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Various points have been brought up regarding shootings.

First and foremost, laws vary from state to state. As I pointed out in a post yesterday concerning a shooting in Memphis, where legitimate self defense results in a shooting, no law has been broken in Tennessee. The case I mentioned, the shooter is not charged under Tennessee law. He was charged under FEDERAL law, a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Secondly, deadly force may be used in the defense of a third person. That is, the shooter's life itself may not have been threatened, but that of another person has been.

A person who claims to have a gun, even though it is not visible, is a threat to life under law.

A person who breaks into you home or business, great bodily harm or death threat may be implied.

And what is true on my side of the river may not apply to your side.

Bob Wright
 
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