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    http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/....113589bb.html



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    Way to go Mr. Durden!!!!

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    Damn Straight :celebrate

    Good shooting

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    Good shoot. Perp won't be scaring anyone else for sure.

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    Since the burglar wasn't armed, now you have to go through the "was it a legal shoot" exercise with the District Attorney and Police. It's one thing to think you are in danger and shoot, another for them to agree that a reasonable person in the same situation would have done it.I don't think he's out of the woods yet, but hopefully he will be soon.

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    He was in fear for his life. What more proof does he need? He percieved the perp had a weapon, perception is the truth to the perceiver.
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    If that excuse works for the cops it should certainly work for the average civilian.

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    I don't know how the law is in Virginia but a suspect being unarmed is not necessarily a factor in regards to the law in Georgia when it comes to legal justification for killing a person. As long as your life or another's is in danger or the suspect is committing a forcible felony then their lack of a weapon does not matter.

    If it ever went to trial I'm sure he'd win his case, assuming new information does not paint him in a different light. Rural area, slow police response, with his wife, his store being robbed, and suspect has past record, that stacks pretty well in his favor.

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