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Old 01-15-2014, 05:59 AM   #196
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Well I'll admit it's embellished a little bit.

On a serious note, personally I would have waited inside and if they came through into the house they would have gotten a lead-sandwich with extra toppings as soon as they stepped foot inside. No way am I gonna hide and cower inside my house like a scarred rabbit and wait for 911 if someone breaks inside. However, once you go outside and engage people the self defense part becomes a little blurred.
I think this is what most intelligent folks would and should do. The video is a crock.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:03 AM   #197
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Criminals have different scents than normal people?

Really?

Would you smell me coming?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #198
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Criminals have different scents than normal people?



Really?



Would you smell me coming?


Depends. Are you an unwashed Frenchman?
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #199
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Looks like the stupid Stand Your Ground law could apply here.

I'm never going to Florida.

‘Stand your ground’ defence mulled in U.S. movie theatre shooting - The Globe and Mail

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For one, when Oulson threw popcorn, that was legally an assault. But was it reasonable to respond with deadly force simply because of the popcorn? No, Rose believes.
That this question even has to be asked is insane.
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stupid Stand Your Ground law
I'm curious as to what is so "stupid" about it. So people who are in situations where they are legitimately in fear of death or serious-bodily harm should not be allowed to defend themselves without fear of prosecution or civil suit? Or be forced to run away, which might not be an option or may make things worse, instead of defending themselves from a legitimate threat? Or run from someone breaking into your home (where you have every right to be) instead of defending yourself?
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I'm curious as to what is so "stupid" about it. So people who are in situations where they are legitimately in fear of death or serious-bodily harm should not be allowed to defend themselves without fear of prosecution or civil suit? Or be forced to run away, which might not be an option or may make things worse, instead of defending themselves from a legitimate threat? Or run from someone breaking into your home (where you have every right to be) instead of defending yourself?
Define legitimate.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #202
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Define legitimate.
Isn't that what dictionaries are for?

I think any reasonable person would be afraid for their life if someone forcefully entered their home with a weapon, or pulled a weapon on them somewhere out on the street.

Getting popcorn thrown at you shouldn't qualify though. Even I will admit that.
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I'm asking you, because the law sure as shit doesn't define it.
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I'm asking you, because the law sure as shit doesn't define it.
That's why we have a court system and judicial branch to interpret the law.
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That's why we have a court system and judicial branch to interpret the law.

Can't we just vote on the definition? The people have a right to vote!
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I think the definition of "legitimate" is circumstances where a reasonable person would be in fear of death/serious bodily injury, and their actions would be justified to a reasonable person also based on the situation and circumstances.

I imagine this is the standard most police depts. and courts go by when they decide to press charges or not.
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University of Oklahoma today.

Yay, 'Murica. Land of the daily campus shooting.
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freedom sounds like a gunshot.
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Might be a false alarm.

University of Oklahoma says no sign of shots fired, after warning | Reuters
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Shooting at a mall in Maryland.

Three dead, which includes the shooter.

If you're going to kill yourself, I'm not sure the argument of eliminating "gun free zones" is a real deterrent.

But since we refuse to do anything regarding guns, this is just how life is. If you go anywhere, there's a chance you can get shot.
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