I will post the link in the answer below, so people can just click on it. I am originally from Texas, and I am all for the right to shoot someone if they break into your house, but I also think people in that situation need to exercise caution and remain calm before shooting at anyone. Yes, these kids were trying to break into the home. Yes, the family could have been in danger, nobody knows what the teens were capable of. BUT, and this is not the WHOLE story probably, but this article says the teens were TRYING to break into the home, not that they had already broken in. In that case, if it were you, what would you have done? I think I would have had gun in hand and ready to go, but I would have called 911 first and try to take care of it without killing anyone. But I've never been in that situation so who knows what would or could have happened.
Answer by tnmomofive at 2:15 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:18 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:19 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
If someone is trying to break in and doesn't stop once they are aware I'm inside, that is a personal threat. Waiting until they are inside to do anything seems ludicrous.
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:31 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:20 PM on Sep. 6, 2009