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Old June 26, 2018, 12:54 AM   #36
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fastbolt wrote:
Well, this scene changing incident had to be a nasty one to sort out afterward.
I agree.

Especially since the report linked to the OP recounts how the armed citizens followed the shooter out of the store and into the parking lot and waited until he shot someone before shooting the perpetrator.

Depending on where you are in the country, this "stalking" of the gunman could easily have resulted in criminal charges against the "armed citizens".

Don't draw too many conclusions favorable to yourself as an "armed citizen" unless you have a comprehensive understanding of both the state statute involved as well as how it is being in interpreted by the courts in your jurisdiction.

I know a couple of guys who are doing "20 to life" because they didn't/couldn't/wouldn't distinguish between "when can I shoot" and "when do I have no alternative but to shoot"?
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