Is A or B Steven Gerrard?! Whichever he is will get off scot-free!
legal question around assault
As much as it may be exciting to fantasise about what macho things you'd do if faced with an intruder, as a result of recent knee-jerk legislation regarding reasonable force in home invasion, burglars will inevitably go armed if they fear a greater threat. Human instinct. And then begins the arms race. And eye for an eye leaves us all blind.
Have you ever been in a position whereby you've felt that a family member is being threatened?
I'm guessing no - if burglars start arming themselves with firearms then it's the job of the police to crack down on the illegal arms trade. It is not fair that the fearful actions of people in their own home should be questioned (except in extreme clar cut cases, like shooting people in the back with an illegally held shotgun).
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