I love dogs as much as the next person.
But, about a month ago I was sitting in the swing on my front porch when a dog I didn't know came running up the steps barking at me. I pulled my pistol at the same time I yelled at the dog to get out of here. The dog wisely turned and ran off. If it had continued toward me I would have shot it without hesitation.
I would agree that there are some 'in between' judgements to be made. I've also had some dogs growl, but it doesn't make me want to shoot them.
Originally Posted by suntzu
How would you feel if a neighbor who knew your dog, but decided he's going to try out his new gun on your fun loving good dog because he was running at him.
Keep in mind that this was a neighbor, and I'm sure that he knew the local dogs...no need to shoot in a situation like that. Only "IDIOTS" would shoot a neighbor's dog like that. (I respect your opinion, and I stand by mine.)
I know the dogs all around our 'hood', and there are a few that I would be cautious with...but I could easily handle in a situation like that without grabbing my gun.OMHO
am i reading this correct? dog runs toward shooter and shooter shot dogs? .. i have little knowledge about dogs, but if any runs toward me from out of no where, i will hurt it bad or possibly kill it WITH a blunt object though.
If you've never had a dog run toward you you must have spent your life as a shut in. :rolleyes:
Originally Posted by 02R1