Re: When to use your weapon...
Same as above and remember the rules. Know what and who you are shooting at. Shooting at a loud noise outside your window might get Junior sneaking home from his first drunken binge or the neighbors Great Dane trying to steal your garbage can lid. If you can't see them you can't shoot unless you are pretty sure the guy kicking your door in isn't the local SWAT team or an irate neighbor mad about your Fido messing up his lawn.
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