Someone once told me to profit by the mistakes of others because I couldn't live long enough to make every mistake myself. So, awhile back I found this forum while searching for new/different sources of material, supplies, ideas etc. that would be helpful to me. I've found many of each and the forum has been a good resource. However, a number of recent threads have convinced me that many homesteaders are truely a blood thirsty lot. There seems to be total enjoyment in taking a weapon and confronting a trespasser or poacher. It's been my experience that if you show a weapon you better be prepared to use it so I take it these homesteaders are fully prepared to kill these people for trespassing or poaching. Self defense does not seem to be a prerequisite for the homesteader use of deadly force so what is the list of infractions that homesteaders will kill for? Have any of you exchanged fire with these desperados you've confronted ? If not, please keep in mind that there are some very bad and very dangerous people out there and you might not just be trying to spook a trespasser. He/they may be there to bury the bodies of a few people they've just killed. The deputies know it may not be just a broken tail light they're stopping at 2 in the morning. Do you ?