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Cast Your Vote:

    • I would shoot to kill! -- Votes: 22
    • I would shoot to injure! -- Votes: 3
    • I don't carry cuz I'd freeze up/get shot with my own gun! -- Votes: 1
    • I don't carry a gun because of another reason. ( please explain) -- Votes: 4
    • I would fire a warning shot and then shoot to kill! -- Votes: 1
    • I would fire a warning shot and then shoot to injure! -- Votes: 2
    • I wish I was a pirate! -- Votes: 4
wdyt? (guns and self defense) S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18556 posts
23rd Mar '13

So, my husband and I are watching a show on the stand your ground law. He says that if you pull your gun out, and are going to discharge the weapon, you should be shooting to kill. Some of the the people in this documentary are taking self defense classes and are older ladies, in their 50's and 60's. So now we're discussing the differences between men and women, and whether or not women are less likely to shoot to kill. Since BG is mostly women, he told me I should ask y'all! :)
So, the question is....
If you do now/ever have, or plan on doing so in the future, carry a firearm, WWYD?
The scenario is this: It's just you, no SO/DH/BD, etc. and there is nobody else around to help you.. Someone is trying to rob you, steal your purse, car keys, or something of that nature. You don't know whether or not they have a weapon but they are clearly much bigger/stronger than you and you feel you are in danger, WWYD? ETA: you DO have a cell phone and are able to call 911.
Same situation (still nobody with you/able to hear you call for help), different scenario: What if they were coming into your home? What if, instead of trying to rob you, they were trying to rape you?
Would your decision be different if you had your child(ren) with you?
Go!

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 121540 posts
status 23rd Mar '13

I would shoot to kill. If I shoot to injure I might miss and that allows them to keep coming...or what if I just graze and they continue. I dont know if they have a weapon or not or what their intentions are.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
23rd Mar '13

I will never own a gun. And honestly if someone were to rob me I'll let them. It's just things, nothing worth a life being lost over.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
23rd Mar '13

If my daughter and I were home alone and someone tried to/did break in, I would absolutely shoot to kill. If I were elsewhere without DD and an unarmed man tried to rob me, I would shoot to injure.

αuτumnα∫ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 66639 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" I would shoot to kill. If I shoot to injure I might miss and that allows them to keep coming...or what ... [snip!] ... coming...or what if I just graze and they continue. I dont know if they have a weapon or not or what their intentions are. "


This, and if they live they might try to sue. :lol:



We were told in basic training to shoot to kill if you're going to be using a gun.

☠Jenniefahhh 1 child; Djibouti 70800 posts
23rd Mar '13

I'm ex army. I'm trained to protect myself, by means of killing whoever is attacking me.



So. I shoot to kill.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
23rd Mar '13

If I were being mugged on the street, I'd let them have whatever they wanted. My life is not worth wasting the time to draw my weapon and hope they don't have one.



If it were an intruder, I shoot to kill. Period. Kids or no kids. What if I miss? I'd rather aim for the chest (bigger chance of hitting them) and take him down than shoot for his leg and miss him completely. I don't know if he has weapon or what his intentions are, but he is in MY house and coming after ME and possibly MY kids. I'm not going to wait around to ask.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 121540 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" I will never own a gun. And honestly if someone were to rob me I'll let them. It's just things, nothing worth a life being lost over."


How do you know thats all they want though?

☠Jenniefahhh 1 child; Djibouti 70800 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" I will never own a gun. And honestly if someone were to rob me I'll let them. It's just things, nothing worth a life being lost over."


More likely than not, it'll be your life being lost. :?

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):</b>" If I were being mugged on the street, I'd let them have whatever they wanted. My life is not worth wasting ... [snip!] ... what his intentions are, but he is in MY house and coming after ME and possibly MY kids. I'm not going to wait around to ask."</blockquote>




!!!!

αuτumnα∫ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 66639 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" I will never own a gun. And honestly if someone were to rob me I'll let them. It's just things, nothing worth a life being lost over."



That's not always what intruders are after. What if they were attacking you or your children? You'd just let them?

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" How do you know thats all they want though?"</blockquote>




How do you know its not? I don't believe theifs are out to physically hurt or kill someone. I'll take my chances. But I'm also a person who throws up if I kill a bug, violence is disgusting.

αuτumnα∫ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 66639 posts
status 23rd Mar '13
Quoting ☠Jenniefahhh:" More likely than not, it'll be your life being lost. :?"


Or her family's.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" I will never own a gun. And honestly if someone were to rob me I'll let them. It's just things, nothing worth a life being lost over."</blockquote>



I'm not going to take the time to chit chat to realize that's why he broke in. For all I know he's there to murder me, rape me, or all that/kidnap dd. I'm not taking the chance.

☠Jenniefahhh 1 child; Djibouti 70800 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Kimber-lily:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" How do you know thats all they ... [snip!] ... hurt or kill someone. I'll take my chances. But I'm also a person who throws up if I kill a bug, violence is disgusting."


:lol: