Booby traps; try not to getcherself with em'.

Booby traps; try not to getcherself with em'.

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    Booby traps; try not to getcherself with em'.



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    Sad actually.
    75 year old guy not wanting to become a crime statistic AKA get robbed or killed ~ turns himself into a statistic.
    Rigs a string to a rifle and runs it across his bedroom floor & then has a brain-fart moment and toe-tags himself.
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    Sad to say, but Darwin material, this poor, old, guy is.
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    If the Booby trap had actually worked, and had shot a burglar, the man would have faced spending the rest of his life in prison.

    Only Boobies make Booby traps.
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    IIRC there was a case some years back using a shotgun and it wounded/killed the burglar. Resulted in lots of problems.
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    Not a good move when your memory's starting to go!
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    "Set guns" have been illegal in the US for probably 100 years now.
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    Lethal or wounding booby traps are for idiots. Illegal as heck, and those that set them deserve what they get.

    However, non-lethals are a pretty good thing, by and large. Strategically placed paper bags full of cans, tell-tales and things that make noise when bad guys accidently trip them are a darned good idea.

    A friend of mine has an old house, and reset all his windows to have loose panes. You can barely walk through the house without causing resonance, and God help the guy who tries to enter through a window. It raises a terrific racket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    If the Booby trap had actually worked, and had shot a burglar, the man would have faced spending the rest of his life in prison.

    Only Boobies make Booby traps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guantes View Post
    IIRC there was a case some years back using a shotgun and it wounded/killed the burglar. Resulted in lots of problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    "Set guns" have been illegal in the US for probably 100 years now.






    ^^^^^^^I agree^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    In the US, but this happened in Quebec, Ca.
    Law may be different there.

    I doubt it ,but who knows???

    Sad just the same, that when someone feels hopeless, and unsafe, the things they may feel is the only answer to their problem is something of this deadly nature.
    Sad that if he had family, they were either not aware of his sense of lack of security, or they did , and did nothing to help him.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Not a good move when your memory's starting to go!
    What are we talking about here?

    Oh wait, the boobie trap...not a very good idea for many reasons, but it did work (one of the reasons it's not a good idea).
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    "Cantin said the rifle wasn’t properly stored and should not have been loaded."

    (snicker) Oh, gee? You think?

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