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hypothetical situation

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



    Aug 16, 2009
    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

    Nov 6, 2005
    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.