I could see that ending badly.
This is a discussion on Can you use deadly force in your home against a public servant? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Recent events in Utah where our government is acting illegally has a lot of people asking serious questions. It seems our 2nd Amendment rights are ...
Recent events in Utah where our government is acting illegally has a lot of people asking serious
questions. It seems our 2nd Amendment rights are being trampled on. There is one state that
hs chosen to stand up for its citizens.
This short article shows you this states laws.
Can you use deadly force in your home against a public servants like the Police or FBI?
I could see that ending badly.
coming to our door steps. This article leaves more questions than answers but it is better to think
it out in advance versus watching it play out in reality. Do other states need these laws?
Whether or not you "can" is largely irrelevant, as a practical matter.
When "public servants" show up at your home, they tend to bring a bunch of their buddies. I can't imagine very many scenarios in which you would not be dealt with swiftly and harshly.
How does the law play a role when these situations go gravely wrong. What would have happened if just one person on either
side had fired a single shot? Where do our laws protect us if the public servants are in the wrong? I also do not see an upside
but recent events lead me to ask these hard questions.
+1 sounds like a shootout in the making
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What happened in Utah? Or are you referring to the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada?
This would be one of those laws you would never want to test. There are countless videos
on the internet that show cops acting badly and even a few where the cop openly threatened
to shoot an innocent person that was legally carrying a firearm. While I do believe the largest
percentage of police are great people...this article covers what would happen if they did illegally
enter your home and placed you personally in danger of losing your life. I personally pray
I never experience this situation but things around us are changing quickly and not to the better.
Nothing here says we should use deadly force the real question is what should we do if the worst
I don't see that turning out well for the homeowner. While it's nice to have laws like that "on the books," whether they are applied by the justice system is another story entirely. No such laws in FL.
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I am interested to know the answers to this too, there are plenty of instances where public servants enter people homes with out permission or warrant.. What were to happen if someone treated that person like an intruder. (Esp. if it was dark/ night ), even if you did not know it was an LEO and shot them what would happen?
You use deadly force against a LEO and you may as well call the funeral home and make arrangements for yourself. If you were in the right the city/state/feds will end up writing a large check to your next of kin. If that trade-off is worth it, then you can use deadly force. If you wish to see the next day it isn't a good idea.
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This is something that really scares me.
Cops screw up and go to the wrong house and I end up stains on my carpet.