This is a discussion on Wheelchair bound man shoots/kills dog within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Stubborn Good for him...as it should be. It was a STRAY, get over it. This next sentence will probably bring the "wrath ...
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
According to his neighbours they have animal control where they are.
Nothing happen because he was available to go in the house. If it had been some thug, would he be justified going in the house to get a gun an come back out to shoot someone on the sidewalk?
And for it being on his property, from where he pointed does not look like it was still on his property
Everyone see people that they assume to be thugs would it be justified to just shoot them cause the opportunity is there? no!
There is no sense waiting for something to happen i agree but you nor myself was there to call it thats why I was speaking about what i would have personnally done.
Comparing a dog to a person now? Interesting, the plot builds.
But when you stop and realize that there were tens of thousands of tax dollars spent to save this kitten.
Which turned out apparently to be a stray...it went to the animal shelter after it's rescue. It is completely absurd, when we don't have enough money to pay our teachers properly, and there are PEOPLE not animals that go to bed hungry each night right here in this country and we waste that much money on one cat.
I just don't get it. Like I always say, common sense isn't very common anymore.
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it".
^^^^^^^^^Enough already with the bleeting hearts, for cripes sake.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The guy did what most people would not have, then they would have said , after it ripped the throat out of a small child playing, "jeezzz, animal control should have done something"
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There's an interesting situation unfolding right now in Everett, WA about a guy who shot and killed a pit bull that had threatened his daughter, and then backed him up against the wall of his house, on his property. You guys can probably figure how the reader feedback debate is going in the local newspapers.
I wrote about it here and it's probably going to get me skewered by WA dog lovers.
I occasionally take walks down my road and almost always take a pistol along. Recently when I didn't, however, a pit bull that was in somebody's yard came at me, but it seemed to follow commands well enough that it responded immediately to the owner.
What if the owner hadn't been there? I did have my Spyderco, but....
Self-defense doesn't always mean "against criminals." At least where I live, it also covers defending one's self against an animal (bear, cougar, dangerous dog...) and that's good.
One cannot "imagine" a dog attack, so I fully sympathize with this guy. Years ago I was attacked by a dog owned by a jerk who didn't seem to care the animal ripped my jacket pretty bad. Fortunately, that's all that got ripped. When one is confined to a wheelchair, one is definitely at a disadvantage in any kind of self-defense situation.
Last edited by DaveWorkman; August 18th, 2011 at 03:31 PM.