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Remember the Former Marine Who Opened Fire After an Arizona Couple Pulled a Gun on a Sears Employee? Police Have Submitted Charges…Against Him.
Maricopa County, Arizona, may be infamous because of its sheriff, Joe Arpaio, but it could gain another reputation with concealed-carry supporters after it’s now been revealed police officers in the city of Glendale have submitted charges to the county attorney against a former Marine who intervened in an armed robbery last Friday.
Sec. 9.32. DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON.
(a) A person is justified in using deadly force against another:
(1) if the actor would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.31; and
(2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:
(A) to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force; or
(B) to prevent the other's imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.
reply to post by Mamatus
As you state in the OP every single one of his shots missed. What if one of this bullets had hit innocent bystander? Would you agree with charges being leveled then? What if he had killed a bystander? At what point do we consider his actions to be reckless?
Florida lawmakers are expected to advance legislation this week that would grant immunity to people who show or fire guns in self-defense.
The so-called “warning shot” bill (SB 448) is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Wednesday.
The legislation would amend Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law to allow Floridians who are being attacked and fear for their lives to legally display guns or fire warning shots.
The measure is also another sign of the Legislature’s tilt in favor of bills expanding gun rights. Lawmakers have already set the tone for the 2014 session when a House committee in November overwhelmingly rejected a move to repeal the stand your ground law — which drew national attention after the shooting death of a Florida teenager in 2012.