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To: Jim Noble
When trouble finds you, that’s different. But does SYG mean that, if you start a fight you can’t finish that you have deadly force as a backup? That doesn’t seem right.

In North Carolina, we were taught that SYG doesn't apply if you started the altercation.

However, if you started it and attempted to retreat, but the opponent will not let you drop the argument, it is considered a new incident and SYG may apply.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 4:13:34 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo

The way I read FL law, a person who starts it (a person who is the first to use or threaten the use of unlawful force) may regain the right to use force in self defense, but the person who started it is not entitled to immunity.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 11:59:09 AM PST by Cboldt
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