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Is Self Defense a Crime?
Second, if you fail to know and understand that line then you can easily cross it while remaining convinced your still using SD yet in reality and in the reality of the police, the prosecutor, and those twelve folks that will judge your view of SD is fluid. As long as you can "explain" it well to them you stand a good chance of remaining within the "legal" zone.
Finally, most folks who pass this line, still believe they are defending themselves, and are in trouble will find that when analyzed they failed to maintain enough awareness and use of restraint to remain legal and thus fall into illegal. This is easy to do especially when you take into consideration such things as pride and ego - especially and almost exclusively male oriented.
If you know what to look for in SD situations; if you train adequately; if you remain in present moment mind and leave all the stories the monkey throws out there then you can remain within the realm of avoidance self defense. This is optimal in SD yet if you let slip the dogs of war then your mind will fool you into believing your safe within the SD zone - Not.
SD is tricky, it is sometimes elusive that line between SD and Criminal activity but if you have the right tools to get the job done then if you have to resort to some physical act you will remain in SD mode, not crime mode. Last note, SD is legal and if you leave SD then the crime is fighting.
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