Skip to comments.Should You Threaten the Use of Deadly Force and Fire Warning Shots?
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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Two warning shots, center of mass.
” 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.’
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.
Thanks for the info!
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”.
“I think warning shots are a bad idea, that bullet is going somewhere and YOU are liable for it...if the weapon comes out its because you or yours are in grave danger its not supposed to be some sort of talisman that wards off evil by its 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.
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.
“Will my Ovaltine decoder work on that?”
Is your ‘key’ valid for today?
Use the Joe Biden defense.
Only if the warning shot is in the kneecap
Is warning shot the new name for a miss?
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?”
No warning shots if you’re being threatened with deadly physical force.
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.
.......yes......as long as the first warning shot is center of mass.
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