Poll: "Should a homeowner be arrested for shooting an intruder?"

Poll: "Should a homeowner be arrested for shooting an intruder?"

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    Poll: "Should a homeowner be arrested for shooting an intruder?"

    So far.

    Should a homeowner face charges for shooting an intruder?

    Yes (4 Votes, 1%)
    No (649 Votes, 89%)
    Depends on the circumstances (77 Votes, 11%)

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    About 3/4 of the way down the page in the middle/right column

    Go vote no.


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    "Arrested"? - chances are even in a good shoot an arrest will me made.

    As to charges ........ all will depend on circumstances - hopefully not if a good shoot.

    I read the yes/no aspect wrong initially - so in fact the results look promising, tho the question is rather broad and unqualified in some respects.
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    1% (4 votes) Yes arrested
    89% (709 votes) No arrested
    11% (85 votes) Depends
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    I read the question as I believe it was intended - "Is shooting an intruder in your home justified". Defining "intruder" as a forced-entry, yes, it is justified, so I answered "No" to the poll.
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    badly worded poll.
    isnt up there any more.

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    Should the homeowner be arrested?--NO!

    Will the homeowner be arrested?--Most likely, he/she will be taken into custody until the investigation is completed and the DA has reviewed the evidence. It will be the DA that will determine if charges can/will be filed and if an offense has been committed.

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    Two words: CASTLE DOCTRINE
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    Poll: "Should a homeowner be arrested for shooting an intruder?"

    Not just no, but HELL NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    Not just no, but HELL NO.
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    If a illegal entry, yes.
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    Poll: "Should a homeowner be arrested for shooting an intruder?"
    Depends on the circumstances, of course. If someone captures a BG, forces him to lay face down, then kills him with a shot to the back, well then ... time to speak with an attorney. However, if defending against an oncoming intruder or if the BG refuses to immediately comply with one's commands to go limp and passive, to my way of thinking that's a much simpler problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Depends on the circumstances, of course. If someone captures a BG, forces him to lay face down, then kills him with a shot to the back, well then ... time to speak with an attorney. However, if defending against an oncoming intruder or if the BG refuses to immediately comply with one's commands to go limp and passive, to my way of thinking that's a much simpler problem.
    I don't really agree that a homeowner should have to give commands to go limp and passive. I wouldn't give up that kind of tactical advantage if the guy doesn't know I'm there. If I catch an intruder in my house (intruder meaning someone illegally entering it w/o my permission), I'm shooting first and not worrying about asking questions later. That's my home and thankfully my state views it as my castle.
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    "That's my home and thankfully my state views it as my castle."

    Same here.

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    I recognize the Castle Doctrine.

    Those who enter my home in the light (With good intentions, and my permission.) shall be treated respectfully as welcome guests. Those who enter my home in the dark (With bad intentions, and without my permission.) shall pay the ultimate price.
    And Jesus said, "If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyIamToday View Post
    I don't really agree that a homeowner should have to give commands to go limp and passive.
    Have to? I don't either. Situation depending, it may (or may not) be the route to go. Inside the home when you know for a fact someone shouldn't be there and the person being confronted is a stranger ... the avenue to take is much clearer.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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