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Push for stronger self-defense law in WA

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. duran21

    duran21 Lacey Active Member

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    and i thought this state as already a "stand your ground" state. it's only that because of case law, crazy.
     
  4. osterr1999

    osterr1999 Silverton, OR Active Member

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    Makes sense to me. I never understood why any law-abiding citizen should be required to retreat when someone is committing a crime against them. What sense does it make that I should barricade myself in my bedroom if I hear someone break into my home. I think criminals should realize that their actions have consequences and one of those consequences is getting shot.
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to retreat in WA State. Still it's a VERY good idea to codify this into a clear and obvious RCW

    I really like the financial compensation clause for unjust prosecution, that should minimize such cases and compensate when there is injustice
     
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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I see nothing wrong with calling it the, "Shoot a Burglar" statute. Maybe it would cause some in this "profession" to find their souls and pursue a legitimate livelihood. ;)
     
  7. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see it
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    About damn time.
     
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    rob240p Vancouver Member

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    Love it!
     
  10. oldbrass

    oldbrass WA Active Member

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    good news
     
  11. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    We do not have to retreat in WA, but it is still possible to be arrested and charged, that is, the powers that be can still make you life misrable if they so desire.