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LSUcajun77
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New Orleans
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
OP said New Orleans. The laws are different..
not really but they’re not applied the same. Here’s what happens if you shoot and don’t connect : nothing.
If you connect but don’t seriously harm : nothing, the DA is too busy for that bull shite.
If you connect and kill : probably some media exposure, but positive because you’re a hero to the rich people, a headache, but in the end you were killing a carjacker, which is huge here right now. : you’ll be free eventually.
It’s the Wild West here. Just say you saw a weapon. Here’s a hint, the kids are using tools to break the glass. Boom, you saw a weapon. Kid dead, another criminal off the street. Everyone wins.
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tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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OP said New Orleans. The laws are different..
not really but they’re not applied the same. Here’s what happens if you shoot and don’t connect : nothing.
If you connect but don’t seriously harm : nothing, the DA is too busy for that bull shite.
If you connect and kill : probably some media exposure, but positive because you’re a hero to the rich people, a headache, but in the end you were killing a carjacker, which is huge here right now. : you’ll be free eventually.
It’s the Wild West here. Just say you saw a weapon. Here’s a hint, the kids are using tools to break the glass. Boom, you saw a weapon. Kid dead, another criminal off the street. Everyone wins.


Unless you shoot the DA's cousin... I'll stick to the law.
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TigerstuckinMS
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Member since Nov 2005
27834 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
You can shoot someone anywhere you wish.

Whether you're gonna spend the rest of your life in prison because you did Depends on the particulars.


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LSUcajun77
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New Orleans
Member since Nov 2008
14229 posts

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


Babewinkelman
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
I usually just use my field points. Screw wasting a good broad head


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Clames
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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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.


What a dumb shite opinion, and that's coming from someone with over two decades in the Army. There are thousands of cases of people, with zero military or LEO experience, successfully defending themselves with a firearm under severe duress. Utterly ignorant and a common refrain of those that seek to pass laws to restrict civilian ownership and usage of firearms.


TheCaterpillar
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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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.


So you can shoot them if they stole something and are fleeing but you can't shoot them if they stole something from your car and haven't started fleeing yet?



tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2008
3969 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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in the end you were killing a carjacker, which is huge here right now. : you’ll be free eventually


Someone breaking into a car to steal shite isn't carjacking. I promise you, if you shoot someone under your car port (excuse me "car porch" in Yat) who is unarmed and just looking to steal a few things, and even in the "wild west" of NOLA, your arse is going to jail.
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DLauw
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SWLA
Member since Sep 2011
4987 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
i'm pretty sure he was referring to picking an arm or leg to shoot instead of going for center mass.


GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
Someone’s gonna have to drop one or two of these car burglars or it won’t stop


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SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
22939 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
In SC, I believe the answer is yes, based on the Castle Doctrine. Your driveway would be considered curtilage to your home, which can be defended with lethal force while having no duty to retreat.


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TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
34120 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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What a dumb shite opinion, and that's coming from someone with over two decades in the Army. There are thousands of cases of people, with zero military or LEO experience, successfully defending themselves with a firearm under severe duress.


That's not what I said, dumbass. I stand by my reply to his post. The chances of a random civilian being composed enough in that situation to assess whether or not an intruder is armed, then - if they somehow determined the intruder is armed - make a precise shot that is intended to be non-fatal is slim to none.

I never said he couldn't successfully defend himself with a firearm.

And for you to think I am a liberal...
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TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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i'm pretty sure he was referring to picking an arm or leg to shoot instead of going for center mass.


This.


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Yukon7
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2018
184 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
More than likely, you would be charged with Manslaughter or attempted manslaughter. And it will be up to the jury to decide guilt and judge to decide sentence. Look at what happened to Seth Fontenot in Lafayette. And those teens were fleeing.


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kengel2
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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make a precise shot that is intended to be non-fatal is slim to none



There is a video of a cop in Iran that shot a suspect in the leg. Dude dies in like 30 seconds because his femoral artery was severed.


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jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
8815 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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So you can shoot them if they stole something and are fleeing but you can't shoot them if they stole something from your car and haven't started fleeing yet?


It's the fact that they broke into your home in the first scenario that allows you to shoot them.


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Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
54447 posts

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?

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That falls under what is known as "stand your ground" law

I don't know the specifics of LA's stand your ground law but anyone that is a legit threat to you on YOUR property falls under the Castle Doctrine, not stand your ground....stand your ground is for everywhere else.


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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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He wasn’t armed though
which was a shocker....


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AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
20788 posts

re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
No. Cannot protect property with deadly force.


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yankeeundercover
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Member since Jan 2010
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re: Can you shoot someone that is breaking into your car in your driveway?
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Have to be inside your house.
You could always drag the body inside, no?


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