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the shooting has started in my neighborhood:)
 
November 18th, 2008  
Ted
 
 
the shooting has started in my neighborhood:)
Let me get this straight. A kid shoots at your house and dog with a bb gun and you reckon it is a fair trade with taking his life?? Better yet; you gotta do watcha gotta do..... Shoot him?! Are you serious?
Some here are people who have been around and this is the best solution you can come up with; shooting the kid? If so, I hope you spend a few years thinking of a better solution in a penitentiary institution
November 18th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
Usually, Ted, I'd agree with you. But if someone is shooting at your property you should have the right to return fire in self defense, whether the shooter has a BB gun or an RPG.
November 18th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
I would be really surprised if there were not "proportionate response" laws somewhere on the books that say you can't open up on a kids BB gun with an RPG.

Most nations have some level of self defence laws but few allow escalation.
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the shooting has started in my neighborhood:)
November 18th, 2008  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted
Let me get this straight. A kid shoots at your house and dog with a bb gun and you reckon it is a fair trade with taking his life?? Better yet; you gotta do watcha gotta do..... Shoot him?! Are you serious?
Some here are people who have been around and this is the best solution you can come up with; shooting the kid? If so, I hope you spend a few years thinking of a better solution in a penitentiary institution
Holy crap! Just stumbled upon this thread.... WTF MAN!? Really, Ted's got it spot on... I mean, a BB gun is going to do NOTHING to a house unless it hits a window and it's darn powerful... Now, shooting back with a BB gun is a different story . But I definitely agree with Ted here... These responses are friggin ridiculous... If someone is shooting at my property with a BB gun, the most I'm gonna do is pop em back with a BB gun... MontyB's right... There's no law that says you can escalate the fighting... Just fight back in self defense... It's the same thing as if someone came onto your property (not violently, just strolling along) and then you blowing their head off with a Deagle. It's called unnecessary force.
November 18th, 2008  
Ted
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
Usually, Ted, I'd agree with you. But if someone is shooting at your property you should have the right to return fire in self defense, whether the shooter has a BB gun or an RPG.
Thank you for the kind words TOG (and Rob of course), but let me see if I can make my point differently. If someone is attacking you by deliberately aiming at you, sure you can respond in kind. But returning fire with a 9mm isn't even in the same ball park.
As a kid I'd shoot with paper arrows via a pvc tube at my neighbors' house. Just kid stuff. Yes, I was aiming at the house. But that doesn't make it like I am targeting the inhabitants! It wasn't an attack.... One of the neighbors came out red hot and she belted my brother right on the cheeck. We didn't complain or whine about it. You play a kid's game and sometimes you get burned. (We did put an enormous amount of paper arrows through her open window.) But being shot on the spot is overkill squared... times a quadzilliontrillion!
November 18th, 2008  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Right... BB Gun and bullet are in two completely different spectrums of hurt... The main difference being one can KILL you... Course, if you have a BB gun, fire away.
November 18th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
Perhaps I need to clarify my side as well.

I say use the gun but don't aim AT the kid. Just put one in the ground or in the sky, he'll get the message.
November 18th, 2008  
Rob Henderson
 
 
What goes up must come down... You can't fire a weapon in a residential area just because...
November 18th, 2008  
The Other Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Henderson
What goes up must come down... You can't fire a weapon in a residential area just because...
put one in the ground then.
November 19th, 2008  
Rob Henderson
 
 
Again... I don't think it's lawful to fire a weapon in a neighborhood to try and scare off some kids...
 


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