This is a discussion on Roommates Almost Shoot My Ex-Girlfriend within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When you start to carry a gun, you pretty much have to let go of those kinds of irresponsible ways and friends who can create ...
When you start to carry a gun, you pretty much have to let go of those kinds of irresponsible ways and friends who can create trouble. It does no one any good to keep associating with people whose behavior can get you jammed up in a situation when you are carrying a gun.
It should be made clear, in no uncertain terms that she is no longer welcome at your home. Period. Have a nice life, buh bye now.
She's a lucky girl, she didn't get shot that night. Although, as others have mentioned, your two roommates should have communicated a little clearer. If she had been shot, it would have been a real tragedy to lose your life over drunken stupidity.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Criminals don't care, not about your life, not about your stuff, not about your animals.....
They are like politiicans, as long as they get what they want, they don't care.
Should have called the POPO. Have her taken in for drunk and disordly. Life changing event would perhaps get her in a program.
"Marines don't surrender-they win or die." from Brute
Another situation where leaving the door locked and unopened would have been best.
Sounds like your room mates blew an opportunity for an easy score.
Until she hits her'bottom' she will continue drinking,you made the right decision to end the relationship,it could take years before she finally admits she has a problem and gets help,then again she may end up killing herself or an innocent person in a DUI wreck.
There are numerous incidents of Drunks trying to breakin to the wrong house and getting shot for it.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
SO why couldn't two young men restrain a woman who pushes her way into the home? One of them is a LEO. Seriously? I would be a little nervous living next to you guys.
tp quoyte from the OP: they noticed my ex-girlfriend was back at the front door, beating on it. The LEO approached the door while my other roommate stood back in the hallway with a clear view of the door. My roommate turned on the porch light, looked through the door/window, saw it was my ex, and unlocked the door. As he began to open it, she pushed it open
may i suggest you read twice before posting. its a mistake made by some once...
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
How about a chain on the door? Last person in puts it on!
sad word, almost...........
"The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
To OP....you may need to get a TRO or something against her. I know it's not very "manly" to get one against an ex-gf, but at the end of the day...it could potentially be the best way to move fwd with your life AND also cover yourself legally. That and if she shows up afterwards, then should could have additional "help" getting into jail, which may ultimately save her life.
In either case....move forward and take care of yourself and let what happens with her, happen....as long as it doesn't involve you, your friends, or your property.
"Sir, could you please not bleed so much? I have to clean the store after they haul you off and I'd like the rest of my shift, to be, like, you know, better."
If you've seen such an encounter and are smart (like any LEO should be), then you would know the best way to avoid a potential assault is to simply leave your door locked, turn out the lights, and go back to bed. But, everyone thinks it's sooooo much fun to have the drama. Sure, keep looking for ways to justify shooting some feckless drunk girlfriend you recognized before opening the door. I'd bet that would make you feel so good.
There are more drama queens in this scenario than armchair quarterbacks commenting.