Just How Common Are Gun Deaths in America? Probably More Than You Think

Started Dec 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay
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Re: Colorado castle law
In reply to Mentor_1, Dec 19, 2012

Mentor_1 wrote:

Now interpret this the same way you do your 2nd condemnment

It says you have the right to defend your property, which you do, but only if the intruder is in your house and only if you feel threatened and reasonably suspect the intruder is there to commit a crime.

Read the statutory language:

18-1-704.5.  Use of deadly physical force against an intruder.

  • The general assembly hereby recognizes that the citizens of Colorado have a right to expect absolute safety within their own homes.

  • Notwithstanding the provisions of section 18-1-704, any occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person when that other person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that such other person has committed a crime in the dwelling in addition to the uninvited entry, or is committing or intends to commit a crime against a person or property in addition to the uninvited entry, and when the occupant reasonably believes that such other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight, against any occupant.
  • Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (2) of this section shall be immune from criminal prosecution for the use of such force.
  • Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including deadly physical force, in accordance with the provision
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