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Old October 10, 2012, 07:35 AM   #34
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My understanding is that unless there is an obvious disparity in force, I'm NOT legally justified in drawing a deadly weapon to defend myself against some guy who just wants to kick my butt.
You really need to get some training. You believe that as long as a guy is just trying to kill you with his bare hands you're not allowed to use your weapon??? I suppose that you didn't really want the use of your eyes that he gouged out or that arm that he broke in 43 places anyway ....

I'm not sure exactly how it's worded in Virginia, but in most jurisdictions deadly force is legal to use if you are in fear of death or serious bodily injury.

I'd rather recover from and old fashioned butt kicking than a murder charge due to undue use of deadly force.
Who has control over when he stops kicking your butt? How do you know you'll be able to recover from whatever injuries he chooses to inflict on you?
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