The amount of force I use defending myself and property will be in direct proportion to the threat - reasonable or otherwise. If I feel my life is in danger than it's only fair to equate any forcible response to that posed by the threat. As I am no longer permitted to keep firearms (the good stuff anyway) my only recourse is to start taking ears.You only have the right to use "reasonable force" in defence of yourself or your home.
Good luck figuring that out when confronted with a villain - the law assumes that a normal person can make rational judgements whilst in full emotional overload during an incident.
In the remote chance that a householder does own a firearm, use of that firearm would almost certainly be considered "unreasonable force" and thus result in prosecution of the householder. The idea seems to be that you have to match the perceived level of aggression or potential violence of the intruder to be "reasonable".
Otherwise rising crime in UK is dealt with either by ignoring it, pretending the perpetrators are themselves victims, or by decriminalising the crime. UK subjects are expected to put up with, say, 114,000 vehicles thefts and 422,000 burglaries per year , rather than allow them more vigorous means of protecting their property.
And more probably the reason why there was no jury was because the old geezer didn't actually break the law.It wasn't, probably because there wasn't a realistic prospect of a conviction, 'cos you'd struggle to get a jury that wouldn't have given the old boy a round of applause.
Sorry, I meant no one that isn't old enough to remember the composers first gig, or think they are dead already. I have 3 names already "My Good God Marjory, theirs someone here on the interweb saying no ones classical music. I'll show HIM". Hahaha. Old people. They're precious.I think some people do.
Otherwise nobody would have heard of a composer who died over 200 years ago and has outsold Elvis on record sales.
I think the thread is back 'On Topic' now.Sorry, I meant no one that isn't old enough to remember the composers first gig, or think they are dead already. I have 3 names already "My Good God Marjory, theirs someone here on the interweb saying no ones classical music. I'll show HIM". Hahaha. Old people. They're precious.
Sad. And what is worse is the Indians putting their little bit in while pretending not to be able to understand English for their own description.