Firing Shots to Scare Off Trespassers?
Hello everyone, had a question and was wondering what everyone thought about it.
I live in the country where it is common for criminals to trespass and steal from others. On a positive note violent crimes are very low, but the Sheriff is very busy and almost non-existant, so many homeowners own guns. I have heard on quite a few instances of friends hearing people on their land (usually late at night) and instead of investigating just fire off a bunch of shots. This usually succeeds in scaring off the tresspasser without incident.
Now I can see why it might be tempting to diffuse a situation without confrontation, and it usually works from what I've heard, but man if it dosen't sound bad to immediately let a criminal know you're armed AND broadcast you're location all in one move. I mean what if they we're armed too and were looking for trouble? Things could get bad in a hurry.
So what are you're thoughts on this? Have you ever done it before, if so did it work out? Or what would or have you done differently?