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Why Everyone Needs A Castle Doctrine
Bruce W. Krafft
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"The right to protect yourself and your family from attack by criminals is a basic human right. It is the basis behind castle doctrine laws."
"Unfortunately, that basic human right is trampled on with regularity in the country that provided us with the original castle doctrine - the United Kingdom of (formerly) Great Britain and Northern Ireland."
"Andy and Tracey Ferrie of Welby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, are finding this out the hard way. They have been arrested for shooting two (out of four) burglars who invaded their home early Sunday with their legally possessed shotgun." ...
Mike the Limey
|There's a LOT of misconceptions about how things are over here.
For a start the couple involved in this shooting have been released without charge & the Crown Prosecution Service (a bit like a DA) has stated they have no case to answer. That means it was determined to be a righteous shooting.
Ken Clarke, the UK Justice Secretary has stated in public that people have the right to use whatever force is necessary to defend themselves against criminals, up to & including lethal force.
There have been several recent cases where the bad guy has ended up dead & the victim has been exonerated, almost invariably without a trial.
Policing is NOT a function of central Government in the UK; it is county, city &/or region based.