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What would you do if you were confronted with a burglar in your home?


Would you scream, fight, capitulate......? Which would win, fight or flight? Would you let them take everything without reacting? Maybe some of you have experienced this; what did you do?

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Best Answer P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Great answer. There is some consideration here and a measured approach. Thanks.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Being a Brit, I'm not happy with the right to have guns but, having said that, I can understand that a right once given should not be taken away.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    You are so right! When I asked this question, it was from (obviously!) a Brit point of view. I didn't really have guns in mind, though the isolated incidents above were in the countryside. I'm sure guns will never be a 'right' here, thank goodness


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    Helen (Shellie) Wyndham (Shellie Wyndham) 3 years ago

    I absolutely agree with you. The name of the game is survival, not bravery. That being said, committing to the act of using force is not about being the tough guy, but of surviving the encounter. It may be that using force would be unwise, such as

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    One would hope there would be time to do so. I think it probably does come down to some luck too! Thanks for answering.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    Wise decision. Thanks for answering.

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H C Palting (Express10) says

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    I can understand the need for self-defence; it's happened here as those with a licence often live in out-of-the-way places but they have to prove 'justified force'. Often farmers who are on their own away from other dwellings.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Without trying to apprehend? (apart from if they're armed of course)


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    I have difficulty with the religious interpretation that we can use firearms; Christianity teaches that to kill is a sin.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Yes, a similar thing happened to a farmer here; they overturned the decision to jail him as the public outcry was enormous.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    A measured response, thank you. I am definitely for defending home and children, obviously, but I still have a problem with guns.

    I wish there were more British responses to this!

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Helen (Shellie) Wyndham (Shellie Wyndham) says

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    H C Palting (Express10) 3 years ago

    It is your home, not theirs and there is simply NO excuse (hunger, debt, abuse, etc.) for breaking into anyone's home, occupied or not. If they do so, they can & should suffer the consequences that serve as a warning to others considering the sam


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    I understand your logic and the wish to only wound. Yes, it's a great infringement of privacy. Thanks for answering.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Me too! Thanks for answering.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Sounds good to me! Thanks for answering.

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    Helen (Shellie) Wyndham (Shellie Wyndham) 3 years ago

    I have to say that it’s not my property that I would worry about but my safety and that of my family. I live in America and I suppose our values are different. My first thought would never be that they are justified in forcing their way into my hom

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your answer.

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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for answering. I think dogs are a great deterrent, especially if they sound fierce; no good against those prepared to use guns though, as you say.


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    H C Palting (Express10) 4 years ago

    We ladies are often surprised to find that we have great aim! This coming from a girly girly figure skater raised by a traditional dad who taught me about guns from a young age.


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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Well done you! Sounds like something straight out of a Western!


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