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Posted: 9/23/2004 6:08:54 PM EST
Does Indiana give the right to a homeowner to defend his or her home in a home invasion if they feel there life or family members life is threatened instead of having to retreat?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:19:43 PM EST
Per Indiana Handgun Law 2005 by my lawyer Bryan L. Ciyou, "With regard to one's home, a person is justified in using reasonable force, including deadly force, if the person reasonably believes that the force is necessary to prevent or terminate the other person's unlawful entry of, or attack on, his/her dwelling or curtilage."

Seems pretty clear to me. You should get a copy of this book if you live in Indiana. It's available through Elmore's Firearms, at 888-5400.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:25:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 6:25:26 PM EST by CAAAwarfighter]

Thanks,
I had remembered reading something about that just wanted to be sure. The IN.gov website can be a little hard to navigate sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:27:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Thanks,
I had remembered reading something about that just wanted to be sure. The IN.gov website can be a little hard to navigate sometimes.



It makes a little difference where you live. If you live in that godforsaken shithole that looks like sub-Saharan Africa up in the northwest corner, you stand a lot worse chance of getting charged with something even for a righteous shoot, than where I live.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 6:41:57 PM EST
Backwoods Orange county
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:14:32 AM EST
Orange county....that's the one south of Lawrence isn't it? Not too far from me then.

Anyway, you should look up the definition of curtilage also. Makes it sound like you could shoot someone in your backyard if it was enclosed. I certainly wouldn't, but it makes it sound that way.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:02:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By QuietShootr:

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Thanks,
I had remembered reading something about that just wanted to be sure. The IN.gov website can be a little hard to navigate sometimes.



It makes a little difference where you live. If you live in that godforsaken shithole that looks like sub-Saharan Africa up in the northwest corner, you stand a lot worse chance of getting charged with something even for a righteous shoot, than where I live.




Plenty of cheap real estate available in the Harbor. C'mon up!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:10:07 AM EST
There's a lot around Johannesburg too, but I'm not real interested in living there either...
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:13:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Does Indiana give the right to a homeowner to defend his or her home in a home invasion if they feel there life or family members life is threatened instead of having to retreat?



Neither Indiana, nor any other state, gives any rights. Your rights were given to you by GOD, not the friggin state. Your rights are UNALIENABLE!. Get it? Your rights are permanent! Your rights do not come and go with the whim of a legislature. We do not get anything fromt he state. The state gets limited authority from us.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:52:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:

Originally Posted By CAAAwarfighter:
Does Indiana give the right to a homeowner to defend his or her home in a home invasion if they feel there life or family members life is threatened instead of having to retreat?



Neither Indiana, nor any other state, gives any rights. Your rights were given to you by GOD, not the friggin state. Your rights are UNALIENABLE!. Get it? Your rights are permanent! Your rights do not come and go with the whim of a legislature. We do not get anything fromt he state. The state gets limited authority from us.


In theory, I agree, but wake up to the real world. Just try and use your reasoning in court!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:57:38 AM EST
All I know is this:

If somebody tries to break into my place of residence, they are going to recieve exactly one (1) and only one (1) verbal warning. After that, any hostile action (Anything that isnt what I tell them to do) will be delt with until the threat to myself and my family is eliminated.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:05:44 AM EST
I agree with that, but if they're already inside, the spider just caught a fly as far as I'm concerned.



Originally Posted By Krazny13:
All I know is this:

If somebody tries to break into my place of residence, they are going to recieve exactly one (1) and only one (1) verbal warning. After that, any hostile action (Anything that isnt what I tell them to do) will be delt with until the threat to myself and my family is eliminated.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:18:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:19:55 AM EST
That's what I was saying, in a roundabout sort of way. If I catch you inside the perimeter you're going to meet Jesus before you even know you're in trouble.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:52:59 AM EST
So we have established that we can defend oursleves against an intruder. The members here are apparantly prepared but what about our family members are they ready? My wofe for instance hates guns( she watched her drunk grandfather shoot himself the 45ACP round went all the way around his head somehow, leaving a trail of the jacket) But she was also in the Navy with me and is an excellent shot with every weapon she was qualified on( I own civillain models of most) and has been in some high stress situations in the midldle east. I know if it comes to it she can get the job done. Our 5 month old daughter is in the room with us. My wifes 60 pound Boxer/German shorthair pointer mix also sleeps in our room . Out ide are is my 9 month old 85 pound+ white lab and 115 pound German sheperd. They are quite vocal when someone is around. in the house I have a large assortment of surefire, maglight, streamlight and pelican lights both weapon mounted and handheld. All my neighbors( 3 houses) are my inlaws ( another 4 large dogs,numerous shotguns rifles and handguns )and we have pretty good defensive depth.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:07:39 AM EST
Well,
Where I am from in WI you have to give a verbal notification to the intruder to leave. (I lived in the liberal island of Madison/Dane County) If you dont that can arrest you.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:14:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 11:15:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 11:17:18 AM EST by TomJefferson]
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