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  •  no you mis-state the problem (0+ / 0-)

    if you see a person outside and fire a warning shot through the glass, it's criminal ADW, because you were not in reasonable fear of GBH.

    if you see a person outside and you fire a shot through the glass and kill them, it's murder because you weren't in reasonable fear of GBH.

    if you are outside and you see someone coming right at you
    and you fire a warning shot, and scare them off, it's assault because you obviously weren't in fear of GBH.

    if you are outside and you see someone coming right at you and you are REASONABLY in fear of GBH and fire a lethal shot it's self defense.

    these are 4 different tests.

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