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Ashburn, VA

#43 Jun 29, 2012
Doesn't matter in what city you live, how nice your neighborhood is, or what kind of security system you have. Many people here in the US are generally greedy. They want what is not rightfully theirs. If they don't have their hand out begging, they have their hand out stealing. PB is my hometown, but in my current city I can tell you that after a few burglars were shot dead when entering houses, the remaining ones moved on to other areas at least for now. I think it's fair to post notice on your home that anyone caught attempting to enter illegally will be killed. More like a "Beware of Owner" sign.
amelio81

United States

#44 Jun 29, 2012
it is what it is wrote:
Doesn't matter in what city you live, how nice your neighborhood is, or what kind of security system you have. Many people here in the US are generally greedy. They want what is not rightfully theirs. If they don't have their hand out begging, they have their hand out stealing. PB is my hometown, but in my current city I can tell you that after a few burglars were shot dead when entering houses, the remaining ones moved on to other areas at least for now. I think it's fair to post notice on your home that anyone caught attempting to enter illegally will be killed. More like a "Beware of Owner" sign.
I totally agree i belive if somebody breaking into my home with me there or not has intent to do harm to me or my family..because stealing everyrhing somebody work there ass off for 12+ yrs.just to have them take it from you is doing harm to ur family..nothing aganist the cops but they really cant or wont be able to help u get ur stuff back..
church guy

Poplar Bluff, MO

#45 Jun 29, 2012
[QUOTE who="sucks!!"]I thought you could only meet deadly force with deadly force so breaking in isn't deadly unless they have a weapon.[/QUOTE]

A lot has to do with perception. Someone breaking in on you tends to promote fear. A woman in the dark with someone coming into the house does not have to wait to get assaulted the perception of danger is present from the situation.

Really it is not a stretch to see the perception from a man's view either. With the castle doctrine it is heavily weighed on the side of the occupant of the residence.

Meaning while you cannot execute someone you are not required to take any chances with your safety.
carries concealed

United States

#46 Jun 30, 2012
church guy wrote:
[QUOTE who="sucks!!"]I thought you could only meet deadly force with deadly force so breaking in isn't deadly unless they have a weapon."

A lot has to do with perception. Someone breaking in on you tends to promote fear. A woman in the dark with someone coming into the house does not have to wait to get assaulted the perception of danger is present from the situation.

Really it is not a stretch to see the perception from a man's view either. With the castle doctrine it is heavily weighed on the side of the occupant of the residence.

Meaning while you cannot execute someone you are not required to take any chances with your safety.
You are 100% correct. You are not to use deadly force unless you feel your life is being threatened. If someone is stealing your car, you do not, by law, have the right to shoot or kill. With that said, you CAN enforce some authority by making sure the thief can see your weapon. Then if they threaten your well being, by all means. Shoot

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