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Criminal Invades Bathroom. Homeowner fights back.

 
 
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 01:29 pm

Vance T. Taylor was at home with his family in Idaho Falls, Idaho
when the family dog alerted him to an intruder in the home’s bathroom.
As his daughter called police, Taylor retrieved a gun and ordered
the criminal to stay put. Disobeying the order, the home invader
charged at Taylor, at which point Taylor opened fire, striking the
criminal twice in the leg. The intruder fled the scene, but was
captured a short time later at a nearby home.
(KIDK, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 07/05/12)
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contrex
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 02:35 pm
Homeowner should get jail for being a dick. Criminal should get $666000000000000.66 reward. You should STFU.


OmSigDAVID
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 03:29 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
Homeowner should get jail for being a dick.
Criminal should get $666000000000000.66 reward. You should STFU.
R u, by this means, declaring yourself to be mentally sick ??
contrex
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 04:15 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

contrex wrote:
Homeowner should get jail for being a dick.
Criminal should get $666000000000000.66 reward. You should STFU.
R u, by this means, declaring yourself to be mentally sick ??


U don't get sarcasm? (The only likely response to your incessant gun-nut news bulletins.)





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FOUND SOUL
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 04:24 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Such a weird world we live in. Normal people get to play good cop bad cop.. The daughter the good cop, the father the bad cop.. Could have copped it badly had the intruder managed to turn the gun on him.

Should have used a bow and arrow...
Rockhead
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 04:47 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
a crossbow works better in tight quarters...
Lustig Andrei
 
  1  
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 06:10 pm
@Rockhead,
Agreed. Bt it takes a while to wind. It's like cap-and-ball pistols. Can be a fine weapon but takes a while to load. Inconvenient.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 06:39 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
FOUND SOUL wrote:
Such a weird world we live in. Normal people get to play good cop bad cop.. The daughter the good cop, the father the bad cop.. Could have copped it badly had the intruder managed to turn the gun on him.
Your point being that he shud have kept shooting
until all of his ammunition was fully exhausted & consumed ??




FOUND SOUL wrote:
Should have used a bow and arrow...
How 'd a bow and arrow have been better, Found Soul ?





David
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 06:43 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
a crossbow works better in tight quarters...
Really?? Better than a gun?
Rockhead
 
  2  
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 07:00 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I was responding to a bow and arrow question, dave.

you can put your gun away now, and quit hyperventilating...

a crossbow will not deafen you, or do you walk around with ear protection on in case you have to shoot someone...?
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 07:17 pm
@Rockhead,
I like crossbows, out in the open (not for defensive purposes),
but thay r too big n clumsy indoors.
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 09:31 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Seriously, that is how you read that?

My point was... People having to take on the responsibility of protecting themselves.. The daughter phoned the police, the Father started shooting the intruder, good cop bad cop..

My point being, what a shame we live in that type of a world, you know we can't carry guns here, we have to look at other ways to protect.

And, then my concern showed that sheez, an intruder may be used to this and can outsmart an owner and turn the gun on him, maybe there is a better choice of weapon than guns.

That's all.

roger
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 09:47 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
Just an opinion you understand, but I suspect most crooks tend to be optimists. That is, they don't intentionally seek out armed opposition.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 10:58 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
FOUND SOUL wrote:
Seriously, that is how you read that?
Well, some people (like me) might be inclined toward
that means of preventing the gun from being turned against the home defender (good guy),
but I had a mild suspicion that u saw it differently -- not sure.

Anyway, I thought it was kidding u a little bit,
affording u the opportunity to explicitly express yourself in explanation.




FOUND SOUL wrote:
My point was... People having to take on the responsibility of protecting themselves..
The daughter phoned the police, the Father started shooting the intruder, good cop bad cop..
In your mind, he was bad,
to shoot holes in the criminal ?



FOUND SOUL wrote:
My point being, what a shame we live in that type of a world,
U know, Found Soul, that from the time of the beginning of our species,
we have lived in a predatory environment, subject to the depredations of Man and beast; just the shape of the world.
I believe that the vast majority of other forms of life (if not ALL of them)
also live their lives in predatory environments.



FOUND SOUL wrote:
you know we can't carry guns here, we have to look at other ways to protect.
I wish I coud think of some good advice for u.
Just be guided by these considerations of self defense when u vote for politicians.




FOUND SOUL wrote:
And, then my concern showed that sheez,
an intruder may be used to this and can outsmart an owner and turn the gun on him,
It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the defending gunner (homeowner) to prevent that from happening
by disabling the violent criminal with gunfire.
Let the criminal be smart AFTER he has been disabled by gunfire.


FOUND SOUL wrote:
maybe there is a better choice of weapon than guns.

That's all.
Thank u. I remain uncertain on 1 point:
what was your reasoning as to the bow, as distinct from the gun ?
In other words, as u see it, HOW 'd a defending homeowner
be better off if he chose one instead of the other ?





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 11:06 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Just an opinion you understand, but I suspect most crooks tend to be optimists.
That is, they don't intentionally seek out armed opposition.
Yes. I have raised the question:
"if u were a robber, woud u prefer to rob a victim who is defensively well armed,
or to rob a victim who is completely helpless ?? "





David
roger
 
  1  
Wed 11 Jul, 2012 11:16 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
That was kind of rhetorical, David. I'm pretty sure we all know the answer.
oralloy
 
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Wed 11 Jul, 2012 11:53 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
FOUND SOUL wrote:
you know we can't carry guns here, we have to look at other ways to protect.


I'm very sorry to hear that. The lack of freedom outside the US is appalling.
contrex
 
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Thu 12 Jul, 2012 01:08 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
I'm very sorry to hear that. The lack of freedom outside the US is appalling.


******* dick. One overwhelming advantage of living outside the US is that there aren't any Oralloys.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Thu 12 Jul, 2012 01:35 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
That was kind of rhetorical, David.
I'm pretty sure we all know the answer.
Yeah? Your locution, or mine ?





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Thu 12 Jul, 2012 01:38 am
@contrex,
oralloy wrote:
I'm very sorry to hear that. The lack of freedom outside the US is appalling.
contrex wrote:
******* dick.
One overwhelming advantage of living outside the US is that there aren't any Oralloys.
We 'd all be better off if your dad never had one.
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