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Ends up going to jail his own self... Why?
Firing a warning shot. Charged with reckless conduct for firing his gun in a residential area... after he "hunted" the bad guy for a half an hour.
It could be worse!
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Fight the charges..... Screw the BS. No jury will ever convict him; they will drag him through the red tape hoping he gives up
It was dumb of him to do so.
I don't think he will get a conviction tho.
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Those crazy civillian honest folks, darn them, they should throw them all in jail.
The nerve of these 'crazed' honest folks, making life so difficult for today's criminals.
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I certainly hope this gets dismissed.
It's not the weapon that makes me hesitant to fire upon someone at long range, but the legal ramifications and plethora of good prosecuting attorneys.
What worries me even more is that they were able to seize all his weapons,the only time I see this is in drug raids,DV,or high level felonies.
The LEO's in NH were dead against passage of the new gun laws and Castle Doctrine last year. Gov vetoed it and it got overriden. The closer you get to the MA border the worse the attitude gets. But heck, souther NH is really northern MA these days anyway
New Hampshire. For some reason it doesn't surprise me.
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"County Attorney Tom Velardi told Foster's Daily Democrat he will review the case and determine if the charge against Fleming is appropriate under the state statutes regarding self-defense and defense of property."
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Wouldn't one expect this to be triple checked before an arrest is made?
And what does NH law say on the matter?
Is it a duty to retreat state?
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No it is not! Under the new guidelines you can stand your ground if you are in a place you can lawfully be. His trouble might be if he was on the other guys property.
It could be worse!
If he was on the other guys property he is in deep doo doo I think.
I too hope the charges are dismissed. But even up here you can't chase people and fire warning shots.