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Old Jun 24, '12, 8:25 pm
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I awoke from a nap on Saturday afternoon to find an intruder in my apartment.

I don't think I handled the situation the same way that Jesus would have. Leaving out the expletives..... I told him to leave immediately or I would kill him. Adrenaline was high. He only had a moment to turn and leave before I was going to attempt to beat him into a submissive non-threatening state. He quickly left.

What do you think? Sinful? Should have handled it differently? Thanks.
I don't think Jesus would hold this against you. Had he been a beggar at your door asking for food, that would be a different story. [I assume "I would kill him" was the adrenaline talking].
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Old Jun 24, '12, 8:30 pm
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Might I suggest you invest in a nice pump-action shotgun? There isn't a whole lot scarier in the world than the sound of a round being racked in a dark house.
shotgun + non-lethal rounds [effective and not as messy as lethal rounds] + training on the proper use of both
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Old Jun 25, '12, 7:47 am
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If you're going to point a gun at someone, you need to be ready and willing to kill them. There is nothing more dangerous than a gun in the hands of someone not prepared to use them. This is when they get turned on their owners.
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Old Jun 25, '12, 11:28 am
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shotgun + non-lethal rounds [effective and not as messy as lethal rounds] + training on the proper use of both
If you're going to have a gun around, know the laws of your state. Do a lot of research about 'Less Lethal' ammunition before you consider using it-- particularly legal implications. ''Less Lethal' will normally not kill a person but can under certain conditions. Look at the difference between involuntary manslaughter and homicide with a positive justification of self-defense. Talk to a laywer in your area with experience in self-defense cases.

If you're worried about security a gun is a last resort you use because locks/lights/alarms/warning signs/dogs were all defeated or ignored by the intruder and your life is in danger. Hard to justify, IMHO, employing something that may not do the job of keeping you and the loved ones you are responsible for alive.

As a tip- Police do not employ 'Less Lethal' rounds without a backup/second person with normal ammunition. That is because 'Less Lethal' often does not stop or incapacitate a person.

As I said earlier to the OP, goal in self-defense is to stay alive. Good to stay alive and stay out of court as well.
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Old Jun 25, '12, 5:28 pm
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Since you had no clue if that intruder wanted to steal your TV or kill you- I think you handled the issue very well. Defending oneself when in danger is perfectly acceptable.
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What does that mean? "Charity? Were Christians!" Did you mean WE'RE Christians? Apostrophes are your friends!

What does having a watchdog have to do with being a Christian? It is perfectly acceptable to protect your family by whatever means possible. If an intruder is in my home, he is not there to have tea with me. He is looking to steal my stuff and/or hurt my family. If I can scare him away without actually harming him (i.e. watchdog and/or pump action shotgun) then that IS charity.
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(i.e. watchdog and/or pump action shotgun) then that IS charity.
Should an attacker get too close (which can happen VERY fast), a long gun is not what you want in your hands. In a struggle, leverage would not be your friend...Stick with the small stuff.
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