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  1. #11
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    Thumbs up Piece Corp has it right....

    .... although I would still take out the restraining order. If you shoot a stranger in self defense (attempted robbery, rape, assault, etc), chances are good that you will receive leniency from "the system". However, a dispute between family members or former lovers is much more murky for investigators. If you have already taken out a restraining order, and then your ex comes around for a little payback, your self-defense will be MUCH stronger in court.

    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    A gun is a better deterrent to a potential attacker than a retraining order any day of the week. A well placed shot with a gun will make a potential rapist unable to rape anyone else. Has anyone ever been able to say that about a restraining order?
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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  4. #13
    Abusive husband comes home and starts slapping his wife around. She takes the gun as so many sugest and blows him away. Extremely good chance that she is going to jail and if you don't believe that then chack the state prisions.

    Wife takes out a worthless restraining order against that same abusive husband and next time he comes home she blows him away. Chances are she can stay home with her children. You still say that restraining order needs to be used as toliet paper? Yep no reason at all for a battered wife to get a restraining order when she can get a gun and party with her friends in prison instead of attending her child's next birthday party. She should definitely listen to that advice.

  5. Down in Maryland a few years ago a woman had to shoot and kill her ex when he broke into her home. She did have a restraining order and the States Attorney deemed it self-defense. I would think that the restraining order would provide some tangible evidence that she was in fear of her life or grevious bodily harm.

  6. #15
    Restraining orders are like locks. There is a saying that locks keep honest people honest. A restraining order will not stop anyone any more than a No Gun Sign stops anyone. By all means use a restraining order but back it up with a gun.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  7. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Restraining orders are like locks. There is a saying that locks keep honest people honest. A restraining order will not stop anyone any more than a No Gun Sign stops anyone. By all means use a restraining order but back it up with a gun.
    You are correct on that but advise a battered woman to wipe her butt or line her bird cage with it and just get a gun is like telling teenagers that since contraceptives are not 100% reliable then don't bother with them. To call a restraining order a waste is the worst kind of advice to give anyone. Thousands of women are in jail right now that would not be there if they had taken one out and very few dead ones because they did.

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