Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 34
  1. #1
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8

    First gun buy, and my intentions. Questions..

    Hey all I'll try and keep this as short as possible. I turn twenty one next week and I plan on buying a s&w sheild9mm for protection purposes and for target shooting and messing around when I'm in the country. I have many questions of which I need 100% true answers please.
    First off I am a college student and do not live in the best neighborhood any more so I'd like to have a gun incase I'm put in a situation in which I need to protect myself. Example: last night my roommate was out side smoking a cigarette and these black guys slowly pulled up to the stop sign and pointed a pistol at him and dry fired it at his face, now in that situation would I have been legally allowed to shoot at him? He was pointing a firearm at him and if I had been outside I would have felt my life was in danger and also would like to suppress the ignorant fool with a few hollow points. I live in Florida by the way. I also plan on gettin my concealed weapons license to go a long with my new pistol.
    We have a mossburg 88 12g in the house but I would feel more comfortable with a pistol. I can also bring the pistol with me. Do you think under my circumstances I should get one? And what situations will it be legal for me to shoot at someone? I feel like the gun laws are a little twisted as far as when you can and can't shoot someone.. Please give me some advice thank you.

  2. #2
    rex
    rex is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    1,292
    Yes,that is definately justified in defending yourself whether the gun was loaded or if it was even a toy gun that you couldn't tell.The only problem is without a licence to carry you can't be off your property and appartment complexs don't encompass the property.Get you're license,you live in a sheethole.The packet comes with Chapter 790 that has the firearm and carry laws,so read the whole thing and go to Florida Concealed Carry Forum ,great place.There are people there involved in the political process and law that know what's what and can clarify any questions you have,legal jargon can get quite confusing.There's enough info there now to search that would keep you buisy for days reading and learning.Good luck and stay safe.

    Oh,your buddy should have called in the plate number,these guys are going to be getting 3 hots and a cot if someone doesn't wake these guys up or put them to sleep for good.The latter is better because it frees up food and oxygen for those that deserve it,and I'm sick of supporting scumbags and lazyasses on welfare.

  3. #3
    berettabone is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366
    If you want 100% true answers, here you go...........first, "messing" around in the country will get you or someone else killed...second, you should really go take some type of course, so you know what to do, in case some " white guys" do the same thing......."suppressing the ignorant fool with some hollowpoints", will probably also get you killed. You really need to rethink your attitude, before you start carrying a firearm around. People like you scare the hell out of me, and just give the liberal society, more ammunition against firearms in general. I read a previous answer, and had to laugh......most likely, these "guys" were in a stolen car, or were using bogus plates, or a number of things that they do. Some people are so naive...... taking pot shots at someone, will likely have them come back, with more firepower, because that's how they operate...it's always best not to shoot, unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. Carrying a firearm is a responsibilty, not to be taken lightly, especially by "cowboys".

  4. #4
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    If you want 100% true answers, here you go...........first, "messing" around in the country will get you or someone else killed...second, you should really go take some type of course, so you know what to do, in case some " white guys" do the same thing......."suppressing the ignorant fool with some hollowpoints", will probably also get you killed. You really need to rethink your attitude, before you start carrying a firearm around. People like you scare the hell out of me, and just give the liberal society, more ammunition against firearms in general. I read a previous answer, and had to laugh......most likely, these "guys" were in a stolen car, or were using bogus plates, or a number of things that they do. Some people are so naive...... taking pot shots at someone, will likely have them come back, with more firepower, because that's how they operate...it's always best not to shoot, unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. Carrying a firearm is a responsibilty, not to be taken lightly, especially by "cowboys".
    You don't think I've thought about those situations? Of course they may come back with more guns, who's to say I don't shoot rat shot at them and just scare them? Also I moved here from a small Georgia town, "messing" around in the country is shooting small game, targets, and pests so uhhh where's the danger in that?
    If someone pointed a gun at you and shot a faulty round at your face you wouldn't return fire?

  5. #5
    berettabone is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366
    Exactly what I am talking about......shooting rat shot at them, yeah, that will scare them.......apparently, living in a small town has made you a bit naive about what happens in a larger city...........yes, if someone stuck a firearm in my face, I would not hesitate to shoot them......if you are going to shoot, shoot...what the hell is rat shot going to do. This is why you need to take some type of training course. Your way of thinking is going to get you dead. People in larger cities usually don't go shooting around, unless they own a large chunk of property. Your assuming that it was a faulty round....half these clowns can't even afford bullets...the firearm could have been empty, not that it would matter in a self defense situation. Get some training, change your attitude a bit, and it might help save your a$$.

