The Jack Benny Program - "Your Money Or Your Life" - YouTube
Reminds me of the old Jack Benny skit, your money or your life.
This is a discussion on Are you defending your property or your life? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; working for the company I did, carry was not allowed. at the time, Missouri (where it happened) did not allow carry. I was a sitting ...
working for the company I did, carry was not allowed. at the time, Missouri (where it happened) did not allow carry.
I was a sitting duck with a lit car topper sign.
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If he's or she is standing in my house uninvited I suspect there not here to say Hi. Despite the current Castle Law issues in Florida, Missouri also passed Castle Law. I'd drop the Hammer. My Dad always taught me, don't draw it unless you have to and if you do make sure to use it like you mean it.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
If someone is threatening my life, for whatever reason, I believe it is acceptable to use deadly force. I don't care if they want my wife, my money, or a stick of gum.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9
“The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed” - Ayn Rand
Maybe we need to look at it this way......
* An armed person (gun/knife) approaches you and demands your wallet/money that would be considered a threat to your life and not the property. That fact that he wants the wallet/money is secondary since they are armed.
* You notice someone has broken into your garage and is hauling out your lawn mower or whatever (does not appear to be armed or not noticeable). This would be considered defending your property and not your life.
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
The Media ... that has an agenda..... find it hard to argue about you defending yourself against some scumbag or defending your family against some scumbag who's trying to kill you or them ..... but "property" gives them (in their eyes) something to argue about, and one in which they feel they can find bad examples to help their cause.
And, anything they can use to try to paint "those gun folks" as bad, they will jump on it.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. --- Will Rogers ---
Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
Seems clear that basic term "self-defense" is self explanatory, by definition: defense of a person. Like you, my take is that defense of anything else is where something else is being protected. For my part, I'm highly willing to defend myself and loved ones no matter what it takes, even if that results in serious injury or death. To the extent I believe I'm able to affect things in a deadly situation blowing sideways right in front of me, I might extend that to others (ie, an armed robbery right there). And should my local/state hirelings (ie, the DA, police and state reps) see fit to pull the finger out and stop criminalizing defensive actions by citizens (instead, terming such things "vigilantism"), then I'll consider other situations well beyond that, though not until then.
Things/stuff can be replaced, are often (at least partly) insured. Irrespective of any anger or frustration I might have over not defending such stuff, I believe that loss of it isn't worth the loss of my life or the lives of my loved ones. But that's just me.
It's not just your property you're defending! Sure, property can be replaced. But what about DIGNITY?
This provokes this scenario in my mind. OK you wake up at zero dark thirty and realize someone is burglarizing your detached garage or an outbuilding. Calling the police who have one car to cover the whole county is not expected to be of any assistance for quite awhile. You decide to try to surprise and detain said BG for police. A controversial move I agree. This is defense of property at this point, but said BG decides to attack you instead of complying . Now it is self defense situation. I'm on the fence on this one but also don't think we should stand by and let people steal from you. Lots to consider, IE; could it be done without compromising your families safety. Specific state law ....
GO TRUMP ! HILLARY-PRISON NOT PROMOTION