The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Personal Finances / Building / Maintaining a Home


Subject:  Re: Brinks — is it worth it? Date:  1/23/2004  4:19 PM
Author:  LLRinCO Number:  45090 of 137212

I often read in the newspaper about a homeowner who was convicted of shooting a burglar and sentenced to many years in jail.

Colorado has a "make my day" law - you can kill people who break into your house and not get into any legal trouble. I believe you have to prove that you felt your life was in danger (so you can't kill your spouse you just locked out if they break a window to get back in). Even if the burglar doesn't have a gun, you can shoot them dead.
Copyright 1996-2018 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us