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Old 02-08-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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Cali would not hold this guy responsible for saving his own life, self defense is a universal right. Except for defending yourself from attacking cops of course.
Or criminals in the UK.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:49 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Wasn't there an old lady that chokes a mountain lion a few months ago in the news?

Little old ladies are notorious for beating the crap out of mountain lions, it's a regular occurrence.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:49 PM
 
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Of course, if he were in California he'd be looking at jail time.
No, he wouldn't.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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The idea that someone could be prosecuted for killing a wild animal in self defense is absurd. So it's legal to kill a human who is attacking you in self defense but not a cat? c'mon.
A thread that was initially made to praise the strength and resolve of a human who was capable of killing an 80 pound feline with his bare hands has devolved into a criticism of California.

This has happened because California has made frighteningly stupid judgements with equally frightening regularity. This man, had this occured in California, had a non-zero possibility of jail time and, would likely would face heavy, if not crippling, civil penalties. I'm not asserting it is guaranteed, but likely.

I don't want to devolve into some sort of keyboard tough-guy shouting match, but the truth is, statistically California, has a higher than baseline average of ruling against "common sense", although I think Florida takes that dubious gold medal by a country mile.

Most important, this man, I had hoped we could all agree, is a -real- tough guy.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:33 PM
 
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
those would include people possessing a great will to survive.
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 AM
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Location: New York Area
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Of course, if he were in California he'd be looking at jail time.
Would he face jail time for punching out an attacking Golden Retriever?
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Old Yesterday, 07:48 AM
 
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
Someone who lives with aggressive housecats.
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Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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This man would not have been fined, arrested or anything in between in CA. To suggest otherwise is ignorant and ridiculous. California bashing is a hobby of some people it seems.
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Old Yesterday, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Golden Retrievers primarily use their teeth and tails to shred their victims.
Sadie would lash out with the bottom of her paws when attacking, like a kangaroo but softer
http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1549733164
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Old Yesterday, 11:35 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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This man would not have been fined, arrested or anything in between in CA. To suggest otherwise is ignorant and ridiculous. California bashing is a hobby of some people it seems.
I know someone who had to spend 5000 to retain his hunting rights and to get his bow back after shooting one in self defense.
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