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Old February 5, 2012, 06:43 AM   #42
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The right is there in the UK, however it is interpreted in some crazy ways in the courts. For example if you fire four shots at a car trying to run you over and between the third and fourth shot the car turns, the fourth shot is not allowed and they can send you to prison for that.
You are right to an certain extent, But its never that black and white If someone is driving a car towards a police officer and he fires three shots that's self defense. If the car stops after the third shot and turns away and is no longer a threat but the police officer keeps shooting then its no longer self defence.

Police officers in England shot an innocent man on a train who they suspected was a terrorist 7 times in the head. No charges where brought against the officers involved.
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