Joe Biden will be so proud.
This is a discussion on Shoots through door? within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Guy shoots 1 of 3 intruders. The article doesn't give much info, but on the report it was said the three came back a second ...
Guy shoots 1 of 3 intruders. The article doesn't give much info, but on the report it was said the three came back a second time and were beating/kicking on the door and the homeowner shot through the door, hitting the one person. A witness told the reporter that he saw the wounded guy but wasn't going to help him. Guess the locals are fed up with the criminals. All 3 are under arrest.
And before anyone says something about shooting through the door, Fl law says this:
(1) A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:
(a) The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and
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Joe Biden will be so proud.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
If the situation was appropriate and I was positive it was a BG on the other side I would have no problem shooting through a door to defend myself.
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Per Florida statute the homeowner sounds to be within his rights.
For the first time since Shotgun Joe opened his big Goober mouth he actually got one right. Hopefully Shotgun Joe won't allow this one incident to go to his head. Hi is STILL a buffoon.
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Interesting that he shot one of them in the arm and all three showed up at the hospital. I suppose they considered being shot AT to be a medical condition.
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I think they were trying to get in the back door the second time. Not sure though. the homeowner has been cleared by local PD
He fired a few rounds and hit the juvenile in the arm.
Last edited by Once; May 22nd, 2013 at 12:18 PM.
I would have no problems with shooting through my back door, it is mostly glass, and I can see who is out there. I would, however, be reluctant to shoot , or try to shoot, through my front door, it has no glass and is a metal door.
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I wouldn't shoot through a door if I could not see what was on the other side in any circumstance I can think of. Don't get me wrong, I am not faulting the man and glad he is not being charged and is OK. Just not for me. Many other options avialable to me.
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Gives new meaning to the term "Knock-Knock Joke"......Maybe we could start calling it a "Knock-Knock JOE!"
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If previously attacked and I was under attack again (pretty certainly by the same idiots), then I'd probably have no problems doing much as he did. Particularly if I knew they were armed. Particularly if I knew the downrange risk of bystander harm was nil.
All three are in custody and being questioned/charged? Kudos to the guy for defending his life and his home. Exactly as it should have worked out. Now, if only the judge/jury will see these felons for the violent invader/robbers they are, sentencing them to ... oh, a dozen years of hard, backbreakingly-hard labor.
The situation the perps put the homeowner in dictated his response of shooting through the door. I'm a pretty big proponent of rule #3.... Know your target and what's beyond it.... but ,again, the homeowner did the right thing given what he was 'facing'.