posted on Jun, 14 2020 @ 09:28 AM
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Shamrock6
No, but I can't just kill a guy at my house and tell the cops I thought he was going to kill me so I killed him first.
You most certainly can. It depends on the circumstances.
If you invite the guy over for a party, and nothing crazy is happening, and you just kill him out of nowhere for seemingly no reason, and there are
witnesses that there was no attack or anything happening, yeah self defense is not going to work.
If someone breaks into your house in the middle of the night and you fear for your life and shoot them dead, you will 100% be able to claim self
defense, both morally and legally. You are under no obligation to place your life at risk just hoping that this lowlife that broke into your house has
no ill intent. This actually happens fairly regularly in this country, it's just not covered by the news because it goes against the "guns are bad"
narrative. Here's a place where you can read about the tons of defensive gun uses that
take place regularly in the US.
Guns are used defensively in the United States every single day
. And those are just the ones that have
been reported to police. Defensive gun use rarely results in charges, because the person who did the shooting is actually the victim, not the lowlife
that got shot like the media always tries to make it out.
Again, you simply do not know what you are talking about here. You are spreading misinformation and I wish you'd stop and try to learn. It's okay to
be uninformed on some topics. There are topics I don't know much about. But I don't jump into them and start preaching like I know absolute truth. If
you don't know much about something, ask questions and listen to people who do.