If it's hard to come by, and you get a severe punishment for even carrying a knife, with no reason, less walk around with it, and less feel forced to carry one.
I have a bow and some knifes. Schweiz armyknife! Lethal i tell you.
The bow is because i want to hunt with it, and i sure as hell would never pull it against a human being.
I know it's hard to believe, but here theives don't carry weapons most of the time. They don't have reason to, since there's not really any risk of somebody blindly trying to kill you for the fun of it.
Yeah. I think he enjoyed his "righteous" killing of those kids.
Most of the time = we have not a single gunning down of people in their home from theft this year, as far as i know.
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Everyone has so much to say
They talk talk talk their lives away
The bulk of US govovernment debt is held by Americans.
I believe he should be charged but definitely not with 1st degree and probably not even second.
Remember, we're not talking about a guy stalking the streets looking for criminals. We're talking about people breaking into your home... and from what I've seen, your position is that if someone breaks into my home, regardless of how they behave or what they do, I have no right to do anything but call the police and hope they don't hurt me or take/break too much of my stuff.
(Personal note: When my father was younger, his apartment was broken into by a serial burgler who had a reputation for killing anyone he found at home. When said burgler broke into my father's apartment, he woke up and grabbed his gun... if my father hadn't shot first, he'd have been the one who was killed. Yes, he called the police, but there is no way the police would have ever arrived in time to do anything but clean up the mess.)
*shrug* I wouldn't shoot first necessarily, but if someone breaks into my home I'm making the assumption that they are armed and willing to kill, and I'm acting accordingly... because if I don't, I'm gambling my life and the life of my wife on that assumption. Yes, I'll call the police, but I"m not going to sit around doing nothing while the police are en route.
That isn't exactly the kind of mindset to be casting theories on what we would do in this horrific situation, Having your home broken into being 64 being he average probably scared pushing Senior, I can't imagine. I am not even sure he should have had access to a fire arm. I also find the death of these two teenagers while tragic, and NOT DESERVED, a consequence of a mortally bad decision.
But he didn't chase them out side or fire at them, he didn't run down the block or get in his car to follow them. He was angry scared in his basement and NOT in his right mind, how else could you explain his explanation of events.
Of course it's insane and not rational, but I wasn't in that house and neither do you, now when the Medical Examiner and the Investigators are done, and barring any additional information such as previous violent behavior or something, yeah he acted in a way i can only imagine I MIGHT.
Break into someones house you dont know what you will find. In this case they found an armed senile man.
While I feel sorry for the teens families, I cant stop thinking they brought it into themselves. Sad.
This is the problem with allowing random citizens to have guns in their homes...some just don't have the ability to restrain themselves in certain situations. People think that just because laws allow them to defend themselves in their home, means they SHOULD use lethal force in every situation...
I am sure if this guy had pulled the gun on them and told them to get down, they would have complied, the old man should have called the cops and let them handle the situation. It seems he didn't even give the teens a chance to surrender themselves.
I don't condone the teens behavior, but death was not an appropriate sentence for them. Going to prison would have been much more satisfying.