  6. #6
    berettabone is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366
    Maybe, this will help answer part of your topic.......I do not know Florida's laws, but I do know my state's laws, and I believe that FL's are a litlle less prohibitive........If I was at a stop sign, on a city st., and someone in a vehicle pointed a firearm at me, and I shot them, it would most likely be justified, and I say most likely, because these things are aways complicated in court, and sometimes, you actually do not know which way the pendelum will swing..but most likely, if you had a CCW, if you don't, that really complicates things, not in your favor......if I were to be on my porch, and someone from the street, pointed a firearm at me, and I shot...that's a different situation, because, immediately, a lawyer is going to ask, well, why didn't you just run into the house. I might just go to jail, even though I have the right to protect myself, no matter where I am. If I run into the house, retrieve a firearm, come back out,and start shooting, I am most likely going to jail. An attorney, representing a person that was alive or dead, is going to say, my client did point the weapon, but it was empty..he was just trying to scare someone, and now he's deceased. There are many scenario's that can occur, and no one can really predict how they will turn out. Bottom line...you can have a CCW, you can be your city or towns best citizen, but if you ever have to use a firearm is self defense, it will be a BPITA for everyone concerned. I can speak for most..carrying a firearm around, can cause you a world of trouble, legally or otherwise. Whether shooting is justified or not.

  7. #7
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    I am not naive. And I am from west palm beach, then lived in raliegh nc, then for a short period I lived in a small town of which my parents still live. Two rounds of rat shot followed by 6 shots of hollow points seems good to me, because it gives the criminal a non lethal opportunity to flee the danger, if he does not then he's going to get the hollowpoint rounds and regret what he did. Also, retreating into your house when the door is 10-20 feet away will get you killed, so returning fire is the only option unless you would like to risk getting killed and putting your gun ownership rights to waste. Also I'm sure there was no bullets in that gun and I'm sure they were just messing around but think of it this way, if he pulled that gun on a police officer do you think the police officer would have shot him? YES. and that's my point.

  8. #8
    berettabone is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366
    I understand your point..................... there are many things that college can teach you, but there are two that they can't....intelligence and common sense. I wish you luck in your pursuits....I can tell that you'll need it.

  9. #9
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    How did FiveHourFrenzy get back in here?



    Quote Originally Posted by Fla904 View Post
    … now in that situation would I have been legally allowed to shoot at him? He was pointing a firearm at him and if I had been outside I would have felt my life was in danger and also would like to suppress the ignorant fool with a few hollow points.

    And what situations will it be legal for me to shoot at someone? I feel like the gun laws are a little twisted as far as when you can and can't shoot someone..
    Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fla904 View Post
    Please give me some advice thank you.
    Stay away from firearms until your attitude changes. Wanting to protect yourself is one thing, but your posts reek of someone just itching for a shootout. You're going to get yourself and others hurt with your current views on firearm ownership. Owning a handgun does not automatically make someone Jack Bauer.

  10. #10
    Steve M1911A1's Avatar
    Steve M1911A1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northwest Washington State
    Posts
    5,381
    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    ...Stay away from firearms until your attitude changes. Wanting to protect yourself is one thing, but your posts reek of someone just itching for a shootout. You're going to get yourself and others hurt with your current views on firearm ownership. Owning a handgun does not automatically make someone Jack Bauer.
    This is really good advice!
    Take heed.

  11. #11
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    I don't want to shoot someone. But if someone is being a idiot and threatening my life and my property then yes I will shoot them, as the law states I can.

  12. #12
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Fla904 View Post
    If someone is being a idiot and threatening my life and my property then yes I will shoot them, as the law states I can.
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.


    Good luck to you … and the innocent bystanders.

  13. #13
    rex
    rex is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    1,292
    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.


    Good luck to you … and the innocent bystanders.
    Exactly,slow down man.The firearm is the last option-period.

    Here's an example for FL:

    A car passes you and pulls in close,then the light turns red and you both stop.He gets out ranting you cut him off and almost hit him earlier,he's gonna woop your butt and smacks the fender before getting to the window.Pow,right in the jaw.

    How would you handle this situation and if you needed to shoot when do you?

  14. #14
    Texican89's Avatar
    Texican89 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Pattison,TX
    Posts
    9

    Re: First gun buy, and my intentions. Questions..

    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    Exactly,slow down man.The firearm is the last option-period.

    Here's an example for FL:

    A car passes you and pulls in close,then the light turns red and you both stop.He gets out ranting you cut him off and almost hit him earlier,he's gonna woop your butt and smacks the fender before getting to the window.Pow,right in the jaw.

    How would you handle this situation and if you needed to shoot when do you?
    My wifes friend was killed last month after an incident like you described I'll post a link soon.

  15. #15
    rex
    rex is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    1,292
    Holy crap man,sorry about your loss.Damn that's sad.I hope Fla904 answers that so I can get an idea of what he needs to understand the moral and legal responsibilities involved in carrying.

