- Oct 14, 2009
- Reaction score
- The AL part of PA
1. Your question makes no sense: How can "trespassers" use the "stand your ground" law? Criminals can't shoot cops in "self-defense" can they? Read the "castle doctrine" again.I had read that and to seem pertinent the trespassers would have had to make a threatening move towards the Rambo's home. At least that how I would interpret the law.It would probably deal with it like this:
What I question is, if the stand-your-ground law could have been used by the trespassers themselves under an assumption there was evidence the trespasser who fired the shot and his group initially made no physical threats to the property owners nor their home? How does the law decide who should feel threatened? I wonder if it would have come down to, in this case, weighing a broken gate and trespassing versus having a gun pointed and/or waved at you?
2. How does the law decide who feels threatened? Read the "castle doctrine" again.
3. Trespassers/criminals have no legal defense to injure homeowners or cops while committing crimes.