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    My wife took a concealed carry class last staurday. During the class the instructor told everyone that in Idaho you have no right to shoot to protect property even in your home. I thought Idaho was a "Castle Doctrine" state. Can anyone point me to web site with correct Idaho information?
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    Check the bottom of the thread here: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum20/14977.html

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    Yes, thank you! if I am reading correctly "in defense of habitation" would be my home.
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    In the class I went to at the Sheriff's office, the officer leading it said that although the legislation provides immunity against civil liability in cases of protection of life, property, etc., there is no case law for property yet. I'm no law expert so someone else may be able to give a better idea on what the implications could be.

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    Texas is the only state where that is a tried and true theory. In Idaho, you need to be "in immediate fear for your life"

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    It would be my interpretation that if he is in my home without my permission, he is there to cause me physical harm. Sorry, but I grew up in Caldwell...if somebody unwelcomeis trying to come in my house and they are successful, I feel I would be in danger.

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    When I lived in Florida a senile neighbor walked into a home that had the garage door open and into the house. There have been family members shot mistakenly at night. Be sure of your target! If you raise the muzzle on someone don't pull the trigger witout giving him a warning to leave or get on the ground, UNLESS that person leads you to believe he is going to harm you. Examples: He has a weapon, he keeps advancing, or he is threatening you. When I stayed in Miami in 1988 I rented a motel room on Tamiami Trail. I took a shower and as I was coming out someone was coming in through the door. Just a non-descript looking guy. I drew my HK-P7 and ordered him out of the room. Within minutes the desk callled to apoloigise. They double rented the room. If I had fired regardless of how justified under Florida Law, an innocent man would be dead. Think before you act! Don't take risks, but if the person complies and does not threaten don't just pull the trigger b/c the law says you can. You may have to live with a mistake for the rest of your life! You will have to sell your house unless you want to walk by the place where you shot a man every day. If it is a felon you may have retaliation especially if it isa gang banger. Try to get compliance first before using deadly force if SAFE to do so!

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    carracer,

    out of curiosity who did your wife take the course from? When I took my CWL course 18.4009 was covered and cited along with the purpose of statement. I have never heard from an ID instructor or LEO that you can't shoot to defend yourself or home. I would like to be sure to avoid a guy teaching weapons courses who hasn't looked at the law.

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