FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:so a 17 yr. old kid comes into your house with a bat and charges you/someone in your family, BLAM drop him, one shot, he's dead, kid had a family, good people, just got in with some kids that weren't real friends, I'd rather pop him with a 20-gauge...and let me clarify here people if you get shot in the gut with a 20 gauge, you're not going to hurt anyone...so you wound the kid, he heals up in the hospital and goes on with his life with a greater wealth of knowledge
No, it would be more like some 17 yr. old kid comes into my house with a bat and charges me or someone in my family and I take him down without firing a weapon. Or maybe just brandishing a weapon. But if he had a bat then I would have no reason to shoot him with anything unless he was significantly larger than I was.
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:, and NO I WOULD NEVER SHOOT SOMEONE JUST TO TEACH THEM A LESSON that was a little bit out there I never said that (not sure why you said that JAO), but I mean come one, would you really be able to live with yourself, AND, 2 shots would kill them, IMO go with the 20 gauge, but that's just my opinion.
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:frankly if someone broke into my house (especially a rowdy youngster that could learn from the experience instead of a lifetime of bad things)
I took this to mean that if he went on and learned
from the experience (of being shot and wounded) that you were the one to teach
him the lesson.
FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:goes on with his life with a greater wealth of knowledge
Again in your most recent post, if he had a greater wealth of knowledge then he got it from somewhere. Both of those certainly sound like you are teaching him a lesson to me.
Anyway, bottom line is that guns aren't to be played around with. I am sure that you are well aware of that. So if you are shooting a gun at somebody you should have both intent and reason to kill. I wouldn't kill somebody coming at me with a weapon that I didn't think would be a serious danger to me. Even with a 20 gauge you aren't guaranteed that you aren't going to kill somebody. Only thing harder to live with than shooting somebody in self-defense would be killing somebody when you knew you didn't have to shoot them to kill them.
Leave the lesson teaching up to the authorities whenever possible.