Warning shot fails to stop home intruder

Warning shot fails to stop home intruder

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    Warning shot fails to stop home intruder

    The whole family armed themselves when they heard the intruder trying to get in. He makes it inside and despite a warning shot still rushes at them. Talk about the worst decision of your life. The police wasn't even sure that this guy was armed. Just makes you question the effectiveness of them. Especially if you have any kind of negative effect from the first shot, ears ringing, headache, loose grip on your weapon, etc. If anything in that situation, he might get a verbal warning. Otherwise, game over for him.

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    The "warning shot" that I'm going to use, is the one that's going to stike you first. The other "warning shots" are going to be the onse that are going to put your lights out, should the first "warning shot" doesn't.
    I find it funny, that some think they need to fire a warning shot ( In the ground or in the air) in an attempt to bring the incident to a close. After you fire the warnign shot, where does that round go? Food for thought isn't it?
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    Why don't they just rack the slide or cock the hammer back like they do in the movies? It always seems to work there.
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    They didn't follow Uncle Joe Biden's advice. It has to be a double-barrel shotgun fired into the air out the back door.
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    I've got a pretty good idea where my warning shot is going...

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    The problem with warning shots is auditory exclusion....

    Many folks involved in Defensive shootings claim they never hear any shots because of the adrenaline rushing through their bodies. WELL GUESS WHAT!

    The attacker is going through the EXACT same thing! Therefore there is a chance they will never hear the shots or in some cases feel being shot until their body starts shutting down.
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    Sometimes a warning shot might work, sometimes not. Sometimes an initial shot COM might work, sometimes not. It's difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of any response, as nothing is 100% guaranteed. To me the homeowners gave the BG every chance, and when the warning didn't work, the follow-ups did. One can't predict results on any one incident.
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    I think having three family members standing there with weapons pointing at the BG is all the warning he should have needed.
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    BGs IMHO have had warnings their whole life on what is right an what is wrong its not up to me to warn them again.

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    Another BG off the streets, warning shots or not!
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    If looking down the barrel does not deter a BG, it occurs to me that he has already made his choice. No warning shots - if I feel the need to fire my weapon I'm not aiming for the coo coo clock on the wall.

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    I like the fact that at least two of the family members fired on the POS intruder. I hope all shots hit him center mass.

    One thing is certain. The family did society a huge favor by removing this scum bag from our midst.

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    The intruder's family will say he was trying to turn his life around and sue the family who shot the poor guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    BGs IMHO have had warnings their whole life on what is right an what is wrong its not up to me to warn them again.
    I agree it is certainly not up to you or I to warn these scumbags and anyone breaking into my house will find themselves under fire immediately.

    I'm not so certain that they have had warnings their whole life. From comments made by relatives of some of these POS scumbags who have found them selves DRT, it appears that many of them have been told all their lives that whatever they want is their's for the taking and they have no need of getting a job. "They were good boys and did not deserve to die like the dogs that they are" just because they were breaking into somebody's home or business. The people who have been taught right from wrong all their lives generally do not go around doing things like this.

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    A great number of people were charged with reckless use of a firearm after firing warning shots. I do not know of a single gun course that even suggests firing a warning shot.

    Shooting into the ground can cause a bullet to glance off a rock and hit an unintended target. A round fired in the air will come down somewhere and they can kill or injure.

    A warning shot may have been the norm before SYG and other laws but now they can be a liability. Shoot if you must but the only warning should be verbal.
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