Thieves in St. Petersburg stealing a camera lens from a tourist Locked

Started Jul 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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g_r_w
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Re:Re: Come off it.....
In reply to eques, Jul 29, 2013

eques wrote:

AFAIK even in the US foreign tourists with fire arms are not well received, and in most states shooting a thieve is an offence.

Peter.

Texas being one such state where it is legal to use deadly force against robbery.

http://law.onecle.com/texas/penal/9.42.00.html

Also, topical is the "Stand-your-ground" defense i.e. you are not required to retreat before using deadly force to defend yourself.  This is obviously very different from chasing someone down and then using deadly force to get your stuff back.  It would be about defending yourself, not your belongings.

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