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Offline Tango

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training is good - it creates a basis which can be called upon at a time when a crisis occurs but to say "I've got any situation covered" is just plain ludicrous

no confrontation will be textbook - success overcoming the issue, or not, will be the result of one being able to adjust to the threat - only instinctive reaction mandated by the particular circumstance will determine the outcome - not some preplanned scenario
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I'll stand by my post and it's point being that nobody can say what they'd do in any given situation - to say so simply isn't realistic

The question is what are you "willing" to do. I am (and I suspect most others here are) willing to kill someone if the break into my home. Would it actually happen, who knows.

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would you really kill someone for breaking and entering ?  not sure I'd be willing to do so - a matter of life or death involving me or a family member.....different
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I'll stand by my post and it's point being that nobody can say what they'd do in any given situation - to say so simply isn't realistic

The question is what are you "willing" to do. I am (and I suspect most others here are) willing to kill someone if the break into my home. Would it actually happen, who knows.

This is an issue that really does require some serious consideration.  Other than pulling the trigger, post-action issues may include:

Criminal charges against the shooter
Civil charges against the shooter
PTSD for the shooter, usually delayed several months
Threats and violence against the shooter
Harassment or ostracization by neighbors, coworkers, friends and family

It's easy to talk tough but the reality is pulling the trigger is going to affect you after the fact. 
Making an informed decision needs to be done with sober reality.

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Plan your work, work your plan and allow for contingencies.  If your fighting fair your doing it wrong and probably most important bunker when you can and wait for the cavalry. No sense in being a "hero" and rushing into a dangerous fight when a more prudent person would fall back and take an easily defendable position.


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would you really kill someone for breaking and entering ?  not sure I'd be willing to do so - a matter of life or death involving me or a family member.....different

If you find someone in your house, how do you know they are only looking to burgle? If I am home and someone makes an effort to break something to gain access, I don't know his intentions and at that point it would be me or him. Tough decision, but a decision that has to be made (and you better hope you make the right one).

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This is an issue that really does require some serious consideration.  Other than pulling the trigger, post-action issues may include:

Criminal charges against the shooter
Civil charges against the shooter
PTSD for the shooter, usually delayed several months
Threats and violence against the shooter
Harassment or ostracization by neighbors, coworkers, friends and family

It's easy to talk tough but the reality is pulling the trigger is going to affect you after the fact. 
Making an informed decision needs to be done with sober reality.

I understand there may be consequences. I'm not trying to talk tough. The reality is I have two young daughters and a wife and I'll risk erring on the side of caution.

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I understand there may be consequences. I'm not trying to talk tough. The reality is I have two young daughters and a wife and I'll risk erring on the side of caution.
I agree.  I hope people make informed decision when they're cool and collected well before they have to make a snap judgement.

If you know the risks, you will make a better decision.   

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TXAZ,

Unfortunately, no one can foresee the consequences of having to defend family, home & hearth.

Nonetheless, a lawbreaker would do well to avoid my home & those of most of my neighbors. = It took the apprehension of a single "night-prowling criminal", which was printed in THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS, for "the word to get around" among our local thugs that GHHD is a really bad place to prowl/commit crimes.
(I know of exactly ONE home in our little gated group of cottages, who is NOT armed. She is a 87YO, disabled lady. The rest of the residents "watch out for" Mrs._______________ & for each other.)
Note: When I had "out of town company" about 90 days ago, 8 of my neighbors "casually dropped by" to assure that "all was well" at my place.

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Re: Burglar breaks in to your home, What are you willing / not willing to do?
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2017, 11:25:00 AM »
so true Jeb!

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Re: Burglar breaks in to your home, What are you willing / not willing to do?
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2017, 12:26:58 PM »
To All,

One further comment, anyone who doesn't believe that my lady will arm herself with her Remington Model 7615, take a covered/concealed defensive position and then "shoot  to kill" if a burglar breaks into our home is in serious error.
Those pretty blue, 100% Sicilian, eyes  turn ICE COLD in about a tenth of a second, if she believes that her loved ones, hearth & home are at risk of harm.
(She is a "dead shot" with that little carbine.)

My sincere recommendation to armed thugs is to stay OFF of our property, if they are intent on committing a crime of violence/felony, lest they soon become GYD.
(The female is the MORE DEADLY of most every species.)

just my opinion, satx
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Fby 24, 1836