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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

first i dont think he was trying to kill any one only to scare them which makes sence to me. They wont come back again. So he wasnt going to kill some one over a raccoon feeder but scare them into thinking that if they made the mistake in coming back they might pay a serious price. i wasnt there so i dont know but the chances of hitting a moving target in the dark at a long range is almost impossible if you tried any way.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

Once when we were kids out plinking my brother and I jumped a rabbit. My brother popped off a few rounds with his .22 at the fleeing rabbit to speed it on its way because I don't think season was open. Imagine his surprise when it tumbled over and died from a direct hit. Murphy's Law being what it is, you're unlikely to hit a moving target in the dark if you're trying. But you're far more likely to hit something you're NOT trying to.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

Problem with shooting to scare is that you may have ARMED petty thieves next time.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

that's true JTapia. shooting at them wasn't a good idea, but no one was hurt...this time. but that is the kind of stuff the anti s use to get the guns taken away.

but i'm kinda dumbfounded as to WHY would someone steal a raccon feeder? the other stuff i understand...but a raccoon feeder???? Think but hey, if they come back to keep stealing stuff, assuming you didn't scare the hell out of them, build another coon feeder, and rig it in the center of a pit fall trap (not a dead fall...just a big hole). Evil!

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

deadly force not neccessary?
So, they steal his coon feeder, they stole his neighbors stuff. Nothing ever done about it right, who cares, it's only stuff. It's replaceable right, as long as he and his neighbors continue to work there butt's off to buy or build the things they want for themselves. Listen, he said, he shot a tree, i take that as on purpose. The next time maybe they would be even more bold, wanting more and more stuff. What's next, his wife, his daughter. People can not stand back and let these types of people just come and take their belongings no matter what the value of it is. Crack heads dont start off being theives either, but left at what they are, they get more and more needy and more and more brave to aquire their fix. Same as any thief. Then left un-checked , it grows into something much more dangerous. I say if you let them know you mean business over nothing more than a coon feeder, be danged if they come back for anything more knowing, "he has a gun and he might just be crazy enough to use it on us"! I say Good for you my friend.

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If you check, you'll find that the law doesn't base the use of deadly force on the idea of preemption. I don't think there's any state in the Union that authorizes you to kill a petty thief in order to prevent him from comitting more serious crimes in the future.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

Im pretty sure the shooter would end up in prison on a homocide charge,unless your life is being threatened thats what they call it.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

Just like you can't shoot someone breaking into your home unless they are actually in your home.

Just recently a man approached an elderly widows home and began to beat on the door trying to get in. She told him to go to @#$% and she went and got her shotgun. Well she chased him out the door and off the porch and fell and broke her hip. The sheriff took her gun away when she went to the hospital. Brick Wall,) Now what's she to do when she goes home?

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

In canada, you shoot someone breaking in, your in jail. Unless you were being directly threatened and had no other choice, even if you didnt kill the person youd still likely go to prison. and never own a gun again and never use one.

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Four guys rob me of my Raccoon feeder

Good job

in the old days we would have sent some rock salt into their rears

sad thing we don't/can't do that anymore. And it is called progress ?

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