In WA St., in a 1 yr period there were 10,000 arrests for pot use and $100 million spent on LE.
Oh yeah....there's victims and I'm one of them. That's coming out of my pocket.
It's like people can home brew beer, make wine, etc.
In some states He could very well be charged with Manslaughter/Murder,since he was committing a felony,manufacturing/possession of Marijuana and while engaged in that criminal activity killed 2 BG's that broke in.Tx law allows for self defense but this could be a problem
(e) A person who has a right to be present at the location where the force is used, who has not provoked the person against whom the force is used, and who is not engaged in criminal activity at the time the force is used is not required to retreat before using force as described by this section.
In FL, the shooter would not have a viable SD claim.
776.013 Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm.—
(1) A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if:
(a) The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or had unlawfully and forcibly entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle, or if that person had removed or was attempting to remove another against that person’s will from the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle; and
(b) The person who uses defensive force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry or unlawful and forcible act was occurring or had occurred.
(2) The presumption set forth in subsection (1) does not apply if:
(c) The person who uses defensive force is engaged in an unlawful activity or is using the dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle to further an unlawful activity; or
It will be interesting to see how the feds will proceed regarding the states of Washington and Colorado. Will the feds pursue a path of accomodation or of persistent resistance to this change?
"Virtues" of mj aside, I look at loosing the right to self-defense while committing a felony as an expedient way to end two criminal enterprises at the same time and don't see much wrong with it.
The guy was just hanging out in his house with his son with a plant that grows naturally all over North America, or rather, it did before racist congressmen backed by pharmaceutical companies decided to get rid of it.
But I don't get where you're going with the racist congressmen? Even if you could prove that they were racist, what does that have to do with them outlawing pot?
Have to wonder about all this. If the person wasn't breaking the law growing pot would the people have broken in? In Ohio you are not allowed to be the beginning problem. Not that I don't think the man has a right to defend his and his family's safety. I just have to wonder how the law is really going to look at this situation.
If he's so concerned with his son's safety, why is he subjecting his son and home to potential harm from invasions from both criminals and law enforcement?
So I was robbing this bank, you see, and one of the guards pulls a gun on me, so I had to defend myself. He'd still be alive if he hadn't threatened me with his piece. I didn't do anything to him to start it either. I was minding my own business with the teller at the time...
What? I can't claim self defence?