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Old 2013-02-15, 18:21   Link #26564
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Join Date: Dec 2005
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Age: 60
Originally Posted by DonQuigleone View Post
Yes, generally, by being in a habit of "ask questions first, fire later", you can dodge the false positive problem.

Others may not be as wise as you of course. It's also very easy to lose your common sense when you're pumped up on adrenaline, ready to defend your homestead.

Anyway, what I'd take away is, if you're not 100% sure, you're probably incorrect. This kind of mathematics might be why accidental shootings are more common then actual defenses against a home invasion. You'd need to do some guesstimating before you had a reasonable idea though, and I don't have the resources (or time) to figure those out.
Agreed - that's why I have absolutely no sympathy for deer hunters who "accidentally" peg another hunter. That is pure negligence, not an accident.

Its like having an escape plan, an earthquake supply kit, whatever -- for too many people don't even go through the exercise of scenario planning for various events much less practice them.
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