Article appearing in TheTruthAboutGuns.com on 11/16/11
Ask Foghorn Asks Marina Medvin: Self Defense and the Defense of Others?
Posted on November 16, 2011 by Nick Leghorn
KYgunner writes: I’ve done a lot of research into self defense situations and making sure that, God forbid, if I ever end up in a situation where SHTF, I have my legal bases covered and know that deadly force was justified (both for me and the court system). What I haven’t been able to find a clear answer to is whether or not deadly force can legally be used to protect someone else (outside of your own family) and what the criteria would have to be met in order for you not to land in jail for protecting someone and using force when you aren’t the main target of the attack. Any insight???
That’s a tricky question. So tricky that I reached out to Marina Medvin, an attorney (and fellow Penn State grad) here in Virginia, for an answer . . .