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(Opposing Views)   Protip: If you're going to lock someone up while you burglarize their home, don't lock them up in their gun closet   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
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2013-05-17 11:05:09 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: squibbits: The link goes to a case where a guy shot someone on his dock, not in his home. It's just the same as shooting someone in your driveway. This would not be justifiable. If the guy smashes into the house, are you saying that one should just let him take what he wants and leave?

Would you execute someone for stealing your tv?

I have a form at my back door that any home invader MUST fill out first.  I don't like surprises.
2013-05-17 11:12:41 AM  
Would I shoot someone for stealing fruit from my tree? No.
My old laptop?
My new laptop?
Tires from my car?
My car that I use to get to work?
How about my wife's wedding ring?
Or my mothers?
The copper cables in my home?

At a certain point, and each person has theirs... you can no longer say "it's just objects". Because in effect, it's your life that person is taking, piece by piece.

Where my mother's from, they have a saying: Thieves get beaten. And nobody feels sorry for them.

When I was in Alaska, I was told not to touch other people's hanging game (or fish). It's very serious over there - groceries are hard to come by and when you mess with someone's food you are messing with their ability to stay fed throughout the winter. You go around stealing their food, thinking "it's just a fish", and you may very well get shot and buried somewhere no one will ever find you.

In the same way, if you steal my car, I can't get to work and feed my family.
2013-05-17 12:05:00 PM  
This story made my morning.
2013-05-17 03:13:21 PM  
I like how the article didn't bother explaining whether or not the other guys got caught.
2013-05-18 01:54:15 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: And without the criminals' error those guns would have done our well-armed citizen no good whatsoever.

You sound pretty pissed that the criminals can't just fark up as often as they want without any consequence.
2013-05-18 02:06:15 AM  

DrewCurtisJr: Frank N Stein: It's really simple. Don't break into someone's house and you won't get shot.

I'm certainly willing to give the homeowner every benefit of the doubt, and like I said previously I think case was totally justified. I'm not in favor of Joe Horn situation shootings.

Yeah, people like you, they tend to hate it when career criminals get shot in the middle of a crime.
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