When is it Legal to Shoot a Gun?

By: Alyson Bruner Email
By: Alyson Bruner Email

There are a few circumstances that must be met before it's legal for a person to use a gun against another person.

First, there must be an ability or presence, meaning that an attacker could cause bodily harm.

Second there has to be an opportuniy. That means someone shows a weapon or keeps attacking after the victim asks him or her to stop.

Finally, there has to be manifest intent, meaning there is an action or verbal action to take someone's life.

So now that you know these things, you can watch the video above to learn about different scenarios and when it is legally acceptable to use a gun.

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