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This is a discussion on Castle Doctrine or not? within the North Carolina Discussion and Firearm News forums, part of the Firearms Discussion by State category; Originally Posted by NCjones I guess a dead burglar is better than a shot burglar who is going to sue ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCjones View Post
    I guess a dead burglar is better than a shot burglar who is going to sue you in civil court any day!
    But I understand the statute to read that one may use any amount of force to 1) stop an intruder whom the homeowner believes is there to A) kill him, or B) inflict serious bodily harm. One doesn't have to believe the intruder is going to kill him, one could believe the intruder is there to seriously harm him. What "serious bodily harm" is would depend on the situation.

    The statute also clearly states that any amount of force (including lethal) is justified if the homeowner reasonably believes the intruder is there to commit a felony. So, your life need not even be in danger if you believe the intruder is there to commit a felony. In North Carolina breaking into an occupied home at night is a felony. Since he's already committed one felony, it wouldn't be far fetched for one to believe he is going to commit another.

    Someone I know just got out of jail because he shot a person who came into his yard and threatened him. The guy got out of the car with a baseball bat. One to the chest and the guy died. No charges were filed, but my friend had to spend a few days in jail until it was all sorted out.

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    Kansas does not require us to back down but on a practical level I'd rather avoid a gunfight if possible. However, if the situation requires immediate action I'm prepared to do what must me done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearTaylor View Post
    Kansas does not require us to back down but on a practical level I'd rather avoid a gunfight if possible. However, if the situation requires immediate action I'm prepared to do what must me done.
    Excellent advice. Just ask yourself how would you handle the situation without a gun. If without a gun you are going to wind up dead or seriously injured then you may want to use your gun. Too many people are trying to come up with how can I use my gun rather than when do I have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Excellent advice. Just ask yourself how would you handle the situation without a gun. If without a gun you are going to wind up dead or seriously injured then you may want to use your gun. Too many people are trying to come up with how can I use my gun rather than when do I have to use it.
    This, too, is excellent advice!

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    My reading of the proposed bill would not change the legal part of the law but would stop any civil litagation that would follow (BG and trial lawyer sue you for defending yourself) Debra Ross has held this bill hostage in her committee for the last year. She is a trial lawyer, why would she want to limit her future work? Someone mentioned we may loose more than gain if we push for this bill....any comments?

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    Sooner to be judged by twelve then carried by six. Give me a few days behind bars then a toe tag and cold hole!

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    No it is not law. Rep Debra Ross a trial lawyer is holding it hostage in her committee, and it will die there unless we get it out. Anyone want to help???? Email me and I will send you email with numbers to call , people to see, emails to send. It can happen but we need to push it
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    I saw a guy on TV once who had shot and killed an intruder. He used a 12 guage and it made quite a mess. It was ruled justifiable but he was left with the mess to clean up. He said he remembered having to tear out the carpet and picking pieces of liver out of the heat vent. Up 'til then I had never considered the mess it would make. I know the deer I have shot have left a lot of blood on the forest floor. I'd sure hate to have something like that in my house. If possible I'll shoot the BG outside.
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