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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:05 PM #1
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MD Home Defense Laws?

I live in Owings Mills, and around my apartment complex, and in the complex, there are TONS of B&E's. I keep my pistol beside my bed with 3 in the magazine and some loose rounds next to it. What does the law say about firing at an intruder? Citations would be great if you have them.

I haven't seen a thread about this here, so if this thread gets somewhere, might be a good idea to sticky it.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:19 PM #2
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3 in the magazine? Why not fill it up?
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Yeah.. Why three? What if four people get in? Would'nt be unheard of.
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Where at in Owings Mills if you dont mind me asking (apartment complex not your personal address).

For starters most burglaries which arent targeted home invasions will happen while no one is home...making the firearm not a great defense. VERY few burglaries which arent targeted happen while the home owner is in the residence.

Self defense in your home is no different then walking down the street. You need to be in fear of yours or anothers safety. You need to be able to articulate what happened to put you in fear of your life or being seriously injured.

Some will post a new "Castle Doctrine" law that passed this year. It's not a free-be to shoot anyone inside your house. It spares you some of the civil issues if you do under proper circumstances.

It makes little sense to load a firearm to half or quarter capacity.
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3 in the magazine? Why not fill it up?
Bad for the magazine to keep it fully loaded. You want it jamming because of a worn out spring? I know TONS of ex-military and firearms experts that agree with me that keeping a mag full, and not doing anything (i.e. not shooting it all the time) is a bad idea.

I live in Richmar, right across from Target. Look at www.crimereports.com, type Richmar Rd. 21117 into the search bar. You'll see all the crime. I grew up in York PA. I'm not used to all of this.
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Bad for the magazine to keep it fully loaded. You want it jamming because of a worn out spring? I know TONS of ex-military and firearms experts that agree with me that keeping a mag full, and not doing anything (i.e. not shooting it all the time) is a bad idea.

I live in Richmar, right across from Target. Look at www.crimereports.com, type Richmar Rd. 21117 into the search bar. You'll see all the crime. I grew up in York PA. I'm not used to all of this.
Not shooting your firearm is the surest way not to know whether it will function effectively when you need it. Excercise the gun, your hands, and the mags. Springs don't wear out quickly... no decent magazine spring will wear out completely in a week, or even a year, of just sitting there compressed. If you aren't shooting at least once a month, you might as well have an empty gun.

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Fully load the mags. Repeated cycling wears the spring, not a constant load. Feed lip creep shouldn't be a problem, either, unless you're talking about plastic mags.

As for self defense, check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_o...PJI-Cr_5:07.29
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Bad for the magazine to keep it fully loaded. You want it jamming because of a worn out spring? I know TONS of ex-military and firearms experts that agree with me that keeping a mag full, and not doing anything (i.e. not shooting it all the time) is a bad idea.

I live in Richmar, right across from Target. Look at www.crimereports.com, type Richmar Rd. 21117 into the search bar. You'll see all the crime. I grew up in York PA. I'm not used to all of this.
This is why you do malfunction and emergency reload drills, in case you have a screwed up mag. People just don't get this concept. You don't keep extra mags because you will need 45 rounds.
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I live in Owings Mills, and around my apartment complex, and in the complex, there are TONS of B&E's. I keep my pistol beside my bed with 3 in the magazine and some loose rounds next to it. What does the law say about firing at an intruder? Citations would be great if you have them.

I haven't seen a thread about this here, so if this thread gets somewhere, might be a good idea to sticky it.
First, fill the mag. Nothing worse than fumbling in the dark when you need a 4th.

Second, you are afraid for your life until you hear 'click'.


   
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