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Review by Nohandle on 2007-12-09
I just opened today's newspaper and read "Suspect killed in home invasion..burglary attempt." It seems two individuals broke into someone's home, the homeowner had a handgun and ordered the men to the floor.

One of the individuals got up from the floor, charged the homeowner and was shot and died. What might be the memberships' feelings on this?
Comments:20 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-10
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-12-09:
My feelings, what were the two doing in the homeowner's residence to begin with? I don't think they came for tea.
Posted by killerklown on 2007-12-09:
My feelings are that it's too bad the other guy didn't get up with his friend...
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-09:
Sheeeesh...ask me why I have a gun.
Posted by old fart on 2007-12-09:
I hope the as*h*le didn't bleed on the rug!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-09:
Right on, OF.

Note to potential burglars: If you attempt to break into my home, first, you will have to deal with my dogs. If you get past that, keep in mind that my DH and I are both armed, and, neither of us will hesitate to shoot your fool A$$. Oh yeah, and, like OF said, keep the bleeding to a minimum.

Posted by MRM on 2007-12-09:
Its a good thing that this homeowner had a gun to, effectively, protect himself against the burglaries and not a machete that was used by Sean Taylor (Washington Redskins player who died in home invasion) in which he was unable to protect himself against the burglaries.
Posted by Nohandle on 2007-12-09:
Actually, the individual made it to the adjacent property where he started pushing up those flowers. No telling how long it will take for the grease spot to be covered, what with winter coming along.
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-09:
I am all for this. I commend this homeowner. If someone breaks into my home, they will be shot. I have a Glock 9mm locked in the closet and I am not afraid to use it. I am alone at night due to my husband working graveyard shift, so that gun is the only thing protecting me and my kids from heck knows what.

I think that if someone is breaking into your home and is trying to rob you or worse kill you, you have every right to defend yourself.

Posted by MRM on 2007-12-09:
I still cant believe that Sean Taylor used a machete against the burglaries who had guns. A gun will stop them in their track as they try to flee.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-09:
I'm not fond of Glocks, but, I own a Beretta 9mm, DH owns a Beretta 40 cal. Looking to buy a revolver, soon.

Of course, locked up, around children, always.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-09:
Good for the homeowner! Bad for the dumb arss burglar! I also have 9mm's of reasoning why you should not break into my house.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-10:
I'm with killertown.
One less piece of shyt for the taxpayers to defend and support.
Main carry: Glock 27 .40
Posted by chemman on 2007-12-10:

I believe a homeowner has every right to defend themselves and their family. If someone is breaking into my house, I don't know that I would have even bothered ordering them to the floor and taking the chance of them trying to rush me. If they are in my house, I assume it is to cause me harm.
MRM-I believe Sean Taylor used a machete because he was not legally able to own a gun, he had pleaded guilty to a gun crime earlier and while it was knocked down to a misdemeanor, I believe part of his plea agreement was he could not own a gun.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-12-10:
MRM...even though the "castle doctrine" is in effect in several states, It is not wise for a civilian to shoot at a fleeing suspect, once they are out of the house.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-12-10:
JK's right. In fact, you have a heap of trouble on your hands shooting any intruder in the back while fleeing, even if still inside the house. The only way that flies, is if the burgler's path out takes him past a child's bedroom or in some fashion, still offers doubt as to the safety of the home occupants. Lids, you have only 9 reasons? Lol, I have 380.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-10:
Well these guys certainly wouldn't get my trust vote, that's for sure.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-10:
Slim, the solution if you get one in the back is to turn him over and put a few in his front just make sure you stand back a bit. Now you have 381 reasons, LOL!
Posted by Principissa on 2007-12-10:
jk in Kentucky if you shoot a suspect outside of your home it's murder. Like they say down here, if you shoot him in the house and he runs outside and dies, you better drag him back in.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-10:
Lidman - I have to disagree. Tampering with evidence and staging the scene is the surest way to land yourself in a heap of trouble. But other than that I agree with ya Lidman.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-10:
DARN RIGHT YOU SHOOT FIRST , THEN ASK QUESTIONS LATER.
IT'S YOUR HOUSE AND FAMILY YOUR PROTECTING .
THEY SHOULD LOCK THE OTHER GUY UP FOR LIFE.

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