Elusive Goose: [i285.photobucket.com image 850x478]It's too bad she won't live .. but then again, who does?
Popcorn Johnny: Description of suspect: white male, 4'3" to 5'10"
hitlersbrain: If some one that looks like her breaks into my house I'm sure as HELL not gonna shoot her (though she may wish I had.. (evil laugh, wringing hands).
CavalierEternal: Po little Tink-Tink
Popcorn Johnny: As bad of a reputation as South Africa has for crime, the USA still has a higher rate of death from guns.
BigBooper: illannoyin: Aces and Eights: Here is what I was taught, and I think it makes sense: If you hear someone you suspect is a home-invader, call out to that person "Go away, I have a gun." If it's your girlfriend, family member, or some other innocent person, they can identify themselves and a tragedy like this could be avoided. If it's really a home invader, the warning might run them off. If not, well...you can decide what to do with that .357 in your hand. But at least they had fair warning.Correct.WHO'S THERE? IDENTIFY YOURSELF! LEAVE NOW! I'M ARMED AND I WILL KILL YOU!Don't go looking for them in the house. Lock yourself in the bedroom. Hide under the bed and dial 911. Have your gun ready if they kick in the door./Common sense goes a long way to avoiding "accidents" like thisESPECIALLY if a loved one is not right there with you. If you don't know 100% that everyone that should be in the house is in the house for God's sake don't shoot at movement in the dark.My house has a hallway where I can put myself between all our bedrooms and the rest of the house. You better believe that the first thing I'm going to do in a home burglary situation is to move to a defensive position and scream in a very high pitched voice "Who's There! I have a gun!"The wife will of course be calling 911. of course knowing her, As soon as she has contact with the police, she'll be grabbing her own piece.Screw the stuff, I'm not moving away from where my family is. I like to think that I wouldn't shoot at movement, or without identifying who I'm shooting at, but who knows what you'll do when your adrenalin is pumping.The story that always sticks in my mind is a family friend, who thinks he's Rambo, was going room to room with a shotgun when he heard someone in the house at night. He came around a corner and came within a split second of blowing away his daughter who had come home from college unexpectedly. That was a real "come to Jesus" moment for him.
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