This is a discussion on good thinking and correct use of a CC weapon within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Jcabin the school of common sense. apparently something that can be practiced in all the states... though some never took that class ...
But assuming I was just randomly assualted I would fear for my life. One good kick to the neck could end it or the bad guy could crush my wind pipe, or damage my occipital lobe and blind me for life.
In many states, kicking someone who is on the ground with a shod foot is a felony, ADW.
Why is the fact that the victim in black relevant?
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I will request the assistance of an attorney before talking with police.
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If local statutes allow resistance sufficient to stop an assault/attack, fear of death is not required.
Jcabin - Just curious, when would you consider self-defense justified?
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The older I get the less tolerant of stupidity and disrespect that I get. Its obvious the guy that got shot was a basket case. It was just a matter of time until he picked the wrong person to play billybadass with and he finally found him.
The guy was a trouble maker. He had NO respect, never learned it. As far as I'm concerned, he was no better than a dog that wants to take a bite out of someone just because they walk by. He was arrested for setting fire to a day care center, for crying out loud. In some states deadly force is authorized to prevent arson. My state is, even California is. He was lucky that the right guy didn't see him attempting it. He sets the house of his mother on fire and attacked her. What kind of animal does that?
Those are just the things that we know about. Lets not forget that usually by the time someone gets arrested for domestic assault, that it usually occurs dozens of times before they ever get caught.
For a man to brazenly attack pedestrians, proves that he was off his rocker.
As far as I'm concerned he deserved to get shot. Another scumbag bits the dust and society has one less problem to deal with.
I'd like to buy the shooter a drink.
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I think the fact that that he was older being attacked by a younger man DOES make it more justifiable than if the two were the same age. Not saying that it wouldn't be justifiable if they were in fact the same age. Age, in my opinon does matter. If a 7 year old kid came at me with a baseball bat, I may take one weak hit, but I could probably easily disarm him without putting two round of .45 into the kids chest. Imagine what that'd look like to a jury. Could 7 year old kid KILL me with a baseball bat? Well, yeah. But I doubt I'd have to use deadly force to stop it and protect my life.
With that said, I think age does affect this. I don't disagree with what the man did. Good for him! He's alive and there is one less peice of garbage for the world to worry about.
That's just what I think :)
if someone is clearly beating my ass while I am on the ground already defeated clearly this is self defense. age doesn't matter,t his isn't some bar brawl where we are throwing some punches at each other...i'm on the ground being stomped! this can kill me or cripple me!