View Poll Results: Should store owner be able to use deadly force against looters?

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Killing is never the answer and one life is not above the other.
    that is pillow headed psychobabble. sometimes killing is the only appropriate answer. or I should say, shooting to stop which often leads to death
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Killing is never the answer and one life is not above the other.
    Mine is way above anyone looking to do me or my family harm.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    In the past when people were told to evacuate their homes for such as a hurricane - thus making them subject to burglary and vandalism - it would be announced that "looters will be shot."
    I think they still can be in some states. But only by police and National Guard. During the mess with New Orleans, some federal troops were there, they could only respond in self-defence.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The police pull out, eliminating all police protection and essentially eliminating the rule of law.

    Looters are breaking into a store owner's store. Insurance will not cover the lose. If the owner loses his inventory, he and his family become homeless, bankrupt and completely financially ruined. His wife will no longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence for her. Daughter will have to drop out of college. The family will be on the street begging for food until food stamps are given and they find a homeless shelter.

    Can the store owner use deadly force (such as a firearm) to protect his merchandise? Or he is required to lose everything he has, all efforts lost, future obliterated, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    If push comes to shove i donīt see why not, but i see few situations in which deadly force would be strictly necessary.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The police pull out, eliminating all police protection and essentially eliminating the rule of law.

    Looters are breaking into a store owner's store. Insurance will not cover the lose. If the owner loses his inventory, he and his family become homeless, bankrupt and completely financially ruined. His wife will no longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence for her. Daughter will have to drop out of college. The family will be on the street begging for food until food stamps are given and they find a homeless shelter.

    Can the store owner use deadly force (such as a firearm) to protect his merchandise? Or he is required to lose everything he has, all efforts lost, future obliterated, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    If someone is breaking into your place and stealing your stuff, yes you can respond with lethal force. Well I'd say theoretically, though you'd probably want to make sure what the state law is. But the police can't protect you all the time, and you need to be capable of defending your own.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Wish I could find the link to one of the recent riots were every store was looted - but one. The convenience store "owned by Koreans." They were standing visibly holding shotguns refusing to flee from or abandon their store.
    If I may: Rodney King Riots, 1992.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Killing is never the answer and one life is not above the other.
    My life is definitely "above" that of anyone intentionally endangering my life.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Can the store owner use deadly force (such as a firearm) to protect his merchandise? Or he is required to lose everything he has, all efforts lost, future obliterated, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    Yes, he can use lethal force in direct defense of his property.

    Can he use force against people against people whom he deems might have looted other properties, or whom he thinks might be intending to loot his property, or simply because he concludes they uhhmmm..... "look like looters" or "don't belong here" or are being "obnoxious"?- absolutely not.

    Basically, he retains the right to defend his property. He also needs to remember that protestors also retain their right to self defense. He may think that hard core, pre-emptive solutions are fun to implement- until somebody implements a hardcore, pre-emptive solution on him. Then, such solutions are no longer fun.... .
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The police pull out, eliminating all police protection and essentially eliminating the rule of law.

    Looters are breaking into a store owner's store. Insurance will not cover the lose. If the owner loses his inventory, he and his family become homeless, bankrupt and completely financially ruined. His wife will no longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence for her. Daughter will have to drop out of college. The family will be on the street begging for food until food stamps are given and they find a homeless shelter.

    Can the store owner use deadly force (such as a firearm) to protect his merchandise? Or he is required to lose everything he has, all efforts lost, future obliterated, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?


    IMHO, if the police pull out and leave you on your own, you do what you have to do.


    Preferably with something with a 30 round mag.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Store owners protecting their store against looters?-sav-sniper-3-jpgshoot anyone that steps in your store after given fair warning.....post a sign outside stating your intentions
    I find the lack of logic in humans most disturbing...

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