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If someone breaks into your house and you kill them would you go to jail?

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Normally it is ok if they are actually inside your house and attacking you. Some states have some "excessive force" laws that will get you in a lot of trouble for defending your own home. What the local police have told me is if you happen to kill them as they are running away, to make sure they (somehow) find their way back inside your house before you call to report it, that obviously won't work in some cases.
Your supposed to let them get all the way inside before executing them and you usually have to prove that you actually were being attacked first.
If you kill someone with a "boobie trap" that makes you a murderer, even if they were a violent criminal trying to break in. Check your local courts history to get an idea on what kind of cases have had judgements made against defenders of their own homes for a better idea of what you may have to prove.
I have been the victim of a home invasion, and I WON'T back down if I see a stranger trying to get in my house!

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heh heh -- you said boobie -- :)
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Well said koki
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Who knows. If there was proof that it was self defense, maybe not. Depends on where you live and what the laws are.

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this will be decided by the court, if you proof it wasnt you fault, so you will not.

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Texas law says you are allowed to defend yourself when somebody invades your property

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You are required by the law to apply 'reasonable force' when defending yourself or family and even property, in the event of to carry out an arrest or to prevent crime. Use this link for more information. http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp#constitution.

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If they are on your direct land its hunting season here in ga so

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If you shoot them in the front, then it's self defense, just don't shot them from behind bc they may think they were trying to get away an you shot anyway, but I also believe it depends where you live and what the local laws are

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