Uh oh....standing his ground...

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    Three times. The first was by the big iron gate and fence that was locked.
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    tis true, LD, tis true. :laugh:

    But I do appreciate whitelake's compliment. At the same time I think you'd agree that the "law" demands of us to show more prudence and reason in our decision-making in potentially dangerous situations than inside the home where the mere presence of an intruder is usually justification enough for using deadly force.

    That said, I tend to agree with Michi on this in that it doesn't sound "like a good shoot."

    Although that kid should not have jumped the fence and should not have been on the fella's property at 2am, I have doubts that he was justified in shooting the kid absent some other factors being involved, but I'd have to hear more.
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    Why don't you move to Texas. They will allow you to shoot anybody that come onto your property or even your neighbors property, just as long as you have a reasonable belief that he's up to no good. It will be the perfect situation for you.
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    Wow.
    One this thread one poster has decided hw can tell who should and should not be allowed to carry a gun just from the psots made.
    Another poster now has decided what state I should live in.

    Brilliant men of deduction both of them.

    ANd by the way, that is not what the Texas Castle Doctrine nor SYG law states.
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    And, if someone had blown you away back then, they would have been justified in doing so. Just because you got away with it does not mean that the homeowner did not have the right to shoot you, if they feared for their lives or the lives if their family.
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    I'm also going to guess that he lived in a suburban neighborhood with a low crime rate. Everyone is trying to imagine this incident happening in their own neighborhood which is not at all similar to the location of this shooting.
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/07/01/texas-man-cleared-shooting-suspected-burglars-next-door/

    I think we had a thread in this here forum about this case or a similar one within this past year.
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    So for those in eternal fear? Shooting will always be "justified". I'm glad those people have a gun.
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    And he was cleared.....score one for the good guys.
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    I guess I was fortunate to have neighbors who were a bit more thoughtful than you.
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    Thought that story said he didn't kill them until they came I nto his yard after he confonted them? Also the next to last paragraph clearly states that only in certain instances with litigating circumstances can someone protect their neighbors house. It is not nearly as wild west as you would like to make it out to be.

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