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When does one lose the right to defend themselves or as a matter
of fact the life of another? The answer is 'NEVER', When is your life
in danger or the life of another..., their are 2 answers to this one.
The first being at the moment you feel that your life is in danger,
during this period only you can make that decision, no one else. No law
can be formed our voted to determine this life or death experience. It
is hoped that you are rational enough and emotionally sound to be able
to know the difference. The second answer is determined by a court, not
even the police can make this determination only the court who will
listen to the facts as you present them and the opinion of the so
called experts police, doctors, and witness etc.
Self Defence is the immediate if you do not something you will die
situation, where as vigilantism is the lets go find them and get them
situation, very different indeed. To place this term with the
conditions of self defence, is to say the least ludicrous and
uninformed. This is like saying that your child is choking, and saying
"Wait, let's call 911", or your house is on fire, call 911 and wait. These
events require immediate and appropriate response, just like self
defense. Do we tell the cutlass swinging, gun to our head attacker wait
let me call 911. I think not.
Calling 911 is endorsed and fully supported, never the less it is a
delayed response that will have an effect several minutes or hours
after the event, depending on police, ambulance and fire availability.
Lets look at the time line, call is placed to 911, call is then placed
to the appropriate responder, they have to get ready, set, and then go.
After going they have to travel, the time of which can only be
estimated and dependent on traffic and distance. Upon arriving they
once have to find out what has happened or happening and then they
decide the appropriate response. These factors are understood and
accepted however, during this time my house is still on fire, my child
is still choking, and oh yea the cutlass is stilling being
wield...hopefully they have have not pulled the trigger.
PLEASE LET NO ONE CONFUSE YOU WITH SAVING YOUR LIFE, WITH ACTS OF VENGEANCE AND ANGER!!
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