Welcome to the forum !!
Now, about that first post:
boardhead50 wrote:I work each day going to many home and I encounter man's best friend on a daily basis. All day, every day. Rain or shine,
And do you go to homes all across your state and other states throughout the country?
boardhead50 wrote:I can tell you from my daily experience that shooting the neighbors dog is definitely unnecessary.
YOUR neighbor or someone else's neighbor?
boardhead50 wrote:...Just this week, I sprayed two dogs ... it works every time.
Every time? You mean, "Twice", don't you?
boardhead50 wrote:...And once Sparky gets a face full of that stuff he will lose his desire to come at you and you will probably not need to do it a second time.
Why did you say "probably"? Didn't you say "every time" just a sentence or two earlier? Which is it?
boardhead50 wrote:Shooting him is a poor choice and not necessary, and is filled with legal ramifications. If you have to spray him more than once, document everything and call the police, they will take it from there.
IF you have to spray him more than once? What if you have to spray him more than twice? What if spraying him more than twice doesn't do a darn thing? What if he grabs a hold on your leg and rips out a sizable portion of calf muscle?
Oh! Sorry! I didn't read far enough..."just document everything and call the police, they will take it from there"...got it.
Thanks for your opinion.
If I can use deadly force on a person
for fear of severe bodily harm, you can bet your ASCII that I won't hesitate to shoot a dog
for the same fear.
Shooting anyone or anything that is not an obvious threat is wrong, I agree. That doesn't mean I'm going to let a dog sink it's frickin' teeth into my leg just to justify shooting it.
What I find difficult to deal with is people that take their own limited exposure and try to apply that to ALL such situations.
Some of those people can be reasoned with and can understand that THEIR experiences will not necessarily be OTHER people's experiences.
I would just ask you to keep an open mind.