Have you ever actually shot someone?


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tommyboy923
July 7, 2011, 07:27 PM
Have any of you drawn and shot anotehr person in self defense? If so, what happened in the aftermath? Any legal headaches? Any guilt? Was the would-be assailant injured/paralyzed/killed?

I'm still very new to shooting and I really hope I don't see the day when I am forced to shoot to save my life. I'm just curious what your experience was like if you were faced with that situation.

Thanks,
Tom

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Zombiphobia
July 7, 2011, 07:30 PM
I've shot a few dogs in self-defense- no legal problems, it was on my propety.

Another time before that I fired to SCARE a dog. That nearly got me in a LOT of trouble.

In the US as a civilian, I haven't had to shoot another person..

ball3006
July 7, 2011, 07:32 PM
Not yet, anyway. I hope not too.................chris3

beeenbag
July 7, 2011, 07:34 PM
I doubt many that have will be willing to talk about it on an Internet forum. Pretty personal question really.

Axel Larson
July 7, 2011, 07:35 PM
No and I hope that is the way it is going to stay. Yes I joined the Vt Air National Guard but I am Medical Admin:). Not to say if my life or others around me where in immediate danger I would protect myself and others if necessary if lethal force, I just hope that will never happen.

USAF_Vet
July 7, 2011, 07:40 PM
It's been discussed before. Most people who have had to kill someone, in self defense, in the line of duty or in war, won't necessarily just blurt out all the details.

In my case, it was war. No legal headache, but I did face an inquiry, which I gather is SOP. A little guilt, but that passed. In that fire fight, several were killed, several were injured and a few got away.

tommyboy923
July 7, 2011, 08:14 PM
I didn't realize that that tios subject might be a bit touchy. Again, I am new to the world shooting. My apologies, but thank you for responding

Shienhausser
July 7, 2011, 08:17 PM
I am mentally prepared to do anything, including shoot someone that threatens my life or a close family member's life. I wouldn't talk about it until after court.

royal barnes
July 7, 2011, 08:20 PM
This has come up before and you probably won't get many positive responses. IMHO it's no ones business.

Liberation
July 7, 2011, 08:37 PM
I'll speak for everyone here.

Some may of in a self defense or military capacity, but majority have not and 100% of us never want to be in a position to have to shoot someone.

Everyone here knows they will never be put in that position, but sit down and die isn't a good plan of action.

Wishoot
July 7, 2011, 08:44 PM
I hope I never have to.

Toforo
July 7, 2011, 08:58 PM
I don't remember

(but I'm SHOCKED that I finally got to post in one of these threads before a Mod closes it)

KingMedicine
July 7, 2011, 08:59 PM
I feel a post closing.... in the near future...

Aiko492
July 7, 2011, 09:34 PM
I pray no one here EVER has to.

Nomad, 2nd
July 7, 2011, 10:04 PM
They gave me a Combat Action Ribbon.

Only one bothers me, and I don't like the 4th and New Years...

trex1310
July 7, 2011, 10:19 PM
(but I'm SHOCKED that I finally got to post in one of these threads before a Mod closes it)

+1. :what:

Kleanbore
July 7, 2011, 10:37 PM
If one has shot someone, one generally will wisely refrain from discussing it publicly, for numerous reasons.

JoeMal
July 7, 2011, 10:49 PM
(but I'm SHOCKED that I finally got to post in one of these threads before a Mod closes it) I feel a post closing.... in the near future... IBTL. +1. And you wonder why they get locked....


And to answer the OP, no

danprkr
July 7, 2011, 10:58 PM
I have come close enough to have the shakes, but never had to pull the trigger. Trust me, you NEVER want to go there if you can at all possibly avoid it.

firemanstrickland
July 7, 2011, 11:06 PM
:scrutiny:IBTL?......really? on the high road? thats mature..........:scrutiny:

teumessian_fox
July 7, 2011, 11:07 PM
No, but I gave someone a dirty look once.

Tim the student
July 7, 2011, 11:13 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=589708

xfyrfiter
July 7, 2011, 11:22 PM
I had a very close friend, since deceased, that had to defend his family and himself a number of years ago. The legal issues almost ruined him financially, and he never lived down the emotional distress.It was a very bad time for all involved. RIP Joe.

WNTFW
July 7, 2011, 11:22 PM
No, never shot some one period.

I have heard quite a few recounts of shootings from the shooter. The least mentioned aspects are caliber and weapon details. Some observation won't be posted by me.

