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"I will Shoot you", sign

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by soloscaperman, May 27, 2008.

  1. RyGuyusMaximus

    RyGuyusMaximus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    The law in just about every state is almost exactly the same when it comes to the application and reasoning behind deadly force. You cannot use deadly force unless you are being threatend with deadly force. If you shoot someone for being on your property or stealing from your truck or even being in your bedroom at night when you are asleep you will be going to jail for a very long time. (no weapons on the purp, no chance of wininng your case.)Murder 2 or manslaughter depending on the circumstances. I think texas is the only wackphuk state that has little discrimination for deadly force on property.

    Remember the law will always defend the living over the material.
  2. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 211

    Sweeeett glad to hear that
  3. joshco84

    joshco84 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 411

    That is bull. Unauthorized entrance into a dwelling at night, with people at home is just asking to be shot.

    The burglar had better hope he finds your house and not mine. No way someone is walking in and killing or so much as threatening my family or myself.

    Besides the fact that there is probably no scarier sound than a twelve gauge going snick-snick when surprising somebody. I own many firearms, and am around guns a lot, firing hundreds of rounds a year. And i can not think of a worse sound to hear.
  4. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    True, you can shoot on site any trespassers.

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  6. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,193

    LOL :drinkup:

    Seriously if I wake up to find an intruder in my bedroom that person is a dead man
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    oh? Dont you think he would have the jump on you already while he is watching you sleep?
  8. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    In most states, you can use deadly force to protect yourself or your family against a perceived threat of death or serious injury.
    If I wake up to find a stranger standing in the dark in my bedroom, it could take a long time to clean up the mess and for my ears to stop ringing...
  9. Pierre

    Pierre LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    That is some of the best advice you'll get here. I'm a certified Self Defense Instructor, conducting classes and certifying graduates to obtain carry permits. One of the mandatory books my students must read is Ayoob's "In the Gravest Extreme". There are two types of trials after a citizen shooting, righteous or not.
    Criminal and civil. State laws pertain primarily to criminal lawsuits, but civil suits are an entirely different worlds, rife with sleazy attorneys who know all of the angles that can lead an honest citizen defending his property directly to a long term in jail. Keep in mind that defending your home, wife, kids and yourself from personal harm is far removed from defending "property" in a civil suit.
    That aspect is a gray area in which expensive attorneys love to play.
    Their basic precept is that no human life is worth an inanimate object. You'll be hard pressed to convince a jury otherwise.
    Call your County Attorney's office. They should assign you an appointment with a deputy attorney who can actually help when police won't.
    Good luck, and stay low.

  10. Pierre

    Pierre LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    But....... If you really do want a sign....... I developed one for you.



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