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Old September 25, 2012, 02:32 PM   #37
Frank Ettin
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Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by TailGator
...I disagree with putting the onus on other people to determine if the threat with which they are presented is because of drunkenness...
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Originally Posted by manta49
...Hopefully not the hard way that the onus is on you to determine if someone is just drunk or a threat...
In any case, understand that if you intentionally deploy lethal force against another human, the onus will be on you to show that a reasonable and prudent person in like circumstances would have concluded that extreme violence against that person was necessary to stop an otherwise unavoidable serious and immediate threat. And others will be deciding, after the fact, at their leisure and in safety, whether or not you have successfully done so.
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