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If someone broke into your house and you had a gun, would you shoot to kill or just shoot to maim?

lucythetooth 2012/02/20 03:49:23
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  • Batman 2012/02/20 17:42:47
    Kill
    Batman
    +13
    Sadly, if you need to shoot, you simply have to kill. Otherwise, he can sue or make up some story that'll really complicates things.

    if dead, he has no story to tell, just yours. Oh, and make sure you tell the police you were afraid for your life.

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  • Sadisticon 2012/02/20 15:47:28
    Maim
    Sadisticon
    +2
    Maim, incapacitate, strip you naked and humiliate.
  • Empress 2012/02/20 15:39:05 (edited)
    Kill
    Empress
    +5
    It is either me or the intruder...I sure as hell don't plan on it being me!
  • Reverend Hell 2012/02/20 15:34:55
    Kill
    Reverend Hell
    +3
    Only if shooting was necessary. If you shoot and maim, you can get sued after the fact, by the person who broke into your house!
  • heirsoftheking 2012/02/20 15:30:32
    Undecided
    heirsoftheking
    +3
    Good question. Never been robbed.
  • Chase Martin 2012/02/20 15:30:06
    Maim
    Chase Martin
    +3
    I'd pop a few into his kneecaps if he had no gun, if he did have gun of course i would shoot to kill
  • savannalea 2012/02/20 15:27:38
  • angie45 2012/02/20 15:18:45
    Undecided
    angie45
    +2
    dependig on the situation...wouldn't want to shoot to kill,actually may shoot to scare.
  • Dickens angie45 2012/02/20 17:16:37
    Dickens
    +1
    ...sorry, but if you shoot to scare, they'll shoot back to kill...
  • angie45 Dickens 2012/02/20 21:05:41
    angie45
    +1
    yes, if they had a gun..like i say all depends on the situation
  • Funky Monk 2012/02/20 15:18:00
    Maim
    Funky Monk
    +2
    Even though they brought it upon themselves, I don't think I could ever kill someone...
  • thetacat 2012/02/20 14:58:17
    Wouldn't shoot at all
    thetacat
    +2
    Actually, I might shoot, but not at them. More to scare them than anything else. I might whack them in the head with it :) I think I'd be too scared to actually shoot at them :s
  • Tony 2012/02/20 14:39:23
    Kill
    Tony
    +5
    If you only maim someone you can sued for it. If you kill an intruder no one cares.
  • Chase M... Tony 2012/02/20 15:30:58
    Chase Martin
    +2
    I never understood that...my new plan now is to temporarily maim, then shoot to kill hehehe
  • jere.ch... Chase M... 2012/02/20 16:32:49
    jere.chievres
    +4
    Make your first shot a kill shot,
  • Chase M... jere.ch... 2012/02/20 17:31:31
    Chase Martin
    +2
    Thats probably what would end up happening, but i would rather cause them pain before death
  • jere.ch... Chase M... 2012/02/20 17:33:30
    jere.chievres
    +3
    Kick 'em in the nads first. Then call the cops,
  • Chase M... jere.ch... 2012/02/20 17:35:35
    Chase Martin
    +3
    Good call! I do that to incapacitate them , then i tie them up and forget about them for a couple days, then i call the cops!
  • jere.ch... Chase M... 2012/02/20 17:36:58
    jere.chievres
    +3
    Good thinking.
  • Amasaman 2012/02/20 14:37:21
    Undecided
    Amasaman
    +2
    I was taught to shoot to stop the threat. To me, that means two to the chest and one to the head.
  • Stonecipher 2012/02/20 14:34:15
    Maim
    Stonecipher
    +2
    Shoot both hands, so there's always a reminder for these robbers or intruders not to ever ever do it again.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/02/20 14:28:43
    Kill
    Clay Slayer
    +3
    One must use caution when shooting an intruder.. Make sure he is dead before he hits the floor,, if you just wound them, than shoot them while they are down you could face Manslaughter charges... We have the castle Doctrine law here, where you can defend your home.. however you cannot shoot someone in the back if they are trying to run away.... they are not a danger if trying to escape....EXERCISE GUN CONTRL! SHOOT STRAIGHT AND OFTEN.....
  • CherryBloom 2012/02/20 14:25:03
    Undecided
    CherryBloom
    +6
    It really depends on the situation. Whether they are armed or not and what is their intent.
  • Rusty Bubbles 2012/02/20 14:20:21
    Undecided
    Rusty Bubbles
    +5
    I'll leave that up to "The Judge"

