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Attacker seeks criminal charges against CCW holder after being shot (Tulsa, OK)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GhostlyKarliion, May 2, 2007.

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  1. GhostlyKarliion

    GhostlyKarliion Member

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    I'm paraphrasing from the newspaper because I can't find the online article and I'm not sure if posting a scanned image would be appropriate.

    The article title reads

    Previch, Chad (2007), "Gunshot victim seeks charges", The Oklahoman, 2 May, p.13A.

    Now, Kudos to the man for defending his wife and self with a firearm, but shame to the editor for letting this biased article slip through. the reading of it makes it sound like the man who was with a drunken friend and attacked an innocent man was a victim and referred to the CCW holder as a "gunman".

    If anyone is in or around the Oklahoma area and can get a hold of a paper, shoot off a letter to the editor please. This is the kind of stuff that we need to jump on quickly; honestly we need to start Zumboing these reporters and editors.

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    Personally I don't think I would have stopped in the first place, but I could understand it if Stephenson thought there was an emergency.

    The article didn't detail what happened that caused the two to get into a fight (probably because it would have justified the shooting) but at least said that the police didn't see any need to arrest the CCW holder.

    For those who don't know here in Oklahoma we have a Stand your Ground law which states that basically you can use a gun to defend life or property. We also have Affirmative defense, which says that if there is a shooting and the police do not make an arrest, then you have an "Affirmative defense" against civil and criminal lawsuits.
     
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    IANAL, but affirmative defense isn't what you're looking for. In this case, we have civil immunity if no criminal charges are filed. Also, I'm not sure that defense of property is in the statute:

     
  3. brickeyee

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    Sounds an awful lot like a mutual combat case, and a lot of self defense laws get thrown away in most jurisdictions under those circumstances.
     
  4. ARperson

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    What it sounds like is a dumbass driver who didn't continue on about his business and ignore the blithering idiot screaming at him from the side of the road.
     
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    +1 to both of the above.
     
  7. The Unknown User

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    Yup.
     
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