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Firearm used to end a break-in.

eye95

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This relative of the homeowner used his firearm to hold the perps until the cops arrived.

I don’t know if I’d use the words “home invasion”. Those words have always implied to me that innocent folks were at home when the illegal entry occurred. To me, this is just a break-in and a burglary.

The good guy with a gun asserted that the thugs were lucky that he did not shoot them, claiming that he had every right to do so. I don’t know NC law, but with their being outside the home and complying with his orders, I think he is better off having not shot the criminals.

Oh, and let’s not forget to link the story:


https://myfox8.com/2019/02/04/video...utside-of-home/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
 

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Well a bit of quiz..how many States in the Union allow citizen’s arrest?

Answer All but NC!

NC statutes 15-404 does not allow for citizen arrest. It allows for ‘detaining’. https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_15A/GS_15A-404.pdf

So since 14-34 states pointing a firearm at someone is a crime by NC statutes how does one ‘detain’ an individual(s). https://ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-34.pdf

Further, property owners may not use deadly force to remove them from the property. 32B 38B. [fat fingers] https://www.ncleg.gov/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_38B.pdf

Finally, deadly force may not be used to protect property in the tarheel state.
 
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I was asking because the text said 32B, and the link says 38B. The linked text seemed to be not quite what you were trying to illustrate.

Good information. I am just a bit puzzled.
 

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I was asking because the text said 32B, and the link says 38B. The linked text seemed to be not quite what you were trying to illustrate.

Good information. I am just a bit puzzled.
Fat finger error corrected!
 
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