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Nevada Bill Would Allow Criminals to Sue Victims Who Defend Themselves

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikeyp, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

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    From the article http://gunsleague.com/nevada-bill-would-allow-criminals-to-sue-victims-who-defend-themselves/
    The bill https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bill/5180/Overview
     

  2. Mountain

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    Neg rep for posting where Maura lurks!

    Just kidding, but why on earth would anyone think that is a good idea is beyond me...
     
  3. gamma19

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    Democrats.
     
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  4. Dadstoys

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    We're getting closer.
    Tick tock.
     
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  5. FreeWillie

    FreeWillie NES Member

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    On the flip side it gives you carte blanche to attack the scum in your area and then sue the shit out of them if they defend themselves and harm you. Fair is fair.

    Or you can just SSS. Your choice.
     
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  6. Mountain

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    It's like finding a documented man-eating shark, then tossing it into the community pool while your neighbors and even your own kids are swimming. Not a question of will eat eat someone, but when.
     
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    This really hits the top of the "out of your mind" stupid counter. How did we end up in a country that thinks scumbags are victims and law abiding citizens shouldn't be protected.
     
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    Look at England.
    This is law there.
     
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  9. gamma19

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    "We don't encourage self-help."

    It's really killing two birds with one stone. Secure more votes from the criminal underclass, and scares law-abiding citizens into thinking twice about defending themselves. Just look at Mass; sure, you technically and legally can defend yourself, but if you do so, bye bye LTC, bye bye guns, get dragged through the mud by the government trying to throw any possible charge that can stick against you, and have the complicit liberal media smear your name and face all over the news while talking about "what a good boy" the guy "just turning his life around" was.
     
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    Garbage is all I can say....this bill pisses me off and I tend to try and see things from both sides. There's no logic to this one.
     
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    Sue them for what? Scumbags have no assets on paper. It's why they are able to game welfare. This is UK level nonsense.
     
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    Great reason to practice and make sure none of these a-holes has the opportunity to whine about being "victimized" while on a crime spree. Two to the breather and one to the sneezer.

    Stupid should be painful.
     
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is the norm here in MA. I've been reading more about the law WRT self defense, and recently took the NRA Personal Protection in the Home class and I believe if you shoot someone in self defense, even if MA doesn't throw your butt in jail, you absolutely will be sued by the perp or his family.
     
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    Garnish their welfare check and their wheels and stereo and cell phone.
     
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    Al Bundy when he punches the guy in court and hurts his hand?
     
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    Yep. Hopefully LenS will clarify, but AFAIK, the legislature has consistently refused to pass a law to indemnify a crime victim who fights back and injures a criminal.
     
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    LOL, it's cute that everyone thinks this, but it's not reality. Now if you have a healthy amount of assets laying around, (eg, better than low 6 figures) that might up the moisture count on the ambulance chasers, then it potentially can become an issue. Even then, it takes a lot for that plane to
    actually fly. Problem is of course just the act of getting sued causes economic losses even if they lose.

    Regardless, we'd be much better off as a nation if it was illegal for someone to sue based off of something that results from the outcome of their criminal conduct.

    -Mike
     
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    this type of legislation is the garbage that should immediately be brought to Sessions attention and pushed out to the media. These legislators should be shamed into backing off from this nonsense. I cannot believe the majority of people in this country believe this type of legislature should be passed. This completely removes the "responsibility and consequences of your actions' from the criminal
    and basically shields them from who they are committing the crime against.
    unbelievable.
     
  19. Rob Boudrie

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    This is not about values, but about the fact that the current NV law is an obstacle to generating and collecting legal fees.
     
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    Exactly. Follow the money.
     
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    You will have to pay a large retainer to bring such an action, as the first step in a contingency suit is to see how deep the pockets are to determine if it is worth the investment in time by the law firm.
     
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    God...er I mean Mike, I love your choice of words sometimes [rofl]
     
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    More votes.
     
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    If any such law is passed, the first thing to do is publish the names and addresses of all the legislators who voted for it , in addition to every well healed liberal who spoke out in favor...[angry2]
     
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    I guess one would have to keep firing to stop the threat.
     
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    Won't help. Family will sue.
     
  28. Broccoli Iglesias

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    They want to make it more like Massachusetts.

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    Break into their homes. If they touch you, go after them.
     
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    More lawyers making laws friendly for lawyers. Our pols in general don't give two shits about the people.
     
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    Las Vegas is one of the most violent cities in the nation as well, let's give all the thugs the right to sue those they assault.
     

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