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If I was being attacked by a DOG, or any animal for that matter, I would defend myself with whatever means I had available. If it happened to be Elsie Pea on that day, you bet I would shoot. Taking the surroundings into account of course. Not sure I would shoot the little girls doggie with her watching. But it sure would get a swift kick.......Dave
 
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I would only ever use my LCP, or any weapon for that matter, if the dog was attacking.

By attacking, I mean making physical contact. And just one bite wouldn't do it. I mean a full bore attack.

The guy in this case sounds like a complete wackmobile with feckin' bells on!

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I would not hesitate to use a gun on an attacking aggressive dog.
 

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HowardCohodas said:
I would not hesitate to use lethal force to stop an attach by any carnivore, man or beast.
Does that include mothers-in-law Howard? I want to make sure I am on firm ground here.
 

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The fella in that article appears to have been just waiting for a reason to do something to that dog. who knows though ??? excessive? yes I think so, I mean he wasn't even injured and in most cases a swift kick to the face would have been enough to deter a dog if he really felt threatened.

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Slappy said:
I would not hesitate to use a gun on an attacking aggressive dog.
x2... and I will not wait to be bitten. When the animal attacks, I shoot.
 

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kraigster414 said:
HowardCohodas said:
I would not hesitate to use lethal force to stop an attach by any carnivore, man or beast.
Does that include mothers-in-law Howard? I want to make sure I am on firm ground here.
You got me. :-[ I modified my post to characterize attach with "life threatening."
 

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In the state I live in(Illinois), I would have to let the dog bite me a few times before I shot it. I would have to show proof that it was self defense(life threatening), justified, or I would lose my precious LCP and all other firearms, and never able to own one again.
 

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RobR369 said:
In the state I live in(Illinois), I would have to let the dog bite me a few times before I shot it. I would have to show proof that it was self defense(life threatening), justified, or I would lose my precious LCP and all other firearms, and never able to own one again.
I think I'd be finding another state to live in if that were the case. If I'm being threatened by four legs or two, I shoot. I'm not waiting for some stinking dog to maul me before I pop his butt. Same goes for a BG. I'll look for every escape route I can, but if cornered, I'm not taking an a$$ whipping, or putting my life on the line to physically fight off some punk....
 

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I wish it was that easy my friend, but hopefully soon enough(soon to be a Hoosier)
 

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Many years ago, I had to live in a rather ratty neighborhood. I always parked my car on the north side of the house because that was the only place to park. The next door neighbor had two rottweilers penned up in a flimsy chicken wier cage. One of the dogs decided it would be great sport to bust out of it's cage and chase me around the house to my front door. I don't know how many times I called the cops about it, always got the same answer "can't do anything until it bites you"
I came home one night in a pretty foul mood and the dog did it's usual thing. I thought that's it, I'm not putting up with this any more. Once I got inside, I grabbed my 1911, stuck it in my belt and walked around to my car. True to form, the dog came at me. I took off running and made it to my front porch. I let the dog come within a couple of feet of me before I dropped the hammer. That convinced me right there the effectiveness of the 45 ACP, all it took was one round to drop a 160lbs rott. I called the cops, got arrested for discharging a firearm within city limits, had all my weapons seized, so on, so forth. I went to court, the judge asked me if I was in fear for my life, I said yep, case was dismissed, got my weapons back, and two weeks later the scumbags next door got popped for having a meth lab in their basement.
So to make this a short story, I guess I should have just said yes, I would use my weapon to shoot a dog if needed...but you know me, I like to rattle on and on..... :)
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What a shame that it got this type of news spotlight. I dont think that I remember any other news articles revealing the type of gun used in the incident. I found it kinda of odd in this one. Does it really matter what type or brand specifically?
 

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Ritchie said:
The guy in this case sounds like a complete wackmobile with feckin' bells on!

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+1 I think he was just looking for trouble, a barking dog and a attack mode are 2 diff things. I find it funny that in most cases, (I am not saying all) labs and especially beagles are not aggressive dogs let alone attack dogs.
 

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Bad shoot in this case. But if a dog needed shooting and all I had with me was the LCP ... well, you do the math.
 

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If me or my family was being physically attacked I would shoot the dog.

However this individual gives gun owners a bad name. The owner had the dog restrained there was no need to shoot the dog. I feel for the dog owner as I am one myself...I wonder how I would have reacted if I was the dog owner. That guy might have been facing an LCP or SR9 in his face. Self defense, how I do I know who he was intending to shoot?
 

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Legionnaire said:
Bad shoot in this case. But if a dog needed shooting and all I had with me was the LCP ... well, you do the math.
I agree on both of your points.

But we might disagree on when, exactly, a dog needs shooting.
 
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