Re: Laws on Dogs
I think threatening to shoot someone's dog is justified, but I also think that should be a last resort. Well, actually killing the dog is the last resort, but you get my drift. And just as an aside, if some guy comes into my yard with a handgun tucked in his belt, the first thing I'm doing is ducking into the house to unlock my 12 gauge. That idea is just crazy talk- you don't need to carry the gun with you to threaten to kill the dog, and if you do carry it with you there is a very good chance you may get a nice hole in yourself. That ought to make it pretty hard to protect your kids in the future, if you ask me. You can just as easily pick up the phone and tell the guy what to expect if he doesn't take care of this.
Anyway, I'm not sure what you mean by saying the neighbor has been warned repeatedly, but if it's not been by the authorities my suggestion would be to make sure they get involved. You have every right in the world to ask them to intervene in this situation. I assume that you have also asked this person in a reasonably tone to take appropriate measures to keep the dog under control, but if you haven't there is no harm in trying to do so. But I don't know the guy, so you know better whether that will work or not.
Having said that, if you or your loved ones are threatened by this dog before the sheriff can help iron it out, then by all means, do what you have to do. Just make sure you don't end up shooting the person you are trying to protect.
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