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Old 09-10-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Minnesota, south of the metro
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In MN, we have at least two laws regarding the lawful killing of agressive dogs.

Legalizes protection of livestock from dogs at large:
<a>https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=347.03&year=2007</a>

Protects the right of pedestrains legally walking and encountering agressive dogs:
<a>https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=347.17&year=2007</a>

That being said, if concerns about injuries to bystanders is an issue you may condsider Taurus's "Judge" model of revolver. It carries a load of five 2 1/2inch .410 shotshells (or .45LC loads). The .410 shells should be effective against agressive dogs, but with #4 shot the risk to bystanders over 25 yards away ought to be minimized.

As for the crowd that suggests that you are punishing the dog for the owners stupidity---ignore them. Also ignore the non-lethal crowd. If the dog attacks, use whatever force is necessary to stop the threat/attack. Protect your wife, protect your children, and protect yourself.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hi BrianH,
I understand your anger and frustration but it's sounds like the owner is the main problem. They seems to have a marked disinterest in the fact that their dog is aggressive and scaring people. I find it disturbing that this person doesn't seem to care about how frightened people are of their pet. Dogs generally don't act like that unless an owner encourages this by either mistreating the animal or rewarding aggressive behavior.

Can you or a friend get a video camera or even a cell phone that records video and document how it acts when someone walks by? If you can get a good video showing the dogs aggressiveness, the house (address #) and even the owner standing by doing nothing, that would be great.

Show the video to police and Animal Control authorites and I bet they'd step in. Unfortunately, today you have to "prove your case" just to get a response out of some folks. At any rate, not only would the authorities deal with the dog but they'd deal with the owner, too. It needs to be on record that this dog owner isn't concerned with others safety.

You could just shoot the dog, as you said, but it won't prevent that jerk from going out and getting another dog who may be aggressive also.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: London, England
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You haven't seen anything until you have seen the dogs the gangs in London take round with them. Pitbulls, staffs etc. All trained to be very aggressive. From what i know about America i don't think you have 'gang dogs'. I tell you, not fun when you see these!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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You haven't seen anything until you have seen the dogs the gangs in London take round with them. Pitbulls, staffs etc. All trained to be very aggressive. From what i know about America i don't think you have 'gang dogs'. I tell you, not fun when you see these!
You don't think the USA has gang dogs? LA, New York, Detroit, Houston, Washington DC are just a few of the large cities here with a HUGE gang dog problem. Add to that the dog fighting in those cities and you have an epidemic! Unfortunately its not a UK "thing". Its a gang thing all over the world.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Yeah, I assure you that gang activity includes dogfighting here in the U.S., just as it does elsewhere. Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. are definitely places where this goes on, in addition to the above cities.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Holy dead thread resurrection Batman!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Really? I always associate USA gangs with guns, not dogs.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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How long ago did you leave the USA ? Or have ever been here ?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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You don't think the USA has gang dogs? LA, New York, Detroit, Houston, Washington DC are just a few of the large cities here with a HUGE gang dog problem. Add to that the dog fighting in those cities and you have an epidemic! Unfortunately its not a UK "thing". Its a gang thing all over the world.
sad but true... so very true.....

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Yeah, I assure you that gang activity includes dogfighting here in the U.S., just as it does elsewhere. Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. are definitely places where this goes on, in addition to the above cities.
was going to add st. louis to the list, but you beat me to the keyboard!!

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Holy dead thread resurrection Batman!
HAHAHAHA.... no doubt!!

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Really? I always associate USA gangs with guns, not dogs.

oh, there are guns too.....
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Really? I always associate USA gangs with guns, not dogs.
Guns, dogs, drugs....gangs are gangs no matter what country they hail from
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