A good reason not to live in places that think like that.
This is a discussion on Bad and Good - AK47 used for Self Def(merged) within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This is also another reason why I prefer to use my conventional guns (pistols/shotgun) first before going for the semiautomatic rifle. It can make you ...
This is also another reason why I prefer to use my conventional guns (pistols/shotgun) first before going for the semiautomatic rifle. It can make you look bad in court as the prosecutor is very quick to crucify you for using that so called "assault weapon". Using an AK, AR, or any kind of military style rifle would label you as a John Rambo or Paul Kersey in front of an anti-gun prosecutor, judge, and jury and would be deemed excessive. I know you disagree with this and I do too. But it's an unfortunate reality. The courts only look on facts and perception rather than the truth.
A good reason not to live in places that think like that.
You have noted and good points however a weapon is a weapon. After you shoot it and realize you are alive and they are dead. That is the flower that blooms after a dark evil event occurred.
No matter what weapon you shoot you will go to court unless there is absolutely undeniable evidence that it was pure self defense with no possible other outcome.
I figure if im gonna pack firepower im gonna pack enough. Thats why I use my 1911 for home defense, a whopping butt ton of knock down, hardly any penetration through the wall. I also have my 12 ready and loaded just in case, and my AR 6.8spc with Tac rounds in a detached magazine if zombies are breaking in my windows.
I choose my defensive weapon based on the current threat condition. I also have my little darling secret weapon in case nazi demon people come through the portal from the netherworld, A really good pair of tennis shoes and a clear exit to RUN MY FREAKING BUTT OFF.
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I have to admit, that when I read the article and it said there were some 2,000 MS-13 members in that county it made my eyebrows climb. In that kind of urban enviroment, with that level of gang activity, how is a person suposed to conduct themselves? Trying to walk a line between being a constant victim and trying to take on the whole gang????? How will the gang respond to his actions??
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Warning shots are a bad policy in the state of New York. I believe that stance makes a bit of sense. Even in a suburban area like that one there are a lot of things that can go wrong with a warning shot. I donít believe it would have mattered what type of firearm he used in this case
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Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
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Not all of us have "safe rooms" and many of us live in houses with little more than sheetrock between us and the elements. Any shots from the outside would more than likely go completely through the house. I wouldn't consider any room to be safe from gunfire.Can't blame the guy for what he did BUT, he has enough firepower to hole up in a safe room
Being inside affords being out of sight, some cover, the ability to force the threat to come to you, and the ability to focus defenses on an access choke point (ie, the hallway leading to the one door to the room). Particularly if a person thinks about creating some measure of appropriate cover in such a room, a room should be much safer than what was described in the scenario. I think that's what's meant by "safe room" in this thread when folks have mentioned it.
In terms of odds, I'd say it's far more likely to survive attempts to attack from inside some room in an unknown area of a house. Can't say that I recall many reports of crimes where folks were attacked by firing all around a home into the walls of that home, other than drive-bys. That's a guess, but I'd prefer to be indoors, out of sight, forcing the felons to ACT and behave like felons prior to my firing at or near them, if for no other reason than to force them to be criminals in advance of my defending against them. At minimum, that allows me to be the defender, and to be legally SEEN as the defender.
Sucks for him but he should have really understood New York State law.
Hopefully they will drop the charges and let him have the gun back.
His best bet was just to sit tight with the gun until the police showed up.
Janq, you continue to impress me. By entering his home, getting the weapon, and then leaving his house to confront them he escalated the situation. Holing up in the house and calling the police while being prepared to defend against anyone attempting to enter while waiting for the police to show up... now, THAT makes sense.
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You are not paranoid if They are actually out to get you, however, They probably are not and you probably are.
I agree with Janq too. His family has likely moved up on the target list.
I thought a warning shot was the one that hit the first target, thereby warning the others that they're next....
There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
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