tonguengroover wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:33 pm
Line in the sand laws are very common these days but some still say duty to retreat. If I disarm a person they better follow commands and get their ass on the ground, hands behind the back. Just remember the mantra > Stop of I'll shoot and Face down on the ground hands behind the back. It's their choice.
Numerous burglars, thieves in the night in yards get shot round these parts even if they are not armed. It's hard to tell many times if someone is armed in the dark. Ask a cop. Could be a phone or could be a tire iron. Not my problem if they are in the midst of a crime on my property. That's a poor decision they made.
I'm especially jumpy these days cus my dog was murdered with poison. So if some idiot is sneaking around my property it may not end well
. And there have been recent reports of masked people in yards out here in the burbs.
And if he just stands there, doesn't move to the floor?
If the guy is in your driveway, under your car, stealing your catalytic convertor...I wouldn't suggest you shoot him..BUT, I'm no expert, and what I say should not mean you do or don't do anything.
I know what I would do, at least as far as confronting a guy who has broken into my house when I was home..... If he's breaking into my car in the driveway...I'll still going to confront, armed but not sure what would come next...Big difference in Colorado, in the home vs on the property.
If you need to defend your dwelling or another person's dwelling, you should use a lesser degree of force. The one exception to this is that you can use deadly force legally to defend your property, or dwelling, if you are trying to prevent a person from committing arson.
BUT, YMMV and all that. Gonna be a tough day all around when anybody is faced with this in their home.
Couple of other things...if you DO shoot somebody.
Make sure you have a good lawyer
And don't use that $7000 trophy gun....