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View Diary: Is the "Stand Your Ground Law" a license to kill? (92 comments)

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  •  Are you being intentionally obtuse? (0+ / 0-)

    The person is in the process of attempting to breach the shell of the car to hurt you.  

    In other words -- you have a brief time and the capability to remove yourself from danger, but if you do not do so, you -will- be in danger.

    •  Obtuse? (2+ / 0-)
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      hagagaga, KVoimakas
      not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
      Nice, so I am either intentionally dull or being not quick or alert in intellect is my natural state. I think that is a bit messed up thing to say but nevertheless, I understand what you have written down. You posed a very specific scenario to me.
      How about when your wife finds out that you were cheating and confronts you in the driveway, bashing at your car with a golf club and a taste for blood in her eye?
      I got some clarification on bashing at and bashing on which led to this.
      She's attacking your car 'cause she wants to get at you to beat the crap out of you because she's just tested positive for syphilis/herpes/got crabs, whatever, and you're the only person she ever had sex with.  She's gotta get through your rolled-up windows first to get at the meaty, adulterous center.
      I responded to your query honestly. I am not physically threatened by my wife even if she were to be wielding a golf club. I went on to explain that if I was in my car and a person, regardless of their gender, was bashing my car I would not feel that my life was in jeopardy or that I was in immediate danger of suffering serious bodily injury. Only if the attacker was able to gain entry into the car or they attempted to drag me out of the car would deadly force be justified. While I don't have the duty to retreat, the shell of the car protects me until they get inside or try to remove me.

      Any power that government amasses will not be relinquished and any right we give up we give up forever.

      by oldpunk on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:34:10 AM PDT

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