Shoot to kill or shoot to miss. The wounded can and will press charges on you ;-)
Not in America, and many other countries as well. Your home is your castle law.
I don't know where in america you are, but that law doesn't apply here in Cali. If you wound a man while he's robbing your home, he can sue you for it. If you kill him, you can be charged with murder unless you can show just cause such as self defense or the defense of other human life. There was a case just 10 years ago or so where the burgler fell and broke his leg badly while in his victoms home, and successfully sued the home owner for not only the hospital bills, but also for his loss of livelihood since he couldn't rob homes anymore! Sickening, but true.
the dead can't take you to court for damages,lol
Where's the fun in that? I'd want it to hurt. Teach him/her what a GREAT idea it was to break into a home.
I don't know any other way.
Your question is not not clear? Where I am when I catch this intruder? Inside or out? And where is he? Indoors or out? Makes all the difference in the world as far as the law in my state is concerned. Basically if I'm home and he comes in, it's ok to shoot him. Would I? Yes. But if I come home and I'm still on the porch, and he's running out, I can't shoot. Also, you never shoot to maim someone. Anytime you shoot someone you are attempting to kill them. Shooting to maim someone is BS you see in the movies.
WELL.... depends on what caliber ... my 44 would blow their foot clean off...and I would be angry with myself because the cops aren't going to clean up the blood splatter..... and then my 22 might just make'em angry?? so??? idk? stuff isn't worth a life... but invading my home (for burglary or other) is still invading my home...
you can't hesitate... or your weapon.. whether gun or pepper spray will be used on you...first rule of self defense ladies.. also.. don't go for the eyes or balls.. go for the throat... :-)
12 Gauge to maim. Accidentally on purpose I would make sure both arms were gone above the elbow though. Try robbing someone ever again now dirtbag. Makes it tough to pick ones nose too!
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If you are in any situation where you feel compelled to draw your firearm, then it is a life and death situation. In that case, always shoot to kill. You have no idea if your robber is a person high on meth or some other drug that will make them impervious to pain. In the scenario that you describe, I would attempt to hold them at gun point till the police arrived, if they did not follow my directions to get face first on the floor, I would shoot, and shoot to kill.
to enter a private home without an invitation is breaking the law.
1. if the owner asked you to leave, its called trespasser.
2.if the owner isn't home or the owner unaware of your entry, its called break n enter.
either way, you have broken the law already. then to go on and steal or even cause more damage and intended to harm the rightful occupants, you deserve to be shoot.
that is really a domestic situation within the family, this issue is about strangers?!
No, I wouldn't want to live with that on my conscious.
Hard to say. Depends on many aspects. Personally, with me not being in any danger, sitting here, I'd have to say no.
No, definately not, I wouldn't have anybodys death on my conscience.
I wouldn't purposely shoot to kill. Probably try to injure their leg or something along those lines first.
By now, he should be hurt enough for me to bop over the head with something handy. Like an easel or a hammer.
No, the legal system in the USA is for the criminals. If I shoot and kill someone robbing my house I can be tried for murder, unless he was "armed" or showed "intent" to harm my person, which is pretty freaking idiotic. I would probably shoot him in the legs or something..
Depends on which state you are in.
Even in Flordia with the "stand your ground"l aws a man is being tried for murder for shooting and killing a black man who was trying to get into his garage, with evidence clearly indicating that was the case, because the man had his back turned when he was killed.
If someone is stealing from me, I should have a right to kill them. They are taking away my right to own property by stealing it from me.
And if he has a weapon, great, now he gets the drop on me. I love the law, don't you?
I work very hard for my possessions
My 10 ga sawed off shotgun WILL
Teach someone a lesson
The lesson? Is it worth your life?
It's my stuff.
Get a job or die
If you want to burglarize
Be prepared to pay
WITH YOUR LIFE