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Would you shoot the tiger?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by billybob, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. billybob

    billybob Well-Known Member

    A tiger mauled a keeper on Friday at the SF zoo. Makes me wonder what I would do if I were there with my CCW gun.
    Real poser. San Francisco..... a rare TIGER...... someone's life in jeopardy ...
    pipsqueak load (but probably diversionary)

    Whaddya think?
  2. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    In SF? I'd open the gate and let it free. Cute animals need to roam free instead of being locked in cages.

    "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." :)

  3. Sindawe

    Sindawe Well-Known Member

    At the Zoo? No. The other staff can handle the situation without me getting involved.
  4. .38 Special

    .38 Special Well-Known Member

    In San Francisco? No. Even if the crowd didn't beat me to death right on the spot, the local judicial system -- not to mention media -- would crucify me. You lives in San Francisco, you takes your chances.

    Now, someplace where rational thinkers are in charge? Tough call. Kind of depends on the circumstances. If the fellow being mauled intentionally put himself in harm's way, well, I might keep it holstered. If it's some kind of unforeseen circumstance like the tiger is out where he's not supposed to be, then he might get some holes.

    I suppose we must now segue way into appropriate CCW calibers for tigers...:p
  5. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    A thread like this might be better in S&T. The closest likely scenario to this would be an encounter with a mountain lion while out hiking.
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