But a slug from my 12 gauge would be too quick and painless of a death. Suffering behind bars and wasting your life away there (and having to deal with "Bubba" ) I see as a greater punishment. Of course the revenge would be sweeter if there was some sort of torture involved. (*insert sadistic smile here*)
when i was in hs, i got a threat every few months, usually from some pissed off guy or something. another time this girl i used to date got a guy to call my house and threaten my sister. ohh silly games the kiddies play.
I'm most likly over reacting to this whole situation. I'ts probubly some punk ass kid just playing a joke on people he finds in the phone book. I've watched too much TV not to take this stuff seriosly.
no question in MY mind. My wife carries a SigSauer... I carry a SigSauer. I've owned every model, in every barrel length Smith ever made - and never have found a finer weapon than a Sig. Expect to PAY for quality. Russ will disagree with me. He has this foolish penchant for Beretta's - which is OK if you're 6'5" and can conceal it. The Sig's are more compact.
The only problem I see with handguns is without proper training it may be hard to actually "hit" the target. Most likely you won't have time to actually simulate a scenario with someone breaking into your house so you won't be aware of your own emotional state if (god unwillingly) the event occurs. You might be extremely hyped up on adrenaline or even panicky and your aim might suffer. With a buckshot loaded shotgun, the spread of the pellets will make up for that. It's merely point and shoot.
Thank you all for the advice, As you can tell..... It's been a very, very bad day.
Gun saftey,Laws,justice,jailtime, police........None of it matters.....When I find him you are all welcome to read about him in the Obits!:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|
I feel so worthless...haven't gotten 1 anonymous threat ever, yet. That's probably a good thing, though, considering as though I'm probably below the legal age to own a firearm (if there is such a thing).
DanC, couldn't you use the defense that you simply wanted to incapacitate rather than kill the perp? Don't police officers usually try to just harm and disarm (i.e. shoot at the shoulder) an armed suspect, instead of killing him will a bullet between the eyes.
<< Shooting at the kneecaps... get real. If you shoot at all - shoot to kill - otherwise you have no business shooting. >>
Looks like someone forgot to have his fiber today!!
Lighten up -- you'll live longer. It was a joke.
I'd only shoot for the kneecaps if it was some bastard that had hurt someone dear to me, and I wanted to play with them before killing them, such as if some guy raped my wife. You bet your ass that if I cornered the prick I'd shoot every joint (ankles, knees, elbows, etc.) before actually killing him. I'd start with the groin and then finish hopefully before he bleeds out.
Thus should be for every rapist, so I'm a little biased. But anyway...
<< All LEO's are trained to shoot to kill. >>
Actually, isn't it more accurate to say that they are trained to shoot for the central body mass, which just happens to be the heart? That combines the increased likelihood of a hit with a good chance for an incapacitating wound (sucking chest wound will stop someone, too). I'll have to ask my friend who was a cop for four or five years on exactly what they were taught.