[LMB] OT: Fighting Words

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Nov 17 16:54:47 GMT 2020


>From my concealed carry classes, to be met with force, a threat must be imminent (“I’m going to blowup your house next week.” Won’t work.) and believable (“I’ll knock you into next week.” Also won’t work.)

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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> On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:09 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
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> There used to be a legal concept, I don’t think it applies anymore, that certain words or phrases were justification for a physical attack. Certain groups are still claiming that as a right.
> OB: Dueling is outlawed, but can calling someone a mutie on Barrayarr still justify killing? Would the judge let the attacker go because of the intolerable insult?
>
> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
> William A Wenrich

I’ve been told that in Texas, “He needed killing.” is an affirmative defense in murder cases.

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