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    Civil Protection

    Hello all,

    My cousin, who is a Florida Department of Corrections officer, got into a discussion with me over concealed carry. He clames(among other things) that, even though I am immune from civil suit under Mississippi State law(97-3-15) (5) (A) in a self defense situation, I can be suied in federal civil court under federal law. My questions is; even though I am immune under state law, would that apply in federal civil court? This may be a dumb question, but I want to make sure just how much I'm protected.

    I'm posting this both in the Law library and the Mississippi forum.

    Thanks to all,

    Dave.

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    I'm betting he's wrong due to the fact I'm guessing there is no such federal law..........but I'm guessing so.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALOC1911 View Post
    I'm betting he's wrong due to the fact I'm guessing there is no such federal law..........but I'm guessing so.........
    I agree but, wanted to make sure. I not as well versed in federal and civil stuff as I am on state law. He's just saying that state law wouldn't mean anything in federal court. Doesn't help that he's anti carry for us "civilians". Thanks for the Reply.

    Dave

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    [QUOTE=dave1289;1808439
    ... (among other things) that, even though I am immune from civil suit under Mississippi State law(97-3-15) (5) (A) in a self defense situation, I can be suied in federal civil court under federal law ....even though I am immune under state law ... may be a dumb question, but ...
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    That is NOT a dumb question.

    As I know and understand the law (and no, I'm not an attorney) if you violate the "civil rights" of another, YES, you can be called to account in a federal court. Puzzled? It depends on how the plaintiff structures his/her complaint.

    tyc

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