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Is throwing a cup of sewage considered lethal force?

There are many questions on this site asking about the acceptability of a particular act or deadly force taken in self-defence: Does an individual's use of a tool or weapon affect their claim of ...
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Is throwing a cup of sewage considered lethal force?

germany No. Self defense in germany requires to use the least forceful means under the proportionality and necessity principles. As such, lethal force is only allowed if life and limb are on the line. ...
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Is it legal to take an attacker's illegal gun?

Real world example. Sample size of one. It may depend where you are. I'm in NZ. In August 2022 I disarmed a knife wielding attacker who was attacking pedestrians. Possession of a knife of the size ...
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Is it legal to take an attacker's illegal gun?

england-and-wales Given the circumstances, it seems highly unlikely that Bill would be prosecuted under any law for briefly holding the gun. (Of course, it would be another matter if he subsequently ...
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Is it legal to take an attacker's illegal gun?

You have asked many questions on this site about whether it can be self-defence to do X. The answer is always the same: any offence may be justified or excused by self-defence or defence of another. ...
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Is it legal to take an attacker's illegal gun?

germany While possession of certain guns (especially fully automatic ones) is illegal per se, and Bill might not be allowed to possess any gun for lack of a license, Bill is acting in self-defense. ...
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Is it legal to take an attacker's illegal gun?

united-states It's legal to take an attacker's gun, and use it in self-defense, until you reach the police. The legality of using a gun in self-defense is not dependent on whether you're allowed to ...
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