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    I love a feel good story once in a while. Textbook SD, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuckoo429 View Post
    I love a feel good story once in a while. Textbook SD, IMO.
    I'm glad that the resident of the house did not fall victim to the criminal. And yes, textbook SD but, in my opinion, nothing "feel good" about this one.
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    Sounds like one smart homeowner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJD1968 View Post
    I'm glad that the resident of the house did not fall victim to the criminal. And yes, textbook SD but, in my opinion, nothing "feel good" about this one.
    What feels good, is the fact that the homeowner is not being charged. To be honest, that is a good feeling....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJD1968 View Post
    I'm glad that the resident of the house did not fall victim to the criminal. And yes, textbook SD but, in my opinion, nothing "feel good" about this one.
    Criminal breaks into home, criminal threatens to kill homeowner, homeowner kills criminal. Pretty feel good to me.

    I feel bad when I hit a squirrel that decided to try and make it across the road in front of me. As humans, we have a little more cognitive ability that squirrels, and can assume the product of our actions. So let's just say I hold (most) humans at a higher standard than squirrels. They commit the crime, they know the possible outcomes, they sign their own death warrant, feels good to me because we don't have to house and feed them the rest of their lives wile they watch tv and do drugs in prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    What feels good, is the fact that the homeowner is not being charged. To be honest, that is a good feeling....
    A man and his girlfriend so distraught from the traumatic event of having to kill an intruder that they are not going to live in that house anymore. The intruder was a man who may have been a good man in distress, may have been a bad man that there was help for and may have been able to turn his life around.....or maybe there was no hope for him. In any case. He is dead, although better him than the man who killed him. But a man is still dead. NOTHING about that situation is feel good to me.

    I am also glad that he was able to defend himself and do it without being charged.

    I don't expect everyone to feel like me though.... To each their own.
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    I feel bad for the victims of the break in. They sound extremely traumatized.
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    Feeling good or not about an event like this is a personal choice.

    We all know that for every action, there is an equal and opposite re-action.

    While I would never celebrate the death of another human being, we sometimes say things because of the frustration we feel that a person chose a pathway leading to death. After seeing this time after time, it is no wonder we say "well, I feel good about the outcome" because the criminal could have killed his victim instead of the other way around.

    I really am sorry, but the older I get, the less pity I feel for those who constantly ply the trade of crime. The old "hardening of the heart" so to speak. They know full well what could happen, but they still choose to commit criminal acts. So yes, I feel good that this person will no longer be doing crime, but not feeling good that he lost his life in the commission of it. It's sad, but is a fact of life that people need to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJD1968 View Post
    A man and his girlfriend so distraught from the traumatic event of having to kill an intruder that they are not going to live in that house anymore. The intruder was a man who may have been a good man in distress, may have been a bad man that there was help for and may have been able to turn his life around.....or maybe there was no hope for him. In any case. He is dead, although better him than the man who killed him. But a man is still dead. NOTHING about that situation is feel good to me.

    I am also glad that he was able to defend himself and do it without being charged.

    I don't expect everyone to feel like me though.... To each their own.
    I could care less what state of mind the BG was in...He is still a BG. Im glad the homeowner was victorious in this, and it does make me happy that they will not be charged. You are right about one thing, To each their own....
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    Let's recap: Homeowner defends self. Will not be charged. BG will NOT commit another crime. Taxpayers don't have to feed BG/house BG for years, then have him turned loose to commit another crime using "skills" he learned in prison. What's not to feel good about? Oh yah, the lose of a human life. It happens all the time to GOOD people, so we should feel bad when it happens to a BAD person? Guess I'm just too old to believe in the "turn the other cheek" leftist liberal do gooder everone has a good side and can be rehabilitated view anymore.
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    It's a sad state of affairs when one has to "legally" retreat in one's own home against home invasion and violence, for fear of prosecution. I'm reading between the lines of course...

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    Asked by a CNN reporter "What do you feel when you shoot a terrorist"?, the Marine sniper simply shrugged & replied "recoil".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I feel bad for the victims of the break in. They sound extremely traumatized.
    I'm with ya on this one. Glad they did the right thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE101 View Post
    Let's recap: Homeowner defends self. Will not be charged. BG will NOT commit another crime. Taxpayers don't have to feed BG/house BG for years, then have him turned loose to commit another crime using "skills" he learned in prison. What's not to feel good about? Oh yah, the lose of a human life. It happens all the time to GOOD people, so we should feel bad when it happens to a BAD person? Guess I'm just too old to believe in the "turn the other cheek" leftist liberal do gooder everone has a good side and can be rehabilitated view anymore.
    Lets recap again: I never said that the BG didnt deserve to die for his actions, nullifying your statement of
    Taxpayers don't have to feed BG/house BG for years, then have him turned loose to commit another crime using "skills" he learned in prison
    Nor did I say that the homeowner did the wrong thing by defending himself, nullifying your statement of me being a
    turn the other cheek" leftist liberal do gooder everone has a good side and can be rehabilitated view
    On the contrary, I said this:
    I am also glad that he was able to defend himself and do it without being charged.
    and this:
    I'm glad that the resident of the house did not fall victim to the criminal
    I gave my opinion that there is nothing to "feel good" about in this story and I gave why and I will stick by that. I will not "feel good" about the loss of a human life, whether they are a good person or bad person, and it is MY OPINION. You can like it or not, it won't change. I also said this:
    I don't expect everyone to feel like me though.... To each their own.
    That means that you can have your opinion and I won't flame you for it.
    Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
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