Deadly? No. Dogs, roommates, and blunt instruments directed elsewhere than the head have all been deployed against people in different situations. In all cases I or we had the element of surprise working for us. Would that have worked out the same if they were carrying a gun? No way of knowing, but even if they were, it wouldn't incline me to equalize the situation with a specifically deadly weapon.Glenn_Wilson said:I don't remember and probably will not go back and read the article again but did it say if the home owner bothered to call 911 before he began blasting away?
Something that has not been said but I think needs to be said. Has anyone on here considered the actual use of deadly force before? If you haven't then I suggest spending a few minutes of time to contemplate this.
For me many things have to be answered when the use of deadly force is actually used. For example....the intruder we are discussing was armed with a spade/shovel. Was there no way to talk said intruder out of your house and detain him until the "law" shows up that you called previously on 911.
Oh well never mind. Just thinking is all. I was poking fun at you Rhubroma about the red wine, so just in case someone gets the willies up.