Thread: Shooting a Dog
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:18 AM   #8
MLeake
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PK, as far as just shooting the dog goes, I agree with you.

As far as firing the gun inside city limits goes, there are prosecutors who will want justification for deadly force, or they will press charges - since deadly force will have been used in a populated area.

(Edit: Legally, this is about potential bystanders and human victims, not the dog; I had a friend charged with discharge of a firearm within city limits for shooting a rattlesnake in his backyard.)

Depending on where you are, and where any stray bullets go, there can be felony level charges.

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