Drunken home defense?

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    Drunken home defense?

    Heres the situation. You are in your house after a night out.
    You've had a few drinks, enough that you got a ride home from a friend.
    You aren't falling over drunk or anything but there is definitely impairment.
    You lay down to go to bed when you hear glass breaking and footsteps.
    Your loaded EDC is on the night stand next to you.
    After calling 911, what would you do?
    Your family is in the house with you and for all intents and purposes, lets say your spouse is impaired also.
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    Hypothetically, (I do not drink) but I am still defending my family and myself.
    I will do what it takes to stop any threat presented at the time.

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    First, I won't be calling 911. My wife can take care of that. I don't want to be distracted while someone is in my home possibly wanting to do harm to me or my family.

    Second, I will do the same thing that I would if I were sober. End the threat.
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    I'll put down my beer...grab the gun with BOTH hands...and stop the threat. If I see 'two' of the same person...I'll stop 'both' threats.

    Certainly not a problem for me while I'm in my own home.
    Actually, I don't drink much any more...two or three beers, on occasion while in the hot tub. That certainly is not going to stop me from protecting the home front.

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    I don't drink,but in texas it doesn't matter in your home if you had a couple drinks or not somebody breaks in your house you shoot to stop the threat
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If I see 'two' of the same person...I'll stop 'both' threats.

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    Take a quick inventory of all the household members. It would be awful to shoot your child getting a drink of water.
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    I believe Doc Holliday said it best in Tombstone..."I've got TWO guns...one for each of you!"
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    My blood alcohol level......whether at home, or not......has nothing to do with my desire to protect myself and my family from a threat.
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    Go ahead and do what you got to do, but it will make the aftermath of a SD shooting tougher. It still beats dead though.
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    I do not think that question if being impared would change your reaction, the better question is would being impared change the DA's reaction......

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    1. Call 911
    2. defend family
    3. Start calls to make bond on the homicide charges that are coming .
    Virtually any DA will file charges on a " drunken shooting " no matter the circumstances . Someone was Drunk and shot another person so its time for a Jury to decide if the actions tho impaired were reasonable .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    1. Call 911
    2. defend family
    3. Start calls to make bond on the homicide charges that are coming .
    Virtually any DA will file charges on a " drunken shooting " no matter the circumstances . Someone was Drunk and shot another person so its time for a Jury to decide if the actions tho impaired were reasonable .

    I just re-read our castle doctrine statute to make sure, but it doesn't say anything about sobriety as a necessary element......
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    It takes the "REASONABLE MAN" right out of the equation.
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    I have a feeling the adrenaline would sober you up in a hurry, I have no medical basis for that other than I have felt the rush of adrenaline before and it wasn't a life or death situation.

    I personally would shoot "all" of the BG that enter, starting with the one in the middle and then I would simply sit down once the threat is over and wait for the inquisition.
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