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  • #46
    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    That's why it's so much better in Arizona. If someone here breaks into a home and the homeowner shoots, bludgeons, whatever the person entering, the state has to prove that it wasn't self defense. The homeowner is automatically assumed to have acted in self-defense. They need not claim "feared for my life" or some other fig leaf excuse. The state has to show it wasn't. That's hard to do so it's rare that the state will even bother to try and take someone to trial or charge them when breaking and entering is involved.
    So invite someone over, shoot them dead, break a window and claim self-defence?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Aber View Post

      So invite someone over, shoot them dead, break a window and claim self-defence?
      That situation is no different from any potential murder. Even the UK has a presumption of innocence where the Crown is required to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty.

      From the above posts it seems that Canada does not have a presumption of innocence which makes the legal system similar to that in North Korea...
      "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Aber View Post

        So invite someone over, shoot them dead, break a window and claim self-defence?
        Crazy is as crazy does...

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