This is a discussion on Man defends girlfriend, shoots would-be carjacker within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but here in Ohio cant you only use deadly force to keep from being carjacked in your or an ...
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but here in Ohio cant you only use deadly force to keep from being carjacked in your or an imediate relatives car? meaning if you are in the passenger seat of your GF's car you must first attempt to retreat before you procede to leathal force?
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It only takes a fraction of a second to conclude that you should have shot first; if you live long enough to reach that conclusion. And by then it's too late.
By initiating a violent crime, the perpetrator immediately establishes the boundaries for the encounter: None. He is clearly disregarding the law in a significant way and I have neither the time nor the bulletproof skin required to strike up a dialogue and determine exactly where he draws the line on every other moral choice.
If you willingly choose to hand over control of the situation to someone who has just proven his lack of moral values and submit to his decision-making skills, then you have no right to complain about the results. Sometimes in life you only get two options to choose from: Bad and Worse. Why let the thug in front of you make the decision for you? Because you think he might really be an "okay" guy? That's just stupid.
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Respectfully, I'll take my tactful approach any day over pullin my pistol and start to bast away and possibly killing my wife or an innocent bystander, that's just something I couldn't live with.... Besides this is all moot anyway. The dirtbag never gets close enough to get my wife in the crossfire.
Maybe...rather than reading crossfire the story should read shot by robber. Just not enough info. If she was shot by the boyfriend she should break up with him.
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I would chalk it up to a desensitized media who just assume the perps are totin'
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