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Great post on law of self defense from a true expert

Post by Thorsten » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:35 pm

While I understand opinions on the use of deadly force, I've just finished reading this excellent blog post (and comments from where I found it, a site run by a law professor) by an actual expert in self-defense law: https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/07/l ... e-trigger/
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Post by ed21 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:15 am

Thanks for sharing the article. extremely intresting and how the law interprets things in a split second!
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Post by GlennSFX » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:24 am

Interesting article.
I expected once the threat motioned to retreat and appears to back off, the initial threat would have been deemed "ended". It will be interesting to see how this plays out in a civil case before a jury!
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Post by Janik » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm

Thanks for the post. Good read. Since I wasn't there and in that situation, I can't say for certainty, but I assume I would not have taken the shot if the suspect was backing away from me. But again, not being there and knowing if there are other circumstances we don't know about, it could have been justified. I guess we will see if they indict or not.
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Post by Lgaam » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:54 pm

I stumbled across this via the Active Self Protection page. There are a lot of factors at play in this case and I'm interested in which way the State Attorney is going to go.
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Post by ncjw » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:59 pm

Besides the above, I found it interesting (and of course tragic) that after taking a shot to the chest at a few feet, the guy was able to walk back into the store. It goes to show that one round is not always enough if he had been armed and able to shoot back.
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