Quiet-List 1997

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Sorrento95@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-09-23 01:34:25 EDT, Bob S writes:

(Actually, that was the "other Bob" but I can live with it just the
> << One should be able to defend ones property from illegal
>   activities instead of standing around wringing ones hands
>   and chattering angrily like a  squirrel in a tree. >>
>   Well, first of all, I would like to say that I am a very
>   peaceable person.  I am the furthest thing from a gun
>   freak.  I don't own a weapon, and the last time I even
>   discharged a firearm was when I went skeet-shooting
>   at age 14 or 15.
>   Further, I am only interested in acting within my legal
>   rights against boom-car drivers.
>   Due to the level of damage they are inflicting on me, I
>   am driven to the point of at least being willing to entertain
>   the idea of extending legal doctrines of self-defense to
>   include defense against noise assault where the perpetrator
>   clearly has no other motive except being a noise-maker.
>   (In other words, people who create disturbances by mowing
>   their lawns are not perpetrators of noise assault.)
>   A few years ago there was quite a bit of publicity about
>   "make my day" laws.  I'm pretty sure Oklahoma passed
>   one.  These laws permit the use of firearms against
>   illegal intruders entering the victim's domicile.  I wouldn't
>   use a firearm, but if there was a way I could legally
>   disable the weapon used by someone conducting a
>   boom car noise assault against me, I would do it in a
>   minute.

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