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  •  Wow! What an amazing thing (9+ / 0-)

    you and your sister did to protect your home. Some may argue that it was just 'stuff' and you should have let them steal whatever they wanted, but if you're stuck in there with them while they're invading your home - a "gang of thugs" - you've no assurance whatsoever they won't kill you both just because that's what they do. Even if they didn't have guns (why your guns worked to get them out). You don't need a gun to kill someone.

    I'm not frightened of my [recognized and acknowledged] ability to kill if I had to. Which I'd do with whatever's at hand even if I didn't have a gun - I'd go down fighting. May not 'intend' to kill, but I'd surely intend to stop the threat by striking as hard as possible. No pulled punches (or bat swings, or throwing force, or stick-hitting or knife using). Wouldn't kill or further harm if they're no longer a threat, though. Just stand guard and wait for the cops to get around to showing up.

    Now, if I'm in the city and somebody wants my purse, I'll give it to 'em. Money isn't a big deal. If he's out for blood as well, I'd give the purse to him (along with the brick I keep in the bottom of it) using the long strap instead of the loop handle, though. Then I'd run. §;o)

    •  They weren't there for material possessions (13+ / 0-)

      the gang was called, "The Ely Park Rats" and they were looking for my father whom previously beat the hell out of a few of them for making vulgar remarks towards my mother as she was getting into her car.  He being a Marine and all, he tried to beat manners into them.  They came back a few days later with bigger numbers.

      The leader tried to tell me that they would just "wait until he came home".  That's the actual moment I pulled up the 357 and told them not to take another step.

      If we didn't have those weapons and trained to use them, they could have beaten and killed us both while waiting to ambush my father and mother when they returned home from grocery shopping.  Who's to say they wouldn't have beaten my father and then did the vulgar things they threatened against my mother, in front of him?

      A very evil ending averted.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:37:34 AM PST

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