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post #1 of 42 Old 07-18-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 42 Old 07-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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Sweet. If I was to do that my luck I'd be in prison for like. But America needs more people like him. He has a backbone.


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Love it... I wonder if they were caught...I'd look at emergency departments....There probably there getting stitches....maybe some lead poisoning treatment ... lol ..
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I hope the elderly guy doesn't have any legal problems.

Sad, but that is the world we live in.

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Right on! If would have been one of the patrons, I would have been nervous as shit with the way the guy was running around shooting at the robbers in kind of a freestyle mode, but he got the job done. Considering they felt it was acceptable to barge into a place full of people and point guns at them, too bad the old man didn't kill them both on the spot: it's what they deserved.




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post #6 of 42 Old 07-18-2012, 10:25 AM
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If would have been one of the patrons, I would have been nervous as shit with the way the guy was running around shooting at the robbers in kind of a freestyle mode, but he got the job done.
That concerns me. I feel like some legal bureaucrat is going to say he used excessive force and they'll somehow turn this around to the elderly guy being the villain.

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Legally, as I understand the situation, deadly force may be used legally when an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent exists.

Did the shooter reasonably fear an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent existed?

He must convince the court.

Personally? I imagine I'd consider someone pointing a pistol at me and threatening my life as an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent; however . . . whether a court agrees depends upon many things, the VENUE, for one . . .

A Muleshoe, Texas, courtroom might look at the situation differently from one in, say, Manhattan.
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It wouldn't surprise me if one of the patrons themselves don't see this as an opportunity to sue, saying the guy put their life in jeopardy, and getting some money out of the deal.

Must admit, my favorite part of the whole video was the two guys trying to get through the door at the same time and falling all over themselves.



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Legally, as I understand the situation, deadly force may be used legally when an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent exists.

Did the shooter reasonably fear an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent existed?

He must convince the court.

Personally? I imagine I'd consider someone pointing a pistol at me and threatening my life as an imminent threat of death or serious injury to the innocent; however . . . whether a court agrees depends upon many things, the VENUE, for one . . .

A Muleshoe, Texas, courtroom might look at the situation differently from one in, say, Manhattan.
The thing is that he was shooting them as they ran away. Hard to tell, but it looks like he fires a shot out the door. Is there a threat of death or serious injury with the attackers running with their tails between their legs? Serious question, I don't know.

Personally I think there is nothing wrong with that, but I'm sure there will be someone who will find it abhorrent.

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I saw this on the news this morning. The media reported that the punks were caught (injured) and that the old guy would not be facing any charges.
(and we know the media is always correct )
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