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I don’t know. You live in a college town presumably with drunk kids wandering. Something tells me that this guy should have had a little more restraint. But I guess it depends on how it actually played out (whether the kid was attacking the man etc) However if the kid was stumbling, not able to put a sentence together, I think killing him was a little overboard.

Unfortunately incidents like this will be used by anti-gun activists as reasons why people shouldn’t have guns in their homes.


17 posted on 04/10/2009 12:09:09 PM PDT by TerP26
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Unfortunately incidents like this will be used by anti-gun activists as reasons why people shouldn’t have guns in their homes.

They don't need justification. That said, its a much clearer argument against drunkeness.

I simply don't accept your premise that people in college towns just expect to have their front doors kicked in at 2am and thus should lighten up. This young man is the victim of his own bad decisions, not of the home owner.

I'm also reminded of the child rapist in Oakland who is also described my neighbors and friends as a really nice guy.

20 posted on 04/10/2009 12:19:08 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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Unfortunately incidents like this will be used by anti-gun activists as reasons why people shouldn’t have guns in their homes.

They don't need justification. That said, its a much clearer argument against drunkeness.

I simply don't accept your premise that people in college towns just expect to have their front doors kicked in at 2am and thus should lighten up. This young man is the victim of his own bad decisions, not of the home owner.

I'm also reminded of the child rapist in Oakland who is also described my neighbors and friends as a really nice guy.

21 posted on 04/10/2009 12:19:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism and Liberty are mutually exclusive.)
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I live an hour from Brookings. Local reporting has stated that the homeowner repeatedly warned him that he had a gun and not to continue to try to break in. When Odens broke the window on the top half of the door, the homeowner fired.


22 posted on 04/10/2009 12:19:26 PM PDT by Augie76
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If you want restraint, don’t come down to Texas and start kicking in doors.


26 posted on 04/10/2009 12:41:28 PM PDT by PAR35
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*Having taught at SDSU for around 20 years, Garry could think of just one lesson one could take away from this. He said, “Appreciate the people, your friends and family, when your with them.” *

Also, pay attention in English class.

*You live in a college town presumably with drunk kids wandering. Something tells me that this guy should have had a little more restraint.*

Even drunk people can kick your door down and KILL you or your room-mates, family, etc. What are you supposed to do, wait until they are done kicking in your door and through the threshold?


27 posted on 04/10/2009 12:42:25 PM PDT by j-damn
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However if the kid was stumbling, not able to put a sentence together, I think killing him was a little overboard.

If he can kick open a door, he's dangerous enough to kill.

33 posted on 04/10/2009 8:19:43 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Obama decision of the week. To order in Pizza)
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