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    Who Needs a Handgun at Home in Virginia Beach?

    OK, perhaps a bit off-topic. I will let the Moderator decide.

    What I cannot figure out is why the dogs ran away without the lady firing a shot.


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    dogs run from gun pointed at them...

    Perhaps they're familiar with firearms. German Shepherds are pretty smart dogs. They may have some "range time"
    with their "daddy" (currently a resident of the Hoosegow on drug charges).
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    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Body language.

    A fleeing human or one in confusion is very different than the posture and staring of one sighting down the barrel of a gun.

    The dogs understood the intent of "gonna get you" and left.

    Or, it was other reasons. Sorta hard to ask them about it.

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    Thumbs down

    I cannot agree with the last line of the article. It lays the blame on the breed. The breed is not the problem.

    I say euthanize the owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    I cannot agree with the last line of the article. It lays the blame on the breed. The breed is not the problem.

    I say euthanize the owners.
    #$%^ RIGHT, Travis! I agree with you 100%

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    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
    SERPA retention or concealed...

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    I cannot agree with the last line of the article. It lays the blame on the breed. The breed is not the problem.

    I say euthanize the owners.
    Yep!
    It always breaks my heart to hurt a dog because the owner is a worthless POS!

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    Homeowner being chased upstairs is prey. Homeowner turning around and confronting dogs is aggressive/attacking thing that is larger than the two dogs. The doggies may eith have been conditioned to respect humans who stand up to/against them or just never encountered something that big that seemed to be that aggressive/mean/upset at them.

    I agree that it is unfair to blame the breed for the failures of the owners. I did not read that the owners were charged with maintaining viscious animals, or that the homeowner has yet sued either the guy in jail or the ex-girlfriend for expenses and damages.

    stay safe.

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    Kudos to the lady for having the gun and the wits to get it.

    Thought it sooo nice that the neighbor offered to pay for "part" of the expense.
    < sarcasm >
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    Kudos for having the gun, but Doom on her for not having it CLOSER. She shouldn't have had to run upstairs to get it, but on the other hand, she may be one of those that thinks they can get to their "safe room" before Bad Things happen.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
    SERPA retention or concealed...

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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