iampacking wrote:... You left the safe confines of your office to respond with a drawn weapon to an alarm that was protecting property ...
...Would you have been willing to shoot over your truck?...
I guess ultimately the point that can be quibbled about is whether the weapon should be holstered or held, open or concealed, etc. etc.
barl0w wrote:Besides, you're not justified shooting someone because they were stealing or damaging your property, if your life was never threatened.
UtahRSO wrote:You are not justified in using DEADLY force to protect property. Meaning, you can't shoot him simply because he's in your truck. We all know that.
But if he wants to APPROACH you and FIGHT, that's a whole different ball game. Then (depending if he has the potential to clean your plow) you might be justified in using deadly force. He'd be stupid to do that, but maybe he's full of stupid.
All in all, I think the poster did the right thing. It was 4am, dark probably. He let the BG run off, and did NOT use deadly force. I also agree the first thing to do at that point is call the police.
ndavis2008 wrote:I am not sure, but correct me if I am wrong, you can only use your gun, displayed or dischage of it, when some is believed to commit a felony on you or someone in your presence?
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