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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s ok…just try to be careful please, it’s slightly annoying trying to decifer people sometimes…

Anyway, What if the person breaking into your house was a homeless dude that was so hungry breaking into your house was the only thing he could think of? He happened to have a slightly frightening appearance, especially with is crazy hair and smell of beer. What if, because you felt threatened, you shot the guy, and all he was really trying to do was get food for his starving kids? You shoot him, and because of his low blood sugar from lack of food, his body doesn’t have the strength to fight and you have now killed a desperate but innocent man….

Now how would you big family protectors feel after that?
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Hittokiri04

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Armed_Soldier wrote:
It’s ok…just try to be careful please, it’s slightly annoying trying to decifer people sometimes…

Anyway, What if the person breaking into your house was a homeless dude that was so hungry breaking into your house was the only thing he could think of? He happened to have a slightly frightening appearance, especially with is crazy hair and smell of beer. What if, because you felt threatened, you shot the guy, and all he was really trying to do was get food for his starving kids? You shoot him, and because of his low blood sugar from lack of food, his body doesn’t have the strength to fight and you have now killed a desperate but innocent man….

Now how would you big family protectors feel after that?

Man he still roke in my house…sike just kidding.

I would actually feel very bad and would probably try and help his family out if I could sense I shot their father and all.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but you are forgetting that in this scenario you are not just defending yourself, you are defending your family.

What I am willing to chance for myself, and what I am willing to chance if my family’s life might be at stake are two different things.

And he could have knocked…
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, this question is rather set up as if breaking into someone’s house is an unforgivable sin. For all you know, this stranger breaking into your house is a Christian, and thus killing them won’t send them to Hell. Christians still knowingly sin, and that is something that one might do when very desperate.

For my part, I wouldn’t kill them. First off, because I wouldn’t have a weapon that I could do so with. My reason for not having that weapon wouldn’t be because I never expected to have someone break in, but because I wouldn’t want such a recourse at my disposal in such an event.

In this case, 911 has already been called. As soon as 911 was on the phone, I would vocally let the invader know that the police are already on their way so that the robber had better be leaving immediately. There is no need to force a confrontation, unless the invader has already come into contact with someone in my household, in which case the police would be better equipped to deal with the situation anyway. There is no reason to go out to investigate: that is the most likely way to make the situation end badly.

If for some reason I did go to the stairs and see the person down there start up them, I would let them know that I’m there, and that the police are on their way, and advise them to leave. If possible I’d do it while getting out of sight in case the stranger has a gun. It is highly unlikely at this point that the robber will not leave: they do not have the time to do any significant plundering, and they know that advancing and trying to take a hostage would not likely end well for them, certainly not as well as they’d expect running away to end for them.

Robbers, by and large, only carry on their robbery until they are detected. Most will promptly leave once they know they are found out. Immediately killing, or attacking, someone who will most likely run if you give them the chance, is completely unethical.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hittokiri04 wrote:
yes but what if the guy has a weapon I would rather be safe than sorry christian or not.

I agree Hittokiri04, if he doesn’t leave after your warning and keeps advancing towards you and your family, you’d have every right to wound him.

Feathin, you really wouldn’t defend yourself and your family? With the types of creeps that are out there these days I wouldn’t let them anywhere near my loved ones; even if it meant stopping him physically.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it came to it I’d stop them, if I could. But I wouldn’t be trying to stop them in such a way as to kill them. If I were to get some weapon to defend my family, I wouldn’t get a gun: I’d get some kind of stunning weapon or mace. With those out there, there’s no reason to use a gun.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfectly logical. Very Happy
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