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Old 09-14-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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So many posts about------"lethal force"---------" a good chance they will get shot"-

Let's do a reality check--------- In your county, how many times a year does an intruder actually get shot?

I can't recall the last time I heard of it where I live.

Some of you posters make it sound like it's a normal occurence.

Time to get back in the real world and leave the fantasy world.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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When I lived in a rural area, It never happened, Crime Rate was low anyway, But the 'word out' to anyone who tried is we are armed don't try it. Criminal knowing that is enough of a reason for them not to do it..
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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When I lived in a rural area, It never happened, Crime Rate was low anyway, But the 'word out' to anyone who tried is we are armed don't try it. Criminal knowing that is enough of a reason for them not to do it..
Agree !

The possibility of facing deadly force is a great deterent.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Agree !

The possibility of facing deadly force is a great deterent.
And yet you disparage those who post about knowing the laws.....go figure.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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And yet you disparage those who post about knowing the laws.....go figure.

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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If your state has owner-friendly lethal force laws (castle doctrine, etc) the crime rates tend to go down in rural areas whether or not anyone actually ever is forced to shoot anyone. Just knowing that there's a better than good chance their "victim" is armed, prepared to defend, and has the law on their side seems to be a pretty strong deterrent for most criminals.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Itinerant
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Yup a good primer is Martin Coopers 4 points of successful self defense
  1. You must be able to perform
  2. You must defeat your opponent
  3. You must be cleared of all criminal charges
  4. You must be cleared of all civil charges
Of the four points the last 2 are the most difficult. Many times people have been destroyed just as badly by the lawsuits, as they would have by their assailant. I strongly recommend Massad Ayoob's LFI training, it will help with all four points, however it will really help with points 3 and 4.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:35 AM
 
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But everyone they hit will be armed, So there a good chance they will get shot. Also many rural 'work' at home, in the town there neighboors know who is at work, what they drive, when they get home, IF you try to hit there house when they are not at home you will find there neighbor greating you with there shot gun when you come out with the loot.
Some states are harsh on gun laws, like California. What about those areas?
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Some states are harsh on gun laws, like California. What about those areas?
Those areas, we try to avoid
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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When I bought my place, I was a single mom. The nearest phone-and phone line was over 1/2 mile away and one way in or out, which was blocked if a car was sitting in it. Most of the local and state officials couldn't fnd the place. We also had a mountian lion who would visit occasionally. What would you rely on in this situation? Yep, it is easy to judge when the cops are just a phone call and 15 minutes away, but how do you deal with it if it isn't that simple? You prepare to defend yourself and your family by any means necessary.
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