2A neighbor began to get it after her dog was attacked by a loss pit. Cost her several hundred dollars in vet bills. She knows I carry and when I asked why she didn't just shoot the damn thing, it's like a light bulb went off in her head.
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

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    When I was young a neighbor had two very rambunctious germs that would always get lose and terrorized the neighborhood. Pops talked to owners once, from there we called animal control. Control did nothing, said to dangerous because they worked like pack animals and ganged up. I'm glad I didn't own guns back then, 'cause I'd have gladly shot them.
     
  7. gaspump86

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    I had a pit bull before I had kids.
    I never wronged that dog... but she couldn't be trusted around strangers..... when my son was on the way I gave her away.... not risking it
     
  8. guthy125

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    Growing up I had a red nose pit. Got him when I was 5 yrs old and he was a puppy. Once he got older he was very protective of me and when my little brother was born he was also protective of him. His name was Angus and he would always either sleep in one of our beds or on the floor between us.
    Unfortunately when I was 18/19 he started going cenial and wondered out of the house one day (had doors open cause air wasn't working and too damn hot on s fl). He didn't do anything but go down the block and someone called animal control.
    Control was a real arsehole to us. My dog had cancer and the vet said there was really nothing to do but put him down. But we wanted to let him go naturally. Sadly my parents went to put him down cause animal control said we didn't feed him enough. Even though he ate 4 times a day he was really skinny. Sorry for getting off topic.
    Back to it. In my neighborhood there are a bunch of folks who have pits. Some of them aren't so friendly, my wife found a kitten outside work one day, took it home raised it kept it her dad's house. One day he tells us he saw the cat dead on the sidewalk. It was attacked by a pit.
    I love pits but as the gentleman said above its the owners.
     
  9. getem2011

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    Agreed.

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    Here's mine.
     
  10. gaspump86

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    I don't hate pits or those who have them.... even if u want it to be vicious.... JUST MAKE DAMN SURE IT IS LOCKED UP good
     
  11. Ruger22lr

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    I hate how people say Pittbulls are aggressive, it's the owner not the dog.
     
  12. Tackleberry1

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    I had a very nice older neighbor years ago who I really like but who was also anti 2A...well one afternoon another neighbors pits got out and killed his poodle right in front of him. He nearly knocked my door of it's hinges begging me to get my gun!

    Funny how a little threat wakes people up...:rolleyes:

    I did grab my .45 and went to investigate...the poodle was most certainly dead and the pits were long gone so we called PD and let them handle it.

    I think the pits were destroyed...which is too bad, no such thing as a bad dog, only bad owners.
     
  13. JonM

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    i dont agree with the only bad owners thing when it comes to dogs bred for war. being vicious is genetically programed into them. they typically arent vicious to their owners only to outsiders and thats where the trouble stems. pitbulls have been known to leap from second story balconies to attack people walking down the street. http://www.nbc15.com/news/state/hea...Off_Balcony_Attacks_Dog_Walker_159377215.html

    whatever is in their genes that make them territorial is hardwired and no amount of training and being a good owner can over ride that.
     
  14. fupuk

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    I have had my Pit since he was three months old and he is a great dog. Its defenitly the owner not the breed. At my house my dog buddy sounds mean if you knock on the door and when I let you in and tell him to calm down hes fine. But I would not hesitate taking a dogs life to save another humans life. Here is a picture of my dog and cat sleeping on the couch. My dogs name is Buddy and the cat is Fuzz Lightyear.
     

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    I have a picture of when my son was a couple months old and my dog was a few months older than him.
     

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  17. partdeux

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    It's great there are so many loyal owners, but there's been enough good owners where the dog has turned on a family member and even their own children, it's too risky. Problem is, if the dog does snap, they are an incredibly strong animal.
     
  18. gaspump86

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    Right. So if your dog could get loose would you be concerned for others safety?
     
  19. Kai

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    Unfortunately it is the dog that bits, mauls and sometimes kills...not the owner.
     
  20. JTJ

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    Everyone is concentrating on Pits but there are other breeds out there that can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous. I worked with one guy whose wife was killed by their pet Doberman. They had raised the dog from a pup but one day she was hanging clothes on the line and the dog attacked her. I know another Doberman that is so gentle it is unreal and it was supposed to be a guard dog. This one would probably follow you around and show you where all the good stuff is. I know of a German Shepherd that would let anyone in but dont try to get out. They had to post the meter readings in the window because it would not let the meter readers out.
    I like dogs but I dislike uncaring and inconsiderate dog owners. Train it and control it or dont have one.
     
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