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Old 11-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #31
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I always figured that deadly force was for imminent risk of death or great bodily harm. The operative word to me was imminent. If I am at imminent risk I don't think I want to take a warning shot.

Here's the part that I think is going to hurt us. Where warning shots were illegal, what is going to happen now? I can see some poor slob that had to shoot to live trying to explain from the witness stand why he didn't fire a warning shot. I can see the jury being swayed by the fact that he didn't try to scare off his attacker first. This reeks.
that's a good point Doc. not one i considered either. and i can see your point and if in a case it got as far as a trial, it could be possible for them to use it against a person, for not firing a warning shot first.

a lot will depend on how the statute is written.
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that's a good point Doc. not one i considered either. and i can see your point and if in a case it got as far as a trial, it could be possible for them to use it against a person, for not firing a warning shot first.

a lot will depend on how the statute is written.
Knowing them they will just amend the SYG statute and call it a day. That could end up being very bad.
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I always figured that deadly force was for imminent risk of death or great bodily harm. The operative word to me was imminent. If I am at imminent risk I don't think I want to take a warning shot.

Here's the part that I think is going to hurt us. Where warning shots were illegal, what is going to happen now? I can see some poor slob that had to shoot to live trying to explain from the witness stand why he didn't fire a warning shot. I can see the jury being swayed by the fact that he didn't try to scare off his attacker first. This reeks.
My thoughts exactly. IMO warning shots are bad 99% of the time.
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