View Poll Results: Should store owner be able to use deadly force against looters?

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  • Yes, you can defend the interior of your property with deadly force

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  • No, even if it destroys the owner & family, property can not be defended

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  • Maybe, it depends on the level of actual harm to the owner if looted

    1 3.23%
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    Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But he poo pooed the vileness of destroying property. He would still be an apologist for these riots.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Wish I could find the link to one of the recent riots were every store was looted - but one. The convenience store "owned by Koreans." They were standing visibly holding shotguns refusing to flee from or abandon their store.

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    But he poo pooed the vileness of destroying property. He would still be an apologist for these riots.
    Maybe, but the riots work against the "Dream" he had of racial equality.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Depends on the State, not all have the same interpretations of right to kill over property law. Now being in harms way is another matter, but one could argue going to a store with your family during a riot is not exactly for the best intentions.
    See, this is where theory and practice sometimes diverge.

    In theory, yes, you are correct.

    In practice? Good luck finding a jury willing to convict a man under the circumstances outlined in OP.

    The man would walk in all 50 states

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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    See, this is where theory and practice sometimes diverge.

    In theory, yes, you are correct.

    In practice? Good luck finding a jury willing to convict a man under the circumstances outlined in OP.

    The man would walk in all 50 states
    We *think* he would, but as I said it would all come down to interpretation of intentions. And we both know how that is portrayed in the media vs. inside of a court room is a very different animal. I am not arguing against the idea, just saying we have seen stranger things play out when it comes to property defense vs. a murder charge.
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    Re: Store owners protecting their store against looters?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The police pull out, eliminating all police protection and essentially eliminating the rule of law.

    Looters are breaking into a store owner's store. Insurance will not cover the lose. If the owner loses his inventory, he and his family become homeless, bankrupt and completely financially ruined. His wife will no longer be able to continue cancer treatment, for which lose of inventory is a death sentence for her. Daughter will have to drop out of college. The family will be on the street begging for food until food stamps are given and they find a homeless shelter.

    Can the store owner use deadly force (such as a firearm) to protect his merchandise? Or he is required to lose everything he has, all efforts lost, future obliterated, watch his wife die, and his child's education ruined?

    What do you say?
    My take? LET`S ROCK!

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