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Originally posted by rcwj75
Originally posted by Nutter
Congratulations to you. You have just proven MY point. Had it been a regular guy, he would be sitting in jail. Thanks Jax.
Please show me an example of a citizen being locked up for defending himself and his family using a firearm! I would like to see it....
Police arrested Antoine, a 27-year-old from Boynton Beach, Friday night on charges of second degree murder and attempted first degree murder.
Antoine's attorney, Kelly Landers, said Antoine was confronted by two "large" men who were armed around 3 a.m. Monday outside of Mystique Lounge in downtown West Palm Beach. Landers said the two men hit Antoine and then threatened to kill him.
He saw Lonny standing there. He said, what are you doing here Lonny? At that moment Lonny lunged toward the deacon. They both fell to the floor. The Deacon stuck his hand in his pocket to pull out the gun to scare Lonny. Lonny saw the gun and grabbed his hand. They struggled and the gun went off and shot Lonny once in the chest.
He fell over. Sam rushed to call to report the emergency. Lonny was pronounced dead at the scene. Sam was taken in for questioning. The police discovered the long running feud between Sam and Lonny. They also learned about Sams joking comments to get Lonny first. Sam was charged with premeditated murder.
Sam was held for several weeks in the city jail. After many consultations with his attorney and a new investigation, new evidence was presented that cleared Sam of murder charges.
BAKERSVILLE, Ohio — An eastern Ohio man says he killed a black bear in self defense because the bear charged at him — but he's been charged with shooting an endangered animal.
John Tanksley says his dog tried to chase the bear away from his property at Newcomerstown in Coshocton County but the animal kept coming back.
He says that when he and his girlfriend tried to get the dog back in the house on Wednesday the bear charged at them.
State wildlife officer Garth Goodyear describes the bear as "man-size" and weighing 165 pounds.
If Tanksley is convicted of the misdemeanor offense he could get up to one year behind bars and be fined $1,000.
No a NORMAL citizen as you guys put it would not be facing murder charges in this situation...again proved examples of your claims...not just blow smoke like most ATS meatheads who bash WITHOUT facts or knowledge of the incident....rather on pure hate and opinion.
Originally posted by ironspy
Nice news stories, but where are your facts to back up the cases that they presented in court?
This "Sam" guy in palm beach could have had a rap sheet a mile long.
Or maybe his family wasn't even home when he shot that other dude!
Originally posted by CX
I see nothing wrong with this, self defence if ever i saw it.
If two guys are low enough to attack someone in front of their wife and small kids, who knows what they would do after they'd finished you off with a club?
Fair game if you ask me.
Originally posted by Nutter
Obviously the off duty police officer was unlawful.
• No weapons are allowed inside Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Originally posted by connelly4245
for instance, if someone says there going to punch you, you cant stab them in self defence. that would be aggravated assault
Originally posted by badw0lf
Originally posted by FadeToBlack
Defense of family much?
I don't know about you guys, but if I were attacked and I felt my family was in danger, I'd probably shoot them provoked.
If it were me by myself, I probably wouldn't shoot unless I had to.. But if my FAMILY were with me... I'd be much more defensive.
And By all accounts, you would NOT make a decent law enforcer.
Why are people so much ignoring the facts.
Its akin to a surgeon saying "This guy smoked ciggys for 45 years, Bah, Let him die."
YOU DON'T GET THAT OPTION, IF YOU ARE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO UPHOLD A CONCEPT.
In uniform or not, you don't get to shoot people because they throw crap at you. You get to grab them by the scruff of their neck, take them to an on duty officer, lodge a complaint and claim citizens arrest at MOST.
Do not give law more power then it already thinks it has... for christs sake...