It may, however, be your only answer.
If you can not see any situation for shooting an eight year old you need to work on mindset. I can see situations where you would have to or at least should shoot any and all others. Only thing is you need to be able to explain to a jury of 12 why you where justified in doing so.Quote:
Originally Posted by SCXDm9
I see no situation that shooting an eight year old is the best answer.
Justification for shooting comes from their action not from their looks or who they are. If his action warrant you doing so could you shoot a LEO uniform? I sit here at the keyboard and say yes. But it all comes down to your mindset and how you work on it.
Your tag line ajdusted...
"Is this "8 yr olds" bad behavior worth me having to kill them over?" Guantes
Get out of his sights while drawing my gun as I take cover.
Then ill attempt to talk him down and see if there is anyone else in the house, cause a big question will be how in the Hell did he get inside my house.
I'm making no friends and prob never going to get any help should I need it so this is my last post. If any one would like to continue this debate in a respectful way or unrespectful one, PM me. I do love a good debate!
As for those of you who say this cannot happen, he will never get into MY house, get real. One of our members posted a story about a 50 year old women getting a beat down, by a 12 yr, 10yr and a 7 yr old. If you think this cannot happen open your eyes. There are no other variables to this scenario, you come home, find the little bugger in the house with that gun pointed at you.....
In all seriousness though, it would no doubt startle me a bit. But I'd have to say that I would have to let a couple of things process before I would bring my own deadly force into play. There would have to be at least a few seconds of real-time happening before I could say either way as it's just too hard to conclude from a picture. It would also depend the time that it happened: Is it when I come home from work and walk in or is that what I'm looking at after a noise wakes me up at 3 am. and I flip on a light? And too, if he's that close to me as in the picture, it would be faster for me to disarm or disable him if it lead up to me believing that there was a threat. I don't know, tough question.
First off, I value my life. I value the lives of my family. And the purpose of ccw is to protect my family. Now if a person (kids included) shows enough disregard for me and my family's lives to break in, with a gun, and point it at us... If I feel I could get to my gun in time, he's getting a few, then I'm getting my family out of the house.
From the image, he could be an 8 yo kid or a 28 yo little person. If it was a kid it may be possible there are others in the house with him. I personally would rather spend the rest of my life wondering why this kid broke in and pointed a gun at me, and if I could have done anything different. Rather than visiting one of my kids grave sites or them visiting mine because I failed to react.
A 20 year old just got killed last night by a LEO while pointing a BB Gun.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Gwinnett County police said Thursday that Victor Charles Le, the 20-year-old man shot and killed by an officer after allegedly pointing a gun at police outside his family’s home, was armed with a bb gun.
The incident happened shortly before midnight in the 3800 block of Southgate Circle, Lilburn, according to Gwinnett police Cpl. Jake Smith.
“Officers responded to a domestic dispute call and were confronted by a male armed with a gun,” Smith said in an email to the AJC. “He was shot by a responding officer and is deceased. [The] officers were not injured.”
Police said Le was arguing with his parents and other family members inside the home, and, according to the 911 caller, was threatening to commit a robbery.
“The son was acting erratically and one of the family members called the police,” Smith told Channel 2 Action News.
An officer arrived and “before he could even approach the driveway of the home, the subject of the call came outside and he was armed with a small handgun,” Smith said.
Le “asked him why [the officer] was there, and began yelling, telling him he wasn’t needed,” Smith told Channel 2.
The officer tried for two minutes to talk the son into dropping the gun, according to Smith.
“At the end of the two minutes, the suspect presented the gun and pointed the gun at the officer,” Smith said. “The officer shot one time and the subject was struck and killed.”
On Thursday, police released a photo of the small, black bb pistol they said Le was wielding when he was shot.
The officer was placed on administrative leave, a normal action following an officer-involved shooting.
Would you shoot if you were on duty? There's no orange tip in the weapon... would you shoot if this was a jack russell terrier with no hoodie?.. I'm just about finished making real comments here on SC. Think... triage.