Re: [GUNS] Re: Better people

Joe E. Dees (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 14:05:05 -0500

Date sent:      	Thu, 10 Jun 1999 04:28:53 -0500
From:           	Chuck Kuecker <>
Subject:        	Re: [GUNS] Re: Better people
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> At 06:16 PM 6/10/99 +1000, Dwayne wrote:
> >> I will keep my weapon just in case.
> >
> >I would suggest martial arts training, but I guess a gun is the easy
> >solution.
> >
> A good idea for those of us who are physically able to do so. I must admit
> I wish I had more exposure to martial arts; so far i have not been able to
> find time to get started.
> Would you deny someone who cannot use martial arts any defense? A person in
> a wheelchair, for instance? Someone with one arm in a cast?
> In any case, once someone has forced entry to your private quarters, why
> should you have to even ask questions? This person is there illegally, or
> at least this should be the case. The fact that they are there at all
> should allow you to assume the worst of intents.
> Yeah, I know - someone's going to bring up the case where a family member
> came in late at night and got shot. Here's a case where the shooter did not
> verify that an intrusion had actually taken place before firing. Bad or no
> training, or just trigger happy. Some of the problem is resolved by
> requiring certification to buy weapons.
> Here in my county, I have heard tell of the sherriff's police advising
> citizens to be sure any intruder they shoot 'falls inside the house' so
> that the shooting is justifiable - even if this involves dragging that
> person a few feet. They don't want to charge someone who is defending
> themselves.
> One of the great travesties of our legal system is the way the victim has
> become the persecuted - criminals successfully suing because of injuries
> suffered in commission of crimes. Such suits (civil) would be rejected by
> any sensible person, but our judges and juries seem to think otherwise,
> when confronted by a cunning attorney.
As long as a person is a responsible, sane and nonviolentcriminal adult, they should be quite willing to accept the consequences of their decisions, and thus be fully eligible to possess firearms; otherwise, not.