Archaic archaic at
Fri Jun 14 15:37:25 PDT 2002

On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 12:30:23AM +0200, Robert Ian Smit wrote:
> I'm going to kill the SOB. I hope to come to my senses at the moment
> the danger is neutralized, but all bets are off.

Exactly the point I'm trying to make is that that should be okay.
> If you can prove, that the corpse was in fact a hostile threat you
> will almost certainly benefit from the uncertainty of the events in
> the eyes of the judge (my country) or the jury (in yours). However if
> it can be proven that you slaughtered the man while less lethal action
> was possible or appropriate, then off you go.

Agreed. I don't plan on stopping to reload, or getting a chainsaw out or
anything. :)


..every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right
to but himself.  The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we
may say, are properly his. .... The great and chief end therefore, of
Mens uniting into Commonwealths, and putting themselves under
Government, is the Preservation of their Property.

- John Locke, "A Treatise Concerning Civil Government"

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