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Old 07-04-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Houston
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Apparently people feel you should wait until you're severely injured before you're justified in defending yourself.

Do you have to wait till penetration to fight off and kill a rapist ?

But the laws in TX and many states say other wise, thank goodness.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Well, if he tried to make a grab for my gun, I'd feel justified in shooting him.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
Long enough for the attacker to walk away - unless he's walking away with your flashlight!
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Long enough for the attacker to walk away - unless he's walking away with your flashlight!
After you're severely beaten, raped or dead ? At that point when he's walking away ?
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
It depends on how strong that person is.

If I feel that I can fight back, I'm not shooting. I've been in many, many fights in my life.

If I'm being attacked to the point of losing consciousness, I'm gonna shoot.

No one can determine that for you.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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A mugger is armed. You punch him, knoocking him down, and start swinging at him. How long, legally, should you have to wait before walking away?
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
Until you have exhausted every reasonable option/opportunity to escape. Guess that means you'd have to consider the context in which someone punched you. guess if you were using "fighting words" toward that person, then you might be in big trouble.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
You should never shoot anyone, it's their right to beat the crap outa ya....didn't you know that.....

That poor struggling person, matter-o-fact, you should have seen it coming and instead of them beating you, you should just give them everything you had....because you don't want that poor struggling person to hurt his hands and maybe, then, he would have to go to the Dr.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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You are armed. Someone punches you, knocks you down and starts swinging at you. How long, legally, should you have to wait before shooting your attacker?
the standard is, are you in fear of your life? if so then deadly force is allowed under the law. if someone has knocked you down, and is beating on you with impunity, and is threatening to kill you, i would say that you are in fear of your life and thus allowed to use deadly force. as the saying goes, better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.
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