This is a discussion on Input and thoughts on burglary within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by PEF From what law school did this lawyer graduate? Just curious. Thief says he's not armed and won't hurt you - you ...
a) You are not in danger... This is the word of a person in the process of committing a felony. A LEO would not accept his word and therefore I do not believe it is 'reasonable' that an armed citizen should accept it either. If the person approaches you it is a threat; he could be distracting you in an attempt to seize your weapon so using force would be justified. If he turn to leave another way deadly force may not be 'reasonable' but giving a play by play to 911 is an option.
b) kidnapping/unlawful imprisonment... you are apprehending a person committing a felony i.e. citizen's arrest. That would negate either option except to the most vulture-like attorney.
c) should lawyers who seek monetary gain from lawsuits by criminal actions for the benefit of the criminal be charged as an accomplice... that is another thread.
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Hey Gene: Loved your last reply to me. Two things about your comments. 1. The initial thread did not say that the burglar took the remote and 2. Batteries, especially the good ones can be expensive and you are right not to give him any. We agree on everything else.