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Stupid prowler

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by orygun, May 27, 2009.

  1. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Is it legal to shoot someone for a property crime? No self defend issue? :huh:
     
  3. slythorne

    slythorne Western Washington Member

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    He didn't shoot the guy :huh:
     
  4. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    If you pull your gun you must be willing to shoot it. Would he have shot him if he ran?
     
  5. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Probably not, but.............If the crook came after him or attacked then I think it would be OK. It also sounds as though the homeowner only used as much force as necessary to control the suspect. As citizens, we are still allowed to make a "citizens arrest".
     
  6. slythorne

    slythorne Western Washington Member

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    You don't have to shoot just because you pulled your gun. If the person ran, no, you don't shoot the person in the back. But if the person pulled their own deadly weapon out of the waistband, sure as heck would I shoot him.
     
  7. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    My step-dad did something similar to that with a guy trying to steal gas from his business late one night a few years back. Except my step dad had a 12gauge shotgun rather than a pistol. No need to even mention that the guy did exactly what my step dad told him to do. Face down on the ground until the police arrived. Kudos to this story, the guy did exactly what he should have.

    And no, you cant shoot someone in any situation unless they are trying to use deadly force against you or someone else. The perp couldve gotten up and ran, and wouldve gotten away. But if he had pulled a knife from his waistband and advance on the homeowner, then game on. One full body bag.
     
  8. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    Check your local laws it varies a lot. my personal feelings are "I'll use a 10cent 45 round to shoot someone stealing my nickel, It is my nickel and if he wants one let him get a job and earn his own".
     
  9. gjohnson

    gjohnson Lake Oswego Member

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    I would think it would be better to have them lay face down on the ground then wizz on them at gun point.... humiliation.
     
  10. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    So you would wait until he drew on you, right?
     
  11. gjohnson

    gjohnson Lake Oswego Member

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    When you don't they call that murder and it usually comes with a 20yr to life sentence.
     
  12. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Self defense. ? Not killing for a CD.
     
  13. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can go out there to protect your property, but you can't use deadly force to do it. If that guy would have shot and the jury didn't believe that his life was in danger, he would have gone up the river.

    Bring the gun, but only use it to protect your life.
     
  14. IrishFitz

    IrishFitz Happy Valley, OR Member

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    I had pretty much the same thing happen to me, twice.

    The first time, my neighbor yelled over to me and said there was someone in my car. I got the guy out of the car, but didn't have my gun on me. He pick up a stick and tried to fight me and my neighbor. So I went inside, my wife called 9-1-1, and I got my gun. As soon as I was out my gate, I racked one into the chamber... he heard it and started running full speed down the road.

    The second time, a drunk guy broke into my wife's car and fell asleep. I did have my gun, woke him up, and made him sit on the curb until the cops got here. Couldn't help but laugh at that one.
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The guy did the right thing. Just because you draw your weapon, doesn't mean you have to use it. You had better be ready to though..why would anyone want to play quick draw with a bum that's ripping you off. :confused: