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Since: Dec 11

Goodlettsville, TN

#22 Jul 9, 2012
you are full of it they have to be in side your house befor you can shot them you do not know what you are talking about Tennessee’s “Stand Your Ground” law also says:

An occupant of a residence, business, dwelling, or vehicle is legally protected
And is allowed to use force intended or likely to cause death or serious bodily injury
Against another person who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and forcibly entered the residence, business, dwelling or vehicle
When the person using defensive force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred.
lockedncocked45 wrote:
You do not need a permit to have firearms in your home. You also do not have to pull a shot perp into your home as you mentioned. TN law states that you may use deadly force if you feel that your well being or life is in jeapordy. This does not only apply to events inside the home. You better be damn sure that your life is in danger and that you can prove it prior to making the decision to pull the trigger. If you dont, you will end up being the bad guy and spending time in prison.

Lafayette, TN

#23 Jul 25, 2012
I am sorry JF, but you in fact are the one that is wrong. You should consult Tennessee defense laws.
Where may I use Deadly Force?– The “Castle Doctrine.”
Here is where Tennessee law most strongly protects the right of a person to use deadly force, using an expanded version of the old adage that a person’s home is their “Castle.” Using the same criteria above, Tennessee law provides a person the presumption that they have a “reasonable belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury,” when the person using deadly force is inside their:
1. Residence – a dwelling in which a person resides, either temporarily or permanently, or is visiting as an invited guest, or any dwelling, building or other appurtenance within the “curtilage” of the residence. Curtilage being defined as the area surrounding a dwelling that is necessary, convenient and habitually used for family purposes and for those activities associated with the sanctity of a person’s home.
2. Business – a commercial enterprise or establishment owned by a person as all or part of the person’s livelihood or is under the owner’s control or who is an employee or agent of the owner with responsibility for protecting persons and property and shall include the interior and exterior premises of the business;
3. Dwelling – a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, that has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed for or capable of use by people.
4. Vehicle – any motorized vehicle that is self-propelled and designed for use on public highways to transport people or property.

Lafayette, TN

#24 Jul 25, 2012
Published March 27th, 2012 2:26 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP)— Tennessee is one of at least 20 states that have the "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law that has been at the center of a national debate since a neighborhood watchman killed an unarmed black teenager in Florida last month.

The laws, which are sometimes called the "Make My Day" law or the "Shoot First" law, say people have no duty to retreat from confrontations outside their home and can use deadly force to protect themselves.

The law here says people can use deadly force anywhere — inside or out — provided they have "a reasonable belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury."

People can be mistaken about the nature of the threat but it has to be "believed to be real at the time" of the confrontation and based on reasonable grounds.

State law has long said that people have no duty to retreat when threatened in their homes. What the Stand Your Ground laws have done is remove the duty to retreat when confronted outside the home, legal experts say.

Lafayette, TN

#25 Jul 25, 2012
For reference, the code specifically is TN code 39-11-611
Town guy

United States

#26 Aug 30, 2012
Add home invasion to our local crime lists
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