How about those British


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tech
July 24, 2003, 10:37 AM
Check this out from Chicago Sun Times:

The Not Me Decade, in which everybody else is responsible for everything, continues:

A British burglar who was shot and wounded by the owner of the home he was burglarizing has won the right to sue for damages because the shooting had caused him to suffer post-traumatic stress.

Who's the victim?

We Have Seen the Present, and It Does Not Work:

The same British homeowner who shot and wounded the British burglar who is now suing him, and who also shot and killed the burglar's accomplice and is now serving a prison sentence for using too much force to protect his home, has been denied a preparatory home visit before his release on parole next week because he is considered a "danger to burglars."

Are We Next?
Mike

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Chipperman
July 24, 2003, 12:39 PM
:barf:

I hope I never need to shoot anyone, but if I do....
They won't be suing me.

rrader
July 24, 2003, 12:51 PM
Tech:

A British burglar who was shot and wounded by the owner of the home he was burglarizing has won the right to sue for damages because the shooting had caused him to suffer post-traumatic stress.

The "Mother Country" is in an advanced state of senile dementia.

P95Carry
July 24, 2003, 12:58 PM
This craziness suggests almost that now .....

Criminal = victim .......... and
Victim = criminal

Has everyone there gone mad ..... nearly it seems. :banghead:

Ironbarr
July 24, 2003, 01:06 PM
That old King George's genes really get around, huh?

Well, I'm sure it's still a minority that's affected and the majority of folks just haven't found a way to get back to the Magna Carta ... http://www.britannia.com/history/magna2.html

Standing Wolf
July 24, 2003, 05:56 PM
I hope I never need to shoot anyone, but if I do....
They won't be suing me.

Unfortunately, many criminals have relatives who'd be de-glorious-lighted to sue you, me, or anybody else an assault lawyer can think to file suit against.

Ironbarr
July 24, 2003, 06:09 PM
assault lawyer Do we need to ban these weapons too?

.45Ruger
July 24, 2003, 06:18 PM
I think the Assault Lawyers Ban is the only way to reduce crime. These evil looking devices are only designed for one purpose, to hurt and detroy normal citizens. It's the common sence approach to the horrible problem of litigation violence in our society.

Autolite
July 24, 2003, 11:48 PM
Were I live, you cannot shoot someone to protect property, not even in your own home. What's the rule where y'all live ???

Moparmike
July 25, 2003, 01:17 AM
Autolite, I live in a state with the same rule and have been told more than once by LEO's that if they are coming at you and "you think your life is in danger (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more)" then you have every right to shoot him.

What everyone needs to know is that "dead men tell no tales" and therefore cannot testify in court or sue your a--, ahem, donkey.

2nd Amendment
July 25, 2003, 02:11 AM
So far as I know you can not shoot in defense of property here in Indiana. That being said most every cop I know has a similar definition; if he's in your home with you and HE does not run away then YOUR life is in danger and what happens to him is his own damn fault.

JPM70535
July 25, 2003, 03:00 AM
How I long for the good old days when getting shot was considered an "Occupational Hazard" for a burglar.

Several states, notably Louisiana have adopted so called "Shoot the Burglar" bills. This supposedly removes the possibility of criminal charges being filed against the homeowner who takes the appropriate action against those who would relieve them of their property. I don't know how this affects civil actions taken by the deceased BGs kin.

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