You're friend is wrong.
This is a discussion on Disproportionally sized attacker within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was having a discussion with a coworker about appropriate reactions in certain self defense situations. He said that the law (bear in mind he ...
I was having a discussion with a coworker about appropriate reactions in certain self defense situations. He said that the law (bear in mind he provides no evidence on this) prohibits an individual from defending themselves against a smaller or weaker individual, even if that person has a weapon. His example was if I (6'2'' 185lbs male) was attacked by a 5'2'' 110lbs women with a baseball bat, I would not be able to use a firearm or even my bare fists to defend myself. My response was that she has the means to cause me serious bodily harm and that I felt my life or limb was in jeopardy, I could and would use any available means to defend myself. I feel I am in the right here, but would like to get some opinions from others.
If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?
In Louisiana, you're friend is wrong.
A CCW is like a parachute; if you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.
He is misinformed, if the individual in question presents a credible threat.
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Ask your co worker that if that's so why isn't there an over abundance of midget ninjas?
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martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
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I don't know where your friend is getting his info. A 13 year old with a butcher knife can kill you just as quick as someone of legal drinking age.
If the threat is real, immediate and credible it gets eliminated whether they wear underroos or not.
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The key in SD/HD laws is a viable threat, not age. Obviously, a six year old with a baseball bat is not a real threat one would perceive as such, but there are some big and nasty 12 year olds that might not even need a bat to do serious harm.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Agreed with everyone else.
Your friend is confused in the head about 'the law'.
He is forgetting that disparity of force is not singularly based on the relative sizing of an individual by specifically height & weight.
* A 6'2'' 185 lbs. male attacked by a 5'2'' 110 lbs. woman using a Louisville Slugger as armed, with intent (!); IS a notable disparity of force to the males disadvantage.
* A 6'2'' 185 lbs. male attacked by a 5'2'' 110 lbs. woman using a plastic Wiffle Ball bat as armed, with intent (!); IS NOT a notable disparity of force to the males disadvantage.
* A 6'2'' 185 lbs. male attacked by a 5'2'' 110 lbs. woman using a plastic Wiffle Ball bat as armed, with intent (!); IS a notable disparity of force to the males disadvantage if the male is handicapped in some way such as being one handed or unable to flee for having his leg(s) immobilized (i.e. wheelchair bound).
Your friend is not taking into account ALL of the conditions of as in the totality of a given events specific and very relevant facts, toward making an assessment of how a given states legal system might view a situation of self defense.
Further not all men are built youthful, tall and strapping...Just as not all women _at all_ are built as being dainty, frail & weak 98 lbs. weaklings.
Any man, any woman, any youth/child and the smallest of yippy dogs along with the largest and most belligerent of canines (singular not as a breed broad) can all be active and very serious immediate threats as related to intent AND the relative ability of the subject victim to defend him/her/itself.
I would not think twice to defend myself against _ANY_ woman or being who might have intent, means (armed) and ability (she is separated from me by nothing more than inches of air space) to do me physical harm.
This is by my own training, and life experience.
Self-defense is a one size fits all type of thing'. Now, if you shoot a 98-year old grandma who is beating you with an umbrella, you may have some explaining to do.
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