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If someone shoots my dog...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Famine, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. Famine

    Famine Member

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    My state law says I can't shoot someone in my home unless I'm in harms way. Okay, lets say someone breaks in to my home and shoots my dog but doesn't point the gun at me. Do you think I can shoot him (or her)? I mean, my dog IS my family, he costs more than my daughter, and weighs more than my wife.:)

    Am I wrong, or does it seem that if someone shot my dog in my house, then no matter what, I've got the right to end their day.

    Just curious.
     
  2. Pilgrim

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    It is my opinion that if you wait to see what he does next you may end up dog meat.

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  3. Lone_Gunman

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    I think you need to take the dog out of your thought processes.

    If an intruder is in your home with a gun, he is a threat to YOU and YOUR FAMILY and you should be in fear of your life. If you use lethal force, that needs to be your reason, and leave the dog out of it.

    You will never convince a jury that a dog's life is equal to that of a person, even a criminal. But if he is in your house with a gun, it is the life of you and your family you are trying to defend.
     
  4. pcosmar

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    Someone in your home ,armed , and violent is fair game. Protect your home, and yourself.
     
  5. deadin

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    I would think that if someone breaks into my house with a gun and shot my dog, I would have a pretty good shot at a "I was in fear for my life" defense.

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  6. real_name

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    If someone was in my house after breaking in, shot one of my dogs and didn't point the gun at me my actions would be these.
    Fear for my life. He has a gun, has illegally entered my house and has shot my dog. I would be assuming I am near the top of his to-do list regardless of where the gun is pointed. Especially as he would be right in assuming that I am less than happy about the shooting.
    Now I am fearing for my life I draw my carry gun, if he moves his gun in my direction I will shoot.
    If he backs out to leave I will call 911.

    I will perform CPR on the dog.

    It takes a lot to keep your head when all around are losing theirs.
     
  7. XLMiguel

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    A "reasonalbe man" should assume that if they shot your dog, they'd shoot you, too; an obvious mortal threat to you & yours. Neutralilzing the threat would certainly be justified. Anyone worth shooting is worth shooting twice. and maybe three or four times for the dog, if it were at my place
     
  8. Biker

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    Nah, if a man enters your house and fires a weapon at your dog, I doubt any jury would convict you of a damn thing for shooting back.
    He didn't come to your house to challenge you to a game of checkers...

    Biker
     
  9. TexasRifleman

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    Hard to see how you WOULDN'T be in harms way if someone has broken into your home.
     
  10. Zundfolge

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    Which state is that?
    (it would be helpful to the discussion to know exactly which state you're talking about).


    Shoot one of my dogs and I'm the last thing you'd have to worry about ... my wife will as quickly and painfully as possible disassemble anyone that hurts one of her dogs (we can't have kids so she's pretty maternal with the pets).
     
  11. Famine

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    I'm in Michigan.

    Okay, lets say he shoots the dog, sets down the gun, says he is sorry and starts to cry. Can I still shoot him? (This is starting to sound a bit funny.)
     
  12. real_name

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    No and no.
     
  13. Biker

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    Yes and yes.

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  14. Famine

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    No and no...yes and yes...that clears it up.:banghead: I guess this is why we are judged by a jury of our peers, eh?
     
  15. Low-Sci

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    When it comes to trusting people who are in my house against my will, I trust them as far as my 6", 150lb butt can throw them.

    I dunno about you, but a person in my house plus a gun in that person's hand equals instant and immediate boom. I'm not going to wait to see if he's sorry, I don't care at all. He should have thought about that before he was dead.
     
  16. Erebus

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    I don't think you need concern yourself with this. It aintgonnahappen.com

    If someone has broken into your home and has fired a gun I think it qualifies as a good reason to be in fear for your life. I know I would. If he was willing to kill a dog I'm not going to wait and see if he is willing to kill me or my family.
     
  17. real_name

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    You're six inches tall??

    How do you carry, IWB, OWB or in a little wheelbarrow?
     
  18. River Wraith

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    Shoot him before he shoots your dog or anyone else in your family.
     
  19. Low-Sci

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    Whoops. SHould be 6'.

    Actually, I carry a 1911 on a pintle mount in the back of Barbie's porshe...
     
  20. Jackal

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    Forget the house. If i'm outside and someone walks into my yard and shoots my dog, thier gonna be chewin on a few hollow points.
     
  21. bthest86

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    I may be wrong but I believe NC allows people to shoot in defense of pets. At least thats what my Civics teacher in my Freshmen year of HS said.
     
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    If someone busts into my house, and shoots my dog, they've already demonstrated their intent to cause harm.. They're gonna be dead. I'm not going to wait for them to decide if and when they're going to take me out.
     
  23. ArmedBear

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    If someone breaks in and fires a gun, or even brandishes a gun, in your house, I don't think anyone will ask where it was pointed when you shot him. But if they do, it was pointed right at you or your family. I'd try to fire BEFORE he shoots my dog, or the rest of my family, personally.
     
  24. 50 Freak

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    Someone shoots my dog in my house...I'd plug him full of lead.

    But I'd be smarter to the reporting officer....I wouldn't say "he shot my dog and so I shot him 30 times with my AR"....I'd say something like "my dog prevented him from coming after me and my family...the dog was killed which allowed me to shred him to peices with my mini vulcan gun...oh, and also I was in fear of my life:scrutiny: :scrutiny: "
     
  25. 10-Ring

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    If an intruder on your property shoots your dog, (who has tried to defend you & your family & apparently failed), that intruder is a threat to you and your family...shooting that intruder would be understandable.
     
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