Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 9 months ago

If someone hits my car with their car, can I shoot them in self defense?

In this situation, my life felt threatened in this car accident because of my bodily harm during the impact.

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  • 9 months ago
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    You can, but you would most likely get arrested because of their lack of intent to kill you.

  • 9 months ago

    Well no, as that is not self defense, that is murder.

  • Bruce
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    9 months ago

    I suppose if they continue to ram you again and again you could make an argument, but if they only hit you once, your right to self defense stops as soon as the threat stops. 

  • 9 months ago

    No one would buy that reasoning. Not police, prosecutors or judges.

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  • 9 months ago

    During the impact, not after the impact. During the impact, you didn't have enough time to pull a weapon and aim it and fire it. You shooting would be a reaction to the accident and a criminal one, showing intent. Premeditated.

  • 9 months ago

    Retaliation is NEVER legally self defense. Once that action you claim you are defending against has stopped, further action IS NOT defense. In the case of a crash, as soon as the impact occurs, there is nothing to defend against.

  • 9 months ago

    No. It's like if someone drops their gun by accident, it goes off, the bullet comes though your walls, kills your mother in law, you have no right to go over and shoot the gun owner.

  • 9 months ago

    You would have to prove it was self defense and they were trying to purposely harm you

  • 9 months ago

    Hypothetically yes but it’s an inhuman act and you’d probably be charged with murder by the state. 

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Go ahead, dawg!

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