Interesting Self Defense Weapon

Interesting Self Defense Weapon

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    Interesting Self Defense Weapon

    What I want to know is, how did he just happen to have it handy? What holster do you use?

    Providence man accused of shooting neighbor with flare gun | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal
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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Providence man is accused of settling an argument about noise by shooting his neighbor with a roadside flare gun.
    I have a marine flare gun I carry in my boat but I have never heard of a roadside flare gun, has anyone ever seen one?
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    Brings new meaning to "firing a weapon".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Brings new meaning to "firing a weapon".
    Or "light em up".
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    Well, when tempers flare it only seems natural to reach for a flare gun.

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    Re: Interesting Self Defense Weapon

    As already asked... A roadside flare gun? Hmmm. And, the guy followed him into the apartment? And then, the resident, shot him... How is that assault? Was "bring it on" an invitation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    ... And, the guy followed him into the apartment? And then, the resident, shot him... How is that assault? Was "bring it on" an invitation?.....

    Well, the 'shooter' initiated the confrontation - by "yelling" at the guy about too much noise. AFAIK, he likely lost his right to a "self defense" claim at that point. Am I right? Any lawyers care to help out?
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    From the article, I would say there is still a self- defense claim, but IANAL.
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    Good thing Rhode Island isn't on my list of places to retire.

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    A typical marine flare is popped out of the barrel by a primer, and then the burning creates rocket thrust. Not much energy there, you could start a fire or make someone really angry. I have heard of people not allowed to own firearms carrying them (or others in glove boxes) because it is a "signalling device", and not a weapon, but i thik the CHP takes a dim view of that.
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    From what I read, I do see a self defense claim.

    Hitchner told police that he yelled at Motta about noise coming from his apartment at 10 Social St., in the Charles neighborhood, early Monday evening.
    "Yelled" could mean a few things. Yelling at him in a confrontational manner or the noise being so loud, he had to yell for the neighbor to hear his request to turn it down a notch or two. Then the man follows him into his home? Hm..
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