I have fired a warning shot since I retired in 2004.
I was threatened by a couple of guys, on my own property, when I asked them to leave.
Because of my condition (I am no longer the fine speciman of what a man should be, but I am still good looking!
) I can not and will not take a beating from anyone.
When one of the guys approached me, threatening to beat me with a pipe, I put one shot into the ground between him and I. I went on to explain the next one would be between his eyes and the third shot would be in the second guys head.
They called me a few names as they took off and left my property.
I am a firm believer that warning shots should never be used just to scare people off. If you are going to fire a warning shot, you must be prepared to follow-up with a shot that could kill someone.
I get people who are looking for anhydrous ammonia so they can cook their meth. They seem to think that my drive-way is a short cut back to the highway. (They always seem to carry empty one gallon milk jugs or small, lunch box coolers with them in the front seat.)