  16. #16
    berettabone is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366
    Remember what you wrote initially, in your first response..........like the last paragraph...............could be a distinct possiblity, that you might want to go along with fla904 to some training classes, and get your mind right..............when ever you involve race, politics, law, and social programs, into your responses, or your life,.......and add firearms.....well, it's not a good thing...........only, when you can block out even your opinion, and act only on shear self preservation, without prejudices of any kind, will you be the most responsible...legally, morally, effectively, and with less guilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    Yes,that is definately justified in defending yourself whether the gun was loaded or if it was even a toy gun that you couldn't tell.The only problem is without a licence to carry you can't be off your property and appartment complexs don't encompass the property.Get you're license,you live in a sheethole.The packet comes with Chapter 790 that has the firearm and carry laws,so read the whole thing and go to Florida Concealed Carry Forum ,great place.There are people there involved in the political process and law that know what's what and can clarify any questions you have,legal jargon can get quite confusing.There's enough info there now to search that would keep you buisy for days reading and learning.Good luck and stay safe.

    Oh,your buddy should have called in the plate number,these guys are going to be getting 3 hots and a cot if someone doesn't wake these guys up or put them to sleep for good.The latter is better because it frees up food and oxygen for those that deserve it,and I'm sick of supporting scumbags and lazyasses on welfare.

  17. #17
    rex
    rex is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    1,292
    I just spoke the truth.Don't care what race,religion or political view they were,if those events happened as said you know as well as I do the type of person doing it and a likely outcome.Could be different but not with the info provided.I'm not the only one that feels the same as the last sentance,alot of this country feel the same way about their money being pissed down the drain on BS.

    I know how this stuff works,I've carried for a long time and in LE for close to a decade.You use all sorts of tools in life,you have to know how to use them,which ones to use,and how to use them properly.I know the answer to the question I asked him,I want to hear how he would handle it to see where he's at.There's different kinds of training,what area he needs is to be determined upon his return-if he does.

  18. #18
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    Considering he doesn't have a fire arm, I would turn on the red, or roll my window up jot down his license plate and call the police. If I happened to be out of the car I would defend my self as well as I could, a fist fight/road rage would never make me want to shoot someone. Now if he got out cursing and in a fit of rage with a pistol waving it around then I would draw my weapon and tell him to get back in the car, if that didn't work I'm shooting him in a non lethal area of the body, but thats the least likely/worst case scenario.

  19. #19
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0

    First gun buy, and my intentions. Questions..

    Quote Originally Posted by Fla904 View Post
    if that didn't work I'm shooting him in a non lethal area of the body, but thats the least likely/worst case scenario.
    Sorry, but you've seen too many action movies. If shooting people in "non-lethal" areas of the body was possible, don't you think the police would do that all the time? Sure would cut down on the paperwork and media hoopla; not to mention the psychological issues of dealing with the fact that you are responsible for the death of someone else. You train for COM because that's the shot you have a chance of making when your palms are sweaty, your adrenaline is flowing, your fine motor control is failing, and you have tunnel vision. You try your fancy Hollywood "I'm going to only wound him" shot, you are going to miss. Not might miss, YOU WILL MISS. And you've potentially shot an innocent bystander. Not to mention you are now engaged hand-to-hand with your assailant who closed the gap between you while you were playing action hero (Google "Tueller drill" if you want to see how fast someone can close in on you) and you're either taking a beating, being stabbed, or getting shot; possibly with your own gun. And I can bet if you're getting shot, you're not being shot in a "non-lethal" area.

    Carrying a gun is not a joke. Nor is it cool. You leave the house with a gun, you leave your attitude behind. It takes maturity, responsibility, and training. If you don't have all three, stick to pepper spray and a whistle.

  20. #20
    Fla904 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    8
    My brother is a seal. He's trained for situations like that and has been on countless missions where he's ordered to wound his targets not destroy. I would also like to note when I was 19 I shot at a person stealing my lap top out of my house I armed my self with my 12g (bird shot) and shot him in the a$$, I got in trouble for it but no charges were pressed and I eventually was cleared of all wrong doing. I think I know more about the gun shooting and tactical part than any of you will ever know. I've been on base several times with my brother and got to do the drills with m-16s everytime he's home we go and shoot. So yes smart a$$ I could easily shoot him in the shoulder/lower torso and disengage him. Also like I said preveously I will have a few rounds of ray shot before my main rounds.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

can i leave my gun in my car

,

didn't return my pistol permit back within 10 days

,

intentions for firearms in society

,

is there a way to tell if i have been banned from owning a handgun in florida

,

new pistol what else do i need

,

what kind of gun do i need livin g in florida to protect myself

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1