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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    I can see firing a warning shot. If I feared for my life, I wouldn't hesitate to pull a gun if I had one (or use any means at my disposal). If I pull a gun, it's because I have the capacity to pull the trigger if I need to. But the key part is, if I need to. I don't WANT to shoot someone. I don't WANT to kill someone. I don't want them to force me to defend myself in such a way. So I can see brandishing the weapon in the hopes that the aggressor will walk away. All I need to do is make them believe I am willing to use it if they persist in threatening my life. I would personally rather they desist in threatening me and walk away than have to kill them to make them do so.

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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    With a pump-action shotgun, you don't need a warning shot. There's nothing in the world like the sound of a round being slammed into the chamber.

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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I can see firing a warning shot. If I feared for my life, I wouldn't hesitate to pull a gun if I had one (or use any means at my disposal). If I pull a gun, it's because I have the capacity to pull the trigger if I need to. But the key part is, if I need to. I don't WANT to shoot someone. I don't WANT to kill someone. I don't want them to force me to defend myself in such a way. So I can see brandishing the weapon in the hopes that the aggressor will walk away. All I need to do is make them believe I am willing to use it if they persist in threatening my life. I would personally rather they desist in threatening me and walk away than have to kill them to make them do so.
    And that, right there, is why you should never own a gun.
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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid



    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I can see firing a warning shot. If I feared for my life, I wouldn't hesitate to pull a gun if I had one (or use any means at my disposal). If I pull a gun, it's because I have the capacity to pull the trigger if I need to. But the key part is, if I need to. I don't WANT to shoot someone. I don't WANT to kill someone. I don't want them to force me to defend myself in such a way. So I can see brandishing the weapon in the hopes that the aggressor will walk away. All I need to do is make them believe I am willing to use it if they persist in threatening my life. I would personally rather they desist in threatening me and walk away than have to kill them to make them do so.
    In Concealed Carry Certification classes, one of the first things taught is to never draw a gun if you don't intend to use it. It should never be waved around as a threat and you should NEVER fire a warning shot.
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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    We used to have this problem in Albuquerque, the hispanic folk would shoot thier pistoles in the air at certain fiestas.... a flap would ensue.
    The flap would ensue because the bullets would come down on peoples heads. We had the same problem every New Years Eve in LA.

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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    With a pump-action shotgun, you don't need a warning shot. There's nothing in the world like the sound of a round being slammed into the chamber.
    Maybe a better poll would be to ask if anyone has actually killed someone with a gun, outside of a war situation. I think there is big difference between talking about it and actually doing it.
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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Maybe a better poll would be to ask if anyone has actually killed someone with a gun, outside of a war situation. I think there is big difference between talking about it and actually doing it.
    The chances of your home be destroyed are fairly slim as well, but you carry insurance for that, don't you? It never hurts to be prepared.
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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    The chances of your home be destroyed are fairly slim as well, but you carry insurance for that, don't you? It never hurts to be prepared.
    Hmm, maybe. I was inspired to buy a gun after watching the looting during the aftermath of Hurrican Andrew and having witnessed the looting during the LA riots first hand. I bought the gun, not to kill people, but to protect my property. I would never want to kill someone for stealing, but I would definitely try to hurt them, if I had to. So the notion that one has to shoot to kill in all situations is baloney.

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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Hmm, maybe. I was inspired to buy a gun after watching the looting during the aftermath of Hurrican Andrew and having witnessed the looting during the LA riots first hand. I bought the gun, not to kill people, but to protect my property. I would never want to kill someone for stealing, but I would definitely try to hurt them, if I had to. So the notion that one has to shoot to kill in all situations is baloney.
    Therein lies the crux of the matter. Civilians with proper weapons training have been taught that the ONLY time you draw a firearm is when your personal safety or the safety of those around you is in jeopardy. If someone is stealing my TV or my car, my first thought would be to call the police, not reach for my weapon, but if that time ever comes and someone is seriously endangering me or my loved ones, I will not hesitate to aim for the chest and pull the trigger.

    Bottom line, if you have to shoot, you shoot with deadly intention. No one trains a civilian, law enforcement officer or soldier to intentionally wound a target.
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    Re: good for her. old lady shoots punk kid

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    In Concealed Carry Certification classes, one of the first things taught is to never draw a gun if you don't intend to use it. It should never be waved around as a threat and you should NEVER fire a warning shot.
    I would intend to use it if they didn't back off. But I will always, and I mean always, give someone the opportunity to change their mind about continuing to threaten my life.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And that, right there, is why you should never own a gun.
    Because I would prefer that someone walk away as opposed to having to shoot them? Because I don't *want* to kill someone?

    Pahlease. All the people who own guns don't WANT to shoot people. There are few people that actually have a hankering to go out and blow someone away. I would prefer someone walk away from me than have to kill them, and I will give them the opportunity to do so. Whether I have a knife, a gun, or a baseball bat. My first choice will ALWAYS be for them to desist in threatening me and walk away. If you think that not wanting to kill someone is a reason not to own a gun, then I feel pretty sorry for your attitude about the world.

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