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47,664 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 9 years ago by Raisinman

Should a person be allowed to use deadly force to protect their home from intruders?


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9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:58:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or the life of your wife/husband and children?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 2:05:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Is this young, healthy male a terminator? Why do you need to kill him with the gun to stop him attacking you?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 2:06:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think anyone is just going to break into a home with the intent of harming another being without being armed, young and healthy or not.
And it wouldn't be wrong for anyone to shoot the intruder, if it wasn't a life-threatening shot (the knee, the arm, the foot, etc). But I think it would be wrong to just flat out murder the intruder, if they're unarmed.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 2:41:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
He basically is a terminator to the old woman who doesn't have the physical strength to fight him off.

If you're being attacked Banana_gurl, you don't have the luxury of a well aimed shot to the knee, arm, or foot.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 2:51:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
So he gets shot in the hip because of a poorly-aimed shot, falls to the floor in pain and then still must be stopped at any cost?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 2:55:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
If there is an intruder in your home than you should have the right to point a gun at them. Do you really think someone, who is unarmed, is going to attack someone who is pointing a gun at them? I mean c'mon, the intruder isn't James Bond here. And if someone can't aim a shot properly than maybe they shouldn't be owning a gun in the first place.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:00:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, Mat, if you disable him then your next course of action should be to bug-out, or a good swift kick to the back of the head to knock him out once he is down.

I'm saying, B_G, if you aren't given the time to point the gun and tell the intruder that you will shoot him/her, instead you're attacked off the bat.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:01:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I am in fear of losing my own life, survival instict kicks in, and it's either him or me. And better him than me.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:04:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
What unarmed intruder is just going to attack someone off the bat? Clearly, like I said, if someone goes breaking into a house unarmed than they aren't looking to harm anyone. They're looking to secretly steal sh*t, and get out of there.. not surprise attack some old lady. If someone was looking to attack an old lady (or anyone) of the bat, then they would come armed.. and then it would be right to attack the intruder with deadly force.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:07:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
The kind that feels threatend he will be caught when you come around the corner and find him looting your stuff. It's like an animal that is surrounded with no place to go, he/she will attack you to save their own butt.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:09:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Now, if he flees out the window behind him instead of coming at you, then no you shouldn't chase him down and blow his brains out. But if he comes at you then I believe you are well within your right to take action.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:14:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you have the time to sneak around the corner, than you have the time to get a gun and point it at him. When you come around the corner holding a gun at him.. chances are, he's not going to just attack you unarmed. Not unless he's suicidal.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:16:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not saying you were sneaking around, if you just happend upon him.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:16:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
if they're also armed, it's necessary. don't want to end up dead, neither do i want my loved ones dead either.

if they're unarmed, i can just point the gun at them or fire off a warning shot, they'll run.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:19:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
What if you don't have a weapon and have to use deadly force via your bare hands?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:22:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:16:25 AM mphollabakk wrote:
I'm not saying you were sneaking around, if you just happend upon him.


Yeah, because an intruder isn't going to make any noise at all (sarcasm). Seriously, you don't just "happen upon" someone breaking into your house. If you're home, you're going to hear it.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:24:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:19:37 AM mphollabakk wrote:
What if you don't have a weapon and have to use deadly force via your bare hands?


If you don't have a gun, than you should have something else in your house (skillet, bat, hammer, wrench, etc).. and you can sneak up behind the dude and bash them in the head and knock them out. Because chances are, if the guy is sneaking into your home unarmed, than he doesn't think you're home and you'll have the advantage anyways.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:25:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
False. If he comes in through a basement window left opened or a door left unlocked, and you're sound asleep on the third floor chances are you wouldn't hear him. Now you wake up with the urge to pee.
Ever heard of the term "cat-burglar"?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:26:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
And then when you bash him in the back of the head with a frying pan and crack his skull open, that's okay because it wasn't death by a fire arm?
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:27:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I had a third floor, I'd avoid any burglars I could and take a vacation to the moon.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:29:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Mat, just because a house has more than one floor doesn't mean the owner is wealthy.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:30:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm just glad you understood what the joke was supposed to mean.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:34:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Then maybe should lock your doors and close your downstairs windows at night. And who the f*ck has a bedroom on the third floor and gets up in the middle of the night to go all the way to the basement to pee?

I never said to incessantly beat the intruders head in. Just smack him in the head one time so that he's unconscious. And in this case, accidentally killing someone is different than intentionally killing someone- - trust me, the evidence would be clear on the body if it was intentional.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:37:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think I read that head wounds that render someone unconscious are very likely to cause permanent damage if they don't kill the person. It's not like in the movies.
9 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:40:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/17/13 - 3:19:37 AM mphollabakk wrote:
What if you don't have a weapon and have to use deadly force via your bare hands?


you can make anything into a weapon. heck, a pillow is a weapon.

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