So I have a couple of ideas that were discussed today.
There is an armed criminal in a 7/11 robbing the place. Numerous scenarios can play out, but legally the armed criminal can be shot by a bystanding civilian. What might be considered too far and over the line in terms of action by the civilian? Should the civilian be charged with anything?
What about a breaking and entering in an occupied home? Is there are instance where a civilian at home should not shoot the intruder? Should it depend on the location of the criminal in the home? As in bedroom vs kitchen or garage? Or does it depend on what the criminal has with them? Or is the simple act of breaking into an occupied home enough cause to shoot on sight? Should the civilian be charged?
In the instance of a mass shooter, if they are met with armed resistance by a civillian who shoots and kills, is that the wrong course of action of that civilian? Might there be cases where a civilian should not act on an active shooter? Is it wrong for the civilian to act in this situation?
Would it be wrong for a civilian who is right outside of a "gun free zone" to upon hearing gun fire, go into the gun free zone armed...and shoot and kill a mass shooter? Should the civilian be charged the felony for violating the gun free zone policy?
I know my answers. I am curious about others.
Oh and here is an incident I am curious what yall might think about?