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Thursday, December 15, 2005

CO: Make My Day Law Acquittal

A Colorado man who shot an assailant who was in his car and driving away was acquitted by a Colorado jury under Colorado's "make my day law."  An author of the law said the outcome was wrong, that the law was designed to permit shooting assailants entering a home, not leaving.  Story here. [Jack Chin]

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You fail to mention that the man who was shot had been in the shooter's home just minutes before along with several other people and had participated in beating the home owner with brass knuckles.

In the car, out of the car, in the face or in the back, that sonofabitch needed killing.

Posted by: Alex winslow | Feb 1, 2007 9:19:13 AM

If a man enters your home while you are sleeping can you use the "Make My Day Law"?

Posted by: Marie | Jul 14, 2008 10:48:19 AM

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