Let's recap this: Armed criminals break into a man's home and the home owner is able to shoot one sending the others fleeing.
Sounds like a very good outcome IMO. We could be reading about an entire family being slaughtered. Criminals choose their behaviour, people defending themselves are forced to act.
By breaking the law, the perps have knowingly taken someone else's rights away. In this instance, they took away the right of this family to be safe in their own home. Maybe if the punishments were harsher, then maybe the would be perps wouldn't bother trying.
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I wonder if the owner(s) will be charged with anything?
#1.....Good Job Home Owners!!!!! ......If this happened more often, dumb asses would think twice about breaking in.
In Nevada, this would be fine.....It is prefectlly legal to kill someone in your home...( intruder )
This states Las Vegas, but it is State wide...
If someone enters my home, can I kill him in self-defense in Las Vegas, NV?
In certain circumstances. If someone enters your home with the obvious intent to commit a felony (such as burglary) or to physically hurt someone in the house, it is justifiable to kill the intruder. (NRS 200.12)
What is self-defense in
Las Vegas, NV?
Self-defense is a legal defense in Nevada that excuses violent behavior that otherwise would be criminal. As long as you're reasonably trying to protect yourself, the law recognizes that you shouldn't be penalized for hurting or even mortally wounding someone else.
Nevada law, NRS 200.120, ........... “justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary self-defense, or in defense of habitation, property or person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors, by violence or surprise, to commit a felony ... in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner.”
I think people have a hard time proving any factual basis for their beliefs so they get defensive and they take any question as a direct challenge instead of just giving it some thought.