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Let me know if a thread like this one exist or not.
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Sometimes, arguments can get a little out of hand, depending on who you're arguing with and what the argument is about. Even so reflexes start kicking in and somebody gets hit. So, what was once a verbal disagreement now becomes a big fight. Still, there isn't anything wrong with defending yourself right?

My actual point: If somebody hits you do you or do not hit that person back?

Explain in your own opinion on what you would do.


Bonus Question:

Can it still be considered self defense if you killed someone was going to kill you?

Explain in great detail.



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If the person that hit me during a argument only hit me once then I would not fight back, I would more than likely leave and wait for them to calm down. However if said person was really trying to go after me and hurt me then I would more than likely break their arm in "Self defense" ( hehe). I am not a overly aggressive person so I would more than likely leave it at that.

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Quite the loaded question. I think this question is more based on the circumstances. I believe it is still considered self defense as long as the aggressor was intentionally going after your life. Though I think there can be cases of "excessive" self defense. Those would be when the person went out of their way to intentionally kill the aggressor.

Meh I probably could have worded those a lot better but I got tired of sitting here for 5 minutes trying to formulate an answer
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If someone hits me, then yes I'm gonna beat the hell outta them. But I ( usually) do not throw the first punch, and most people are intimidated by my size so...ya.

To answer your bonus question in NOT great detail ( I hate writing paragraphs) I believe it depends on the situation. From a legal view-point, something is not considered self defense if the victim could have left before the confrontation arose. On the other hand, most people do not have rational thought while their life is in danger, and act impulsively. In this case, if someone was on trial and used self defense as a...defense, then unless it is shown that the person did possess rational thought and could have prevented the situation or started it, it is unlikely they would be found guilty.

I just wrote a paragraph, didn't I? Darn.
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I like your comment. The bonus question is a bit tricky since "killing someone is murder no matter what". Aside from that, I'm more of a passive person and try to steer clear from problems like that. Sometimes you'll have to put your fists up even when you don't want to.

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No I don't think there is anything wrong with defending yourself. If you feel threatened or that your life is in danger, then you should be able to fight back for your own sake.

For me personally, I have never gotten into a physical fight. I would try to avoid fighting back depending on how bad it is. If someone just came up to me and shoved me, then I might take a step back and do nothing, or try to reason with the person and try to tell them to calm down. I am a relatively calm person so I don't really see the need for physical fights much.

Yes, I think it is still considered self defense if you killed someone who is going to kill you. For example, if someone breaks into your home, and has a gun, and you and people you love are in danger, then you have every right to fight back and even take their life since they are in the wrong.
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jordancharacter wrote:

If someone hits me, then yes I'm gonna beat the hell outta them. But I ( usually) do not throw the first punch, and most people are intimidaed by my size so...ya.

To answer your bonus question in NOT great detail ( I hate writing paragraphs) I believe it depends on the situation. From a legal view-point, something is not considered self defense if the victim could have left before the confrontation arose. On the other hand, most people do not have rational thought while their life is in danger, and act impulsively. In this case, if someone was on trial and used self defense as a...defense, then unless it is shown that the person did possess rational thought and could have prevented the situation or started it, it is unlikely they would be found guilty.

I just wrote a paragraph, didn't I? Darn.



Are you a tall or big person?


You're right about one's way of thinking in that situation. Yup, you should did write a paragraph.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


jordancharacter wrote:

If someone hits me, then yes I'm gonna beat the hell outta them. But I ( usually) do not throw the first punch, and most people are intimidaed by my size so...ya.

To answer your bonus question in NOT great detail ( I hate writing paragraphs) I believe it depends on the situation. From a legal view-point, something is not considered self defense if the victim could have left before the confrontation arose. On the other hand, most people do not have rational thought while their life is in danger, and act impulsively. In this case, if someone was on trial and used self defense as a...defense, then unless it is shown that the person did possess rational thought and could have prevented the situation or started it, it is unlikely they would be found guilty.

I just wrote a paragraph, didn't I? Darn.



Are you a tall or big person?


You're right about one's way of thinking in that situation. Yup, you should did write a paragraph.


Hmm...how to put it...

I have a Linebacker's build in simple terms

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I've never gotten into a physical fight. Throwing punches is pointless. I would never hit someone, no matter how angry I am. If they hit me, well, I'd probably be too shocked and hurt to do anything but walk away.

There isn't anything inherently wrong with "defending yourself" if someone throws the first punch, but I have much more respect for people who can remain calm and just walk away.

Self defense is a legit reason for killing someone only if you can prove that they were after your life. If they were just fighting you, then no. If they got angry and hit you or threw something at you, then no. If they came at you full force, with absolute murderous intent, and you could do nothing to stop them but kill them, then yes, that would be self defense. It's tricky to prove in court, though, so please don't kill anyone if you can help it. (I hope that goes without saying, but ya never know.)
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^^could that really be in simple terms for people that dont watch American Football?

Anyways, like the guy above me said before, id rather not throw the first punch, let people talk as much as they want BUT of course if i get hit im going to fight back, depending on the person though i might not get AS serious about it.
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Aint nobody gonna call me a little bitch an' gettin away with it.
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I'm a pacifist if someone would hit me by accident i would just tell them to calm and if that dosent work i just leave.
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Oh okay.
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Are you non-violent or nothing phases you or both?
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dont kill anyone. learn to fight or kick them in the nuts.
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Weelll for the first question i would knock the crap outa someone if they hit me..DA FUCK?

For the second question if someone is trying to kill me i will kill ther first its simple.I wouldnt care if i woke up in jail NO BIG DEAL!
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