Tuesday, February 01, 2005

UK: How to tackle a burglar within the law

Telegraph | News | How to tackle a burglar within the law The British home office issues a leaflet on the law.
Even using a knife or a gun would not lead to a charge as long as the householder's actions were what they "honestly and instinctively" believed was necessary "in the heat of the moment".
Of course the householder is stuck with worrying what might "be regarded as reasonable by a prosecutor." And what might not.

Now they just need to (re)arm the law-abiding citizens to even the odds.

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