View Full Version : Indiana: Allows Citizens to Shoot public servants

06-12-2012, 06:26 AM
Now we are talking.
Its the best way to stop illegal activities by those that we trust to serve and protect as well as other government operatives. They have had carte blanche against the citizenry. Knowing they can now be legally shot by citizens should put a damper on their enthusiasm and eliminate some control freaks.

More states should adopt this policy. A good check and balance.

http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNe...Officers_120611 (http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Indiana_First_State_to_Allow_Citizens_to_Shoot_Law _Enforcement_Officers_120611)

<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers</span>
Monday, June 11, 2012


Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March.

The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.

The National Rifle Association lobbied for the new law, arguing that the court decision had legalized police to commit unjustified entries.

Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, which opposed the legislation, said the law could open the way for people who are under the influence or emotionally distressed to attack officers in their homes.

Its just a recipe for disaster, Downs told Bloomberg. It just puts a bounty on our heads.

06-12-2012, 04:32 PM
I'm surprised you didn't draw the obvious conclusion:


Beat you to it!

Downs' comment below is probably correct. Think David Koresh.

06-12-2012, 05:00 PM

I was not even thinking that.

Hopefully more states will look at it an adopt it.