Some clarity on shooting dogs in defense.
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  1. Some clarity on shooting dogs in defense.

    I called my local PD today and spoke to an officer in regards to the many times posted question about using your CCW to shoot a dog in defense of yourself. He told me that there will still be an investigation as if it were a person you shot ie: confiscation of your weapon and many interviews etc. He also informed me that the "no duty to retreat" under castle doctrine would not apply as it would to a person because the dog has no way of knowing what it is doing is wrong. Therefore you must use other means or attempt to do so before firing. He said to definitely defend yourself at all costs, but expect a GIANT pain in the ass if this happens. Hope this finally clears up some confusion on the subject.

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    A lot of this is going to depend on the state, city, local, etc. You are still going to have to answer some questions though.

    Psalm 82:3-5

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    I bet the first question would be is "WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT GUN!!!"

  5. I have shot and killed numerous dogs and coyotes usually from serious distance over the years that were chasing our cows (a dog can run cows to death easily) or goats; but shooting a dog "in self defense"???? I am not saying that it can't happen with a truely AWESOME dog; but with most overly aggressive dogs a good whack with a baseball bat or axe handle is more than enough to break him from THAT habit. If you are in the cow business and have a good whip handy....there is no reason to fear ANY dog. I would feel really foolish to pull a pistol on a dog (and it is highly likely that I have killed more dogs than anyone here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandonm2:226292
    I have shot and killed numerous dogs and coyotes usually from serious distance over the years that were chasing our cows (a dog can run cows to death easily) or goats; but shooting a dog "in self defense"???? I am not saying that it can't happen with a truely AWESOME dog; but with most overly aggressive dogs a good whack with a baseball bat or axe handle is more than enough to break him from THAT habit. If you are in the cow business and have a good whip handy....there is no reason to fear ANY dog. I would feel really foolish to pull a pistol on a dog (and it is highly likely that I have killed more dogs than anyone here).
    what about pit bulls, they need more than a good whack!

  7. Pitt bulls and rottweilers are why I said "axe handle or baseball bat" and not "broom stick or switch". Maybe it is all the years in the livestock biz that makes me a little more comfortable in close quarters "combat" with animals; because "shooting" the $2000 bull is not an option even when he really really wants to plant his skull into your rib cage......and if he was easy to load on a trailer his rancher owner likely would never have called me to come do it for him. Still I think for an adult shooting a dog "in self defense" is silly 99% of the time. Now if I had kids and a Pitt Bull was REALLY after one of them in my yard........I am putting the dog down whether it is "legal too" or not.

  8. For the ordinary dog, a little rat shot in a .22 is all it takes.

    The combination of the noise and the sting goes a long way.

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    I had an instance in my front yard of two roaming dogs turning to attack me. I had nothing on me, in my hands or any other way of defending my self other than fists and feet and I am not Chuck Norris. lol I just went into the house rather quickly and the dogs moved on. A few minutes later I was running an errand and a cop drove by my house as I left, I caught up to him at a stop sign and flagged him down. I told him what happened and he put it very simply, "If the are attacking you in your yard, shoot them. You are defending yourself on your property." He was in fact, in the neighborhood trying to track those dogs and find out who owned them. I haven't seen either dog since. I have battled a dog or two that was intent on attacking me. One dog is not too bad, two of them....you may be in trouble. It is all dependent on the situation. The point is, I was in my legal right to defend myself on my property from whatever danger it may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminal Lance View Post
    I called my local PD today and spoke to an officer in regards to the many times posted question about using your CCW to shoot a dog in defense of yourself. He told me that there will still be an investigation as if it were a person you shot ie: confiscation of your weapon and many interviews etc. He also informed me that the "no duty to retreat" under castle doctrine would not apply as it would to a person because the dog has no way of knowing what it is doing is wrong. Therefore you must use other means or attempt to do so before firing. He said to definitely defend yourself at all costs, but expect a GIANT pain in the ass if this happens. Hope this finally clears up some confusion on the subject.12/5
    Well, it would certainly clear up the confusion if everyone lived in your town and that local cop agrees with the rest of the department...

  11. Carry 24/7 and watch this video for training on how to handle such a situation It's Coming Right For Us (Season 1, Episode 3) - Video Clips - South Park Studios

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