You must be in Texas
@DumbleDoofus, Texas is part of the USA duh
@DumbleDoofus, one time this drunk guy tried to break into our house, my dad didn't have a gun at the time, the cops came and got the guy and everyone was fine. (We lived in Texas at the time) The next day my dad was telling his coworkers about it and the first question asked was : "Well did you shoot him?" One guy even said (after my dad told him that he didn't have a gun at the time) "Why didn't you call me?! I live just down the street a ways I would have come and shot him for you!" :l
@Torres, Texas is its own country. (Should be)
@DumbleDoofus, you rang?
@Iamdrawings, I live in Memphis, but few days ago my brother got mugged at gunpoint in the street outside our front door. When my dad asked one of the police officers they sent what he could have done differently, he looked at brother and said "You turn 21 in a couple years, right? You could get an automatic." Americans can be waaay too trigger happy. Sometimes I worry they don't take into consideration the fact that killing someone is a really sucky thing, no matter the circumstances.
@therutabagaclub, if someone robbed me and I ha a gun on me I'd take it out immediately but I'd never kill someone. I'd definitely use it though and if I needed to I would shoot them. But if I had the choice I wouldn't kill them
@JoshTheFirestarter, But if there are two people and one of them has a gun in your face, you can't very well draw on them without someone getting shot. And they said it like nbd. If you buy a gun and say you don't plan on killing, just shooting to injure, you're a fool. It's hard to aim a gun and it would take proper training and practice to make sure you didn't miss or accidentally kill them. I understand some people have the right qualifications, but alot don't. The police should know this and shouldn't condone untrained civilians buying firearms willy nilly.
@JoshTheFirestarter, if the guy is threatening deadly force, I have no qualms with returning the favor. I wouldn't actively look for a chance to do so, but if necessary I would do what has to be done. If this man is willing to take my life to rob me now, it's a sure bet he'll do it to someone else who may not be so lucky. Assuming I cooperate, or at least pretend to, I'll likely have the opportunity to catch him by surprise. I would fire a warning shot as he goes to run after taking my stuff, then shoot him in the leg as he turns around, thus disabling him. Worst case scenario, if it's not just me who's in danger, I'd grab my weapon as I'm taking out my wallet and try and get the Robert before he can respond. Sorry if this seems kind of rambly. It's 2 a.m. and I seriously need to go to bed
@therutabagaclub, so is getting killed by someone. lol. How's he gonna carry one of those unwieldy things and use it efficiently anyhow? Just stick with a .45
@DumbleDoofus, or any where in the south
@Nick Cage Addict, but in Texas, you can legally shoot anyone that's on your property
@DumbleDoofus, most states have laws like that
@Welcome to Texas, it wouldn't be able to support its self
@therutabagaclub, Man I wish there was some sort of training you had to go through to be able to actually buy a gun. Then after the training you should get a license that you need to actually carry a firearm. There should be something like that. Oh wait... there is!
@Orange Shirted Guy, Sorry about that. You're right, I didn't have all the facts. I'm not anti-gun and I completely understand that using deadly force is acceptable in some situations and that everybody has the right to own a gun with certain limitations. My only concern is that the limitations are too loose in some places. But still, I'm not an expert in the least, just a kid. Sorry if my comment offended you.
@therutabagaclub, Strangely enough, however, in this country gun violence flourishes where the gun laws are the most stringent (Like DC, New York, and Detroit), and there's significantly less gun violence where gun laws are more lax (like Dallas, Phoenix, and Richmond).
Suffice it to say, laxness of laws is not the issue, it's the continued downward spiral of moral depravity that would lead someone to violent crime.
@therutabagaclub, holy hip fire Batman! A person on the internet who admitted to not having all the facts! I would like to apologize for my sarcastic tone. I assumed you were one of those people who are misguided in their views and refuse to change from them. But seeing that you're not one of those I can respect your opinion!
@PoliticsSniper, You're probably right. While part of those cities crime rates could be due to strict law, I would guess alot of it is also just because those are really tough cities. Too bad people are such d-bags, otherwise the world could be a pretty neat place.
honestly, if everyone in the us had a gun, robbers would know errrr than to break into houses and rob stores
@cheese doodle, *better
Clint Eastwood: "ring my bell, punk."
@JacketOff, put a sign under the doorbell, Ring only if you feel lucky, punk.
Ah ,the U.S the only place where the pizza delivery man is faster that the police
@TheFandoms, well that makes sense. Pizza places are more numerous and more likely to be closer to a majority of residential areas. Police stations are not as economically easy to maintain so there are less of them and this would cause an increase in the average time for the police to arrive for further away areas.
Someone did their research,but that's okay
@TheFandoms, my agency has over 1000 Sq miles to cover. 90 patrol deputies to cover about 150,000 people in the sheriff's jurisdiction... however, average of a 26 minute response time for non emergency calls and a 3-4 minute response time for "code 3" or emergency calls. And we are an agency that goes to EVERYTHING
@TheFandoms, I tested that. Turns out you can get arrested for that
@thatonecop, 500 square miles, 500,000 people with 800 officers in my jurisdiction.
@SWAT, we have about 240, supposed to be 300... 119 to patrol but about 90 including all the special assignment guys.
Well, the pizza man faces consequences when his job is done incorrectly.
@Jack Doppelganger , definitely an under rater comment
@PoliticsSniper, how was I so blind
@TheFandoms, That's because deliciousness is a true emergency.
@TheFandoms, I heard my neighbor being beaten by her boyfriend the other day and called the cops. They took FOREVER to show up. Like seriously? That's something you should hurry for
So whats the problem?
I don't get it. What's wrong with this picture? It seems perfectly alright to me.
Lies. I know you have bacon.
*gets shot while eating bacon*
Purple door and gray house?
@Solidus, I think that's awesome.
@Ruupasya, I have mixed feelings about it
That's what they'd want you to think
@Earthman , it could go both ways really, so that means family inside isn't going to fight back?
@Channing Taintum , by the words it is ambiguous but not by the target posted.
@Channing Taintum , of course you are free to survey ten homes, after you name me as your beneficiary.
Yer gah dam right!
Huh, that's a fancy doorknob for that type of house...
You must be in fvckyeahville, I don't own guns or see the need for people to have them except recreational, permitted, hunting- which sounds fun - but I absolutely love that wall sign
Bad day for target dummies I guess