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Old 11-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by JonJon View Post
For someone like me reading it, it's good advice cause I understand your point.

Someone green would read it as.... Make sure they are dead before cops show up.

Shoot until the threat is negated. Sometimes that results in death, which is an unpredictable side effect I have no control over.
After a recent conversation with a prosecuting attorney, I would also advise that in your 911 conversation to get police involved that you also request an ambulance for the intruder if you've already engaged with a firearm and stopped the threat. If replayed in a courtroom it shows that you do not intend for death to occur and have some degree of compassion.

I wouldn't ask for an ambulance if you haven't opened fire though, as it would lead a jury to believe your intent is for them to need significant medical attention before police are on the scene. That might be how it plays out, but you don't need to get a jury thinking you're out for blood.

Take it for what its worth and of course, I'm willing to hear feedback to the contrary
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