View Poll Results: Defending oneself...choose the answer that describes you the best

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  • Im from the US and have a firearm at the ready

    9 16.98%
  • Im from Canada and have a firearm at the ready

    5 9.43%
  • Im from the US and have a bat, club etc by my bed

    2 3.77%
  • Im from Canada and have a bat, club etc by my bed

    20 37.74%
  • I plan on calling 911 and wait for the police to arrive

    17 32.08%
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Thread: Defending oneself in one's own home?

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    Defending oneself in one's own home?

    Brought up an interesting subject in my 911 thread...figured its time to take a poll to see how we plan on defending ourselves if someone were to break in and attempt harm on us and our families.

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    I live would use my baseball bat to hurt the son of bitch. Beside we know the cops would rather bust johns, SWs, SPs and massge parlors rather than deal with real crime.
    All hail Emperor BDC aka Napoliano Peter Greatzetski Czaro.

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    One of the benefits of house insurance is that you don't have to shoot someone to defend your juicer, coffee machine, wide screen tv, etc. I expect the vast majority of burglaries take place when the residents are away (in which case the gun will be stolen also), but in the unlikely event that someone breaks into my house while I'm there, I'll try to minimize the tension by offering him a beer.

    I'm NOT going to shoot someone to protect a material possession. Who knows who he is or why he is doing it.

    In my opinion, one of the least admirable qualities of our American cousins is their gun fetish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxima
    I have a "bat, club, etc. by my bed" but I still call 911.
    Calling 911 does not preclude me from defending my family.
    Just realized...there might be more than one burglar. How effective would one guy be against two or more attackers?

    Myself...two loaded handguns (dont plan on reloading or finding another clip). This should give me enough 'choices' should any situation arise. If something else does arise that two loaded pistols can't handle...then the shotgun is the next best choice...pellets won't travel thru walls as far as high powered rifles rounds.
    Last edited by breadman; 07-14-2007 at 04:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Happy Buddha
    In my opinion, one of the least admirable qualities of our American cousins is their gun fetish.
    I was wondering what you think of Saudi Arabia, where a teenage girl has been sentenced to death by beheading because an infant died while in her care and custody, although she had no traning in how to care for the child:

    http://www.comcast.net/news/internat...itn_beheadings

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    I was wondering what you think of Saudi Arabia, where a teenage girl has been sentenced to death by beheading because an infant died while in her care and custody, although she had no traning in how to care for the child:

    http://www.comcast.net/news/internat...itn_beheadings
    Yes, the second least attractive aspect of American culture is that they put the most people to death annually. Here's a question for you: Is the American obsession with guns any way related to having the death penalty, and using it so frequently?
    You are cordially invited to toss my salad. There's an app for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouVantOption
    Here's a question for you: Is the American obsession with guns any way related to having the death penalty, and using it so frequently?
    Since firing squad is not a legal method of execution any more, I would say no. The Chinese, however, use guns in their chosen method of execution. The recent highly publicized execution of their Food and Drug Chief was by a pistol shot to the back of the head.

    I should add that we don't execute 19 year old girls for acts amounting to negligence, as does Saudi Arabia. The overwhelming majority of those executed in the USA were convicted of extremely violent crimes, usually murders of a particularly callous and indifferent nature. Most state sentencing laws require the circumstances of the crime to be considered in sentencing the criminal, and in many of these cases there is a choice of life imprisonment or death penalty that is deliberated upon at the sentencing hearing. It's never automatic that the death penalty is imposed, and in some cases the death penalty can be stayed by appeal or clemency of the Governor.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 07-14-2007 at 05:16 PM.

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    With the number of home invasions in the Mtl area in recent years, if someone breaks into my apartment while I am there he will leave in a body bag. No questions and no hesitation. It has nothing to do with protecting my meager possesions, it has to do with protecting my life. Simply subduing the person only guarantees a return visit after he has been released with a slap on the wrist. I might feel different if our justice system had some teeth to it, but it doesn't. And obviously I would call 911 after so they could remove the garbage for me.
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver
    I was wondering what you think of Saudi Arabia, where a teenage girl has been sentenced to death by beheading because an infant died while in her care and custody, although she had no traning in how to care for the child:

    http://www.comcast.net/news/internat...itn_beheadings
    What do you expect? It's Saudi Arabia. It's not like we are talking about a civalized nation here. It's a country filled by morons and runned by morons. I know we are not suppose to judge other cultures, but this only further proves our cultural superiority.

    By the way, nice post Techman.
    All hail Emperor BDC aka Napoliano Peter Greatzetski Czaro.

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    For me the choice is easy. Firearm.

    Specifically Remington 870P Max with 7 rounds of Hornady TAP 00 Buck.

    Ultra-relaible, easy to operate, and it owns anything at normal house sized distances.

    But, this topic always gets me heated up so I don't think I can particiapte anymore after this.
    Guns are not dangerous when handled responsibly by law abiding citizens. Just because you personally are afraid of them, doesn't mean you have any place trying to ban others from own them lawfully.
    Everyone has a right to defend themselves, their possesions, and their family.

    I just don't understand how people can actually believe that more laws and regulations related to legal ownership, would deter a criminal or lunatic from doing something in the first place. People were killing each other long before guns existed, banning them won't make that stop or make guns disappear either.


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    anyone here remember Paul Bernardo??

    Quote Originally Posted by YouVantOption
    Yes, the second least attractive aspect of American culture is that they put the most people to death annually. Here's a question for you: Is the American obsession with guns any way related to having the death penalty, and using it so frequently?
    Little Canadian serial killer to open your eyes.

    Ohh, wouldn't the death penalty come in handy now

    And what about the wife?

    What prison is she in? None...living free as a bird in Montreal.

    Death penalty so barbaric? Stand face to face to the familys of the daughters who were tortured, raped repeatedly, murdered and then cut into pieces...you tell the family's face to face how barbaric the US is in putting to death their violent criminals.
    Last edited by breadman; 07-14-2007 at 06:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sox.at.six
    For me the choice is easy. Firearm.

    Specifically Remington 870P Max with 7 rounds of Hornady TAP 00 Buck.

    Ultra-relaible, easy to operate, and it owns anything at normal house sized distances.

    But, this topic always gets me heated up so I don't think I can particiapte anymore after this.
    Guns are not dangerous when handled responsibly by law abiding citizens. Just because you personally are afraid of them, doesn't mean you have any place trying to ban others from own them lawfully.
    Everyone has a right to defend themselves, their possesions, and their family.

    I just don't understand how people can actually believe that more laws and regulations related to legal ownership, would deter a criminal or lunatic from doing something in the first place. People were killing each other long before guns existed, banning them won't make that stop or make guns disappear either.


    SOX
    Sox, except for your baseball allegiance, you are a man after my heart.
    If anyone tries to break into your home, please put that Remington to use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_dingaling
    the only non-violent answer is sorted worded to make it sound like a ridiculous option....maybe it's just me.
    Isnt that the only non-violent action there is?? Should I have put "Run Away" in the poll? "Hide in the closet"? The poll, if you failed to read it properly...was how do you plan on defending yourself in your own home.

    No...dial 911 was the only alternative I could think of to defend myself in my own home without actually shooting or hitting someone intent on harming me.
    Couldnt put down "set the dog on the intruder" cause we all know PETA wouldn't like you putting your pet at risk. Dogs have rights too you know...don't put them in the line of fire to save your ass.

    The option to choose between US and Canadian was only to show who would do what to defend themselves. 911 is an obvious choice for both countries.

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    Gun = 911

    Once they cross the threshold of my home, they are done. The key to shooting an intruder is to kill them. Otherwise they can sue you.

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