After math generally a non issue. Some were LEO in the line of duty. In one the mother of the perp thanked the officer that shot hers son. Obviously it was more involved than I am going into.

One guy I know shot 2 guys at once. Without going into details; The shooter sought help to deal with the mental aspects of what he went through. I knew people on both sides of the shooting. Peoples reactions were quite surprising to me.

I know a few guys that got shot as well. One was hit on four different occasion in military operations overseas. Another was shot on 3 different occasions by a .22lr in the leg.

I don't want to be involved in any aspect of a shooting.

JTHunter
July 7, 2011, 11:52 PM
Drawn on - - YES.
Actually shot - - thankfully NO.

Apocalypse-Now
July 8, 2011, 12:08 AM
with a supersoaker

ChCx2744
July 8, 2011, 03:09 AM
Yeah his name was "Winchester Scoring Target." I've since executed his entire family line that also came with him in plastic wrap. I think his kind tend to reproduce in some nest called "Walmart." I crumbled up all the bodies and dumped them in a trash can. Whole experience only cost me a few bucks. :)

Single Action Six
July 8, 2011, 06:35 AM
It's been discussed before. Most people who have had to kill someone, in self defense, in the line of duty or in war, won't necessarily just blurt out all the details.

In my case, it was war. No legal headache, but I did face an inquiry, which I gather is SOP. A little guilt, but that passed. In that fire fight, several were killed, several were injured and a few got away.

In my case.. USAF_Vet said it all. Need I say more?

Single Action Six (Vietnam Vet 64-67)

loadedround
July 8, 2011, 07:19 AM
I served time in beautiful sunny downtown SE Asia with the U.S. Army...need I say more.

bikerdoc
July 8, 2011, 08:08 AM
If one has shot someone, one generally will wisely refrain from discussing it publicly, for numerous reasons.

nuff said.

USAF_Vet
July 8, 2011, 08:32 AM
Only one bothers me, and I don't like the 4th and New Years...

I feel you there. Two years in a row I've had bad July 4th experiences. PTSD and fireworks don't mix.

SaxonPig
July 8, 2011, 08:35 AM
Yes... and I don't mind talking about it.

In 1975 I was working nights in a convenience store to pay college tuition. Just before 11PM a young man walked in and pointed a 22 revolver (typical SNS) at me demanding money. I gave him the cash (and then he wanted my watch and diamond ring). As he was ready to leave a car pulled up. He turned to face the door with the gun in his hand and I feared he might shoot one of the people approaching the front door. So I grabbed my Colt 1911 and shot him in the chest.

He ran. So much for the manstopping power of the 45 ACP. I put three more rounds in him as he cleared the door. He collapsed about 50 feet away in the parking lot having bled out (first round took the heart).

Cops thanked me. He was wanted for a string of violent robberies in which a couple victims had been sent to the hospital. I was interviewed at PHQ and my gun was returned after test rounds were fired. Grand jury ruled it self defense.

I got my watch back from cops at the scene. Some observer bagged my ring and I never saw it again. Store manager fired me. Dead criminal's brother called to threaten me. I invited him to meet me at his convenience and the calls stopped.

Still have the Colt.

oerllikon
July 8, 2011, 08:48 AM
LOL @ post 27 :D

Nope, I hope I never have to either. I already feel weird when I take small game

redneckerson38
July 8, 2011, 08:57 AM
I've never had to, and I hope I never will.
While taking the ccw course, the instructor suggested that everyone hire a lawyer on retention, most time being around $2500.00,and if the time ever comes that you have to take anothers life in self defense situation, call 911 and tell them there's been a shooting and to send ambulance and police to your location, then hang up. when the police arrive, tell them nothing, except that your in a state of shock and that you need to consult with your attorney before making a statement.
the reason for that is that "everything you say can and will be used against you".

Kleanbore
July 8, 2011, 09:16 AM
Posted by redneckperson38: While taking the ccw course, the instructor suggested that everyone hire a lawyer on retention, most time being around $2500.00,and if the time ever comes that you have to take anothers life in self defense situation, call 911 and tell them there's been a shooting and to send ambulance and police to your location, then hang up. when the police arrive, tell them nothing, except that your in a state of shock and that you need to consult with your attorney before making a statement.
the reason for that is that "everything you say can and will be used against you".Generally not good advice for one who will try to justify a shooting as self defense.

See this (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=589272) for why.

4v50 Gary
July 8, 2011, 09:32 AM
Do a search on this forum. Thread closed.

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