Defies logic

Not sure what to think of this bit here. She says I shouldn’t shoot home invaders because they might be teenagers playing a game. Then blames a guy, who left his door unlocked, for the kid getting in his house. Now, it sucks that someone got shot. But if you’re uninvited and rustling around in someone’s house, it should not be a surprise that the homeowner may not approve.

11 Responses to “Defies logic”

  1. Boyd says:

    She also makes the point that all gun owners don’t agree on these things, and subtly hints that they need to encourage the “good” gun owners (who apparently only believe guns are for hunting and sport shooting) and discourage the “bad” ones (who believe in self-defense).

  2. Mikee says:

    Among the lessons for life that my saintly mother taught me were some practical ones.

    “Don’t jump down the basement stairs, you’ll eventually bust your head open.” She was correct.

    “Marry that girl or you will be disowned and we’ll adopt her.” Very correct advice.

    “Don’t step in front of moving pickup trucks.” Especially useful advice, as I was about to move to Texas and that bit of wisdom has saved my life innumerable times since.

    Somebody forgot to tell the youth in the story not to try removing the loaded shotgun from the home owner, especially after being warned to leave.

    Life is all about learning life’s lessons. Sometimes you need to learn them before you need to use them.

  3. Jay G. says:

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    Look, I don’t have ESP. I have no way of knowing if the disoriented person who has forcibly gained entry into my house has ill intent or not.

    But I’ll be DAMNED if I’m going to bet my life – and the lives of my family – on the good will of some random stranger who has already committed an act of violence upon my property.

    As far as I’m concerned, the voices in their heads are telling them to kill everyone in the house and I will react accordingly. If you don’t like it, stay the hell out of my house if I don’t let you in.

  4. Rabbit says:

    I live in Texas. Stranger, enter my house uninvited, at night, and see what happens. I not only have the weight of case law but precedence on my side.

    Smile. Wait for flash.

    Unless the dog sees you first. Maybe I’ll get her off you, maybe I’ll let her eat. Then shoot your mangy ass for messing with my dog. And for being in my house, at night, uninvited, and for being stupid.


  5. Mike M. says:

    Rabbit, aren’t you afraid of being charged with cruelty to animals? For feeding your dog crook, instead of dog food?

  6. Rabbit says:

    Nah, 24 hours later their whole case is ‘pooped out’ so to speak. Besides, after she got out of the back yard yesterday and found something similar to roll in, you can forget putting her in the squad car to impound as ‘evidence’.


  7. mariner says:


    Good on you!

  8. anon says:

    So let me get this straight… teenagers play a ‘game’ that amounts to basically: “let’s practice our police evading skills”, and the mother of one of the mutants warns us all not to confuse the hooligans who have no respect for our property for thugs who have no respect for our lives or our property. Is that about it?

  9. AntiCitizenOne says:

    Who the hell thinks that attempted burglary and unlawful entry is a “game?”

    So the next time someone tries to kick in the door, do I assume it’s just a game?

    We were all taught (and have observed on the news) that burglaries often happen this way…

    and NOW IT’S JUST A GAME!?!?!

  10. Model Citizen says:

    I don’t understand the unloaded gun thing, it’s like taking the gas out of your car at night.

  11. harleycowboy says:

    How do you read the mind of a criminal to determine if he’s only going to rob you or rob you and then kill you? DON’T COME INTO MY HOUSE UNINVITED!!!