The problem with chest beating threads is that they don't take a cold hard logical look at what is the best outcome of the encounter.
Is it to save the property? Is the cost of the property worth what may be the later costs due to the shooting aftermath.
Is it to make an ideological statement whatever the risk to one's life?
If one does shoot, there are significant finanacial, social and psychological consequences to self and family.
If you focus on the ideological statement, then don't whine when you get caught up in the system. It's nice to be so sure as an internet commando and lawyer of unknown credentials.
So many bytes, so much BS.
Last edited by Glenn E. Meyer; September 27, 2005 at 11:16 AM.