Originally Posted by zhuk
This seems a bit weird. Someone please correct me if I have the wrong idea...but I thought in the US it was pretty much required to be in fear for your life to be able to use firearms as a reason for self defence (not sure of more gun-friendly individual States ie Texas/Florida etc)
As noted, it does
vary from state to state. In Nevada we don't have the "Castle Law" (yet...it was killing in committee last legislative session by the gun-grabber in charge of the committee) but
here in Las Vegas, Metro won't bust your balls if you shoot an intruder inside
your home. A friend, who has since moved to Texas, was involved in a home invasion robbery attempt. He let the perp have it with one double-aught buck shot from his Mossberg. Blew the guy away in the hallway outside his bedroom. One of the Metro officers who responded told him that even though he took the life of another, he did well and then suggested that he make sure he saw someone if
he started having any problems dealing with having had taken a life. No repercussions. Called justifiable homicide and dismissed with no court time.