Would you use deadly force?

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Would you use deadly force?

Ganconagh Ganconagh
would you use it to protect yourself or your loved ones?
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Yes
39  (100%)
No
Total votes: 39
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js250 js250
Definitely!! i also live in a state that it is legal--if under fear of your life.
09/01/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
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Originally posted by js250
Definitely!! i also live in a state that it is legal--if under fear of your life.
Same in my state.
09/01/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Of course, if I needed to.
09/01/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
Yup, if needed.
09/01/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Ganconagh
would you use it to protect yourself or your loved ones?
I have before and would do so again. I am Mama Wolf when it comes to my family. While it didn't come to deadly force in the end; I intended it to be. The key to having and safely keeping a weapon in your house is to always be ready and prepared to use it. When the time came I did not hesitate.
09/01/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I would if I had to, but there are so many ways of incapacitating someone without resorting to deadly force. There are other weapons beside guns and knives.
09/01/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
WITHOUT A DOUBT! Would I probably have some trouble with it afterwards, questioning if there was another way, yes. No remorse for protecting my family.
09/01/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Ganconagh
would you use it to protect yourself or your loved ones?
Without question. The main thing is to have thought it out and made that decision, consciously, before ever finding yourself in a bad spot. Hopefully, none of us ever will face that terrible situation, but if we should, I know what MY choice is, already.
09/01/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by SaiDiscordia
WITHOUT A DOUBT! Would I probably have some trouble with it afterwards, questioning if there was another way, yes. No remorse for protecting my family.
Usually, if deadly force is needed, it was BECAUSE the bad guy...who made the choice to put you in harms way...NOT your decision or choice, has left you no options. Thus, you need to have as clear a conscience as possible after such a tragic circumstance.
09/01/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Ganconagh
Same in my state.
Interesting that NO ONE so far will just roll over and let the bad guys win.
09/01/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
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Originally posted by Ganconagh
would you use it to protect yourself or your loved ones?
If I needed to. Especially if I am in fear of my life or my loved ones.
09/01/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have before and would do so again. I am Mama Wolf when it comes to my family. While it didn't come to deadly force in the end; I intended it to be. The key to having and safely keeping a weapon in your house is to always be ready and prepared ...
Wow, can I ask what happened?

I would...especially when it comes to the protection of my children.
09/01/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
Of course!
09/01/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Yup, sure would.
09/01/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have before and would do so again. I am Mama Wolf when it comes to my family. While it didn't come to deadly force in the end; I intended it to be. The key to having and safely keeping a weapon in your house is to always be ready and prepared ...
Ooh. I want to hear that story.
09/01/2012
Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
Definitely, if someone came into my home and threatened my loved ones (and there was no other way to resolve the issue) using deadly force wouldn't even be a question in my mind
09/01/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
I would if I had to, but there are so many ways of incapacitating someone without resorting to deadly force. There are other weapons beside guns and knives.
I agree.
09/01/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Yes I would.
09/01/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Got to stay protected.
09/02/2012
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
I would if I had to, but there are so many ways of incapacitating someone without resorting to deadly force. There are other weapons beside guns and knives.
Errant Venture, you are only 23 and are in all likelihood stronger and faster than I am now at 54 so your perception of what YOU can do is different than what I can. As well, due to a few injuries I can no longer run away, even if I wanted to do so. A firearm used defensively is so that I do not have be at the mercy of someone better trained in physical combat, stronger and faster than I am. Best case scenario I will never have to fire that weapon at another human.
09/02/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by RonLee
Errant Venture, you are only 23 and are in all likelihood stronger and faster than I am now at 54 so your perception of what YOU can do is different than what I can. As well, due to a few injuries I can no longer run away, even if I wanted to do so. ...
Not likely, I'm only a wee thing. My point, however, was that you don't need such a weapon when a sturdy cricket bat would do. You don't need to be particularly strong, or agile. I recall a study by a joint French-German team of scientists which analysed many police reports and determined that the mere threat of reasonable force is enough (as in, a dangerous looking bat, as opposed to, say, a butter knife). And, beyond that, I feel that it's incredibly dangerous to go into a situation with your mind already made up that you're going to use deadly force. Such a thing would be dangerous, because it would most likely close your mind (not you you, just in general) to other effective means of defence, as well as hinder your ability to read a situation accurately.
09/03/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Ganconagh
would you use it to protect yourself or your loved ones?
What's the option really? To die or to protect yourself and your family? Yeah...I'd use deadly force.
09/03/2012
RonLee RonLee
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
Not likely, I'm only a wee thing. My point, however, was that you don't need such a weapon when a sturdy cricket bat would do. You don't need to be particularly strong, or agile. I recall a study by a joint French-German team of ...
You haven't had much exposure to criminals have you? As much as I prefer not to generalize or stereotype, violent criminals often take great joy in hurting their victims. Appealing to the criminals sense of compassion and mercy often simply heightens their predatory instincts. Sadly, this often results in senseless (to you and me) additional violence by the criminal perpetrator.
As far as your point that the "mere threat of reasonable force is enough" I absolutely agree. If I am forced to make that "mere threat" while in my home, it will be with a firearm rather than a baseball bat. Again best case is that I will never have display or fire that weapon.
09/03/2012
married with children married with children
yes, without even stopping to think about it. If I felt my kids or wifes or my life were in danger, I would have no problem using it. In fact I pack a gun with me everywhere I go, with a license ofcourse. I hope that I never have to pull it out of my holster. I would be happy if I never have to use it for anything more then target practice at the range.
09/03/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by RonLee
You haven't had much exposure to criminals have you? As much as I prefer not to generalize or stereotype, violent criminals often take great joy in hurting their victims. Appealing to the criminals sense of compassion and mercy often simply ...
Huh? At no point did I say that we should appeal to their sense of compassion and mercy. It was idiotic when Gandhi tried it, and it's idiotic now.
09/04/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
yes
09/04/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
Absolutely.
11/03/2012
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Unique posters: 22