low gap intruder shot
Fact

Greenville, SC

#42 Apr 16, 2013
All you people do is run your mouth and you dont even know him. It was his uncle that shot him they were in a dispute over money. He wasnt breaking in. He has a great mother that will probably have to be committed now and a dad that was like his best friend. And he has a son and 2 sisters. HAVE SYMPATHY! His family gonna have it rough!
Karma

Crossville, TN

#43 Apr 16, 2013
Nelson has alot more to worry about than karma, he is f***ed!
Karma

Crossville, TN

#44 Apr 16, 2013
shot wrote:
well if nelson hollord for the guy to come back in ,that says a lot he stole something,won't you think?
NO,That means it was premeditated,thank God he didn't kill the girl and the child!!
well

Oneida, TN

#45 Apr 16, 2013
$400...if he walked out the door with that instead of a $20 for food...that'd be stealing...right? We just don't know all the circumstances yet.
What

Franklin, IN

#46 Apr 16, 2013
Karma wrote:
Nelson has alot more to worry about than karma, he is f***ed!
dont know what happened but you sound like a retard
who knows

Rossville, GA

#47 Apr 16, 2013
no one will ever know the truth... everyone running there cake holes not knowing the facts isn't helping anything especially a grieving family....a member of YOUR family could b the next one to die.......therefore no one should be throwing stones when they too live n glass houses.. just saying U should always think before U speak........two things u can never take back r the words u say & the stones u throw.........how would u feel if u heard ur family member or friend had been killed? no matter what the story the ending will always b the same, a life has been cut short & he will b missed.........rest in peace Dust
neighbors

Strunk, KY

#48 Apr 16, 2013
Praying Jesus gives all the family the strength to get through this. I can't help but feel sorry for the Nelson man, it hasn't been that long that he lost his wife, now he shot his wife's nephew. He must be going through alot right now. I'm sure his mental state is shaky right now over his wifes death. If drugs or alcohol was involved, I hope someone out there learns something from this. Nothing good comes from doing drugs.
unoit

Wartburg, TN

#49 Apr 16, 2013
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.

"We teach to always remove yourself from a situation if you can," said Nashville attorney John M.L. Brown, who is a licensed firearm instructor. And while it's generally advisable to retreat, it may not always be possible or safe, he said. "I'm not sure the government needs to tell me that I need to retreat or I need to stand my ground."

Within the law, there has been a presumption that people are reasonably in fear enough to justify the use of deadly force anytime an intruder breaks in or threatens someone in the home.

The legislature changed the law in 2007, with broad bipartisan support and the backing of the National Rifle Association, to extend that same treatment to people inside businesses, other buildings, cars and even tents.

"Our current law doesn't change anything with respect to the presumption of fear," Nashville attorney David Raybin said. "Home, car, business --whatever you want to call it -- you have a presumption of fear with somebody breaking in and you can shoot him."

The 2007 law also made it clear that law-abiding citizens had no duty to retreat if they were confronted outside in a place they have a right to be. However, the law requires that people have good reason when they use force to defend themselves, one west Tennessee judge said.

"You can only use deadly force if you have a legitimate fear of serious bodily injury or death," Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft said.

Critics of the Stand Your Ground laws say the old self-defense statutes already gave citizens the right to defend themselves wherever there was a legitimate threat. They say the laws are too broad and often lead to unnecessary violence.
my my

Pine Knot, KY

#50 Apr 16, 2013
Fact wrote:
All you people do is run your mouth and you dont even know him. It was his uncle that shot him they were in a dispute over money. He wasnt breaking in. He has a great mother that will probably have to be committed now and a dad that was like his best friend. And he has a son and 2 sisters. HAVE SYMPATHY! His family gonna have it rough!
duu all the famenalys that has lost a loved one his girl friend that died had a great mother n father ,dauther son sisters granparents that r still griven too honey so shut it up
Lucky charms

United States

#51 Apr 16, 2013
All I can say is if someone breaks into my home it's gonna be ( BOOM) for them on my side. I work entirely too hard to get what I have for some S. O. B. to break in and steal it.
really

Rossville, GA

#52 Apr 16, 2013
where did u learn how to spell, oh never mind u didn't...........sounds like u might be on a few drugs yourself........sober up and try again
Mina

Sunbright, TN

#53 Apr 16, 2013
nobody wrote:
the old man didn't have a right to shoot him unless the intruder was armed too..
i agree. You are allowed to use reasonable force to claim self defense. It's not about having the same weapon as pete said, its about reasonable force. If someone is attacking you with there fists, you are allowed to do whatever in your power to keep you safe within reasonable force. So in this case, a golf club would be reasonable, or if they judged there was a reasonable size difference, such as in excess of 60lbs or so, they may claim that the golf club was not reasonable.
jungo

Sunbright, TN

#54 Apr 16, 2013
Necessity is part of every states’ laws when you must use deadly force. However, all states differ in their language, but in general, the legal use of deadly force in self-defense the following factors must be present:
Was it justified?
Was it necessary?
Was deadly force reasonable?
Was death or serious bodily injury imminent?
Therefore, you cannot shoot someone in self-defense if you provoked the attack, you are not in immediate danger, and the attacker must have the ability and chance to hurt you. Many states recognize that deadly force is necessary when someone is committing, or without a doubt about to commit a felony. All states differ on how they define a felony. Some say “forcible felony,” while others specify which felonies, but as a general rule, robbery, burglary, and any other felony that would be punishable with the death sentence is justified reason to use deadly force against another human being.

Another big factor in determining if you have the legal right to defend yourself by using deadly force is the ability to retreat.
Chuck-a-Luck

Oliver Springs, TN

#55 Apr 16, 2013
nobody wrote:
the old man didn't have a right to shoot him unless the intruder was armed too..
@ Nobody,So what would you do if someone broke into your home? Just let them take what they wanted? You are one confused puppy if you would let someone come into your home and rob you.You're unreal.
game

Stearns, KY

#56 Apr 16, 2013
Chuck-a-Luck wrote:
<quoted text>@ Nobody,So what would you do if someone broke into your home? Just let them take what they wanted? You are one confused puppy if you would let someone come into your home and rob you.You're unreal.
its called the castle law look it up
Traci Overton

Wartburg, TN

#57 Apr 16, 2013
You really need to find out the whole story before you post your opinion on the internet. Dustin wasn't breaking into anyone's home. Gooley Nelson was his uncle and he had been with him all evening before the shoting.
Traci Overton

Wartburg, TN

#58 Apr 16, 2013
I am Dustin Gunter's sister and i truly appreciate the kind word. Dustin was a wonderful brother, uncle, father, and son.
Traci Overton

Wartburg, TN

#59 Apr 16, 2013
It appears that you are the one that needs to shut up. If you didnt know jess or her family or dusitn and his family you really have no right to even voice your opinion. Just to let you know i am dustin gunter's sister.
Traci Overton

Wartburg, TN

#60 Apr 16, 2013
Dustin didn't break in find out facts before you go voicing your useless opinion. there is your boom.
Traci Overton

Wartburg, TN

#61 Apr 16, 2013
Chuck you are unreal. Dustin didnt break in and steal anything. All you people keep running your mouth about stuff. Stuff can be replaced people can't. I will pray for you and all others like you.
Dustin Gunter's sister.

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