> Rob Harris Cen-IT [Rob.Harris@bournemouth.gov.uk] wrote:
> >That bloke would be rotting in jail if that had happened in the UK, and
> >just because magnums are illegal.
> Of course in Britain he would also have gone to jail even if he'd shot an
> armed thug who broke in to rape his wife, children and cat, then torture
> them all to death. Can't be harming those poor, abused crooks, can we?
Yeah, that's true, and it sucks. You can't even hit the criminal too hard if you're lucky enough to be bigger. There's a delightful consideration called "reasonable force", which disallows the defender inflicting any damage on the criminal. A guy was put away just recently for accidentally killing a burglar that entered his home at night. The homeowner hit the burglar out cold in a punch, and the burglar fell and hit his head............. Anyway, I take it all back. UK law sucks the most.
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