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    Shoots through door?

    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


    WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories - West Delray Beach homeowner shoots, injures intruders
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    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.
    No problem with this either. You are aware of your target and what is beyond it. You are positive that it is a BG and not a motorist broke down and looking for a phone to call for help. That being said I am not going to go as far as to say Joe B. got one right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    No problem with this either. You are aware of your target and what is beyond it. You are positive that it is a BG and not a motorist broke down and looking for a phone to call for help. That being said I am not going to go as far as to say Joe B. got one right.
    Once said motorist starts kicking down your door, he's no longer asking for help he's asking for something quite different.
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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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    Once said motorist starts kicking down your door, he's no longer asking for help he's asking for something quite different.
    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    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.
    You can only do that if you have a double barrel shotgun.

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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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    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.
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    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'.
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