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by rotor
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention

RoyGBiv wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:18 pm
TX PC 9.22
Sec. 9.22. NECESSITY. Conduct is justified if:

(1) the actor reasonably believes the conduct is immediately necessary to avoid imminent harm;

(2) the desirability and urgency of avoiding the harm clearly outweigh, according to ordinary standards of reasonableness, the harm sought to be prevented by the law proscribing the conduct; and

(3) a legislative purpose to exclude the justification claimed for the conduct does not otherwise plainly appear.
Also... https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia ... fense.html
This too is interesting as it discusses Texas law which is not binding on Federal property. Hypothetically though, let's say the good guys parked their cars off of PO property, saw the attack going on, ran to their cars off PO property and retrieved their firearms (or possibly saw the whole thing going down as they drove by), then by necessity I guess it would be alright to intervene as some kind of good samaritan.

I am not supporting PO gun free zones and I think the laws are stupid but think of the intellectual arguments one can make of this.
by rotor
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention

jmorris wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:48 am
rotor wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 am
Surprised the good guys were not arrested for carrying in a gun free zone. Should give them at least 10 years in prison.
Since this would be federal jurisdiction, could local police even arrest them or would it require postal inspector or FPS?
I was not really serious about the good guys being arrested and your question is a good one. Technically though since it was on federal property could the local police even arrest the bad guy or would that require federal officers?
by rotor
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention
Replies: 12
Views: 737

Re: Andrews Texas: post office, stabbing, LTC intervention

Surprised the good guys were not arrested for carrying in a gun free zone. Should give them at least 10 years in prison.

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