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by Caliber
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?

imkopaka wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Caliber wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:44 am
The quote above of Serious Bodily Injury is a definition from Penal Code Chapter 1. But the laws sometime refer to an "actor" (causing serious bodily injury) which by definition is a person, not a dog. And, a "person" can be an individual, corporation, or association.
I'm curious to see where you got your definition of "actor" from. I can think of no reason why a dog cannot be the actor in an attack.
If you look at Penal Code Chapter 1 where you found the def of Serious Bodily Injury, it states:
(2) "Actor" means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. Whenever the term "suspect" is used in this code, it means "actor."
(38) "Person" means an individual, corporation, or association.
by Caliber
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?

The quote above of Serious Bodily Injury is a definition from Penal Code Chapter 1. But the laws sometime refer to an "actor" (causing serious bodily injury) which by definition is a person, not a dog. And, a "person" can be an individual, corporation, or association.
by Caliber
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Dog attack in St. Petersburg - OK to Shoot Attacking Dog ?

I saw a video about this somewhere. The message was basically, no, the law does not have a provision for you to be able to shoot your gun (within city limits) at charging animals. You can be subject to a negligent discharge problem. However, this sort of thing happens and the negligent discharge problem is rarely enforced, but there's no guarantee.

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