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JoergS wrote:Realistically, I think I can launch a nine pound chain saw at 50 fps from a shoulder mounted rubber powered bazooka...
squinty wrote:I reserve the right to yell "Dookyhole!" - or it's Hebrew equivalent if such a thing exists - whilst dispensing a barrage of palm strikes at my opponent.
jamoni wrote:To the people who say the OP should have left the moment he saw someone in the house, I have some points:
1. People are animals. We are smart, and have thumbs, and wear fancy clothes, but at the end of the day we are animals. Your first reaction as a healthy male will most likely be "Who the fuck are you?! Get the fuck out of here!" We're wired like that.
2. There is a reaction lag under weird circumstances, especially in familiar areas. When you are home, you are expecting to throw your keys down, take off your shoes, and go get a beer or something. You are NOT expecting a crackhead on the couch. There will be a noticeable lag between receiving this information and processing it. I call it 'hitting the reset button'. You just reset your brain, and it takes a second to restart. For people who have no training, this is the part where they die, because thinking about things at this point is futile. You will revert to your training.
3. This shit happens FAST. Adrenaline effects and "time travelling" make it seem like forever, but it was probably only a second or two between the time the OP entered the house and the time he became physically engaged with the intruder.
4. It's easy to say "let him run away, he might have a knife, etc". But again, we are animals. When another animal attacks, we either fight or run, and as it happens so fast, it's really not up to conscious thought. Again, you revert to your training.
In other words, you come home, there's a split second of WTF and chaos, some dude rushes you, so you choke his ass out.
EDIT: also, you now have the coolest bar story ever. "Hey, tell these girls about the time you choked out that tweeker!"
Krustofski wrote:Dude, you're an open system which has energy pumped into it at least once a day. Entropy doesn't stand a chance. Plus, all living things are thermodynamically unstable anyway, we're held together by pure kinetics. You're not special. Um... what I'm trying to say is: Happy Birthday.
eugene wrote:I skipped ahead from page 1 after reading the post about could have been legal because of the Ohio Castle Doctrine law. I was talking to a co-worker who moved up here (Ohio) from TX and had a CCW in TX (its called CHL or something there). He tool the class recently here in Ohio via a private instructor and his instructor advised him that while that is the law you need to still have ~$20,000 to pay for the court costs if you ever do have to shoot someone. So if what he says is correct it sounds like you saved yourself some hassle.
/OT but this seems to match what I've read on some other forums, that if you do ever shot someone your gun gets confiscated, and you may be arrested and have to go to court to defend yourself. So I've been trying to figure out what to do, I want to get a handgun eventually or what if I would use my shotgun in defense of my family, what happens if I have to go to jail/court, who takes care of my family then, seems like I loose either way.
Oneswunk wrote:One question, when he was out did you teabag him?
Also this state no longer does the afirmative defence thing. Once someone states that they were defending themselves it is up to the state to prove that they were not.
chills1994 wrote:However, and this is what I don't know....with Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws (aka "Make My Day" laws), if you shoot somebody within your home, does Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground laws pre-empt, automatically, any attempts from the prosecutor's office to pursue you criminally???
vyadmirer wrote:Call me the paranoid type, but remember I'm on a post apocalyptic website prepared for zombies.
I would not have let the dog out, myself, as I am not trained to fight with a dog, nor is the dog trained to fight with me.
Yes. Well done.Ad'lan wrote:This seems to me to have resulted in the best possible outcome. A ZS member safe and sound, a BG in police hands, and no blood stains or court cases to worry about.
Paladin1 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something? I know there is protection training for dogs and obviously, police/military dogs train with their handlers, but I don't get not using your GSD (or other appropriate dog) for protection?Kutter_0311 wrote:I would not have let the dog out, myself, as I am not trained to fight with a dog, nor is the dog trained to fight with me.
eugene wrote:pretty much sounds like your guilty until proven innocent
Vicarious_Lee wrote:If Nutnfacny were an 8-ounce chicken fried steak, he'd come with 72 ounces of batter around it that you have to slash through to get to it.
OTTB wrote:"What's that you're wearing?"
"This? Oh, just my rabies hat."
shrapnel wrote:Darling, I would never fondle your sphenoid.
Dr. Cox wrote:People aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. Bastard-coated bastards with bastard fillings.
JamesCannon wrote:Shrapnel, if you were a superhero, you'd be Captain Buzzkill Peener Pain.
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