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Sweet Home man uses gun to capture suspect

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZachS, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Great story.

     
  2. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I went to school with that cat he did not always make good choices back then either
     
  3. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    Ya,He's still a tool......
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    yes he is I was trying to be polite being a public forum and all.
     
  5. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Very cool story. But before people get all giddy about the idea of making a citizen's arrest at gunpoint, it's not so easy. If the guy had said, "Up yours," and taken off running, the neighbor would not have been entitled to shoot him just to stop him from getting away. ORS 161.255(2). Either this BG didn't know that or didn't know if the neighbor knew that. Or maybe he was just tired of running and saw that it was useless. That happens too.
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This section of the criminal code is a must read and must understand for anyone that has a gun for defensive purposes.

    Justification as a defense
    https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/161.190
     
  7. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Agreed, but I think that link is broken, and it's more than just ORS 161.190. The Justification section starts there and continues through ORS 161.275, available here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/161.html We have a lot of rights regarding the prevention of crime, including the use of force. But there are important limits, described in that section of statutes.
     
  8. ikari2_2000

    ikari2_2000 Seattle, WA Member

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    LOL, Sweet Home is a city. HAHAHA I was trying to figure out the title.

    Like "Sweet, home man uses gun to capture suspect". Didn't sound right.

    Then there was "Sweet, Home, Man uses gun to capture suspect", but that didn't sound right either. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  9. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    It's also good to remember that many important details are found in case law, not statutes.
     
  10. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Shhhh! We're drivin thru Sweet Home. If'n yall hear banjo music, step on the gas! :bluelaugh: