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samzhere wrote: »
bream, those are, as you know, called Good Samaritan statutes.
Jayhawker wrote: »
Depends on where you live Sam...varies from state to state, however in most places Good Samaritan laws are written to give TRAINED and OFF DUTY professionals some legal protections should they stop to render aid....they don't require lay people to stop and render aid....
Eli wrote: »
I am basically a very selfish person. If there is a threat coming after ME then I'm going to stop it. If there is a threat coming after MY friends or loved ones then I'm going to stop it.
If there is a threat coming after somebody else then THEY need to stop it.
If I can stop a threat against somebody else with ABSOLUTE MINIMAL danger to myself then I will, but I'm not going to die because you aren't selfish enough.
Always remember, my loved ones are more important than your loved ones, and I am more important than you.
That's my basic Bright Line test.
bullsi1911 wrote: »
Each situation is different. I don't have a 'bright line' in general life to decide 'it's go time'. It's the totality of the circumstances that matters.
Now, as for home defense- I have a 'bright line.' There is a point in my house that anyone passing will be met with overwhelming force (with target ID taken into account, etc...). Something like 'you enter this hall, the balloon has gone up and overwhelming firepower will be applied.'
knitepoet wrote: »
Earl, what they call the "good samaritan laws" here are only meant to cover a non-paid person who helps in an emergency as long as what they do passes the "reasonable person" test.
Jon doe taking a pen knife and a bic pen and attempting a tracheotomy because he saw it done in the movies doesn't pass that test.
Also, I do not know of any state that has a law requiring a "duty to act" of off duty EMS or LE personnel. If I'm on-duty and you call my dispatcher needing medical help, then yes, there is a duty to act. Joe Blow getting hurt on the street as I drive by in my pick-up, or even in an ambulance, I have no legal obligation to render assistance.
Buford wrote: »
It's all about me and mine.
breamfisher wrote: »
Oh, I know, Paul. That was my point. That's why I said you were only obligated to do what you're trained to do. No CPR training means no CPR.
DoctorWho wrote: »
All I can say is wow !
Buford wrote: »
Eli wrote: »
I fully respect, your attitude Doc, if you are willing to risk life and limb for someone who means nothing to you, more power to you.
I however, will not.
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