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Old 06-10-2014, 12:34 AM   #4
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Self-defense laws are all about objective common sense. If you have to ask then the answer is almost certainly no. Situations where you would be justified in hurting another human being should not leave any question. So much so that your physical ability is taken into account. I asked a cop buddy about using a firearm in a confrontation. He said one on one, there's pretty much no way I'm not going to jail if I have a gun and the other party doesn't. A 100 lb woman on the other hand, would likely go free after shooting me if I attacked her.

If you really care about the subject, read everything you can find by Marc MacYoung. His no-nonsense self-defense page is a great starting point. You can begin almost anywhere, it's interlinked between subjects. I guess any part is as good as another...
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