02/11/2024 (Sun) 19:01
Hmmmm, I guess it is up to the interpretation of the courts, depending which State you live in. The model penal code 3.04 is very broad (it does not seem to limit what kinds of weaponry can be used for self-defense during what kinds of attacks, for example). What I believe Texas law may mean by an excessive use of force would be unloading a whole clip into someone who was already taken to the ground from just one gunshot. Basically if you don't have to kill the attacker to stop them best to just disable them and call the police ASAP. Basically don't do a drive-by style shooting just to defend yourself from one attacker. I could be wrong, it probably just depends what kind of judge you are dealing with and within what State or local jurisdiction. If you live in a "blue" State or jurisdiction you would really have to worry IMO.