Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Buying the newest game console?

  1. #1
    Regular Member possumboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dumfries, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,090

    Post imported post


  2. #2
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Fairfax County, VA, ,
    Posts
    689

    Post imported post

    I just don't get it - People are nuts.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    24

    Post imported post

    Now in those situations, while being robbed would it be legal to use deadly force? Most of the situations involved the robber having a weapon of some sort and most of them used their weapons!

    I think I'd have to use mine, at least draw it and hope it knocked some sense in them

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Posts
    180

    Post imported post

    As long as they were threatening someone with what could reasonably be construed as a weapon, you would be justified in the use of deadly force according to the laws of any state that I have seen.

    Regarding drawing and hoping "it knock[ed] some sense into them"--probably not a good mindset. It you are going to draw, be prepared to use it. It many situations,, especially against an assailant armed with a firearm, it would be unwise to give them any warning of your actions as that could give them the chance to harm you first. I would never feel an obligation to verbally warn an obviously armed criminal.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    24

    Post imported post

    Of course I would be willing to use my gun if I pulled it on such an individual. Every situation is different. Take for example the two men unloading their PS2's and two kids start walking up to them carryinga chain and tire iron.I would draw on them, and if the kept in my direction I would then shoot.

    I'm not going to shoot a man with a chain at 30+ft away from me. However if he was 15 feet that would be a much different story.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Gloucester Point, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    899

    Post imported post

    All I'll say is 21ft and see how many people catch on to what I'm referring to

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Posts
    180

    Post imported post

    I consider the 21 foot rule a decent starting point, but there are other variables to consider. It assumes an assailant starting from a dead stop; if they are already running at you, they can cover a lot more ground before you can draw.

    Add it is only the time to start putting lead on target. Pistols in particular have poor "stopping power;" the assailant will likely have enough momentum to reach you and do you harm.

    Remember, you have several seconds of useful consciousness even if your heart is completely destroyed (not even taking adrenaline into account), and that would take several good hits on a small moving target to accomplish with a handgun. It is best to assume somebody will have minutes if not more of useful conscious after you shoot them.

  8. #8
    State Researcher
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ocean Shores, WA
    Posts
    593

    Post imported post

    The biggest thing I got out of those 21 foot videos is that you are allowed to MOVE! Run, jump, flap your arms and Moon Walk but don't just stand there!



    Regarding the article, this part made me .
    an unruly crowd of about 350 people who were waiting to buy one of the shop's eight consoles
    You would think that someone in the last 342 people would know how to count.

    LoveMyCountry

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •