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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Sep 7, 2007.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent ... df987.html
Was she expecting something different from the NYT?
Agree wholeheartedly with the article's author. Sad situation, but in the same situation, I would probably react the same way.
Was Albrecht a celebrity?
Locally, it seems so.
As usaul, it's someone else's fault
Of course Merlock - it's the homeowner's fault that this jack @$$ was at his back door kicking it in the early morning hours.
Very good article.
I personally don't think I would shoot unless he was actually able to open the door, but I don't fault this homeowner for pulling the trigger to rightfully protect himself and his wife.
In this case, I think the smart move would be to do what his wife did and call 911 while he keeps watch of the door.
I think the smart thing to do would be to keep yourself out of the fatal funnel if possible and keep your weapon drawn on the door in the event that he succeeds in breaking it down. I would have a hard time firing at something I couldn't see.
That's just my $.02.
I agree...I don't think I would shoot through the door, either.
I don't think I would shoot thru the door either...
but, I wasn't there.
If I ever find myself in a similar situation, I hope I'll hold fire until I can't wait any longer, rather than take a blind shot. But, until I am in that situation, I really don't know how I'll react. I hope I won't shoot thru the door, but I don't know for certain, for sure, what I might do.
I don't fault the shooter. He was scared. People react differently when they're scared. I know what I should do, if that happens to me, but I don't know for certain if that's what I would do.....
I just hope I never find out!
One of my reasons for not shooting through the door is also one of the 4 rules of firearms safety - I don't know what's behind my target if the door is shut. There could have been anything back there that wasn't identified until after he fired. That would be my concern.
While I agree with ya'll about shooting thru the door, it sounds like he tried to fire a warning shot by shooting high. Unfortunatly for the individual at the door he was 6'5" tall. I doubt the home owner knew how tall he was.
Every time there is a story like this it seems that the MSM tries to make the citizen who defended themselves out to be some sort of nutcase.
A warning shot into the air? I hope that his nerves just got the better of him, because that would be terrible thinking.
Maybe the gun took it upon itself to fire a shot. Guns DO kill people!!!