This is a discussion on The Warning Shot within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I read your other post correctly, and understood the shot was into the ground. I understand where you're coming from, but I still can't get ...
I read your other post correctly, and understood the shot was into the ground. I understand where you're coming from, but I still can't get behind a warning shot... even one into the ground. That's where you sent it initially, but where does it go after it hits the ground? Hopefully it buries itself, but what about rocks or bricks or something else under there that causes a ricochet? Could still happen if you fired into the animal, but at least that shot served a nessesary purpose. A thrown rock would work as well as a warning shot... better yet, get a BB gun if critters are a real nuisance.
I'm not trying to give you a hard time, and you probably think I'm being overly cautious, but just ONE instance of a ricochet, or thinking a gun's unloaded, or some other unsafe act going wrong and you've got a major disaster on your hands.
Just my $1.98.
Originally Posted by Zach S
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
If and ever it comes time to shoot, I will fire a warning shot. Directly at my target. It is up to them to dodge and give up, otherwise so sorry.
They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
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