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    Another Good Reason To Carry

    On this past Friday a man in Central Florida was attacked in his yard by 2 Pit Bulls that had gotten loose. He's fighting for his life after basically being torn to pieces.

    My neighbor two doors down has a Pit Bull that's kept behind a 5 1/2 foot chain link fence. "Friendly" is not a word that I'd use to describe this animal.

    I did my yard work today with, as always, a pistol in my pocket. Today it was my .357 snubbie filled with Hornaday CD.
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    I'm always armed around my home. I'm either carrying a Glock chambered in 9mm or a Ruger SP101 chambered in .357 Magnum, usually with hollowpoints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    On this past Friday a man in Central Florida was attacked in his yard by 2 Pit Bulls that had gotten loose. He's fighting for his life after basically being torn to pieces.

    My neighbor two doors down has a Pit Bull that's kept behind a 5 1/2 foot chain link fence. "Friendly" is not a word that I'd use to describe this animal.

    I did my yard work today with, as always, a pistol in my pocket. Today it was my .357 snubbie filled with Hornaday CD.
    I don't know...my son has a well-trained pit bull and he is as gentle as anything. I have trained Rotties for over 10 years and I have yet to see on that misbehaves. I guess some dog owners are just lapsing in training this beautiful animals.

    And yes, I do not trust any dog that is not mine either so when I am doing yardwork with my husband, I carry too just in case.
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    The only good reason to carry is too save life. Be it from a dog (any kind), bear, cat, human...whatever...

    I too have the sweetest American Stafford shire terrier (pit bull without a pit)/akira mix. She has never misbehaved either.

    I said it before, irresponsible dog owners shouldn't have dogs like irresponsible gun owners shouldn't have guns.

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    Before everyone agrees on a firearm vs a dog or dogs, keep in mind that you must be able to hit or kill the dog. With a charging pit bull or two or other animal, the decision to fire will be made when the animal is fairly close to you and in some states, unless there is evidence of an attack, you will find yourself on the wrong side of a legal situation when you have no marks on you and a dog is dead from your firearm. If there is concern over a dog or dogs, keep in mind mace, pepper spray, even wasp spray, and a nice size serrated knife, which, in close situations where you are already being attacked, will serve you better than trying to present a firearm and using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    I don't know...my son has a well-trained pit bull and he is as gentle as anything. I have trained Rotties for over 10 years and I have yet to see on that misbehaves. I guess some dog owners are just lapsing in training this beautiful animals.

    And yes, I do not trust any dog that is not mine either so when I am doing yardwork with my husband, I carry too just in case.
    All dogs are well-behaved.......until they're not.

    Pitbulls are probably the most fearless and ferocious dogs in existence. That being said, ever wonder why you never see them being used as security animals by the police, military, prisons, etc.??? Because they're ultimately uncontrollable as a breed when the SHTF. They don't stop attacking until THEY are satisfied. It's not the dog's fault but Pits are the result of selective breeding gone too far. Rotties, Dobies, German Shepperds, etc. can all be trained to be reliable and controllable guard/police dogs. Attempts to do the same with Pitbulls have failed on a consistent basis because they're too agressive when put into the types of situations that security dogs frequently encounter.

    You're right.....I don't trust any dog I'm not familiar with, Pitbulls least of all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    Before everyone agrees on a firearm vs a dog or dogs, keep in mind that you must be able to hit or kill the dog. With a charging pit bull or two or other animal, the decision to fire will be made when the animal is fairly close to you and in some states, unless there is evidence of an attack, you will find yourself on the wrong side of a legal situation when you have no marks on you and a dog is dead from your firearm. If there is concern over a dog or dogs, keep in mind mace, pepper spray, even wasp spray, and a nice size serrated knife, which, in close situations where you are already being attacked, will serve you better than trying to present a firearm and using it.
    I'd rather be alive and answering questions as to why I shot a dog than be on the ground in bloody pieces with a full magazine in my pistol.

    I like dogs and do well around them (they seem to like me as well). The animal's body language is everything. A couple of years ago I was doing some outdoor cardio when I was "charged" by an absolutely massive Harlequin Great Dane. It only took an instant to see the dog's body language said "play" and not "attack". I never even considered reaching for my pistol although I had ample time to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    All dogs are well-behaved.......until they're not.

    Pitbulls are probably the most fearless and ferocious dogs in existence. That being said, ever wonder why you never see them being used as security animals by the police, military, prisons, etc.??? Because they're ultimately uncontrollable as a breed when the SHTF. They don't stop attacking until THEY are satisfied. It's not the dog's fault but Pits are the result of selective breeding gone too far. Rotties, Dobies, German Shepperds, etc. can all be trained to be reliable and controllable guard/police dogs. Attempts to do the same with Pitbulls have failed on a consistent basis because they're too agressive when put into the types of situations that security dogs frequently encounter.

    You're right.....I don't trust any dog I'm not familiar with, Pitbulls least of all.
    Got to agree, I love pits, they can be great dogs but as said above when SHTF all the BAD in them comes out. The problem can never be fixed as no 2 pits are the same. I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually become illegal to breed. Some people think that can't happen but since Pits aren't a real breed to begin with...it might. For those who don't know there is no such thing as pure bred pit bull since their muts to begin with. People always continue to screw with the PitBull bloodline and it's always for the worse. Especially with the blues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall:206049
    All dogs are well-behaved.......until they're not.

    Pitbulls are probably the most fearless and ferocious dogs in existence. That being said, ever wonder why you never see them being used as security animals by the police, military, prisons, etc.??? Because they're ultimately uncontrollable as a breed when the SHTF. They don't stop attacking until THEY are satisfied. It's not the dog's fault but Pits are the result of selective breeding gone too far. Rotties, Dobies, German Shepperds, etc. can all be trained to be reliable and controllable guard/police dogs. Attempts to do the same with Pitbulls have failed on a consistent basis because they're too agressive when put into the types of situations that security dogs frequently encounter.

    You're right.....I don't trust any dog I'm not familiar with, Pitbulls least of all.
    I would like to see some studies on the reason bull dogs aren't used for guard dogs before I believe thats the reason.

    Pitbulls are illegal to breed because they are bred to fight in pits. Bull dogs (many of the same breeds) that aren't bred to fight are great dogs. My bull dog listens to every one of my commands, so did my Labrador (died recently of cancer) . My dog has the same chance of becoming agressive as any one of us. But i don't label all gun owners as being responsible until one day they are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    I would like to see some studies on the reason bull dogs aren't used for guard dogs before I believe thats the reason.
    Probably because they'd die of a heart attack if they had to chase somebody combined with the fact they can't really leap at them to get them.

    Pitbulls are illegal to breed because they are bred to fight in pits.
    Pits are absolutely NOT illegal to breed. Where are you getting this information?

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