can you shoot a home invader?

@hazydazy (783)
United States
December 6, 2006 5:38am CST
If someone breaks into your home, can you shoot them? What if they are on your property? I am not going to shoot anyone. Just curious.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, If someone breaks into my home, I will assume that they mean me harm and yes I am prepared and fully capable of shooting them. I hope I never have to but I can and will to protect myself and my family. If they are just on my property, I would first call 911 then I will stay alert till help arrives or the person or persons break into my home.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I do carry a concealed weapon and do carry a permit to do so. I have taken all the required classes and in the state where I live, if you feel that your life is in danger and they have broke into your home. You can shoot them. my life has never been threatened but I feel safe. I am not scared as a result of being prepared.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Well, of course you can. But as far as whether or not it's legal to shoot an intruder or trespasser - that matter depends on your local laws because they vary from place to place.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Dec 06
A while back there was an article about the public Prosecutor Of Charleston SC and his not being willing to prosecute people who killed home invaders. So I think it's up to the prosecutor. Years ago my cousin, a police officer, told us that if we shot some one trying to break into our home to be sure and drag them inside before calling the law as you could shoot them inside but not outside the house.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
6 Dec 06
law - law
A while back there was an article about the public Prosecutor Of Charleston SC and his not being willing to prosecute people who killed home invaders. So I think it's up to the prosecutor. Years ago my cousin, a police officer, told us that if we shot some one trying to break into our home to be sure and drag them inside before calling the law as you could shoot them inside but not outside the house.
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• India
6 Dec 06
Yesi can shoot a home invader
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@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
i think its fair to shoot some one if there breaking in to your home lets face it there going to hurt you if they get you first
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@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
24 Jan 07
i will make sure he or her is trying to stole something then yes i will shoot like theres no tomorrow!!!
• United States
14 Dec 06
Yes you can, if you feel endangered. However, if they are running away, don't it's illegal, and make sure ya shoot them IN THE HOUSE.