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Travis_0004 Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:07 PM
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22. Yes
Its not just monetary loss. Most criminals don't politely knock on your window, and ask if you would kindly get out and hand over the keys. People get injured or killed even if they are cooperating all the time.

If somebody is in my house, and I don't know his intentions, I'll have the upper hand if I act first and don't give him the time to respond. It doesn't mean I'm going to shoot him, but If I get in a situation where he is about to point a gun at me, I'll be the first one to pull the trigger. Its not because I want to injure somebody, but its because I am responsible for my own saftey, and aggressive action is safer for me than letting somebody else possibly get the upper hand who is armed as well.

I have little sympathy for criminals, especially those who are armed. They might be just as scared as the victims, and they might have no intention of using their gun. They might not even have a real gun, or have their gun loaded, but I don't know that. I'm going to assume their actions are hostile and respond accordingly. If they get shot in the process, then sorry about your luck. Its not that I'm cruel or want to harm somebody, I would much rather go on my life without any conflict, but I feel what is best for my saftey is to respond in an aggressive manner. If the criminal is worried about his saftey, tell him to find a new occupation.
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