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Goldrush25
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Good social experiment. Whack him and report back.


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rbdallas
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Texas=
A little different, you can shoot a fleeing thief from home (as long as it is night time), but not a fleeing trespasser.

Someone robbing your car is different and you can not shoot them unless they have a weapon, or you can justify being in fear for your life if they are a viable threat to you.

better be ready to defend it in a grand jury...all cases are investigated as murders first in TX


LSUcajun77
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
In New Orleans? Nah..now connecting and killing is another can of worms. But you can fire your gun at them, just don’t hit’em. Might be against the law, but remember who is coming to take notes.


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Lester Earl
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Merritt Landry got away with it

15yr old Kid was snooping around his front yard, unarmed. He shot him in the head.


tommy2tone1999
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Link?


LSUcajun77
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Yep!

There is video of my buddy doing it in Lakeview. Didn’t kill anyone, but he shot several times then spent zero minutes in jail.
Again remember who’s coming to talk about it...when they show up. You’re good!


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TigerLaw40
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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What if they just charge you like they're coming to attack you?

That falls under what is known as "stand your ground" law and there are varying factors that depend. Just because they are charging at you, doesn't mean you necessarily have the right to lethal force to prevent the attack. It all revolves around whether there is a threat of immediate and great bodily harm or your life is at risk (may not be using correct terms here as I don't deal in criminal law much; but you get the gist). The level of threat can be dependent on factors such as if the attacker is armed with something that can cause those things, size of the attacker in comparison to victim, etc., etc.

So like with nearly anything in the law, the common answer of "it depends" very much applies here.


tigersfirst
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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In Louisiana, if you see that someone is breaking into your car in your driveway on your property, can you go outside and shoot them? Or do they have to attack you and/or present some kind of physical threat to you before you can shoot them?


You can shoot them.
You might get prosecuted for it, though. You might not.


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Dizz
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Wasn’t that kid armed?


fr33manator
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Depends on your aim


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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
How about paintballs to the face?
Seems a few hundred rounds of chilled paintballs would mess someone up yet not be lethal


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tommy2tone1999
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
In Louisiana you are only justified in using lethal force to defend yourself or others from bodily harm or death. Not to protect property.

Justifiable Homicide - Louisiana
This post was edited on 2/13 at 12:36 pm


TigersSEC2010
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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If they appear to be without a gun, I would shoot them in their hip/calf/upper leg. As I was doing that, my wife would be inside calling the cops.


Unless you're former military with firefight experience, your arse is going to be too puckered to assess whether or not he is armed, much less to make a precise, non-fatal shot.


choupiquesushi
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
if you are in your car and have a reasonable fear of your life yes.

if you are not in your car... no


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beebefootballfan
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
I had a Memphis cop tell me if I ever found somebody breaking into something outside to just shoot him, crank up my car, and then call the cops.

Then when the cops arrive tell them I had just pulled in the driveway after a trip to the range, and the guy came at me and I had no other choice.


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Lester Earl
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Merrit said he thought the kid was reaching for something. He wasn’t armed though


lsujunky
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Dead man tells no lies. Just make sure you don't shoot him/she/it in the back and you have a throw down weapon.
This post was edited on 2/13 at 12:38 pm


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WestCoastAg
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
of course not


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TigersSEC2010
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
You cannot shoot someone just for breaking into your car.

Now, if they have a weapon and place you in fear of your life, that's a different story that you'll have to take up with the DA.


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Salmon
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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if you see that someone is breaking into your car in your driveway on your property, can you go outside and shoot them?


no


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