    the judge handgun
  • Risk 2012/02/20 14:11:06
    Kill
    Risk
    +5
    In many states,a person simply maiming an intruder could find themselves in a lawsuit especially if the incident happened in an area that has a high level of Liberals, you may find them awarding the intruder a large settlement which you will be responsible for.
    If your in a situation that really requires such harsh action such as shooting them, make sure you do the job totally !
  • S. Gompers 2012/02/20 14:08:36
    Undecided
    S. Gompers
    +3
    If you maim them shoot again, it is wrong to make them suffer. God bless the Castle law.
  • Texas Gal 2012/02/20 13:57:01
    Kill
    Texas Gal
    +4
    I have a real big issue with thugs breaking into the homes of law abiding citizens. People who are minding their own business - just trying to make a living and get a little joy out of life. When those thugs think they shouldn't have to work for what they get -- like I have to -- and that they should be able to break and enter into property that does not belong to them and just take whatever they want -- they have no right to expect that they won't be shot. I don't know if they are drugged up, I don't know what their intentions are - so I place myself and my safety above theirs.
  • TheMadChameleon 2012/02/20 13:54:43
    Maim
    TheMadChameleon
    +4
    I would NEVER want to take a life.
  • Risk TheMadC... 2012/02/20 14:12:42
    Risk
    +2
    So you would rather they took yours ?
  • TheMadC... Risk 2012/02/20 15:02:50
    TheMadChameleon
    +2
    A few things. It's not on MY conscience if they do, though I would rather not die. There is no evidence that they were trying to take my life. I would shoot to hurt and therefore stop them anyways. It's not so black and white as "kill or die, no middle ground" and I will find a middle ground rather than going against everything I believe in.
  • Risk TheMadC... 2012/02/20 18:01:17
    Risk
    +2
    Ya... then let some Liberal jury rule in the intruders favor and you can pay for his injuries the rest of your life. Not me, I'm not allowing any dirtball to harm myself or my loved ones, I will put his lights out permanently !
  • TheMadC... Risk 2012/02/20 18:49:44
    TheMadChameleon
    +1
    Sure. I value money less than I value human life, so that is fine with me. Not ideal, to be certain, but better than killing.
  • thetacat Risk 2012/02/20 15:09:49
    thetacat
    +3
    I agree, I'd rather be killed than a killer. I'm not saying that killing someone to save your own life would be wrong, only that I know I couldn't live with it on my conscience.
  • Risk thetacat 2012/02/20 17:57:48
    Risk
    +3
    Make sure they kill you first so you won't have to see them killing other loved ones that may be on the scene. Then you can die happy. As for me, I'm not allowing any dirtbag to harm me or my loved ones !
  • mac9 2012/02/20 13:53:07
    Kill
    mac9
    +3
    Nuff said.
  • Swany 2012/02/20 13:52:15 (edited)
    Undecided
    Swany
    +3
    Split second decision. He may have a gun. First shoot to hit. Use a shot gun.
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥ 2012/02/20 13:51:25
    Kill
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    +5
    We have the castle law here, I live alone and Im not afriad to shoot someone breaking in to MY place. Any questions? Peace and Quiet
  • tea for you 2012/02/20 13:50:01
    Undecided
    tea for you
    +2
    I'd want to be sure it wasn't a friend coming for a visit first . shooting like cowboys and you may regret that hasty decision for the rest of you're life
  • Cochise 2012/02/20 13:47:46
    Maim
    Cochise
    +3
    I would NOT shoot to kill, but the way I shoot, it might kill him instead of just maiming him.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/02/20 13:47:13
    Wouldn't shoot at all
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    We have strict gun control laws here in Europe.
    But if I had a gun, I would threaten to shoot the burglar. Except if he had a gun, in which case I would shoot first.
  • kick2head 2012/02/20 13:41:04
    Kill
    kick2head
    +5
    I am shooting to center mass and I am shooting till they are dead. I don't want to be sued for injuring them. It won't take long, I have a Saiga 410 semi automatic shotgun with two 15 round magazines for home defense.
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