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Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by NDLAWRENCE, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. NDLAWRENCE

    NDLAWRENCE

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    let me set the scene: a minor is home alone hears someone breaking into the house he/her see's that the person is armed and shoot's out of self defense. would there be any legal issues?
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    When an unsupervised minor does bad or stupid things with a gun, the adult who left it accessible is facing some serious penalties. When an unsupervised minor uses a gun to prevent bad things, everything I've personally seen tells me that all the good guys come out OK. I studied an Indiana case in which an 11 year old boy shot and killed an intruder menacing a loved one. Anti-gunners called on the district attorney to prosecute the adults in the household for leaving a loaded gun where the boy could kill a human being with it.

    The DA more or less told them to go pound sand, and cleared both kid and family.

    YMMV, however.
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  3. NDLAWRENCE

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