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Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?
USA Carry ^ | May 21, 2014 | Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley

Posted on 05/31/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT by FlashBack

Should you fire a warning shot when confronted by an attacker? In some states it is legal to fire a warning shot and in others it is not. For example, California Penal Code 246.3 (negligent discharge of firearms) prohibits firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner, like a warning shot. As a felony conviction, it provides for up to 3 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 fine. It is also a felony in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and several other states to fire a warning shot with similar penalties, if you are not justified. A friend in North Carolina actually dispelled a myth of some there, saying that it is NOT a law there that you must fire a warning shot. In North Carolina, there are 4 elements in law for a perfect self-defense that do not include firing warning shots.

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TOPICS: Education; Government; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; firearms; selfdefense
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 9:23:36 AM PDT by FlashBack
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To: FlashBack
(1)Place warning shot between the eyes.
(2) STFU!
(3) Call Lawyer
(4) STFU until lawyer arrives.
(5)STFU.
2 posted on 05/31/2014 9:25:46 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: FlashBack

Two warning shots, center of mass.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: FlashBack
Warning shots are appropriate in certain situations, IMHO, where legally permissible of course.
4 posted on 05/31/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: FlashBack

” like a warning shot.”

Not in penal code. It is possible that a warning shot could be fired in a safe manner.

“As a felony conviction, it provides for up to 3 years in prison and a maximum of $10,000 fine.”

The section he references reads ‘and shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.’


5 posted on 05/31/2014 9:33:04 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I think ‘warning shots’ are a bad idea, that bullet is going somewhere and YOU are liable for it...if the weapon comes out it’s because you or yours are in grave danger it’s not supposed to be some sort of talisman that wards off evil by it’s mere presence.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 9:33:52 AM PDT by FlashBack (http://www.gunownersldn.com/glory/)
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To: TexasGator

Thanks for the info!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by FlashBack (http://www.gunownersldn.com/glory/)
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To: TexasGator
Not in penal code.

Will my Ovaltine decoder work on that?
8 posted on 05/31/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: FlashBack

Waste of Ammo.
Did not train to fire warning shots.
Fire until the threat is removed.

“I was in fear for my life and bodily harm”.

STFU.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 9:40:45 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: FlashBack

“I think ‘warning shots’ are a bad idea, that bullet is going somewhere and YOU are liable for it...if the weapon comes out it’s because you or yours are in grave danger it’s not supposed to be some sort of talisman that wards off evil by it’s mere presence.”

Generally I agree however there can be a situation where a warning shot can be fired safely and effectively. Been there done that.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 9:41:16 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: FlashBack

I will always shout very loudly stop or I will shoot while putting a round into the invaders heart, then allow twenty seconds or so before I fire one round off to the side. You break into my home, put my family in jeopardy, you lose the right to try it again.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 9:42:13 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Resettozero

“Will my Ovaltine decoder work on that?”

Is your ‘key’ valid for today?


12 posted on 05/31/2014 9:42:25 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: FlashBack

Use the Joe Biden defense.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 9:46:19 AM PDT by umgud
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To: FlashBack

Only if the warning shot is in the kneecap


14 posted on 05/31/2014 9:48:00 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: TexasGator
Is your ‘key’ valid for today?

YES! Yes it is! Let's decode this penal code right now.

D...R...I...phooey.

Not good for a penal code either.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 9:49:18 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Smedley

Is warning shot the new name for a miss?


16 posted on 05/31/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Kenny Bunk

The best line in fiction that covers STFU is from Breaking Bad when Saul walks into a police interrogation room and says to his client: “Did you say anything stupid? And by that I mean, did you say anything?”


17 posted on 05/31/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: FlashBack

No warning shots if you’re being threatened with deadly physical force.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 9:58:47 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: FlashBack
" It is also a felony in New Hampshire, Tennessee, and several other states to fire a warning shot "

The thinking behind that is that if you have the time to fire a warning shot, you have the time to run. While I disagree with that logic, I tend to doubt I would ever fire a warning shot, if they, the aggressors, don't turn and run when they see the gun in my hand, it is time to knock em down and let God sort em out.

19 posted on 05/31/2014 10:00:14 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: FlashBack

.......yes......as long as the first warning shot is center of mass.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:16 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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