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by txinvestigator
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: self defense against stun guns/pepper spray
Replies: 9
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match308 wrote:One would think that deadly force could be justified if an intermidate, yet incapacitating ,weapon such as a taser could be deployed, rendering one incapable of securing their weapon. I guess the devil would be in the details on this one.
The law is specific, deadly force can only be used against an immediate threat, not what 'might" happen "if" something else happens.
by txinvestigator
Thu May 18, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: self defense against stun guns/pepper spray
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

therooster wrote:i dont think you would be justified using leathal force in defense from a non leathal weapon.

but i dont know everything either.
It does not necessarily depend on what weapon is used, but the manner of its use.

If I slap an ink pen across your hand, that is barely force, but if I slam it point first into your forehead, I think that IS deadly force.

Remember, to be justified in your use of deadly force you must reasonably believe that doing so is immediately necessary to protect yourself from the others use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force.

Deadly force includes force that would cause serious bodily injury. If a person is attempting to use an electrical device or OC against me, what is my reasonable belief about that use of force?

Also, what is your reasonable belief regarding the purpose of the others use of that device against you. Could it be the imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery?

Lots to think about....................

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