- Simple Man wrote:
- I just read this article and thought it was very interesting in light of all that has been discussed in this thread.
The law in dear old blighty is a little different. We do not have any legal handgun ownership by the public, although shotguns and hunting rifles are fairly common amongst the 'country set' and rural types who can show a need for them.
The law used to require that one only used 'reasonable force' to defend oneself. However, this has been clarified to allow the use of disproportionate but not grossly disproportionate force.
So remember to think through the possible ramifications of your actions when awoken by a burglar at 3am. I know my head is clear as a summers day and I would be able to use just the right level of legally sanctions force.