I would use one of these instead!
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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”.... Albert Einstein
5bg's =30rd sks followed by my xd 45 and glock27. if i had a flashbang it would be used as well.
home invasion= i will use everything possible to protect myself and my home.
better to have too much than too little i always say.
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
I would prefer the shotgun. For me it's easier to aim, easier to control, and sends a lot more lead at the target.
It's not because of over-penetration. At this point I'm not real worried about over-penetration. I would hate to have a ricochet hit a neighbor's house or Heaven-forbid, a neighbor, but lets be a little bit realistic. If I have 5 armed BG's shooting at me with whatever they are using, you can bet they aren't going to be concerned about over-penetration or ricochets. Also, most studies show that their are more missed shots in a gunfight than COM shots, and yet the magic bullet that ricochets, passes through a target, or misses, and goes on to hit an innocent bystander, is relatively rare. Is it possible? Sure. But at 2 a.m. standing at the top of a staircase doing my best impression of Scarface is probably not the best time to limit your options in firepower.
The other reason I prefer the shotgun is that a shotgun is just about a universally accepted method of defending your home. The media and the DA are not going to question using a shotgun nearly as much as using an AK. I'm afraid that the EBR's are not exactly known as defensive weapons.
If I run out of shotgun ammo, or cannot get to it for some reason, you better believe I'll use anything I can get my hands on. From a 30.06 to a 30-30 to an AK.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Who is John Galt?
As long as it's legal to use, I don't worry about it.
Les Baer 45
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"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
#17, Duk, bystanders that get killed by defenders are supposed to be charged to the people committing the felony, although that might vary by jurisdiction.
I don't recall the defender killing any bystanders, though. Does anyone have a cite on it happenning?
I agree with what most of the others are saying. I hunt with my shotgun, so I can tell a jury that I just grabbed my "huntin' gun". How do you explain to a jury the need to have an AK-47? You can't hunt with it! (At least not in Ohio) Not to mention that I live in the burbs and AK rounds would be passing through 2 or 3 other houses and taking out some innocents. At least with a shotgun the possibility of your neighbor getting shot is slim.
I keep saying, "what would a jury think?" How often do you guys think about the legality of using a gun? Even drawing the damn thing can get you arrested in most cases. I look at drawing my gun as an instant ticket to jail. I'm going to make damn sure that the only reason I ever draw it is to save mine or somebody else's life. That would be worth going to jail for.
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.