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Old August 13, 2012, 09:39 AM   #29
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by hogdogs
But here in America I can use a gun with a .74+ bore firing a one ounce gob of lead at a man armed only with bare hands and ill intent and not face such prosecution..
Maybe and maybe not.

There are also cases that turn out to be legitimate self defense that are charged and prosecuted. And some of those are in gun friendly States with Stand Your Ground laws.

Our society takes a dim view of one person intentionally hurting or killing another. The law recognizes that doing so may, under certain circumstances, be justified. But unless and until your act of extreme violence against another human being is determined to be legally justified, your use of violence in claimed self defense is prima facie a criminal act and will be investigated and perhaps prosecuted as such.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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