dittybopper: Dimensio: dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.I own a rifle. If such a situation occurred outside of my residence, I would seek cover in a location least likely to suffer an errant strike from a misaimed bullet.Let's think about that for a minute.There is an on-going firefight. You have the capability to end it quickly, and the element of surprise. Because of something called "target fixation", it is extremely unlikely that either the criminals or the police are even going to notice your first shot. You are approximately 20 or at most 30 yards from the criminals, which is an easy shot with a rifle.So, alternative 1: You wait it out. Meanwhile, bullets are flying, and they are coming into your home:[www.lawofficer.com image 351x468]You're rolling the dice. Will you get hit? Probably not, the odds are in your favor. But what if someone else does?Option 2: Shoot them. By the time the surviving person figures out you are shooting at them, you've probably already got him in your crosshairs and are pulling the trigger. Remember that you have the element of surprise here, so unless you're such a major fark-up that you can't hit a person in the chest with a deer rifle at 25 yards (which, if you can't, you shouldn't be deer hunting anyway), you're going to kill at least one of them before either knows what happened.Once you've got them, you stop shooting, unload and safe the gun, and let the police know what happened.Generally, if you shoot people who are shooting at the police, they don't get too mad at you. At least, I've never heard of someone being charged for shooting someone who was shooting at the police, and yes, armed civilians have done that a number of times.
vudukungfu: dittybopper: They can't see into that window at all.You or I with a mod. 94 winchester 30 30, could hit them one shot kill. and it would be over fast.I would worry about anyone who owns a AR15.Seriously, I can see some spay and pray idiot missing the hell out of anything but the cops.
katerbug72: airsupport: Early news reports suggested that Junior Bomberman actually ran over Bomberman while trying to escape.I guess they've discounted that.The photo of his body tells another story. He looks run over to me.
airsupport: Early news reports suggested that Junior Bomberman actually ran over Bomberman while trying to escape.I guess they've discounted that.
Dimensio: I would seek cover in a location least likely to suffer an errant strike from a misaimed bullet.
dittybopper: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x448]If he'd had a rifle instead of an iPhone, he could have ended it right then and there.Probably would have gotten a medal from the police, even in anti-gun Massachusetts.
alexanderplatz: [www.lawofficer.com image 594x446]What's going on with the smaller vehicle on the left side of the picture?
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