I am not trying to incite a rebellion, I am not advocatig the violent overthrow of the United States government, and I am not saying we should attack law enforcement. Now that I have made that clear, on to the discussion. If you are not committing a crime, and the dor to your home comes crashing inward with people yelling "Police! Get down!" and you are near a weapon (I have one in nearly every room of the house), do you fight? I realize of course that the vast majority of home invasion robberies are perpetrated against rival drug dealers and very few citizens suffer these assaults, and if it does occur, the likelihood of the bad guys impersonating cops is very low. However, if I know I am committing no crime and there is no reason for police to be conducting a no-knock warrant search of my house, do I assume they are police and give up, or do I fight to the death to defend my family? My particular situation makes recognition fairly easy, as I have good visibility of the road leading to my house and am not likely to be taken by srprise with all the dogs in my area. But for those in urban areas or who may not see the intruders' initial approach, at what point do you fight? Taking it a step further, if I know they are police, and I know I have committed no crime, do I fight back? At what point do you resist government intrusions with force? This is not an issue I am concerned with, it is intended to start a discussion only. I am not looking to put together an anti-gummint neighborhood watch, and I am not planning to shoot down any black helicopters.
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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