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  1. Quote Originally Posted by ASC1WBullock View Post
    It seems like there are so many loop holes in the RCW on this subject. Don't know if protecting our family is a concern of the courts as much as placing someone in prison. Seems like laws are protecting criminals more the good citizens.
    I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing any loopholes that protect the criminal. The law says that if someone breaks into your house, you can lawfully immediately assume that their intent is to commit a felonious crime against you. The law then says that if there is intent to commit a felonious crime against you in your home you can legally shoot the person. Where's the loophole for the criminal?

    Heck, Washington will even pay your legal expenses if you have to defend yourself in court and are found not guilty by reason of self-defense:

    RCW 9A.16.110
    Defending against violent crime — Reimbursement.
    (2) When a person charged with a crime listed in subsection (1) of this section is found not guilty by reason of self-defense, the state of Washington shall reimburse the defendant for all reasonable costs, including loss of time, legal fees incurred, and other expenses involved in his or her defense. This reimbursement is not an independent cause of action. To award these reasonable costs the trier of fact must find that the defendant's claim of self-defense was sustained by a preponderance of the evidence. If the trier of fact makes a determination of self-defense, the judge shall determine the amount of the award.
    Where's the loophole for the criminal?
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing any loopholes that protect the criminal. The law says that if someone breaks into your house, you can lawfully immediately assume that their intent is to commit a felonious crime against you. The law then says that if there is intent to commit a felonious crime against you in your home you can legally shoot the person. Where's the loophole for the criminal?

    Heck, Washington will even pay your legal expenses if you have to defend yourself in court and are found not guilty by reason of self-defense:
    And you don't even need to don one of those silly CCW Badges.

  4. #13
    You still have to worry about the pending ( and most likely) civil suit

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    NavyLCD I see where you're coming from and I am grateful for your opinion on the matter and RCW's you put on here. I was looking more into letting these criminals families come with lawsuits against the victims.

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    I'm from Hawaii one of the most liberal criminal protecting states and basically we apply the reasonable person rule.
    1. You are in your home where you legally are allowed to posess your handgun.
    2. He is illegaly in your home.
    3. If he runs away, about all you can do grab him and hold him down, cant shoot him because he is no threat with his back towards you and he is running away. You might get away with it if he is running in the direction where loved ones are located but wont be easy.
    4. But if he comes at you, even unarmed, you can justify shooting him, mostly because you have a weapon (which you legaly are allowed to posess in your home). In a scuffle you can be reasonably afraid he may take it away from you and harm you or your family. So the only option is to shoot the f...er.

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    He enters my home and I awaken to him in my doorway of my room. My only thought is stopping his advancement anywhere else in my home. Just yesterday a friend told me he would yell get out of my house. To me your saying go to someone elses house and do it with that command. If a bg is in your home, then his intentions are more than likely not good at all.

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    NavyLCDR is correct. I looked up the laws. I live here in Washington but some other states MAY have different laws. In MY OPINION if I came in contact with a person who had broken into my house, while he still in my house, I would be fearful for my life and my families' lives' and act to STOP THE THREAT.

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    Santa you hit it on the head along with NavyLCDR. I think the bg in someone's home, no matter if the door was unlocked or not, is coming into the home with bad intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manawela View Post
    I'm from Hawaii one of the most liberal criminal protecting states and basically we apply the reasonable person rule.
    1. You are in your home where you legally are allowed to posess your handgun.
    2. He is illegaly in your home.
    3. If he runs away, about all you can do grab him and hold him down, cant shoot him because he is no threat with his back towards you and he is running away. You might get away with it if he is running in the direction where loved ones are located but wont be easy.
    4. But if he comes at you, even unarmed, you can justify shooting him, mostly because you have a weapon (which you legaly are allowed to posess in your home). In a scuffle you can be reasonably afraid he may take it away from you and harm you or your family. So the only option is to shoot the f...er.
    First and foremost, WELCOME to our world here!

    Here in MO we have a good castle doctrine. This is MY home. Strangers are NOT welcome, especially in the middle of the night.
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
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    Washington state has no specific Castle Doctrine. But neither is there a "duty to retreat" statute either.

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