Day Hiker wrote:Buz Groshong wrote:You also don't have the right to kill someone who is threatening you with physical harm unless they are threatening to kill you.
I don't doubt that's what the (stupid) law reads. But if someone is coming at you with a gun or a knife or a bat or a fist or a grizzly bear, how the hell are you supposed to determine if your life is in danger or if you're just going to be put in a coma?
Fuck the law. Somebody threatens the physical well-being of me or my family or my friends or any innocent person on the street, and I will use whatever force is necessary to prevent it.
A gun, a knife, or a bat are one thing; a fist is another thing, unless the guy is much larger or is in a group. You are entitled to use "whatever force is necessary," just not disproportionately more than is necessary. Your actions are also not expected to be based on a perfect knowledge of the risks, when those actions must be taken in haste.
Laws aren't stupid; only people are.