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26,212 hits 4.0 (1 vote) Share Favorite | Flag 6 years ago by Raisinman

Should a person be allowed to use deadly force to protect their home from intruders?


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6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 4:46:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if the intruder is armed.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 5:36:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think people should definitely have the means to defend themselves, but to do it with deadly force seems stupid to me. I don't understand why non-lethal means of incapacitation aren't a bigger thing.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 5:46:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why would any decent human being want to kill another in order to save inanimate objects?

Someone wants to rob my house, I'll pop outside for a while, let them take my sh*t.

They threaten me or my family however and I'll get all arse kicky.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 9:36:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I believe if you are legitimately in fear of losing your life you should be able to defend yourself. I don't think that the intruder needs to be armed either. What if the robber is a young healthy male and the home owner is an elderly female. He could easily beat her to death with his own hands.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 9:38:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
As a Colorado resident, I have the right to use deadly force with an intruder.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 10:27:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. All about choices...
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 10:50:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 7/16/13 - 9:38:01 PM thisone1 wrote:
As a Colorado resident, I have the right to use deadly force with an intruder.
Should you be allowed that right, do you think?

You should be allowed to use as much force as it takes to stop them, should it come to self-defense. If that includes accidentally killing them instead of incapacitating them, then you're both unlucky. You should never being aiming to end someone's life.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 10:51:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I knew the first man to take advantage of that law in Colorado.
Yes, I think I should be allowed that right.
Nobody has the right to come in my home without my permission.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 10:55:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
If someone breaks into my house, I'm not going to wait around and see what they want to do.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:21:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they make it out of the house alive, are you still allowed to kill them?
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:32:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm baffled at how you people can't understand self defense.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:36:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I could see someone arguing that objects inside the building constitute the home. If they remove those objects from the building, you'd be protecting your home by getting them back. I call it the Big Lebowski defense.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:39:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or what if you put mines down before you left the house? No self defense there.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:45:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
If people are allowed to use deadly force against a home intruder than I think it could give a lot of really sick or prejudice people a reason to kill some ignorant kid just looking for some extra cash or trespassing on their yard.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:47:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Home intruder = went into the HOME, not the YARD.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:47:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
And if the kid is looking for some extra cash, he can borrow his dad's lawn mower and actually WORK for it.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/16/13 - 11:52:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I assumed the kid looking for extra cash would be doing something like offering to mow lawns. Knock on the door of one of those sick people and they're dead.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 12:31:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah in a perfect world, that's exactly what a kid would do. But unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world and kids do break into other people's homes looking for a steal.

And any person intruding on a home unarmed probably has no intent of harming anyone. I think people should be able to defend themselves. Heck, knock the intruder out or shoot out his knee. I just don't think people should have the right to murder someone who clearly has no intentions of hurting anyone.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:03:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
When someone breaks into my home, I'm not going to start a conversation with the intruder. I am going to kill him.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:10:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why is that your aim?
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:27:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
No one said anything about having a conversation with the intruder.

And you're going to murder an unarmed and practically harmless citizen then? That's real inhumane and f*cked up.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:55:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:27:36 AM Banana_gurl wrote:
No one said anything about having a conversation with the intruder. And you're going to murder an unarmed and practically harmless citizen then? That's real inhumane and f*cked up.


In the case I mentioned, an elderly woman's home being invaded by a younger man would that be wrong of her to shoot him when threatened within an inch of your life? Clearly, she can't defend herself with physical prowess, the gun is her only safe haven.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:55:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
*inch of her life
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:57:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it would be wrong to deliberately kill him.
6 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 7/17/13 - 1:57:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Even if it was in order to save your own life?

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