The doctrine allows citizens to use deadly force if the feel threatened or feel like harm may occur. Some states like Florida have strong Castle Laws that needing protection does not need to have a roof; it can be mobile or immobile; and it can be as temporary as a tent; Texas also protects citizens against civil action being taken against them after they have used force to protect themselves or others in their homes, automobile, or workplace (Purves). Other state like California allow citizens to protect their homes with deadly force if they or another person are in physical danger, but does not extend to theft, and it only protects residents in their homes, and not in cars or at work. You can use deadly force if you are not the initial aggressor in an altercation within your home (Purves). As a general rule, self-defense only justifies the use of force when it is used in response to an immediate threat. The threat could be verbal, as long as it puts the intended victim in an immediate fear or physical harm. However offensive words without an accompanying threat of immediate threat, does not justify the use of force in self-defense. Sometimes self-defense is justified even if the perceived aggressor did not actually mean the perceived victim any harm (“Self-Defense Overview-
Concealed weapons are a type of protection that many people have argued about for various reasons. Some people believe that carrying a concealed weapon should be a right that everyone should have, while others believe that it is unsafe for themselves or others. Concealed weapons are weapons, especially handguns, which are kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control (“USLegal, Inc”). When people discuss concealed weapons, they usually talk about handguns; however, any device or instrument that can cause harm or death to another individual is considered a weapon. This could include knives, tools, and items that could be turned into a weapon. Most states have their own laws when it comes to who or where someone can carry a concealed weapon and students who are on campuses must abide by those laws.
There was justice to be served to a woman who committed a crime, regardless of the intentions she claimed to have. This scenario fits the rubric for second degree murder—a homicide with no prior planning, but possibility of it was acknowledged. Reloading a gun requires the knowledge that the firearm is empty. In the moments leading up to the shooting, Kimberly had every bit of awareness that it would take place. While her actions of obtaining a permit, firearm and shooting lessons were justifiable, the evidence of ammunition beyond the contents of her loaded gun, made it clear of her
There isn’t really any danger for a fire arm to fall into the wrong persons hand if it is bought legally. Firearm retailers are required by federal law to do background checks on anyone trying to purchase a firearm.
Gun control has been a controversial issue for many years. Many citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would reduce the threat of crime. People have the right to bear arms for protection, or even just the pleasure of hunting and recreational activity. With the recent events involving firearms and mass shootings, people are skeptical whether to increase or decrease gun laws. Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns and stricter laws and licensing will not effectively save lives.
he infamous street fight that took place in Boston, Massachusetts is referred to as The Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. The riot started when a few young boys began to throw stones and rocks at British soldiers who were guarding the Customs House. The crowd around the boys started to grow larger and larger, and then people from the crowd begun to join the boys, throwing ice at the soldiers and taunting them. The soldiers then fired, killing five colonists. I believe that this event is best classified as self-defense.
If there are no police in the area or the response call takes to long, a gun can be used to protect yourself. By the time the police are called, the attacker will have left the scene. The majority of calls happen when the crime has been committed and the criminal has left the scene. By then, there is no need for an immediate response(Richard W. Stevens). A gun could be used to protect yourself and/or stop the fleeing
Concealed guns are allowing the public to overcome the dangers in the world, but they are also a danger in many ways. These dangers have lead to many horrific accidents in our present time. These incidents are also causing more people around the world to join in on these events. Concealed guns should be banned because by permitting handguns, it can end up causing more crimes, dangerous people are more likely to carry a gun and endanger the public, and guns can make the public paranoid.
One of the many uses of firearms is self-defence. “Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals
Maryland is said to have some of the strictest firearm laws in the country, on the issues of carrying, buying and the possession of firearms. Earlier this year many mass shootings occurred all over in Maryland, overall leaving nine dead and forty-four injured. Just in Baltimore shootings, five were wounded. These are a few of eleven mass shootings in Maryland so far in 2015. This year nine were killed and forty-four people in total were left with injuries and this is just in the state of Maryland. This is a big issue in the United states and in Maryland specifically. There are issues with who can purchase guns, what should be sold, and restrictions on firearms. This debate is continuous because in the U.S. Constitution we have
Concealed carriers are in more and more danger when having to warn people. The carriers and people around are getting hurt because of it. Concealed carriers should not have to warn before shooting a robber or intruder.
Today I will be talking about one of the Amendments that I choose and it was the second amendment. The second amendment is “The Right To Keep and Bear Arms” I will give you three reasons on this to make you choose that there should be the second amendment. My reasons are self defense,hunting and practicing.
Gun violence in America has been alarmingly increasing since the 90s and has continued throughout the years. Although guns may save lives, evidence shows that most guns in America are stolen from other thieves and misused. Due to lack of gun control found in nearly fifty percent of the states, guns are mostly misused for other reasons. Since 2012, there have been gun sales spiking across the U.S. Every year, America’s minimum increase in gun sales is five percent. The American government should raise gun laws to reduce gun violence, which leads to death. Opponents might say gun ownership will decrease their chances of getting injured and be kept for self-defense reasons, but evidence shows an increasing number in the misuse of guns for injury.
“ The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”-Thomas Jefferson. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is the most important amendment because it helps protect people from people who might want to hurt them, and it also allows people to hunt for their food.
"Research consistently shows that having a gun is the safest way to respond to any type of criminal attack, especially these multiple victim shootings” says Dr. John Lott, an astute resident at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the famous book “More Guns, Less Crime”. Most criminals don’t want to fight, but in the case that the criminal is bent on leaving no witnesses, I would like to have a gun. America is built on freedom and people have the freedom to not carry a gun, but do not impede my freedom to carry one. If having a gun is the safest way to respond to any type of criminal attack then any reasonable person should come to the conclusion that people should be allowed to concealed carry a firearm in public.