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

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Thread: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

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    Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    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?
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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 not longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence. 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, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    Yes he/she can.

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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 not longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence. 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, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    Depends on the State, not all have the same interpretations of right to kill over property law. Now being in harms way is another matter, but one could argue going to a store with your family during a riot is not exactly for the best intentions.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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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 not longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence. 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, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    If it were up to me, I'd authorize him to use a machine gun to shoot the cockroaches who think they have an excuse to riot and burn.

    But, that's just me.

    The law doesn't allow this, unfortunately.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    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.

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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?
    Yes he can but his wife would get cancer treatment anyway, and insurance would cover the losses.

    You have an incredible knack for making it hard to agree with you even when you're right.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If it were up to me, I'd authorize him to use a machine gun to shoot the cockroaches who think they have an excuse to riot and burn.

    But, that's just me.

    The law doesn't allow this, unfortunately.
    Are you certain that isn't legal (firearm, not machine gun) in every state? I suppose if there was a cot in the back the owner could claim it also is one of his/her "residence."

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Are you certain that isn't legal (firearm, not machine gun) in every state? I suppose if there was a cot in the back the owner could claim it also is one of his/her "residence."
    Don't know about Maryland, but in Arkansas you can shoot burglars, residential or commercial.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Yes he can but his wife would get cancer treatment anyway, and insurance would cover the losses.

    You have an incredible knack for making it hard to agree with you even when you're right.
    Quote the law that assures everyone has free commercial property and inventory insurance and free cancer treatment? Neither of those exist whatsoever. Most Mom-Pop businesses do NOT have inventory insurance and do NOT have business provided medical insurance. Even with Obamacare if a person doesn't have the deductible, there is no treatment NOR can a person instantly obtain Obamacare. Yes, hospitals refuse cancer treatment without first being paid.

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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?
    crank up the LMG and hose em down. I say the best cure for violent looters is lead poisoning
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