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I'd do the same thing on both scenarios. But I dont think you can "ask" questions after you floor the guy. If he didnt see me I'd most likely pistol whip him in the groin (most likely) but if he saw me I'd have to shoot.
1st scenario: Floor it. I'm protecting myself. Of course i'd floor it... um.... carefully. I'd try to stay out of harm of anyone crossing at the red light. However, if a policeman pulls you over for running the red light, and he doesn't understand the situation, he's a moron.
2nd scenario: Floor the guy. If i saw someone in a black ski mask trying to steal my stuff, i'd hit/shoot first and ask questions later. If i were to say something and take away the element of surpise (from myself), he could easily draw a gun and shoot me without hesitation. So, to protect my stuff and myself, i'd at LEAST knock him unconscious or debilitate him in some way.
Self protection should be the highest priority of any species. Otherwise, the species would become extinct. This should be no different that the views of humans.
Posted 29 August 2006 - 10:41 PM
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Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:19 PM
"Hey guys, you see that cop car waiting behind the intersection? Think he'll notice if you beat the hell out of me?"
The problem with B is this happened to a woman in Texas (I believe, and this was also mentioned on the radio by Tom) and she got a ticket after running the light. Problem with A is if the light doesn't change for 5 minutes you're screwed.
Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:28 PM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 01:36 PM
I take issue with that last part : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/717511.stm
Floor it, Been in that situation twice,both in London. Its surprising how people get out of your way. Fined for running a red light i can live with. You are unlucky if they make it stick.
Been in the other situation as well, but in the UK its unlikely the 'intruder' has a gun. In that situation, worrying whether you are going to get sued is nowhere in your mind. You are either a FIGHTER or a VICTIM. Its instinctive. You'd be surprised how much damage a burglar can make flying through a window, momentum is a wonderful thing.
The best thing about being in the UK that most of the stupid burglar suing houseowner claims get thrown out. Its hard to sue if you're dead I suppose.
A farmer who opened fire on two burglars who broke into his remote farmhouse has been found guilty of murder.
Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:44 PM
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Edited by yoopergirl, 31 August 2006 - 11:52 PM.
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