Rumor vs Reality

Published September 8, 2020

The shooter was not asked by a property owner for help. He was in a public place and not defending a specific piece of private property. Wisconsin law says you can only use force to defend what’s yours, your family’s, or what you were hired to protect. The shooter is not protected by Wisconsin law.

References

Wisconsin State Legislature: Chapter 939, Crimes – General Provisions

Wisconsin State Legislature: Wisconsin Code of Military Justice

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