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  •  Depending on the jurisdiction and the cops? (7+ / 0-)

    It's entirely likely a "warning shot" will result in an arrest for negligent discharge or possibly reckless endangerment.

    Displaying a gun, after being told to "step off or face the consequences" is criminal threatening with a firearm.

    Bullshit you say?  Not so.

    A second article, and for clarity - NH has passed a Castle Law.  You may exit your house, say to the driveway with a firearm, and use up to deadly force in response to an assault.

    Certain police departments and local prosecutors have made it clear that they intend to arrest and prosecute all persons doing so, in hopes-for case law severely restricting legislative law.

    NH also passed a modified Stand Your Ground law - which is facing a likely repeal by the new legislature.
    The claim - still made a year later with no supporting incidents - is that a criminal will use SYG to evade prosecution for firing upon uniformed police officers in performance of their duty.
    Hasn't worked yet.

    Though I'm certain the new legislature will overturn SYG citing Police concerns, and thinking (rightly) about Trayvon Martin.

    I believe the Castle Law is just, and would have prevented a malicious prosecution, designed to further a career in politics.
    I wholly dislike SYG laws, as your duty to evade should remain for all but life-threatening circumstances.
    Assault, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Kidnap, Arson.
    Shooting a person over a TV, a iPod, your car?
    Not worth it.

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