I am happy for the Brits and glad that small step is taken for the good guys.
"and in the heat of the moment uses force that is reasonable in the circumstances but in the cold light of day seems disproportionate they will not be guilty of an offence."
:lolp: You can just hear the British accent in that statement.
If someone breaks into my home while I'm there, they will be stomped into a grease spot, and I'll get a high-five from our local Sheriff's dept. God Bless America.
Good for them! Hopefully this is just the start, and a signal to the criminals that their actions will no longer be tolerated, and the "subjects" will no longer be subjected to every will of the thugs. Lets all hope that this "common sense" change propogates throughout their land.
Someone high-up over there must have had a break in eh? T'ain't fun, is it?
'Expect to be shot if you burgle gun owners', judge warns criminals - Telegraph
:congrats: save the arrest & 40 hours of questioning.Quote:
'Expect to be shot if you burgle gun owners', judge warns criminals
A judge has defended the rights of people to protect their homes, telling two burglars shot during a break-in: “That is the chance you take.”
By Martin Evans, Crime Correspondent, and Sam Marsden
9:30PM BST 26 Sep 2012
Joshua O’Gorman and Daniel Mansell were blasted with a legally-held shotgun after they smashed their way into the isolated rural home of a businessman, Andy Ferrie, and his wife Tracey last month.
The two men, who have a string of convictions between them, were arrested when they arrived at hospital seeking treatment for their injuries. Mr and Mrs Ferrie were also arrested and questioned for more than 40 hours on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They were later released without charge.
O’Gorman and Mansell appeared at Leicester Crown Court where they were both jailed for four years after admitting burglary.
In a move welcomed by justice campaigners, Judge Michael Pert QC, told the pair they could not expect any leniency simply because they had been wounded in the incident.