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  •  it appears some states make a distinction between (12+ / 0-)

    trapping someone and setting a trap, for example the homeowner lurking in the shadows to shoot intruders vs trap guns.  The legal logic is that the homeowner is a reasonable sentient being capable of distinguishing between a bad guy and a curious neighborhood kid or even a cop investigating an open door while a trap gun lacks said intelligence to distinguish.  We may need to rethink this distinction

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      Why did the kid go in the basement? If you are planning to steal stuff, why the basement? I suspect he set a trap for the kid and lured him to the basement. The guy is likely a psychopath.

    •  We don't have a (1+ / 0-)
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      Stand Your Ground law here in Mn.  There was another case a few years ago in St. Paul where a guy shot and killed a dude breaking into his house (the family were all home at the time of the break in, so the homeowner feared for his kids safety, I guess) and they charged the homeowner with manslaughter.  Can't remember if he was convicted or not though.  

      We don't have a lot of these kinds of cases here, why, I don't know.  But, when they happen, I think they look at each case by itself an decide to prosecute or not.  It also depends WHERE in the state you do it too.  Some of these county prosecutors are super "Gungho" about going after anyone for anything!

      If you can't dazzle 'em with brains, baffle 'em with bullshit!

      by GirlSwimmingInASeaOfRed on Fri May 02, 2014 at 06:38:06 PM PDT

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