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Response to WingDinger (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 07:53 PM

30. If I confront a burglar in my home ...

I have the right to assume that he intends to harm me or my family. If all he wanted to do was to steal my stuff, he could wait until the home was unoccupied.

However, I realize that inexperienced criminals sometimes do stupid things. Therefore I would not shoot an individual just because he was stealing my TV. I might draw down and him and if he obeyed my instructions all would end well. If he turned and ran out a door, I would not shoot him or follow him.

My having a duty to retreat in such a situation might enable the intruder to go up the steps to the second story of my house where other family members sleep.

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