I agree... but the sad thing is I don't know how many are in my home for I've just waken up due to the intrusion, per say. So a big part of me would want to simply shoot for it's dark and I don't know why this person is in my home.oops... if they listen to the "Get on the ground, NOW!" no need to fire.
I don't have to wait to see if the violator male/female has a weapon, I only have to believe they are there to do harm to myself or others that I love. My doors are posted with signage that reflects that I will use deadly force if need be.. 45-3-103. Use of force in defense of occupied structure. A person is justified in the use of force or threat to use force against another when and to the extent that he reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's unlawful entry into or attack upon an occupied structure. However, he is justified in the use of force likely to cause death or serious bodily harm only if:
(1) the entry is made or attempted in violent, riotous, or tumultuous manner and he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent an assault upon or offer of personal violence to him or another then in the occupied structure; or
(2) he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent the commission of a forcible felony in the occupied structure.
History: En. by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, .
I live in the great state of Texas where we have the Castle Doctrine I don't even have to wait for him to get inside if it is DARK.What do you do if an intruder breaks in and you identify them and they are not a family member or friend.....do you wait to see if they have a weapon or do you shoot?
roger that, glockman my state has castle doctrine but no test cases on unarmed intruders so they get one chance to flee or surrender with me .Be guided by your local and state laws, Contact your state's Attorney Generals office and ask for a printed copy of Local and State laws with govern the use of dead force. Read the information 1000 times until its committed to memory and act within its bounds.
They are kept indoors most of the time...yep, even though they are giants. They are always properly introduced to friends, and even then we take care until they really know someone and even still we put them upstairs most of the time with company. They are gentle with those they know, but they are still very large animals and proper care needs to be taken.If your dogs harm any person, regardless of situation, they would likely be put to sleep. That's what happened to my uncle's dog who attacked someone on his property at night.