Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Where would you shoot?

Yes, Virgina, you do have the right to defend yourself.
[H]e’s not proud of what he did, but he’s not ashamed either. It’s something he had to do, he said, "a decision I didn’t want to ever have to make and hope to never have to make again."

A stranger, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 330 pounds, shows up at your house in the darkness of 1:30 in the morning. He pounds on your door, forces his way inside and then refuses to leave. He is screaming and yelling incoherently. You yell, "Go away, please leave," but he keeps coming. You flee to your bedroom where you keep your gun. The man keeps coming, breaking down your bedroom door. Six-foot-2, 330 pounds. Screaming incoherently.

Four times you yell back, "Stop or I will shoot." The stranger doesn’t listen. Then you fire your weapon. Where do you aim?
What would you do? What would you do if he went after your kids?

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