Home intruder shot in Mobile, AL

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  1. lawdawg

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  2. Alpo

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    Shame she's not a better shot.
  3. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    Well, one handed shooting while fiddling with something else doesn't help. At least she's OK, and not hurt or worse.
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    Another thwarted intruder...
  5. Jackman

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    She did good , The Castle law is a good thing ,in N.Y. she might have been charged
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    Yeah Wisconsin needs the Castle Doctrine too. But I think our law says that if your life is in direct danger, you can do what needs to be done to save your life.
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    Before the Castle Doctrine was passed here in Oh, (from what I was told) that if you had an intruder coming in your front door, you could defend yourself, but the ONLY way one could use any lethal action, is if the person was with a weapon and literally was trying to kill you. Other than that, defend yourself the best you could and call 911. Kill someone coming in your front door and that person was un-armed, your going to prison. That was what I was told from a leo.
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    Same applies in Florida-they had better be trying to kill you and you can stand your ground (inside the home). Now don't go outside and chase them down ,etc...then there is a problem. Then again everyone carries a gun around ,especially in the car,here so I think alot of people think twice.
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    You might want to re-read the law. You have to believe your life is in danger. That's different than "they are trying to kill you". Is someone the size of Rosie Grier smashed in my 80-year-old mother's front door, she would easily believe her life was in danger, and could legally kill him. If she had to wait until he tried to kill her, it might very well be too late.
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    It's that kind of a deal that you wish he had fled to the local funeral home. Would have saved alot of tax payer money. OH WELL!!!!
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    I was a deputy sheriff in FLORIDA for 12 years. The circuit court where I was at (the 20th) would PROSECUTE a home owner '' for just shooting someone''. BELIEVE ME I HAVE SEEN IT FIRST HAND!!!!!!!!!!! I know what the law says and reads but until you are placed in the position and HAVE TO GO TO COURT FOR KILLING SOMEONE you will have a different outlook on life. TRUST ME ALPO
  12. Marlin

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    Alabama has the "Castle Law" in effect and has always honoured anyone shot breaking into an inhabited Dwelling in the night-time. That, BTW, has always been a capital offense in Alabama for the forty-five years that I lived there.
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    BEFORE the Castle Doctrine, I was told by a homicide Detective that the ONLY way you could "kill" someone coming in your door was if that person had a "weapon" and was literally trying to kill you. But of course, who in the right mind is going to stand and wait to see if that person is actually going to do that!?!? But if that actually happened before the Castle Doctrine went into affect, there would be no doubt alot of time spent waiting to see if you were justified and not to mention the fact one would go broke defending ones self. And then, the family of the victim would no doubt sue your butt off.
    Even with the new law, it had better be in 100% self defence and that intruder had better be actually trying to do you bodily harm. That's the way it is here.
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    Man, that bandage sure looks good on him.
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    She done good, She would be arrested in NJ.
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    Even before the "Castle Doctrine", Alabama always held the dwelling place as being sacred, especially after dark. Any attempt to break in was, as I said above, a capital offense, so one could shoot and kill an intruder, even if in the yard and not on the so-called window sill. In my thirty-five plus years as a prosecutor and on the bench, I never saw anyone prosecuted in this type circumstance.
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    I sure know what you are saying, and I agree with you. The only time I would use a fire arm, is if I felt I had no other choice. But take a look at the law, unless I'm taking something out of context here?

    Ohio Revised Code:
    2901.09 No duty to retreat in residence or vehicle.
    (A) As used in this section, “residence” and “vehicle” have the same meanings as in section 2901.05 of the Revised Code.

    (B) For purposes of any section of the Revised Code that sets forth a criminal offense, a person who lawfully is in that person’s residence has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person’s residence, and a person who lawfully is an occupant of that person’s vehicle or who lawfully is an occupant in a vehicle owned by an immediate family member of the person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense or defense of another. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2901.09
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    Rocketman, I was talking to 3/2 STA SS, who was misquoting Florida law. I have no idea of Ohio law.
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    After I posted I realized that you may have been talking about Florida rather than Ohio.
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    My bad as well Alpo, I wasnt taking into consideration that you were reffering to Florida's "law".
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