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Old 07-14-2004, 08:48 AM
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Home defense idea




This does not work in some apartments.

My wife doesn’t like guns, shooting people and violence.
That being said, my idea is that if there is an intruder in the house she just shoots – the ceiling, the floor. This accomplices a couple of things; it puts the perp on notice there is a gun in the house and someone is not afraid to use it (there is a nut in there going crazy with a gun and I better get out of here) and the neighbors are all calling the cops for ‘shots fired’. Then she just stays in the bedroom and waits for the police.

What do you folks think?

Just stirring the pot, so to speak.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:54 AM
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Ridiculous.

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My wife doesn’t like guns, shooting people and violence.
Ask her if she likes being raped or murdered in her own home. If the answer is no, then teach her to use a firearm properly - or not at all.

Someone who shoots at ceilings is gonna get themselves killed, as well as being very irresponsible.

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:07 AM
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Oh she doesn't do too badly. Two tours in Vietnam, ten years US Army qualified expert with 1911A1.
Its just some people aren’t as blood thirsty as some of us.
This is an idea for the folks that will not shoot another person until it’s to late, there are people like that. How do we help them to protect themselves?
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:12 AM
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It's not a case of being blood thirsty. It is a case of being able and willing to defend yourself against harm or death. If those things aren't important enough to you or your wife to seek the proper training that she (evidently) needs, then do not own a firearm with self defense as its intended use.

Knowing how to use a firearm also means knowing when to use it. If your wife doesn't want to know these things, then a firearm in her hand is more dangerous than not having one at all.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:31 AM
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A person unwilling to use a tool properly is worse than a liability, they are negligent, and willing to display incredible irresponsibility. It sounds like she is best armed with a phone and some nonlethal deterrent.

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:37 AM
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That's why we have Bob the dog.

Thanks for your views, they will help others in forming their plans.

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Old 07-14-2004, 09:45 AM
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How old is your wife?
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:47 AM
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I agree with the others. I would also be concerned about where the bullet strikes. Once it leaves the barrel, there is no calling it back.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:58 AM
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How old is your wife?
60 and still the cutest girl I know.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:43 AM
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Its just some people aren’t as blood thirsty as some of us.
Who here are you labeling as being "blood thirsty"? If someone breaks into your home intent on commiting an act of violence, somebody's blood will be spilled (either yours or theirs) whether you wanted that sort of outcome or not.
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60 and still the cutest girl I know.
Then the judge may go easy on her when she launch some wild shots through the floor and ceiling and hit the people below and above you.

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master gunner,

Launching bullets indiscriminatly for any reason is cause for alarm at best, and at worst could kill an innocent person. And for what??? Lets never advocate that position. It certainly would give someone just visiting this forum a wrong opinion.

I think this one is better left on the back burner...unless someone disagrees with me.
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