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Man shoots out burglar's tires with a shotgun. Sheriff is interviewed.

Any ideas about what the Sheriff said?
 

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GunNut said:
:D

...and a Kia makes an awesome get-away vehicle.
Well, when you are out on parole and back to your usual ways, Kia is a pretty discrete car. If they had a bling mobile it would have drawn too much attention.
 

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I was thinking the other day about an instance similar to this. How about if you are the victim of a hit and run. I cant imagine having the control to not use my firearm to shoot out tires of someone that just hit me and then tried to get away. I understand that it probably wouldnt be justified if it was a minor accident, but what if it was a major wreck and I felt my life had been put at serious risk and the guy tries to get away. Am I justified in shooting out tires or using a firearm in some other way to hinder the person?
 

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I doubt it....I suspect it would be another example of the good guy being charged.

Take it a step further, an illegal with no insurance hits you. Why even try to stop them? They would probably just let them go anyway.
 

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Dan H said:
I was thinking the other day about an instance similar to this. How about if you are the victim of a hit and run. I cant imagine having the control to not use my firearm to shoot out tires of someone that just hit me and then tried to get away. I understand that it probably wouldnt be justified if it was a minor accident, but what if it was a major wreck and I felt my life had been put at serious risk and the guy tries to get away. Am I justified in shooting out tires or using a firearm in some other way to hinder the person?
I think this is your answer. If you are in danger, blast away. If you were in danger, hold your fire.

Years ago I had a drunk decide to park her Camaro in the side of my house. Yes, you heard me correctly. I think the front grill penetrated about 6 feet through the foundation and took out the plumbing in my master bathroom. I wouldn't have been quite as pissed if we hadn't just bought the house and moved in 6 or 8 weeks prior to that. Long story short, I did have a Glock tucked behind my leg as I investigated to see WTF just happened. As I tried to talk her inside to make sure she wasn't injured and to call the fuzz she bolted on me. She managed to get the car out of the hole in the house and then almost ran me over. I drew down on her and demanded she stop revving the engine and get out of the car (at the time she was staring me down and gunning her ******* muscle machine wildly). I demanded she stop a couple of times but in the end she won. She let off the clutch throwing sod and dirt everywhere and I dove to the side. My wife likes to say it was "just like Charlie's Angels."

She was on the phone with 911 at the time watching from the front porch. When the cops arrived and I recounted the story they asked why I didn't shoot. I said, "Why would I have?" They told me I would have been totally justified as she was in the process of committing a felony - aggravated assault (with a vehicle).

Moral of this long winded story - shooting when in danger is OK. Shooting as the perp drives away - BAD.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Interesting story there, vol.
It was quite an interesting experience. We had a friend visiting from NoVa at the time. She is very prim and proper and is convinced to this day we moved to some place out of Deliverance. My wife's favorite part of the story is this. After the initial BOOM which shook the house I retrieved my G22 and a flashlight. As I headed out the back door to investigate I racked the slide. Our friend heard the sound and asked, "What was that? An umbrella?" My wife said, "NO, it's his gun." Our house guest proceeded to slink down behind the couch until the ordeal was over.

Woody_the_Infidel can attest to this story. At the time this happened I lived directly across from him. We were mailbox buddies. Who knew years later we would "meet" on this forum.

BTW - she was later arrested and pled down to several misdemeanors. She served about 45 days and had to pay a ton of cash to fix the house.
 

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VOLGRAD said:
ptsmith24 said:
Interesting story there, vol.
It was quite an interesting experience. We had a friend visiting from NoVa at the time. She is very prim and proper and is convinced to this day we moved to some place out of Deliverance. My wife's favorite part of the story is this. After the initial BOOM which shook the house I retrieved my G22 and a flashlight. As I headed out the back door to investigate I racked the slide. Our friend heard the sound and asked, "What was that? An umbrella?" My wife said, "NO, it's his gun." Our house guest proceeded to slink down behind the couch until the ordeal was over.

Woody_the_Infidel can attest to this story. At the time this happened I lived directly across from him. We were mailbox buddies. Who knew years later we would "meet" on this forum.

BTW - she was later arrested and pled down to several misdemeanors. She served about 45 days and had to pay a ton of cash to fix the house.
LMAO umbrella? Please tell me it was raining... Good to hear the house is back to normal, though.
 

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LMAO umbrella? Please tell me it was raining... Good to hear the house is back to normal, though.
No rain.

House is fine, although it isn't mine any longer. We have since moved. You should have seen us discussing the incident with the realtor and trying to word the disclosure so it didn't sound too alarming. House is structurally sound, but still sounds bad. LOL.
 

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The only thing Montgomery has going for it would seem to be a few leaders with their heads on straight about guns:

http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=4079102&nav=0RdE

Montgomery Mayor Praises Man for Using Gun
Dec 7, 2005 04:21 PM
Despite recent criticism, Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright says he still recommends that citizens fight back against crime with guns. And it appears that at least one man is following the mayor's advice.

Police say the man was moving his belongings from one vehicle to another Thursday night when two other men approached him. That's when the man went for his gun.

Several shots were fired. And in the end, the man got shot twice in the thigh. But the mayor says by getting his gun, the man did the right thing.

"I want to thank him and encourage him and others to continue their fight for their protection and the protection of others," Mayor Bright said.

The man's injuries were not life threatening. As of Saturday, police were still looking for the other gunmen.
 
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