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Fighting Crime with a Vodka Bottle in Place of a Gun

same10 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 9:50 AM
This is just the beginning. Wait until stealing from your home, not the garage, is a matter of life and death. Moral:Don't look too good or, they will come to your house. Success begets trouble-wait and see!
gary395 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:02 AM
according to law, anyone that breaks into a house, with the intention to do bodily harm to anyone within the home, you have the right to kill that cowardly intruder.
Dan107 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:14 AM
Not in Connecticut. Before you can shoot an intruder you, have to make a valid attempt to run away at any point in the confrontation.
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 10:42 AM
John, "would" kill that cowardly intruder or "would" run away?
LtScrounge Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 11:35 AM
That depends on the state. New Jersey you are legally required to evacuate the house and let them have it if you can.
magnetar Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 12:06 PM
i live in NJ, I'd have to say that they wanted my life so I could not have obliged them

It happens probably nightly. A citizen fights off a criminal in order to protect his property. But it doesn't always make the nightly news. In this case it did.   

But...

How much easier and safer would have been this takedown of a punk in New York City if the clerk had been equipped with a hand gun rather than just a vodka bottle?  How much less of a burden to the taxpayer too, who will now have to incarcerate the criminal?

And just think of chilling effect it would have on criminals if shootings of miscreants during crimes like this were on the nightly...