Not so good: Warning shots again

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    Chico warning shots

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    The threat was gone. At least the cops caught the intruder.
    It could be worse.
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    Wonder how the BG got inside and then got so close to the sleeping man before he was detected? I imagine that would scare the crap out anyone waking up to that scene.
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    If you're afraid to shoot an intruder, you'd better start carrying firecrackers...
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    As I've said, my first warning shot will be to center of mass!
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    Perhaps the situation didn't allow for shooting the intruder. If it happened to me like that, where the intruder was running off, I might fire a couple of rounds at the ground to make him soil his pants and speed him on his way. I shoot on my own property once in a while. I am not in the city limits.
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    Chico's not a very gun-friendly city either. It's a univerity town that I think gets a lot of it's views from it's bigger brothers in the Bay Area. I'm curious to see what the local news says tonight.
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    Fired two warning shots into the ground. WHAT A IDIOT..This is just stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhawk View Post
    Perhaps the situation didn't allow for shooting the intruder. If it happened to me like that, where the intruder was running off, I might fire a couple of rounds at the ground to make him soil his pants and speed him on his way. I shoot on my own property once in a while. I am not in the city limits.
    Hopefully you don't have neighbours close by either,rounds fired into the ground can ricochet,you may hit the lottery where your warning shot ricochets and kills an innocent person....say hello to to your new callmate
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    You know it's to bad our justice system is so messed up. What the heck is wrong with a warning shot? I'm not saying that I'd ever do it but our justice system seems to be geared towards making criminals out of regular folks. 50 years ago a cop shows up to your house after you fire a warning shot and he says "Good job, you took care of yourself and scared him off." Now they want to put you in the slammer.

    How did we get here?

    And to those who call this guy and idiot I'll remind you that not everyone in America is a trained ninja warrior. Most folks don't know the laws and are just trying to get through life in one piece. I know plenty of down home folks that would think warning shots are a good idea. Most people don't want to kill anyone unless they absolutely have to. Most folks think a warning shot is the lesser of two evils. They aren't idiots, they just don't know how bad our justice system sucks.
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    I fired warning shots over 20 years ago, He was charging me with a double bit axe drawn back for a swing. I pulled out my brand new . 357 and fired 3 shots over his left shoulder. Warned him off really well. Thing is, the sights were WAY off. I had them lined up on his chest. If I'd been trying to miss I probably would have hit him. I did get a nice double bit axe for my trouble though. Needless to say, I hit the range the next day and put the sights where they ought to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightsonge View Post
    I fired warning shots over 20 years ago, He was charging me with a double bit axe drawn back for a swing. I pulled out my brand new . 357 and fired 3 shots over his left shoulder. Warned him off really well. Thing is, the sights were WAY off. I had them lined up on his chest. If I'd been trying to miss I probably would have hit him. I did get a nice double bit axe for my trouble though. Needless to say, I hit the range the next day and put the sights where they ought to be.
    Hahahaha! I'm sure you were scared at the time, but in retrospect that's pretty funny.
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    actually what was going through my mind at the time was "***, it's a .357, why isn't he dropping?" Then I saw a apple fly off the tree behind him about the same time as he dropped the axe and turned tail. This was deep in the Ouachita Mountains, about 20 minute walk from my car. Now when I got back to the car, That's when the fear, nerves, and shaking set in. I've always been that way, during a crisis, I'm fairly calm, but, afterwards...... That's a whole different story.
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    Sounds like someone needs to get a dog.

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    "Warning shots"... I stand by my previous statement...
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhawk View Post
    Perhaps the situation didn't allow for shooting the intruder. If it happened to me like that, where the intruder was running off, I might fire a couple of rounds at the ground to make him soil his pants and speed him on his way. I shoot on my own property once in a while. I am not in the city limits.
    Yeah....if you do that, then it is no longer a warning shot...no you're discharging your weapon to intimidate...and, legally speaking, that's a bad thing.

    You shoot to defend...you shoot to stop...that is all.

    You DON'T shoot shoot to warn or intimidate.
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