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Old November 16, 2012, 04:45 PM   #10
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,775
Originally Posted by Detonator
In California you can physically defend yourself from someone who is uttering "Terroristic Threats" at you,...
Please provide a citation to proper legal authority.

If you are going to make these kinds of claim, you need to be prepared to back them up with evidence.

Originally Posted by Detonator
...But one guy recently had to fight hard against assult charges after he chased down the street after a burglar he caught in the act, and beat him a few times with a baseball bat. I'm convinced that public opinon kept him out of the cage...
Again, provide documentation please. And the way you describe it, his use of force would have been unjustified. Assault charges probably would have been appropriate.

Originally Posted by Detonator
...Remember the "Death Wish" guy in the subway stations?
If you're referring to Bernard Goetz, he was accosted by a group creating a disparity of force situation. He was tried, and the jury bought his self defense claim. But he was convicted and sent to jail for having an unregistered gun.
"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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