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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnles1 View Post
    Don't think I could live with myself if I shot someone over "stuff"....
    Jeff
    I have thought about this issue before too... Unfortunately, I think would shoot someone if I walked outside and they were breaking in to my car and startled me and them both...In that instance; you cannot second guess what is going on and many thieves will do anything to get away-including murder! So, I do not own a gun because of this reason. Consequently; I am so mild mannered that I would blow my top if I caught someone breaking in to my car. I have prayed about this and I hope no one ever tries to break in to my car or home. I work too hard and have struggled too much to let some one hurt me by breaking and taking my things.

    I have personally caught two different burglars in my life. Once, my neighbors alarm went off and I was doing yard work at my parents (1pm) and saw some criminals running out the back door with stuff. I called 911 and told the police how to coordinate off on a lower road; they ran in to the woods. The police caught them on that road with an accomplice waiting in a truck.

    I came home for lunch (noonish) in college and saw a group of Mexican looking men unsnapping the soft top of my friend's jeep to steal. This things are expensive and he had just purchased this one a few months before. Well, I yelled at them and ran down to grab them. They jumped in to this old 80s camaro and I had one by the collar going for the neck of another. Well, I ripped the guys shirt off and he ran down the road after the car. It reversed and they dove in to the window. I called the cops and gave them the license. It was from a stolen plate. The cop told they have so much trouble out of illegal immigrants. They steal and if they get caught; they give fake info. etc. Plus, it is too expensive to deport them; so, they have to let them go...
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    I have prayed about this and I hope no one ever tries to break in to my car or home. I work too hard and have struggled too much to let some one hurt me by breaking and taking my things.
    That makes 2 of us. I have prayed about this very topic. I do have firearms (and a very large Liberty Safe) and am very well trained and proficient in their use. Missing the target at self defense ranges would be highly unlikely. However, it's someting I pray I will never be called upon to prove or disprove.

    Still would not want to have it be over stuff. Now, if someone were attacking me, or my family, or entered into my home, that would be a much different story.

    But back to the original topic, I sure do hope the rods are found and returned. I just looked on Knoxville Craigs List ad didn't see anything to match. He will most likely wait a few weeks before listing it.

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnles1 View Post
    Don't think I could live with myself if I shot someone over "stuff". However, if they came into my house, then all bets are off.
    Jeff,
    That is what I am referring to. It really hit home when they targeted the three houses on my street. Not to mention they found blood all over one of the houses that had us and the police concerned it was from the homeowner. Luckily the homeowner was out of town, and apparently the blood was from the thief. That really had my wife shook up for a while, primarily because she has been held up at gun point before. I don't intend to ever let that happen again.

    So, I don't plan on giving somebody who enters my house unlawfully an opportunity to harm my family. If somebody is burglarizing a house, it should be considered that they immediately vacate any rights they had!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffnles1 View Post
    Missing the target at self defense ranges would be highly unlikely. However, it's someting I pray I will never be called upon to prove or disprove.
    I know a carry permit instructor who recommends his students fire their last round into the ground so that their records don't show that they achieved a perfect score. In the event they got into this kind of situation, and had shown perfect marksmanship but managed to kill the intruder, it could be used against them in court.
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    Keep an eye on craigslist and ebay. These guys will usually try to get rid of this stuff fast. They might not know what they even have and so just look for generic fishing pole titles.

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    I know a carry permit instructor who recommends his students fire their last round into the ground so that their records don't show that they achieved a perfect score. In the event they got into this kind of situation, and had shown perfect marksmanship but managed to kill the intruder, it could be used against them in court.[/QUOTE]


    sorry Travis but I was taught to shoot and hit what ever i am shooting at. I' dont give a **** what the court says and really don't understand how being a perfect shot could be used against you. I was told that if they are in the house they are paid for. Also if you don't kill them you can, be in more trouble if you did kill them...... Aim Straight, shoot True and may God have Mercy on their Soul!

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    Carry permit instructor that I know says always fire two rounds, the second one as insurance. If they're still moving, shoot them till they're not!

    Seriously it is worse if the confrontation isn't fatal, a very sad commentary on our justice system.

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    Default Theft in general

    My parent's home was broken into, March, 1970. Thieves got 12 guns and some odds and ends, including my grandfather's Elgin RR watch. Three of the guns were my grandfather's and were irreplaceable. I am a full advocate of a gun safe or heavy metal locker. A get into a discussion with fellow woodworkers about these wood cabinets. Totally useless! On the same note, my father, for an unknown reason, took all his fishing tackle to a park in suburban Chicago . He left it in plain sight in a station wagon. All gone the next morning! I figured the cost at around $700 (around 1980) with some of the lures being almost antiques.
    Don't give thieves an opportunity. Always lock your car and house. I have turned around and gone back home to confirm the house was locked, in case I had a senior moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old east tn boy View Post
    Carry permit instructor that I know says always fire two rounds, the second one as insurance. If they're still moving, shoot them till they're not!

    Seriously it is worse if the confrontation isn't fatal, a very sad commentary on our justice system.

    Dead Men Tell No Tales....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knothead View Post
    ... I am a full advocate of a gun safe or heavy metal locker. A get into a discussion with fellow woodworkers about these wood cabinets. Totally useless! On the same note, my father, for an unknown reason, took all his fishing tackle to a park in suburban Chicago . He left it in plain sight in a station wagon. All gone the next morning! I....
    Good post bud! I had my brand new Honda broken in to within the first week I purchasing it. I had left a carry bag (looked like a laptop bag) in the front passenger floor. I used it for carrying paperwork, etc. I am sure the thieves thought it had a laptop or something valuable. The thing is; I gave them the opportunity by leaving the bag in open sight and in my car.

    Never, Never... let anyone leave a handbag, bag, or something that thieves would think may contain value in visible sight. Lock purses and things in your trunk. The thieves that broke in to my car did not steal a thing. That just wanted to see what was in my bag. It cost me $300+for a new side window and I had to let my Honda sit at the dealership shop for 2 weeks to just get a new window because the model was so new....

    I guarantee you this; if I ever catch a thief in action - I will give them the cognitive discipline that will make them rethink their action.
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    Had probably the most bold thieves every, hit me 4yrs ago. I had just came back from the lake and back my boat in the drive. It was around 12:00 in the afternoon. I have a basement garage and my house is on a corner lot in a upper middle income subdivision in Nashville. you can see three side of the house including the driveway from the main road. I went inside to take a shower before I cleaned the boat out. I was drying off when I heard one of my hatches slam shut. didn't think much and was headed down anyway. as i passed my front window I saw an older chevy 4wd flying down the main road. Walked down to the boat and all my holds were cleaned out, trolling motor gone. Both LCD sonars gone. All tackle boxes and fishing oles gone. I went to all the pawn shops with a list and offered a reward, both they said chances were that the stuff would be taken across town and that my only hope would be to file a police report with the list. never found any of it. Insurance paid $2,500, about 3/4 of the value. Some of the baitcasting reels I had for over 20yrs. Bought a trolling motor and one lcd and spent the rest on fly rods. Now the boat has become an enpensive workbench. Wadding is a whole lot cheaper on gas.

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