Shoot or not shoot?

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Would you shoot this person or not shoot this person?

Poll closed Sep 4, 2009.
  1. I would shoot this person.

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  2. I would not shoot this person.

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  3. Not enough info given to make a decision.

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  1. Big Black Dog
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    Here's the scenero. It's 11:30 pm. You are sleeping in your bed and hear somebody break into your house by forcing the front door. You have a pistol in your nightstand and you take it out of the drawer and make sure it is loaded. You get out of your bed, turn on your bedroom light and step out into the hallway. As you do, you notice a person climbing your stairway and the person has a knife in their hand. Would you shoot this person or not shoot this person?

    I would shoot this person.
     
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    Personally, I prefer a 12 guage.

    But yes, I would shoot.
     
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    No question, I'd shoot em.
     
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    Absolutely, without hesitation. That's going to be one dead mother fucker. Got a .45 hollow point that's going to make a mess out of his skull.

    And just to add, in the scenario put forth in the OP, it would be self defense.
     
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    I'd make them aware of the situation.

    Lay down your belly! Dont move!

    Have the significant other call the cops.

    If said robber made so much as a twitch in my general direction, its lights out.
     
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    Tell them to drop the knife and then shoot them in the leg, if they come toward me after that, I would have no choice but to shoot to kill
     
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    Shoot and huck a grenade. :D
     
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    You shoot. To kill. Immediately.

    IF there is NO question at all it's a knife.

    But, to be fair I have heard this story, the dude in question shot his son.
     
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    So the court can appoint a greedy little unemployable, beady eyed mommas boy, wanna be lawyer, and get him back on the streets in 90 days so he can knife your grandmother.
    Go back to England.
     
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    MM, probably out there somewhere is a story such as you say but in this scenero the person coming up the stairs is an "unknown" individual.
     
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