It's important to clarify the last bit first. If it is possible to reliably thwart the actions of another who means harm to you or another member of your community you should use that alternative. A disable, involving the law or lesser authorities whatever is possible to resolve the situation non-lethally. So long as it will reliably work.
Unfortunately, most situations in which a person's actions present a clear and present danger cannot be reliably thwarted in a non-lethal, non-violent manner. Ether the danger of forcing a violent outcome accidentally is too great or there is no time to alert the authorities (or the response time of the authorities is too great). It is important to analyze a situation correctly, and then make the correct decision; "Can I resolve this situation without killing someone?" If the answer is yes, you should do so. If the answer is no then you should act quickly and without hesitation, or remorse.
A clear and present danger to life is one in which; by the perpetrator's direct action harm would come to another. The danger must be obvious and definite (i.e. a weapon, explosive device or lethal toxin) and the danger must pose an immediate danger to yourself or others. The weapon must be drawn, the explosive must be in dangerous proximity to people, the poison must be either in distribution (i.e. the Jonestown cool-aid) or in proximity to a target (i.e. a pellet of ricin).
A clear and present danger to safety is a little more amorphous and is primarily centered around non-lethal harm being inflicted on a target against their will, or without their consent. Easy examples include assault, child molestation and kidnapping. Distribution of illegal drugs is not, because drug users ask for the dangerous substances, rather than having them inflicted upon them.
Finally, murder requires that the target (that'd be the one getting killed) be a member of your community. A community is a social group that agrees to abide by the same framework of laws and rules. Tourists are required to abide by the rules for the duration of their stay; temporary members of the community. Legal aliens (both resident and non-resident) are likewise required to obey the laws of our community while they are here; also temporary members of the community. Illegal aliens have not agreed to abide by the rules of the community (indeed they are flouting the laws of their invaded communities just by being there); not members of the community.
If either the killer or the target of a murder is not a member of the community, then the act is not murder, but merely homicide. And while possibly distasteful, homicide is not (for lack of a better word) sinful. Just remember that you too are not a member of everyone's community.
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I'd like to start off by saying I bloody well love talking heads "...a real life Charles Bronson..." you mean he's imaginary? I think she meant to reference Paul Kersey, the character Charles Bronson played in the Death Wish movies.
Draw your attention to his first words "I refuse to be a victim of violent crime." and again to 1:30 where he says "I decided not to be a victim..." and again pay attention at 5:40 where he says "...my life is too precious for that ..." and lastly to Mr. Thomas's words at 7:45 "A man must live by his principle, and who he is, not what he is ... There are things in this life more important that what we own, and that is, the principal which we live by." These are wise words, from a man who has seen the elephant.
So practice with your weapons, learn every useful tactic you can and prepare yourself and your surroundings so that if you find yourself staring at the business end of a Glock, you'll have prepared as best you can to survive. And even if you should die, then perhaps you'll have kept your loved ones from harm.
Wow, just wow.
Are they hypocrites (knowing or unknowing), oath-breakers (not just liars, which is a given in a politician), cheats, murderers (yes I'm talking to you people in Massachusetts) or just plain stupid? Walk around the old gal, kick the tires and slam the doors, really look under the hood. Consider this; Would you be willing to share a lot-line with your proposed elected official? I find that most of the politicians from my state fail that simple test (Tea Party included).
If you find your candidates to be completely unpalatable, use your option to write in a candidate that you can stomach. Just remember that your local laws may restrict who you can write in. After the tremendous write-in success of Snoopy in '68 and '72 California passed a law forbidding the entry of fictional characters on write-in ballots. But you can vote for someone you think would do a good job, or at least someone unlikely to completely screw us over.
Me? I'm looking at voting for Cthulhu. Why vote for the lesser of two evils?
Ivan really is kind of a purist.
Not a good winner, Ivan gloats about a recent conquest.
Ivan humbles those who think they are all that and a bag of brass.
Ivan offers his opinion on the FNH Five-seveN.
Ivan Explains all...
All passages copied directly from /k/ threads. Use at your leisure.
This pic should set the tone for your visit today.
Yes, this is an AK-47 made entirely out of bacon.
Yarr, me hearties! We'll be a match for any mall ninjas we meet now! Arr!
I feel this is self explanitory.
It's a wonder no one wants to ban them. Oh wait....
See! See how effective they are!
Guns for little girls.
Guns for big girls.
Advice to live by.
Ah, American ingenuity. It allows you to take common houshold items and turn them into a flamethrower. I love this country!
Yeah! And Chuck Norris too!
Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.
Yes, yes it would.
That is a very talented man.
A horror-action-musical for the entire family.
Yo Dawg. I heard you liked....
Yes! I've been waiting to see that for three years! HA!
I showed you that one to show you this one.
I'm not usually a big fan of lolcats, but well...
I never did like those things. I guess fluffy doesn't either.
You know it's true.
This pic is like the thread it describes.
After sorting through the pics for this I realized that my humor is not of the "family friendly" variety. These pics represent prehaps 2% of my humor archive. The rest is all NSFW. Wonder what that says about me?